Road Dogg was one of the latest victims of WWE’s ongoing wave of releases. The company let several front office staff and producers go on January 5th. The moves were seen by many as a symbolic end to the Triple H era of NXT. Brian James was one of Paul Levesque’s closest confidants.

Other senior staffers including SVP of Creative Services Stan Stanski, SVP of Consumer Products Sarah Cummins, and NXT Creative Executive Dave Kapoor were let go in the past few days. Even the universally-respected William Regal wasn’t safe from the cutting board. Road Dogg publicly commented on the release on his Facebook page and said he knows it isn’t personal.

“Guys, I’m doing well and I thank you for all the love. I’m gonna take a few days for my self and process this. God is still on the throne and will provide. It’s just business!”

WWE issued a brief statement acknowledging the most recent staff cuts. No reason was given for any of the firings. The company simply thanked the departing NXT employees and wished them the best.


In 2021, WWE released approximately 80 in-ring talents. The corporate releases have kept coming during that time as well. Several released WWE wrestlers have stated that they were told budget cuts were the reason they were let go.

Road Dogg comes from a generational wrestling family and has a ton of experience in the business. Things are moving in a dramatically different direction at NXT. Brian James will certainly find a safe place to land.

What do you think of the latest wave of WWE releases? Share your thoughts in the comments!

Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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