A new report suggests Brian “Road Dogg” James is not leaving WWE but being assigned to a new role.
Last night (Apr. 10) PW Insider broke the news of Road Dogg resigning as co-lead writer of SmackDown. James held the position since 2014 and worked as a writer within WWE since 2012.
At the time it was unclear if James was leaving the company or staying on. James reportedly left his post due to creative differences with Vince McMahon.
According to Pro Wrestling Sheet, James is still with WWE and will be moving to a different role within the promotion.
“Sources tell us it was a mutual decision to change Brian’s position with the impending move to Fox on the horizon, and not necessarily him “stepping down.” We’re told WWE wants to keep his position flexible at this time and use him as a utility player, so they can see where he’d fit best going forward.”
PWS’s source also said James could fill the position recently left by Arn Anderson at live events, or even move over to commentary.
James was not the only creative team shakeup over the past few days, as writer Robert Evans was let go following a reported incident involving Bret Hart’s Hall of Fame speech.
With Road Dogg moving on from SmackDown’s creative team, how quickly will fans notice changes to the blue brand’s direction moving forward?