Road Dogg has apparently resigned as the co-head writer of SmackDown Live after no longer being able to deal with Vince McMahon's script changes.
Ever since the latest iteration of WWE's roster split took place during the summer of 2016, SmackDown Live has largely been better than Raw. There are a number of reasons for that. The biggest one is the show length. The blue brand being a full hour shorter than Raw makes a big difference. The talent being showcased on the respective shows makes a big difference too.
Another reason SmackDown Live tends to be better than Raw is thanks to the writers working on the Tuesday night show. Ever since 2016, Road Dogg, whose real name is Brian James, has been the co-head writer of SmackDown Live alongside Stephen Guerrieri. Whenever the Tuesday night show has dipped in quality, James has felt the full force of the fans on social media.
Even though James can handle the fans, it would seem having to work alongside Vince McMahon has finally proven to be too much to take. According to PWInsider, the Hall Of Famer has resigned from his role behind the scenes. James reportedly reached his "breaking point" when it comes to the WWE chairman and his incessant script changes.
It has often been reported that Mr. McMahon likes to change things at the last minute, sometimes when the show is already underway. He has reportedly done it a lot with Raw recently, but we weren't aware that SmackDown Live was getting the same treatment. For a writer to work tirelessly on a show only for your boss to stroll in at the last minute and tear it up so he can start over, it must be infuriating.
At the time of typing this, neither James nor WWE has confirmed the news that the former has stepped down from his post. The former Intercontinental Champion did send out the above tweet on the day that he apparently resigned, though. It's entirely feasible that even though James will no longer be a head writer on SmackDown Live, he will continue to work backstage in WWE. Watch this space.