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Topic: Bobby Roode On Raw
Posted By: admin
Subject: Bobby Roode On Raw
Date Posted: 17/April/2018 at 15:20
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noRpql5aiOw

He really struggled to be relevant on Smackdown, and so we hope for better on Raw.

We still haven't had it explained why he's glorious. He's just some guy with a catchy theme, in a Ric Flair knock off robe, who because he says he's glorious we have to accept it.

I expect his name to change to Robert Roode too, as Vince hates having two guys with the same name on the same show.


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Posted By: 4 of em
Date Posted: 13/May/2018 at 23:27
WWE has a ton of mid card wrestlers and sadly Roode falls into the category. To me since thendraft came into play, everyone of both brands are mid card exept. AJ Styles, Roman and Brock. Brock isn't even there, Roman is the chosen one and AJ is the WWE heavyweight champ. Braun I thought was really headed somewhere, then it just seems they have put him in tag matches etc and are not even mentioning him and Brock which would be killer , if he would relieve Brock of the strap which we all get to see about 7 times a year for a average of 5 minutes on a PPV.

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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 16/May/2018 at 13:30
Quote No Way Jose made his entrance with the Rosebud Rejects… [C] Baron Corbin and then Bobby Roode made their entrances…

2. Baron Corbin vs. Bobby Roode vs. No Way Jose in a Money in the Bank qualifier. The men’s and women’s MITB briefcases both hung over the ring. They cut to a break just over a minute into the match. [C]

There was a brief chant for Jose. Corbin hit a chokeslam backbreaker on Jose for a two count. Corbin had Roode pinned a short time later, but Jose broke up the pin. In the end, Roode cleared Corbin from the ring and then hit a Glorious DDT on Jose for the win…

Bobby Roode defeated No Way Jose and Baron Corbin in 10:45 to qualify for the MITB match.

Much better this week. No stupid cheesy shit, just him using his undoubted ring ability.
 
The right guy won. If he is to be turned heel, winning the briefcase would be the way to do it.
 
It's an easy storyline to right how someone winning something, has let it go to their head.


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Posted By: #Heel
Date Posted: 29/May/2018 at 18:10
Still find him boring and he also seems to be taking more losses of late than i thought he would - maybe this is WWE's way of keeping him out of peoples thoughts when deciding who their picks are for the MITB match?

Keep saying it but he needs to be the IT Factor again


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Posted By: Rico Len
Date Posted: 31/May/2018 at 00:22
He's absolutely fantastic as a heel, but this character we're getting right now is so cookie cutter and gets no time on the mic so it just doesn't matter.

I hope he wins the MitB ladder match simply so he'll turn heel. Not that I wouldn't mind a short MitB holding run for Strowman either, but seeing Roode troll would be fantastic.


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Posted By: Fletch
Date Posted: 31/May/2018 at 11:43
Originally posted by Rico Len Rico Len wrote:

He's absolutely fantastic as a heel, but this character we're getting right now is so cookie cutter and gets no time on the mic so it just doesn't matter.

I hope he wins the MitB ladder match simply so he'll turn heel. Not that I wouldn't mind a short MitB holding run for Strowman either, but seeing Roode troll would be fantastic.


WWE must be aware of this, certainly Triple H who praised his heel work in NXT.

I think they are just waiting for the right moment to turn him heel, right now he’s serving a purpose as a cookie cutter babyface who is dull as ditch water but he can work so they can use him to elevate guys like Elias.

Longterm though the plan must be a heel turn, a heel Roode on Raw can be a player in the high mid-card even the main-event perhaps?

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Posted By: Rico Len
Date Posted: 31/May/2018 at 14:26
Yeah, this IS a good example of how someone is used as a part of a team. People tend to forget that WWE is actually a team at the end of the day. He has the US heavyweight championship so if nothing else it means he's being protected to an extent.

My problem is that as a fan I really want to see Roode at his worst on the face/heel spectrum because he's almost as good as Jericho was during his last run, and that was outstanding.

Right now I have almost nothing worth tuning in to watch.


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Posted By: Fletch
Date Posted: 31/May/2018 at 14:56
Originally posted by Rico Len Rico Len wrote:

Yeah, this IS a good example of how someone is used as a part of a team. People tend to forget that WWE is actually a team at the end of the day. He has the US heavyweight championship so if nothing else it means he's being protected to an extent.

My problem is that as a fan I really want to see Roode at his worst on the face/heel spectrum because he's almost as good as Jericho was during his last run, and that was outstanding.

Right now I have almost nothing worth tuning in to watch.


As a fan of Roode you would want to see him work heel as that’s where he excels for sure. A heel Roode is right up there with the best in the business.

But you’re absolutely right it’s also about being a team player and elevating others which is what he’s doing as a face. My only concern is that now Roode is around 40 maybe 41 WWE maybe just see him as a solid hand in the ring that they can use to put over up and coming heels and will keep him in the cookie cutter face role.

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Posted By: Rico Len
Date Posted: 31/May/2018 at 17:52
Yeah I don't want to see that happen. The fans deserve to see him play that heel that is a cross between Rick Rude, Triple H, & Chris Jericho.

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Posted By: Fletch
Date Posted: 31/May/2018 at 21:52
Quote  

During a recent edition of The Ross Report, WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross commented on which WWE stars should turn heel. Here is what JR said (transcript courtesy of http://wrestlezone.com/" rel="nofollow - - WrestleZone.com ):

“Their persona makes me think heel first. And so sometimes when the average Joe, like me or you, look at somebody and we think ‘villain’ it’s hard to get us to change our opinion of that personality, but I think in the long run, there’s money in https://www.ewrestlingnews.com/tag/bobby-lashley" rel="nofollow - JR is spot on here. As discussed in this thread Roode excels as a heel which he has proved in both TNA and NXT, while as a babyface he is bland and too cookie cutter and the only role he is likely to occupy is that of a enhancement talent for up and coming heels because Roode can always deliver in the ring and as a veteran can call matches and help the younger guys. 

Lashley I think would be superb as a Lesnar type heel. Like Roode he is too dull and cookie cutter as a face, as a heel he would have more of a edge and can play on his athletic credentials and raw power.




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Posted By: #Heel
Date Posted: 05/June/2018 at 19:46
Roode is just so boring in this current role - i know i keep saying it but its becoming more and more apparent every week.

He loses too much too for my liking


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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 05/June/2018 at 22:26
Quote Bobby Roode is backstage getting ready for his match tonight. He does a brief interview with Renee Young, where Roode says he thrives in the spotlight and is excited to climb the Money In The Bank ladder, and then go on to win the Universal Title. Roode isn't as happy talking about his match against Strowman tonight, and he says he has never seen a competitor like Strowman. Roode says his goal tonight is just to survive.

- Braun Strowman vs. Bobby Roode: The opening bell sounds and they immediately go at it. Strowman starts off strong, but Roode hits a shot to the knee that stuns Strowman. Strowman briefly sells a knee injury, but then goes right back to work on Roode and drops him. Strowman suplexes Roode down and then poses for the crowd. Roode fights back with a kick and then Strowman misses a shot in the corner and crashes into the ring post. Roode rolls outside and pulls a ladder out from under the ring. Strowman and Roode fight around ringside, and Strowman crushes the ladder in half with his hands. Roode is shocked and he backs away from Strowman. Strowman chases Roode back in the ring and hits the running powerslam for the three count after a competitive match.

Winner: Braun Strowman

- Strowman admires his handiwork and then heads backstage.

If only E would let him do his IT Factor gimmick instead of not wanting their guy to do something from his past elsewhere.
 
He could be my MITB winner pick as Brock needs fresh babyface challengers.
 
The alternative is he can wait until someone else beats Lesnar, and then cash in heelishly and let the power go to his head for his turn.


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Posted By: Rico Len
Date Posted: 06/June/2018 at 14:25
I have to admit the idea of Bobby Roode winning Money in the Bank is a very enticing one. I would hope most people would at least see it as a very close second to Braun Strowman winning. If neither of them are going to win it, I hope The Miz does.

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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 20/June/2018 at 13:37
Originally posted by Rico Len Rico Len wrote:

I have to admit the idea of Bobby Roode winning Money in the Bank is a very enticing one.
 
It would have been better than him being booked as never standing a chance. The match at MITB didn't have one moment where you thought he was going to do it.
 
Quote Bobby Roode vs. Curt Hawkins: Roode's ribs are taped up, selling the effects of his ladder match last night. The opening bell sounds and Hawkins starts off strong, but Roode quickly shuts him down with a spinebuster. Roode follows up with the Glorious DDT for the three count after a short match.

Winner: Bobby Roode

- Roode celebrates in the ring as we go to commercial.

He's a master of his craft, so if he's at all pissed off with how he's booked, it would be justified.
 
In the space of 24 hours you go from being two wins away from the main champion of the brand, to facing someone in a squash who's not won for years.


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Posted By: 4 of em
Date Posted: 15/August/2018 at 23:39
How cool would it be to see James Storm come to SS and cost Roode the match. Roode has really become very good at his craft and he too needs a good feud. Roode has a great entrance and good ring skills but if you don’t have someone good to work with , it ain’t worth much.

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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 03/October/2018 at 13:12
Quote Bobby Roode vs. Konnor: Gable and Viktor are at ringside for this one. The opening bell sounds and Konnor starts off strong, overpowering Roode in the opening moments. Roode fights back with kicks and then he hits the blockbuster off the middle rope. Viktor looks to get involved, but Gable takes him down. The distraction leads to Konnor hitting a version of he Dominator for the three count.

Winner: Konnor

- The Ascension celebrates as Roode recovers and Gable watches from ringside.

Such a talented guy now having to job in a couple of minutes to one half of a jobber tag team, how's he fallen so low Cry
 
He's got to have pissed off the wrong people backstage. There can be no other explaination for him being wasted so badly.
 
I don't think his TNA pass is an issue as so many guys that worked there are perfectly fine.


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Posted By: Rico Len
Date Posted: 03/October/2018 at 14:33
I'm just hoping they're using him as an enhancement talent until they finally realize what a gem they have in him as a heel.

Either that or Vince just sees him as Triple H's mini me.


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Posted By: Fletch
Date Posted: 23/April/2019 at 17:55
So he picked up a clean win on Raw this week over Ricochet and is now using the name Robert Roode rather than Bobby Roode, I have no problem with that as it was his original name in TNA before it just kind of morphed into Bobby and Robert does sound more heelish which fits his arrogant persona. 

He was also sporting a old school pornstar moustache rather than his usual full beard and now bares a very strong likeness to Rick Rude. 

I like Roode and I hope this is all the start of a big push for him, he has the talent to main event in WWE and maybe hes even a good outside bet for this years Money in the Bank briefcase.


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Posted By: Rico Len
Date Posted: 23/April/2019 at 23:44
He proved to me in NXT (I never watched him in TNA) that he is a fantastic heel, and one of the most entertaining guys WWE has under contract. Strap a rocket to this guy's back, make him the Money in the Bank winner and have him hold it until next year's MitB, and it'll be... WONDERFUL! ;)

Seriously though, if he held the MitB briefcase, teased it all year long, teased it at WrestleMania, and then teased it at the Raw after Mania, but didn't cash in, he'd be in uncharted waters. If at that point they started a storyline where if he didn't cash in before the next MitB PPV, the contract was voided, the WWE/Universal champion could start taunting him to cash in, until the go-home show of MitB he finally cashes in and wins, he then successfully defends his title at MitB the next Sunday, and then loses to the new MitB contract holder who cashes in that same night.

It would be an entertaining storyline, with a fun finish, it gives him something cool to do all year long, and he gets to actually BE WWE/Universal Champion, which right now doesn't look like it's in the cards for him AT ALL.

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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 24/April/2019 at 11:33
Quote Robert Roode vs. Ricochet: Bobby Roode comes out as "Robert Roode" tonight, and he's rocking a new mustache. Graves says there is going to be a spike in pregnancies in Iowa tonight from women looking at Roode's mustache. The opening bell sounds and Roode starts off strong. Roode drops Ricochet with some knees to the body. Ricochet comes back with a hurricanrana and a dropkick. They fight out to the apron and Ricochet dumps Roode outside. Ricochet then runs up the turnbuckle and flips off of it down onto Roode at ringside. Back in the ring, Ricochet goes up top, but Roode knocks him down and pummels on him. Roode takes control of the match now and keeps Ricochet grounded. Roode connects with several knee strikes and Ricochet is down. Ricochet starts fighting back and hits a standing shooting star press for a two count. Roode comes back with a slam for a two count of his own. Ricochet fights back and looks for a splash off the top, but Roode rolls out of the way and then slams Ricochet into the corner hard. Roode follows up with the Glorious DDT for the three count.

Winner: Robert Roode


Delighted that we are finally going to see the solo heel character he played brilliantly in TNA.

Loved the Rick Rude look with the 1970s porn star tache and the negative words about Gable to pretty much blame him for how poor they were as a team.

I can see a title run for him no later than Summerslam and maybe even a short top tier fued with Rollins at some point.


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Posted By: Fletch
Date Posted: 24/April/2019 at 13:44
Yeah as I've said I think he's a solid bet for a Money in the Bank win this year. Switching up his look and name and getting back to his heel persona - a role he's always been much more comfortable in - are all moves in the right direction to get Roode established as at least a upper mid-card heel, maybe even a top guy, he's got the talent to be in the main events. 

Roode proved in TNA and even more so in NXT that he's a big star and can hang with the top talent. I really hope they go all the way with his push he deserves it. From what I understand he's a compete professional and 100% commited and passionate about the business too, the kind of guy WWE want headlining.


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Posted By: #Heel
Date Posted: 24/April/2019 at 19:13
Finally hes got the heel gimmick back similar to the IT factor in TNA

This is going to be awesome


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Posted By: Fletch
Date Posted: 07/May/2019 at 16:45
Well he lost a money in the bank qualifier this week to Ricochet, he lost clean which says to me there are no real plans to push Robert Roode on Raw, I think he will be used in the mid-card to put talent over. 

It's disappointing as I'm a big fan of Roode especially his heel work and I think he could main event in WWE, but at 41 years old maybe he's seen as too old to invest any serious time in and they just want him around because he's a good hand and can enhance the real stars in the ring.


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Posted By: #Heel
Date Posted: 07/May/2019 at 21:03
Yeah looks as though Roode will be used for his experience now and help put over some of the younger talent 

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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 30/September/2020 at 12:46



Start with a positive an that is that he is finally back after far too long missed from the screen.

I wish his return didn't have him job out though even if it was to the champion in the main event.

He's such a talent but creative very rarely book him as he should be.


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Posted By: Fletch
Date Posted: 30/September/2020 at 21:01
Originally posted by Admin Admin wrote:

He's such a talent but creative very rarely book him as he should be.
 

I would argue that he's used exactly as he should be. 

Bobby Roode is a decent talent I've always liked him, I enjoyed his run in TNA a lot and his work in NXT was also very good. But what has become very apparent about Roode in WWE is there is nothing about him that really stands out. 

He's a great hand in the ring, solid worker, dependable and safe, but you would probably struggle to name a real five star singles match that Roode has had, like I say he's a great hand who can be relied upon to always have a good match but I'm not sure he's able to take his ring work to the next level to make people really take notice, WWE has lots of talent who can work good matches many of them younger than Roode. 

His glorious character really stood out in NXT but that's because NXT doesn't have a plethora of big characters and Roode was able to look like a big fish in a small pond, the main roster however is filled with larger than life characters. 

I think Roode is probably very content in his role as someone who is seen as a good hand who can be used to enhance the top guys and can be an asset to the mid-card where he can compete for second tier titles or the tag belts. James Storm is currently a free agent and there is talk of interest from WWE, perhaps Beer Money could reunite on Raw or Smackdown? Either way I think Roode is right about where he belongs in WWE at this stage of his career.


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Posted By: #Heel
Date Posted: 01/October/2020 at 12:58
Roodes best days were when he was The It Factor in TNA.

He was great in NXT but WWE havent obviously found anything for him to do up to this point and hence he has been booked in what i would call meh storylines.

I think he is now of the age and experience where he will be used to put people over more so than not

I do think the Glorious thing works better when Roode is full blown cocky heel and not sort of Zigglers Sdekick


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Posted By: Fletch
Date Posted: 02/October/2020 at 18:37
Originally posted by #Heel #Heel wrote:

Roodes best days were when he was The It Factor in TNA.

He was great in NXT but WWE havent obviously found anything for him to do up to this point and hence he has been booked in what i would call meh storylines.

I think he is now of the age and experience where he will be used to put people over more so than not

I do think the Glorious thing works better when Roode is full blown cocky heel and not sort of Zigglers Sdekick
 

Agree on that, Roode as the It Factor in TNA was the best thing in wrestling for a while, I saw TNA Impact live at Wembley arena nearly 10 years ago now, this was when Roode was the top heel and had a alliance with Bully Ray, it was a hot crowd at Wembley around 5'000 in attendance and I remember thinking at the time while watching Roode this guy is a star and should be in WWE. 

He definitely is best when portrayed as a solo act and I loved his work as the Glorious one in NXT, they went wrong by rushing him to the main roster as a babyface, this was a typical Vince error who felt Roode's catchy theme music meant he had to be used as a face, if Vince had paid any attention to Roode's work in TNA and NXT he would know that he always did his best work as a heel. When they eventually flipped the script the damage had been done and it felt too little too late. 

I think now he has been defined down as a mid-card act and given that he's in his forties and probably doesn't have too long left as somebody who wants to be full-time in the business the best way to use him is as a high level enhancement guy or in a tag-team.


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