Jim Ross On The Road Dogg Being The Real “Double J”


During a recent episode of “Grilling JR”, Jim Ross gave his thoughts on The Road Dogg’s career, the angle that saw him revealed as the “Real Double J” and if he was surprised that he became a bigger star than Jarrett. Here’s what he had to say:

On The Angle Of Road Dogg Being The “Real Double J”:

Well to be honest with you, I didn’t think that was a bad idea. Because I believed — this is my opinion, I might be wrong — that Road Dogg’s a better worker than Jeff. And I thought he had more of an upside, because he was fresher. Jeff’d been on TV [for a while]. That’s what I thought, I may be wrong. Anything I say about it’s gonna be, ‘Well, JR’s knocking Jeff.’ I’m not knocking anybody … I’m just saying that Road Dogg [was] bigger, stronger, as good a worker. So I just — I think Bruce had a lot to do with that whole angle, and he did a real good job. Bruce emotionally invested in the angle because he and Jeff are buddies, and Bruce liked the sizzle and the entertainment aspect of that deal. All well and good. But I thought in the big picture, that the best worker of the two was gonna be Road Dogg. And so how that came about, the little thing about he exposed that he was the singer, was unique.

On Road Dogg Becoming A Bigger Star Than Jarrett:

Look, here’s the thing. Until Road Dogg got into DX, he was a solid, well talented, skilled, mid to semi-main guy, same as Jeff. Mid-card to semi-main guy. But when Road Dogg got into DX, he became a megastar and was making seven figures a year. I know this for [a] fact. Jeff didn’t have that thing to gravitate to. He didn’t have the DX. He still had that same old gimmick that was getting old to people, which is why I think he cut his deal with Russo, and went to join him in WCW as time went on. But I always thought Road Dogg was the player of those two.

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