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Former WWE Superstar Brian “Road Dogg” James, who works behind the scenes at NXT, was hospitalized this week after possibly suffering a heart attack.
According to TMZ Sports, Road Dogg’s wife, Tracy Conant James, made the announcement Saturday on Facebook.
In part, James wrote: “Brian probably suffered a heart attack Thursday night after returning from Orlando. He has had a test and we are currently awaiting the results.”
James also noted that Road Dogg consulted a kidney specialist and is scheduled to undergo a stress test. James added that her husband “feels horrible “.
Road Dogg, 51, is best known for his early WWE career as a wrestler from 1994 to 2001. He started out as a partner with Jeff Jarrett under the name The Roadie before moving on to the name Jesse James and then Road Dogg.
He enjoyed his greatest success as a half of The New Age Outlaws with Billy Gunn and as a member of D-Generation X.
With Gunn, Road Dogg won the WWE Tag Team Championships six times. He was also an intercontinental champion and unconditional champion.
After several years away, Road Dogg returned to WWE as a producer in 2011 and then had one last career as a wrestler, teaming up with Gunn.
In recent years, Road Dogg has been a key cog for WWE behind the scenes, as he was a creative writer for SmackDown before transitioning to NXT.
On NXT, the WWE Hall of Famer works alongside former DX members Triple H and Shawn Michaels to help shape future WWE stars.