Road Dogg and others released by WWE today

Jan 5, 2022 - by Marc Middleton

WWE Hall of Famer “Road Dogg” Brian James is reportedly no longer with the company.

WWE announced today that due to the evolution of WWE NXT 2.0, they are parting ways with some of the staff based at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando. Sean Ross Sapp reports that James is being released as a part of the cuts.

WWE issued us the following statement on today’s ongoing cuts:

“With the continued evolution of NXT 2.0, we’ve decided to part ways with some of the staff based in our Performance Center. We thank them for their many contributions throughout the years and wish them the best.”

James began working behind-the-scenes on the WWE creative team back in 2014, and was later promoted to the role of a lead SmackDown writer/producer in 2016. He resigned as head writer of SmackDown following WrestleMania 35 in 2019, but later that year he began working with talents on their promos and character development in NXT. James has also worked on producing NXT matches.

It was noted that today’s NXT/PC cuts include writers, coaches and producers.

WWE has also parted ways with Sarah Cummins, who was working as the Senior Vice President of Consumer Products. PWInsider reports that she was let go today.

Cummins’ LinkedIn page shows that she started working with WWE in December 2018. Before that she spent 9 years with the New York Road Runners non-profit and 14 years with the United States Tennis Association. She also spent two years with Vineyard Vines, and runs her own boutique firm, Cashmere Ventures.

Stay tuned for more updates as additional names are confirmed.

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