A familiar face is returning to WWE with “Road Dogg” Brian James taking over the role as the Vice President of Live Events.
The role of WWE VP of Live Events was previously held by WWE Hall of Famer Jeff Jarrett, who had the job for about three months. It was reported earlier in the day that Jarrett is no longer holding that position in the company.
As for Road Dogg, a report from PWInsider’s Mike Johnson noted that the WWE Hall of Famer who was part of D-Generation X was returning to WWE. Later in the day, Johnson confirmed that Road Dogg would take over as the VP Of Live Events. The Twitter account Wrestlevotes also reported that Road Dogg would take over that job. It’s unknown currently if Road Dogg will have any other roles since he does have a history in WWE as a producer and a member of the creative team.
It should also be noted that Road Dogg and Jarrett are very close friends because when Jarrett was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame 2018, it was Road Dogg who did the speech welcoming Jarrett into the HOF. The two men an on-screen pair in WWE in the mid-1990s when Road Dogg got his start as “The Roadie.”
Following his retirement as an in-ring performer in 2015, Road Dogg worked full-time for WWE for many years in different backstage roles. Road Dogg was a lead writer on Smackdown for several years and later went on to help run the NXT black & gold brand along with Triple H, Shawn Michaels and others.
In January 2022, Road Dogg was released by WWE along with many others affiliated with the NXT brand like William Regal, Samoa Joe and his own brother Scott Armstrong, who also served as a producer. It was part of WWE’s bosses (at the time) restructuring the NXT brand following the change to 2.0 last year.
Since leaving WWE, Road Dogg started a podcast called “Oh You Didn’t Know” along with another former NXT alum Ryan Katz. It has also been reported that Katz is heading back to WWE as well, so it’s unknown what will happen to their podcast.
This is yet another example of things changing in WWE all the time because Triple H is in charge of WWE Creative, he’s running Talent Relations and in bringing back James & Katz, two guys that worked closely with Triple H are back in the WWE family.
Road Dogg and Triple H were both featured on an A&E Biography covering the entire D-Generation X group that went into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2019.