While some fans online have taken to blaming the veteran performer for not being more careful in the ring, there appears to be no backstage heat on Road Dogg right now for the spot in the steel cage match on Monday Night Raw, where Cody Rhodes injured himself while doing a moonsault off the top of the structure.
Road Dogg and Billy Gunn aren't just popular with the live audience. The WWE tag team champions are also well liked backstage as well. The developmental wrestlers have been especially supportive of the veterans being given another run on television.
"I tell them to not party too much, especially nowadays. You know, back when I was living life crazy, cell phones were just coming out. Now everybody has got one and is filming you. When you are on top of the world, there ain't nowhere to go but down. So I tell them to keep their head on their shoulders. I say if they want to live a long life and be prosperous and reap what they sow and live off the rewards, then they have to keep a good head on their shoulders and be smart about it. It's not just a party. This is a career. I wish I would have looked at it as such 15-20 years ago, but I'm looking at it that way now. That's what I tell them, and I ain't afraid to tell them. Don't party too hard and think about this as your career. This is your job."
As his powers within WWE grow, Road Dogg has now been backstage at both Monday Night Raw and Smackdown on a weekly basis.
There is speculation floating around that Road Dogg is possibly in line for a big promotion within WWE this week.
As a sign of his rise within the company, Road Dogg has been spending a lot of time at the WWE headquarters in Stamford as of late.