WWE had been hell-bent on releasing as many talents and members of staff as possible over the past couple of years. It all began with the company’s mass exodus back in April 2020 and it continued from there. The company released over 80 talents in 2021 as well.

The company started 2022 in the only way they knew how and released numerous talents and members of staff from their contracts. This included veteran Road Dogg, who had huge backstage role in the company.

While speaking with Liam Alexander-Stewart of ITRWrestling, Road Dogg talked about his release from WWE. Dogg also addressed whether it had anything to do with Triple H losing power in WWE.

“So, look, in every conspiracy theory, there’s a wrinkle of truth, right? So I don’t think that’s the case. I think what they did, it’s business. So because I have been on the business side of this business for the past ten years, I look at it differently than I would have looked at it from ‘the boys’ perspective. Look, the fact that they cut me and my brother and 13 others that day…from a business decision, you just saved yourself probably $5-10 million in a year. You know what I mean? So from a business perspective, ‘Hey, we got to trim some fat down there.’ Now, if by trimming that fat, my name came into play because I was a Hunter guy. I can’t speak to that and I don’t think that would be the case.


I think it would be, ‘We got to get rid of a bunch of people’. These are the people that are making the most money, to be quite honest with you, but how else do we trim the fat? Vince and I spoke after that via text and it’s all gravy, I thanked him for the ten years of life experience and ten years’ worth of pay.”

It seemed that WWE cleaned house of mostly Triple H’s top guys. Shawn Michaels seems to be the only one left, and Vince McMahon always had a soft spot for HBK.

It remains to be seen what Road Dogg will do next. With his experience and knowledge of the pro wrestling world, it won’t be difficult for him to find another job elsewhere.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet is a professional wrestling fan for over 22 years. He got captivated by the sport during the Monday Night Wars and has a passion for it ever since. He also enjoys TV shows, movies, anime, novels and music, which broadens his perspective and appreciation for wrestling. He is a knowledgeable and respected voice in the industry.

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