Road Dogg started his career in WWE as a wrestler at the end of 1994. He transitioned to a backstage producer in 2014 and remained in the role until deciding to leave earlier this year. While Road Dogg has since settled into the position as WWE Performance center trainer, he’s now ready to open up about why he departed the role as backstage producer for the company.
Speaking on the latest “Oh….You Didn’t Know?” podcast, the former New Age Outlaw member talked about how Vince McMahon played a huge part in his decision not to resume the producer role. The Chairman of the Board asked so much from Road Dogg that he couldn’t take it anymore.
It was not that I couldn’t work with Vince. He outworked me. He worked me until I had to tap out, and that’s just who and how he works. It’s not mean or malice or anything, he’s just a workaholic, and if you keep up, then you fall by the wayside, and that’s what happened after a while … It was finally just like, ‘Let me go home for a minute,’ and you know, we went from there. But yeah, he’s just a workhorse, man, and I tapped out. The old man tapped me out.
Road Dogg isn’t the first to expose McMahon to his work demands. Arn Anderson recently talked about McMahon never having time to sign autographs or take pictures. AEW commentator Jim Ross in many interviews, has labeled McMahon as a “workaholic.” McMahon has a lot on his plate as he deals with an ongoing settlement investigation.
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