After he retired as an in-ring competitor, Road Dogg had spent ten years with the company in multiple backstage roles before the company released him in January 2022. After Triple H was named the Chief Content Officer in the aftermath of Vince McMahon’s retirement, Road Dogg returned to WWE as the Senior Vice President of Live Events.
Speaking with Military News, Road Dogg described how he had nine months of severance pay following his release, and the month it was set to expire, Triple H called him and asked him if he wanted to come back.
“It was all an incredible story with divine intervention for sure,” he said. “I was released in January 2022 and I had nine months of severance pay because I was a full time employee for a decade. Literally the month the severance pay was due to end, Paul (Levesque, Chief Content Officer for WWE) or Hunter as most people know him, called me and asked me if I wanted to come back.
“It was incredible and that’s why I say it was divine intervention. I do believe it was God looking out for me even when I was worried and was not being faithful. At the same time, I was thinking, the right thing will happen. I was praying and believing. It did happen, it was not what I was expecting.”
Road Dogg went on to describe the duties that his job required, and he stated that it’s a time-consuming role. He noted that he has to ensure that live events match the creative that fans see on WWE TV, and he also has to come up with some of his own for the live shows. Road Dogg stated that he doesn’t have to attend every live show, but he goes to the office every two weeks.
“It’s very time consuming,” Road Dogg said. “It’s not a difficult job, it’s basically following creative on television and making sure the live events match that creative. I have to come up with some creative, like some angles for the live events, just putting together creative and the matches and coming up with the finish, so it’s all the creative of the live events. Every now and then I have to stray from the formula but it’s really just following what creative they are doing on television and making sure the live events replicate that.
“I don’t have to be at all the live events but I do go to the office every two weeks and I go to a live event or two a month. Like I could go to a RAW or SmackDown event. I kinda pick the ones I want to go to. Sometimes I’ll go in the seats real high and watch the show because also with the creative of the live event, I can also help the production. For example, I just shortened some promotional stuff and tried to make it more fan friendly. I can work on the production side and try to make a change too. It’s really a cool gig.”