Road Dogg: Randy Orton Is Right To An Extent About NXT Talents Not Knowing What They're Doing On The Main Roster
Orton recently said some NXT talent "don't know what the f**k they're doing"
Randy Orton recently commented on WWE NXT talent, saying some “don't know what the f**k they're doing”, with Orton's comments igniting debate amongst fans online.
Now, former NXT producer Brian ‘Road Dogg’ James has had his say on the matter, saying the following on the Oh... You Didn’t Know podcast:
“I don’t disagree with him at all. For him to say they don’t know what they’re doing, I guess you can say that and he’s right to an extent, but they know what they’re doing. They just don’t do it perfectly yet and I don’t expect them to,” James said. “But protecting your opponent, look, these guys get in there and hit each other hard. Now it’s not just stiff working. It’s huge stunts and flips to the floor. So you do have to protect yourself and you have to protect your opponent because at the end of the day, it is a work, it is a job, and I have to go home to my wife and children and be able to pick up my grandchildren at my age.
“So I totally understand where Randy is coming from. I think Randy is correct, but sometimes guys go up there really early and never worked anywhere before. Some guys started during the pandemic and never worked in front of a live crowd. I saw Randy literally on the show talking to The Street Profits as the match was going on when he was in the ring with them. I thought, ‘Man, that is so awesome. Randy is teaching these kids as he’s having a match with them.’ It’s on the job training. That’s how you have to do it.
“It was a different animal down there (NXT). It was a wrestling show, and so the tempo was faster, the speed was faster, and the wrestling was more important. On the main roster, it’s about flamboyance and entertainment because it’s not all 25-year old dudes in black T-shirts that watch RAW. Families watch RAW so you have to give them these entertainment segments like the wedding segment that happened the other week. You have to hit them with this more colourful entertainment because that’s what plays to the bigger audience.
“I know people will disagree with that, but that’s how I see it.”