Road Dogg opens up about the “Rusev Day” gimmick being dropped in WWE

During his podcast, “Road Dogg” Brian James talked about WWE in 2017 when he was a writer for the Smackdown brand. James said the following about the “Rusev Day” gimmick…

“We saw Rusev Day getting over. I honestly don’t know what happened to Rusev Day. One day, we were pushing it and the next day we weren’t. When I say we weren’t pushing it didn’t go away. It didn’t just disappear. We just weren’t doing anything with it anymore. Every time I would pitch something, it would get shot down. So I don’t know what happened.”

“I’m not going to say anything because the last time I said something, I got a phone call and I’m not gonna have that happen again. But honestly, I don’t know what went down that all of a sudden we stopped running with it because it was going really well and I think it was getting over. I don’t know if Vince [McMahon] was a fan of Aiden English. I feel comfortable saying that.” (quotes courtesy of