• “Creativity is alive again” – Attitude Era Legend On Backstage WWE Atmosphere After Vince McMahon’s Retirement
WWF Attitude Era Legend ‘The Road Dogg’ Jesse James (Brian Armstrong) was recently interviewed on the ‘Superstar Crossover’ podcast, where he compared Vince McMahon running WWE to how things are now, and in the process put over his friend Triple H, who is now in charge of WWE’s creative.
Here’s what the legendary D-Generation X member had to say:
“I do think there’s already a feeling of creativity is alive again. A lot of times individual creativity was squelched, due to the creative desires of the studio, I’ll say, rather than say the creative writing team.
So it stifled a lot of individual creativity, but I believe the conversation should be had with all who are wrestlers or creative about wrestling going forward, about how we can make it the best.
I feel like that conversation wasn’t as welcomed under the last regime as it is under this regime, and I believe this regime just knows about collaboration.”
After almost a year (1994) in Ted Turner’s WCW, Brian Armstrong joined the World Wrestling Federation in January 1995 as The Roadie, a sort of sidekick of ‘Double J’ Jeff Jarrett.
In 1996, he became known as ‘The Real Double J’ Jesse James Armstrong, after Jarrett had left the promotion and it was revealed on WWF TV that Armstrong was actually the true singer of the song ‘With My Baby Tonight’.
By late 1997, him and Billy Gunn formed The New Age Outlaws and they officially joined D-Generation X the night after WrestleMania XIV.
After being fired by the WWF in January 2001, Brian joined Total Nonstop Action! (TNA) in September 2002 as B.G. James and wrestled for the (then) #2 promotion until early 2009.
The Road Dogg then returned to WWE in 2011 and has worked in several backstage positions ever since, but also returned to wrestle on WWE TV quite a few times since 2012.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (October 11, 1987) – WWF Wrestling Challenge
On this day in 1987, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.
It was broadcasted from the Metro Centre in Rockford, Illinois and featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Survivor Series 1987’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
– Strike Force vs. Mike Sharpe & Terry Gibbs
– Butch Reed vs. Lanny Poffo
– Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Shadow #2
– The Islanders vs. Mario Mancini & Mike Richards
– Killer Khan vs. Chris Zarana