WWE Hall of Famer Road Dogg is a true veteran in professional wrestling, as he largely made a name for himself as part of D-Generation X in the 90s. He is also an expert at managing backstage roles in the company. Following his WWE release, he tried to get a job in AEW and now it appears Road Dogg recalled AEW rejecting his request for a job.

After his in-ring career ended, Road Dogg worked for WWE as a producer and eventually became the head writer of SmackDown. He eventually had a behind-the-scenes role in NXT before WWE released him last year.

Road Dogg was eventually brought back last year as he took over Jeff Jarrett’s role as as Senior Vice President of Live Events in the company. Road Dogg even apologized to Jeff Jarrett for taking his job. In fact, Road Dogg was very willing to work in AEW after getting released.

While speaking on Oh…You Didn’t Know, Road Dogg talked about his attempts at joining AEW last year. Without mentioning anyone from AEW’s leadership directly, Road Dogg claimed that he asked for a job and AEW simply rejected him.


“Again, time, then you gotta have the talent. They got great talent over there, we got great talent here. It’s obvious because they’ve been back and forth to one another. I think it’s awesome to have competition. I think they’re doing great. I think their doing great makes us do great, too. I think it’s a good time to be in the business. Three Ts, time, talent, and then the team, the leadership team. Look, that’s where I will get a little confrontational and opinionated. I think we got a great leadership team in place, and I think the right people are in the right spots to make the right things happen. I don’t know that I could say the same for the others, and yet I have no idea how the other is run. I want to be very clear on that. I’ve only heard from individuals. I have no idea, I’ve never experienced it. He wouldn’t have me, I asked. I asked him to take me to prom, and he wouldn’t take me.”

With WWE thriving at every single moment now, Road Dogg is more than happy working in Vince McMahon’s company now and for him, that is truly all that matters. That said, AEW has a lot to prove to the world and Tony Khan will continue to do what is best for his company.

What’s your view on what Road Dogg said? Do you think he would have been a good fit in AEW? Let us know in the comments!

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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