In a candid revelation on his "Oh...You Didn't Know" podcast, WWE Hall of Famer "Road Dogg" Brian James opened up about his illustrious wrestling career, discussing his perspective on not pursuing the World Heavyweight Championship.
Known for his dynamic presence and charismatic performances in the ring, James, a multi-title holder including the WWE Tag Team and WWF Hardcore titles, shared his thoughts on why he never aspired to hold the WWE's top title.
Contrary to what fans might expect, James expressed a distinct lack of interest in a World title run. “I guess, some people would want to hear me say like, 'I’d love a world title run,' I would not have loved a world title run," he explained.
His remarks reflect a deep understanding of his own strengths and limitations within the wrestling world. "I wasn't that guy," James added, emphasizing that even in sobriety, his stance remains unchanged. The responsibilities and pressures associated with being a world champion, he implies, were not in alignment with his personal or professional ethos.
James also humorously commented on his suitability for the role of a leading figure in WWE, joking about his appearance and the comprehensive responsibilities that come with being a world champion. “Do I have to be the face too? Like this ain’t a face that you want to make the face,” he quipped.
Road Dogg's Diverse Success
Reflecting on his career, James expressed immense gratitude for the opportunities and relationships he cultivated during his time in the ring. His journey in professional wrestling led to numerous accomplishments, including a successful podcast and a significant role within the industry.
As of August 2022, he serves as the Senior Vice President of Live Events at WWE, succeeding Jeff Jarrett. This role marks a significant milestone in his ongoing contribution to the world of professional wrestling. James's career, rich in experiences and achievements, stands as a testament to his dedication and passion for the sport.
His perspective on not chasing the World Heavyweight Championship offers a unique insight into the diverse paths success can take in the world of professional wrestling.