When it comes to TNA, Bobby Roode is a name who has accomplished almost everything in the company. Now, as the former TNA World Heavyweight Champion is in NXT, fans expect him to achieve the same level of success in the development territory of WWE before moving to the main roster.
However, while Roode looks to have a bright future ahead, many believe that it must be very uncomforting for the former TNA World heavyweight Champion to move from TNA to NXT after spending almost 12 years in the rival promotion of WWE.
Brian Fritz of Sporting News recently got the chance to speak up with the former TNA star where he asked him the question everybody has in mind hat whether it was hard to move away from TNA after spending so much time with the company
In reply, Bobby praised his former employer and said that they took care of him in the 12 years period but in the last couple of years he started to lose his passion:
"At the time, not really I was treated extremely well there for 12 years and financially I was taken care of. But that was just it. The last two years of that company, I didn't love it anymore. I started to lose my passion which was concerning to me. It got to a point those last two years there in TNA that we literally just went and did television and it wasn't fun for me anymore. I had 12 great years and I just felt like at my age and at my stage in my career I wanted a different opportunity and that's all I wanted.”
Due to his successful run as a part of the Beer Money tag team and as the TNA World Heavyweight Champion, many believe that if Roode would have moved to WWE earlier then he would already be a mega star in the company. So he was asked if he regrets not signing with WWE earlier and he said that everything happens for a reason:
"I truly believe that everything happens for a reason. My contract came up a couple of times in TNA but they were always there to answer the bell. I never disliked the place. Obviously, the last two years, like I said, were challenging for me mentally but I think that this was the right time. I think WWE and myself felt like this was the time and so far, so good."
Bobby Roode made his In Ring WWE debut this past June and he will be taking part in the upcoming Dusty Rhodes tag team classic tournament along with Tye Dillinger as his partner.
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