WWE Superstars who desire more television time have likely complained to Triple H and Vince McMahon a lot throughout the years. That being said in 2014, a Hall of Famer who was “disgusted” by his own performances made an intriguing request to the higher-ups. Road Dogg eventually quit wrestling because he felt like he could not compete with his rivals in the ring.
Brian James won six WWE Tag Team Championships as Road Dogg together with Billy Gunn. The D-Generation X members are widely regarded as one of the most entertaining tag teams in history. The former SmackDown lead writer made it clear that he doesn’t have any future aspirations to return to the ring.
Before WrestleMania 30, Brian James, aka Road Dogg, and his New Age Outlaws tag team partner Billy Gunn made a comeback to the ring. Before splitting up three months later, the two men won the WWE Tag Team Championship together. James remembered asking Triple H and Vince McMahon to stop booking him during his appearance on Sportskeeda’s “The Wrestling Outlaws” show.
Once we dropped them [the tag titles] to The Usos, they were still booking us. I went to Hunter and Vince both and said, ‘I can’t do this anymore.’ I felt like I was slowing people down in the ring. I can’t think of another word: it disgusted me. It was like, ‘Oh God, don’t be that, don’t do that, don’t be that guy.’
The seasoned fighter believed at the time that he could not compete with his rivals in the ring. James discussed potential explanations for why seasoned wrestlers can’t resist returning to the ring with former WWE writer Vince Russo in the video up top. Check it out in the video below.
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