WWE Hall of Famer Road Dogg has responded to AEW’s Dax Harwood and his recent comments about his frosty relationship with the former DX star.
Dax Harwood recently spoke in depth about his difficult relationship with Road Dogg with the AEW star believing that the current WWE executive didn’t like him from day one. Harwood also mentioned a social media interaction with Road Dogg apparently threatening to stop him from graduating to the WWE main roster when Harwood was one-half of The Revival in NXT.
Speaking on an exclusive video courtesy of AdFreeShows.com, Road Dogg has now given his side of the story and admits that Harwood had rubbed him the wrong way in their first encounter:
“It’s not that I didn’t like him the day I met him. It’s that he rubbed me the wrong way. I don’t know if that was something he did or something that is on me. If it’s on me, I’m in a place in my life where I’m trying to correct those character defects. So if that’s on me, I’ll accept that. But he rubbed me the wrong way from day one. This was after our first interaction. What I saw and what I heard was just what I saw and heard there.”
“”I was telling Gable. I was telling Jason Jordan. I was telling everybody what to do. Road Dogg came over and had an idea and I brushed him off and acted like I knew better.” That’s what happened. I mean, he just repeated it. If I was salty that day, and that rubbed me the wrong way, and I went over and said something negative about him, I could see that happening. 100% I can see that happening with me and with him and with 100 other people the same way.”
As far as their social media issues were concerned, Road Dogg conceded that Harwood was right about that but insists he didn’t have the power to stop anyone moving from NXT to Raw or SmackDown:
“This is one part where I think he got it right. I shouldn’t be on Twitter responding to people like that. I probably shouldn’t be on here responding to Dax like that to be quite honest with you, but I am because he said something and I can say something back I guess. It’s not that I don’t like you and I didn’t like you from day one. You rubbed me the wrong way dude. First time’s a charm or whatever the old saying is. I don’t know what else to tell you.”
“Then we had this Twitter thing. You’re in developmental, wanting to come up to the main roster, and heel or no heel, I don’t care if you were in character during this, you said, ‘This stupid thing.’ You’re burying the product that you represent. But you don’t represent it yet because you’re not there yet. I could have never stopped you from making it, and thank you for thinking I have that much power, but I could never stop you from making it to the main roster. You made it to the main roster.”
“So I don’t know what else we need to say. You and I just disagree. I think to be quite honest Dax, if we sat down and had dinner, we would agree on way more than we disagree on. We started off on the wrong foot, and if half of that is on me, I’ll accept that half. But if half of it’s on you, are you willing to accept yours?”
Road Dogg also responded to Dax Harwood’s comments about their interaction at the Raw 25 show with Harwood commenting that Sean Waltman was the only WWE Hall of Famer involved in The Revival’s segment that thanked the pair for their part in it:
“I understand. I hear you, Dax. I don’t know what we’re to say here or where we’re to go. Like, we started off on the wrong foot and we ain’t got on the right one yet. I’m willing to put the past behind me for sure. But as far as the Raw 25 thing goes, like, I’m sorry. I really am too that I didn’t thank you because I don’t feel like that’s like me.”
“But I also at the same time thought like, well, do you need that? You know what you did. You went out there and you did what you were supposed to do and you did it really well. I didn’t know I needed to thank you and say how great you were in order to get your respect as a human being. But I do apologize for not thanking you and I thank you now publicly for doing that for us.”
“But don’t act like you’re above that, because you were in the ring with a bunch of Hall of Famers, man, and I know you don’t like me, but I was in the ring and I’m a Hall of Famer and I was one of those guys and I’m sorry if that offends you or if I don’t respect the mat enough for you, but I got a different idea about pro wrestling than you do. Mine’s the one that makes a bunch of money and yours is the one that pleases all the boys.”