Road Dogg opened up on the Women’s Money In The Bank ladder match, main-roster call-ups and much more.
In a recent appearance on X-Pac’s podcast, Road Dogg revealed his worries about the women participating in the aforementioned matchup and whether the match would be exclusive to SmackDown in the near future.
Besides, Dogg showered appreciation on The Authors of Pain, Tye Dillinger, and revealed his desire to have NXT Women’s Champion Asuka on the SmackDown roster. The WWE executive also had words of high praise for longtime acquaintance Bobby Roode.
On the Women’s Money In The Bank ladder match, Road Dogg stated-
“It was an easy thing to want to do it, but then we got to think about, ‘okay, well dang, what if one of these girls gets hurt on this ladder match? What if something happens and is that on me?’ So it was a big talk with the girls to make sure that they were all game for it and of course, they were. It’s all about making history now.”
Furthermore, addressing the possibility of the aforementioned matchup being organized by both brands, Dogg added-
“At this point, it’s going to be solely for SmackDown and so that’s the decision that was made and I think that’s okay because we want to keep the integrity of the brand extension.”
Additionally, speaking about whom he’d love to call up to the main roster, Road Dogg elaborated-
“I would love to have Asuka. I think she is a huge star down at NXT and I think she can be an even huger star at the next level. So I’d love to have her. I love Bobby Roode as a human being, known him for years in TNA and nowhere. You know, it’s weird to say, but AJ Styles is just getting better and better so I’m really really glad to have gotten him and to have kept him…”
“ I like those Authors of Pain they’re a big young group of guys really willing to learn and willing to perform and they’re just getting better and better they’re instincts are good they’re timing is good for a couple of big dudes. It seems like everyone down there (NXT) is doing really well. You know I was really glad to get Tye Dillinger, he’s a great guy.”
Road Dogg presently looks after the backstage affairs of the WWE, functioning as a producer for the promotion.
In my opinion, the sooner they get Asuka on the main roster, the better. Her stint in NXT has run its course and the SmackDown Women’s division desperately needs fresh talent right now.