Road Dogg Reveals Possible Reason The Undisputed ERA Never Received A WWE Main Roster Call-Up

The NXT standouts were only briefly featured on main roster television

WWE Hall of Famer (and current Senior Vice President of Live Events) Brian 'Road Dogg' James recently spoke about the Undisputed ERA's brief dalliance with the main roster in late 2019. 

Adam Cole, Kyle O'Reilly, Bobby Fish and Roderick Strong 'invaded' WWE programming (along with the rest of the NXT roster) in the run-up to Survivor Series, with all four of them competing in matches on the pay-per-view itself. 

Afterwards, the group returned to NXT. 

Speaking on a recent edition of his Oh...You Didn't Know podcast, James outlined how the Undisputed ERA were viewed by Vince McMahon and how that likely factored into them not receiving a full-time main roster call-up, saying: 

"We knew when it came time to shine, they were going to shine. Look, I thought they were going to be [called up to the main roster], too. I didn't think they were going to be the next Four Horsemen because, look, I don't think Vince [McMahon] saw them as the next Four Horsemen. I think Vince saw them as four smaller guys who cumulatively can do some damage, but I don't think Vince would see any of those guys facing Brock Lesnar in the main event of WrestleMania.

"Now, whether you disagree with that or not, that's fine. You can disagree with it all day, but you weren't the boss of the company at the time, and that's what he thought. I didn't see them as that, but I was scared, like I mentioned earlier, that they would be gone, a lot of our creative content would go with them, and it would be more difficult for us because we're lazy and want to do as little work as possible".

H/T Fightful

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