Road Dogg Brian James Defends Controversial Stance on Wins and Losses in Wrestling

Road Dogg Brian James has an interesting take on winning and losing in wrestling

by Sead Dedovic
Road Dogg Brian James Defends Controversial Stance on Wins and Losses in Wrestling
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Road Dogg, Brian James, discussed winning and losing in wrestling on his podcast, "Oh... You Didn't Know?" When wrestlers begin their careers, every one of them dreams of winning matches and capturing titles. However, not everyone will have the same path.

What is certain is that every wrestler will experience at least one defeat in his career. They are an integral part of everything, and it is necessary to accept them as such.

Brian James believes that wins and losses are not important in the world of wrestling. Although he is aware that he will cause reactions, perhaps even negative ones, James firmly sticks to his views and believes that defeats and victories do not play an important role in the wrestling career.

“This is my personal opinion. If so, and I’ve said it a million times, and this may get us trending. The other thing about Billy and crooners or, or this may be, wins and losses don’t matter. Jim Cornette will have a coronary, and you know, and he’ll say, my dad’s rolling over in his grave, and I’ll say no because I know him better than you do. And and, like, he’s just not gonna, you know what I mean? Like, it doesn’t matter. If I got beat on Monday Night Raw when I was the Road Dog, and then the next Monday, the Road Dog came out, they still set every word with me; they’d say they wouldn’t like to be lost. Isa, I’m watching him again. You know what I mean? It doesn’t. And people kind of know it’s not real, too. So I don’t know. I don’t think I don’t think wins and losses matter. Thanks, stupid, for thinking that I know. Whatever you think, whatever you want to say about me. But, you know, Hunter never, I don’t know. It just doesn’t matter.”- James said, as quoted by

James expresses his preference for performing on a stage rather than short walkways or runways. He highlights the appeal of being on a stage because it attracts a larger audience. He enjoys the freedom to move around and engage with different sections of the audience.  As a wrestler with a long career and vast experience, James had the opportunity to try everything in the world of wrestling and become a star. There are many great memories behind him and moments he will never forget. Based on everything, he creates opinions.

James also mentions his fondness for special stages used in various pay-per-view events, particularly those with unique designs. He appreciates the versatility of modern stages, especially with the use of digital walls that allow for creative and dynamic visual elements. Overall, he believes that current stage setups offer the best of all worlds in terms of performance possibilities.

Brian James on AEW appearance

In his podcast, James recently referred to the appearance of AEW, as well as the fact that during that period, WWE executives were afraid of the danger posed by AEW. AEW was created in 2019, and they furiously started their adventure on the wrestling scene. 

They wanted to give the fans what they wanted, and it was impressive how they made a big name in such a short period. In those moments, it seemed that in a few years, they would 'win' against the WWE and be number 1. 

Tony Khan is a great businessman, just like his father. 

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In those moments, he "smelled" that he could create success with AEW. He asked his father to give him money to invest in a new wrestling company. 

Although his father was against it in the beginning, he finally agreed to his son's request. Turns out Tony made a great move. 5 years later, AEW has become a company that many people respect and have nothing but praise for. Brian James still believes that AEW cannot follow WWE or reach their level, even though it seemed that way at the beginning.

“It was a period where, like, ‘Oh, okay. We’re not the only ones anymore. We’re not such Lone Ranger’s anymore.’ When they started getting hot for a little while, it got even scarier a little bit. It was like, ‘Oh, they are giving the fans what they want.’ The Internet wrestling community thinks they’re the only fans out there and I think the ratings prove there are more than just that on a weekly basis. They started getting great. They were giving everybody exactly what they wanted, but then they realized they have to do it 52 times a year and so now they’re catching up. I thought there was reason for concern. It’s not concerned like, ‘Oh God. There goes the neighborhood. Roll up the shutters.’ It’s just like, ‘Okay, we ain’t the only player in the game anymore.’ I think you fast forward five years and my feeling has reversed and I think the feeling has reversed that there is only one player in the game and the other player is in rehab.”

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