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Road Dogg says he's been 'begging' Tony Khan for a job with AEW

Road Dogg wants to know why Tony Khan won't hire him.
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Former WWE producer Brian "Road Dogg" James is begging Tony Khan for a job with AEW.

Road Dogg, who was released from his behind-the-scenes role with WWE NXT this January, was a guest on Thursday's episode of Busted Open Radio. At the end of the interview, Road Dogg stated that he's been "begging" Khan for a job on every platform and wants to know why Khan won't hire him. Road Dogg said he sees things on AEW television that he's appalled by and thinks he can help with that.

"I'm not retired, I'm unemployed," Road Dogg said. "That's what I keep saying: 'I'm not retired, I'm unemployed.' And 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."

On his "Oh...You Didn't Know" podcast last month, Road Dogg said AEW TV looks like "an indie show that somebody filmed with some nice cameras."

Road Dogg formerly worked both on the WWE main roster and in NXT. He said on Busted Open Radio that he would love to return to NXT but doesn't think he wants to go back to the main roster. 

For a while there, it was hands off and I could just write the SmackDown I wanted to write -- with help, of course. Then it got back to the old corporate ways," Road Dogg said. "I would love to go back to NXT. I don't think I want to go back to the main roster. I'd love to go somewhere that I have something to offer. I feel like what I have to offer is making the television show sweet. And I got a couple ideas about wrestling. But I feel like WWE has that. They have everything I have to offer in-house. So I don't know that they would hire me back. Of course I would go back to NXT. It's really cool down there. Shawn [Michaels] and the writers that I all worked with on SmackDown, a couple of them. So I got a great rapport with those guys. I'd love to go back down there. I just don't know if I'm ready to do the ol' Windsor knot again and try to fit back into those friggin' suits I bought."

Road Dogg was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as part of D-Generation X in 2019.