Bobby Roode recently spoke with ESPN to promote this Saturday’s NXT Takeover: Toronto special at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada. Roode will be wrestling Tye Dillinger at the event. During the interview, Roode was asked about his time in TNA and why he made the decision to leave the company. “I enjoyed 12-plus years in TNA, but in the end, I didn’t like being there doing what I was doing. That was my issue,” Roode said. Roode added that he needed to get away and has not been paying much attention to the promotion. Roode knows that TNA is having some trouble, but the way he looks at it is the more promotions that are out there then that means there is more work for wrestlers and that makes pro wrestling better. Roode noted that he has a lot of friends that work in TNA and he wants the best for them.
When asked about his experience in NXT so far, “Starting back with WWE over six months ago, it’s been an amazing experience,” he said. Roode said that being part of Takeover: Brooklyn was pretty cool and now he is a couple of days away from wrestling in his hometown at NXT Takeover: Trontano. Roode noted that being in NXT is great and better than he ever expected it to be.
When asked if he wants to be called up to the main roster, Roode said that when he first got to WWE, he didn’t have plans regarding staying in NXT or being on the main roster. He just wanted to be part of WWE. “Whether I stay in NXT or go to the main roster, at this point, I’m just getting my feet wet still,” Roode said. He doesn’t know what will happen in the future as pro wrestling is unpredictable. Roode said that he is extremely happy to be part of NXT and thinks it’s the hottest brand under the WWE umbrella.
Roode also talked about James Storm and more. Click here to read the entire interview.