Notes on Road Dogg, Eric Bischoff, Taz, and Hook

Jul 29, 2022 - by Steve Gerweck

– In an interview with Busted Open Radio (via Fightful), Road Dogg spoke about how he’s been trying to get a job with AEW after his WWE release, wondering why Tony Khan won’t hire him. Here are highlights:

On his time working backstage in WWE:

“For a while there, it was hands off and I could write the SmackDown I wanted to write, with help, of course. Then, it got back to the old corporate ways. I would love to go back to NXT. I don’t think I want to go to the main roster. I would love to go somewhere where I have something to offer. What I have to offer is making the television show sweet. I got a couple of ideas about wrestling. I feel like WWE has that. They have everything I have to offer. I don’t know if they’d hire me back. Of course, I’d love to go back to NXT. It’s really cool down there. Shawn (Michaels) and a couple of writers I worked with on SmackDown, got a great rapport with those guys. I don’t know if I’m ready to do the ol’ Windsor nod and fit back into the suits I bought.”

On wanting to work for AEW:

“I’m not retired, I’m unemployed. I see things on Tony Khan’s TV show that appall me. I could help with that. I have been begging him for a job on every platform I can and I want to know the reason why he won’t hire me.”



During the Strictly Business podcast, Eric Bischoff commented on promos in wrestling

“I f***ing cannot stand watching 80% of the interviews that I’m forced to sit through if I want to sit and watch the show. AEW is no different. In fact, I’ve seen some horrible, horrible sh** on AEW. So the idea that they have the freedom and the talents involved like that’s somehow gonna guarantee or ensure quality, well, that sh** went out the window a long time ago because I’ve seen promos on AEW that I would never allow on a television show, ever.”

“I haven’t seen a good promo in AEW that creates emotion or advances a story. It’s just words. There’s no connection to the character or the audience, and just a waste of time. So God, please, give me somebody that’s figured out a way to shoot promos that matter or just don’t shoot ones that don’t; I’ll take that.” (quotes courtesy of

Bischoff did admit that there have been good promos in AEW but he feels they are in the minority.

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One Response

  1. art123guy says:

    Here’s an idea, if the head of a company you wanna work for is writing everything, don’t insult the product (even if some of it is appalling). Just a thought.

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