According to PWInsider, Brian ‘Road Dogg’ James resigned from his position as SmackDown Live head writer last night.

Ever since it was revealed that James was placed into this position of power, fans have had a split reaction to this. Some initially believed that he wasn’t the man for the job, whereas others believe that he’s been able to grow and improve in the role.

Brian James was leading the brand as Co-Head Writer alongside Stephen Guerrieri with the two splitting the work with one another although Brian was the one who spent the most time out on the road.

The report suggests that James had growing frustrations with changes that were being made to SmackDown’s scripts by Vince McMahon. The breaking point came during this past week’s edition of the show, which received mixed reviews by fans. Vince McMahon was heavily involved in that show.

There is no word as of yet regarding who might end up replacing Road Dogg, and it’s not yet known whether or not he’ll be moving into a different role within WWE. Given that his friend Billy Gunn has made the move over to All Elite Wrestling it seems like only a matter of time before people start speculating about that.

It’ll be interesting to see how things develop and potentially even change over the course of the next few weeks and whether or not we’ll see a shift in how SmackDown’s product looks.

Either way, given how many fans have been enjoying the blue brand’s work in recent months it seems like he’s been doing something right – and we wish him all the best for the future.

Harry Kettle

Sports writer covering pro wrestling, MMA & football. Forever dreaming of a world where Jeff Hardy wins the strap one more time.

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