Road Dogg Steps Down As SmackDown Co-Lead Writer

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Brian ‘Road Dogg’ James has stepped down from his role as writer of WWE SmackDown LIVE.

Road Dogg has been one of the creative head’s for SmackDown Live ever since the brand split. This coincided with a downturn in the show’s creative direction, leading to the infamous #FireRoadDogg movement on Twitter.

According to a report by Dave Meltzer on this morning’s Wrestling Observer Radio, various sources cited frustrations with booking the product alongside Vince McMahon and that this week’s SmackDown Live in Brooklyn, New York was where Road Dogg reached “breaking point.”

Ryan Ward will remain as the lead writer on SmackDown. There’s no word on whether or not WWE will promote someone to fill James’ position.

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