Bobby Roode made his televised NXT debut in the final set of tapings before NXT Takeover: Brooklyn. He debuted as a heel, stating that he dreamt of seeing the Full Sail crowd filled with CEOs and Presidents, and not the crowd that is seen currently. However, within a blink of an eye, Roode got over. His song Glorious and his Glorious gimmick instantly got him over among the masses.
In fact, it became only the second or third song on WWEMusic’s YouTube channel to cross a million views. It is one of those songs that people are addicted to. Just a couple of weeks after his debut, he confronted the upstart Andrade “Cien” Almas who had just defeated his opponent and told William Regal that he asked for a match with him at NXT Takeover Brooklyn: II.
As people had anticipated, Roode successfully defeated Almas at Takeover. What was ironic about that match was that Roode was the heel and Almas was the babyface, but it was Roode getting cheered and Almas being booed.
The Texas Rattlesnake Stone Cold Steve Austin recently had PWTorch analyst Wade Keller on his podcast, The Steve Austin Show to sit and talk all things NXT Takeover: Brooklyn II. Austin was a huge fan of the show through and through, from the production value, to the way things are presented, to the matches themselves.
Austin and Keller were breaking down match by match, and when they got to the Roode vs Almas match, the Texas Rattlesnake had nothing but praise throughout. He said that Roode’s “Glorious” vignette was off the charts, and said that he believed Bobby Roode has the perfect entrance which is tailor made for him. Austin said that while he had not heard of Andrade, he liked his look and his work in the ring.
Austin believed that the match took place to help build Bobby Roode and to help Roode get over, and Andrade was a supporting player in that match, but that did not make him a jobber. Austin also praised the commentary by Tom Philips and Corey Graves during the match.
Wade Keller said that he believed that WWE should get Bobby Roode up to the main roster immediately and take advantage of his gimmick, which has organically gotten extremely over in a very short period of time. Austin wholeheartedly agreed with him.
Would you like to see Bobby Roode on the main roster soon?