Road Dogg was on Peter Rosenberg’s ESPN Podcast, Cheap Heat and shared a story about his touch and go relationship with The Rock, his addictions, and making amends with talent.
Road Dogg on being harsh with talent, including The Rock: “I was always jealous of him because I thought I was a good talker, he was [too] a good talker. But one thing I didn’t have was a good body compared to him”. He continued, “So because of that, I treated him harshly when we were both up and coming. We all had our fun with him when he was Rocky Maivia, with the pineapple head and those sorts of things, but what he had become was undeniable, with a great body, great talker, great entertainer”.
When Road Dogg made amends: “Once I got clean and sober, he was literally one of the first people I went back to and make amends. The Rock was very humble about the situation. He said, ‘Dude, it’s all good!’, which made it feel much better to cope with.”