Roode, who is a former TNA World Heavyweight, NXT, and United States Champion, is a fan favorite due to his traditional in-ring style. With all of that said, many WWE fans believe that he should’ve been in the main event picture once being called up from NXT to the main roster.
This is something that he spoke about when he did an interview with Mirror Sports once the environment in WWE brought up. This is when he gave some praise to the competitive environment.
“It’s one of those things, everyone wants that opportunity to show what they can do. But there are so many hours of television… I have been very fortunate to be at the forefront of that and be in storylines on Raw and Smackdown now. So it is competitive, but I think everybody has an understanding of how it works and how things are going – you have to be patient and stay positive.
“If you aren’t on TV one week, hopefully, the next week you’ll have that opportunity to go out there, whether it be a five-minute match or a backstage promo. You just have to make the best of every opportunity you get and hope something sticks.”