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Brian “Road Dogg” James resigns as SmackDown co-lead writer due to frustration with Vince McMahon

After we posted that one of WWE’s creative team was fired on the spot at the WWE Hall of Fame this past Saturday, PWInsider is also reporting that another member of the team has left his role as co-lead SmackDown Live writer, but resigned instead of being fired – Brian “Road Dogg” James.

The recently inducted WWE Hall of Famer has been a writer for the company since 2012 and in his current role since 2014, however has become frustrated with WWE CEO Vince McMahon making changes to the show’s script. The April 9 episode in Brooklyn was reportedly the “breaking point” for the D-O-DOUBLE G.

His co-lead writer Steven Guerrieri is reportedly still in role, but it is said the position has diminished in importance lately as it is mainly responsible for ‘pitching’ to Vince McMahon, who is making the final calls on WWE’s television.

Whether James will take another role in WWE or leave the company has not been confirmed, but if he does exit, there is sure to be speculation he may join his old tag partner Billy Gunn in AEW, who incidentally may find a home on Turner television.

  • Keith Learmonth

    Racism isn’t an opinion. “I prefer tea more than coffee” is an opinion. Racism is just idiocy.

  • Keith Learmonth

    It’s kind of pathetic, huh?

  • Darrin Tyler

    good, he’s useless.

  • Killswitch

    Imagine that.

  • Edward Thompson

    Just calling it how I see it.

  • Soulshroude

    I’m with CC. IF and only when, PSG. James opens up about this, than it is pure speculation and without his ‘writing on the wall”, the rumor mill is still rolling. I very much doubt PSG. James has parted ways with the WWe, and as PSG of the Marine Corps(e) with his past as that Marine, if he were to retire… he’d literally state it himself rather than have any dirt sheets involved, period. Oorah.

  • Edward Thompson

    Imagine getting banned for stating your opinions and people getting their feels hurt like babies.

  • Imagine signing up a profile just to dunk on CC’s comments.

  • Edward Thompson

    You definetly don’t.

  • CC

    If there is any truth to this writer being fired because he allowed Bret Hart to sat Vinces name, maybe James quit because he feels bad that he and DX made the situation even worse. Who knows.