X-Pac 1, 2, 360 Recap w/ Road Dogg – Leaving Smackdown Head Writer Position, Working With NXT Talents on Their Entrances, R-Truth’s Golden Touch, More!
X-Pac welcomes Road Dogg to the show.
Road Dogg admits that it’s quite difficult to write two hours of television every week. His run as Head Writer of Smackdown was fun but also challenging. He enjoyed putting the shows together each week but notes that you have to “keep the lights on” while adhering to sponsor guidelines. He knows that fans want the attitude era back, but that time is gone and it won’t be returning.
He says he didn’t want to feel like he quit on the company or himself, but he knew that if he didn’t make a change he was going to crack. He’s proud that he stood up for himself and made a change. He notes that his position with NXT/the Performance Centre is not set in stone and is constantly evolving but he’s really enjoying it.
Recently he’s been working with NXT talents on their entrances. He admits that he was never the best technical wrestler but he could always understand the television entertainment side of the business. He points out that when he started in the business nobody told him how to do a proper entrance so he had to figure that kind of stuff out on his own.
He’s worked with Triple H and NXT talents on their entrances in the past, and it’s their goal to get the talents thinking about these types of things on their own.