Bobby Roode Talks Time With NXT, Being With WWE

Bobby Roode Talks Time With NXT, Being With WWE

By Soul Tsukino · Wednesday, September 13, 2017 · 0 Comments

Smackdown's Bobby Roode recently say down with The 107.7 The Bone Podcast and spoke about his career and being part of the WWE after a fruitful career in TNA. Here are the highlights

Joining the WWE at this point in his career

“I always wanted to be a part of WWE. I have been in this business for almost 20 years. 19 to be exact. Back in my early days I had many tryouts here, and tried to show my face as often as possible whenever WWE would come around. The timing wasn’t right for whatever reason things just didn’t happen for me back then, but I was able to continue on in this business and make a name for myself in other places all over the world, and the timing was right. The time was right for me to move on and come to WWE.”

Why his time in NXT was so special

“My time at NXT the last year and a half has been the most grateful in a lot of ways. It really brought my passion back for this business… To be put in the position that I was in NXT as the champion and the face of the brand for over 6 months was an amazing experience.”

Having no issue with joining NXT before the main roster

“I was very excited to be a part of NXT actually because it was such a hot brand! At the time Finn Balor was down there. Shinsuke Nakamura was just starting out. Samoa Joe, Austin Aries, guys who I had the pleasure of working with in the past. So, I was extremely excited about going down there. The talent down there was off the charts. To be a part of the WWE itself was just something that I looked forward to. Getting to NXT, and getting a chance to like I said to take that position and be at the forefront and to be in the main events and eventually to become a champion was everything that I was hoping for. It was just an amazing experience down there, such a great brand to be a part of.”

Who he’d like to face from both the Smackdown and Raw roster

“So many guys. I mean there really is, and I’m not kidding. The first guy that kind of comes to mind here on the Smackdown roster would be A.J. (Styles). A.J. is one of those guys that I had the pleasure of coming up together in the business with. He’s been in the business as long as I have, and we’ve traveled many roads together, and been in the ring a lot, but never on a WWE stage, so that would be very special for me…Anybody on Raw? I mean again there are so many guys over there. John Cena would be awesome. Braun Strowman…I mean the names go on and on and on guys that I haven’t been in the ring with. This is a brand new platform for me. A lot of uncharted waters, and a lot of places I want to go, and a lot of guys I want to face. Very exciting times for me.”


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