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From the WWE rumor mill: Reason why Bobby Roode has been kept off TV revealed

Riju Dasgupta
10.56K   //    21 Sep 2017, 12:50 IST

Why has the 'Glorious One' been kept off TV for so long?
So why exactly has the 'Glorious One' been kept off TV for so long?

What's the story?

It's been weeks since we last saw Bobby Roode on TV, although he continues to be a part of dark matches before SmackDown Live goes on the air, almost on a weekly basis. Many fans have wondered about the reason for his continued absence online.

According to Cageside Seats, Roode is being primed for a feud against Ziggler. Expect to not see him, until around the time of 'Hell in a Cell'.

In case you didn't know...

Bobby Roode made his SmackDown Live debut in a match against Aiden English on SummerSlam weekend. Since then, he's only been seen once, competing against Mike Kanellis, the very next week.

On the other hand, we've seen a lot more of Dolph Ziggler of late, following his recent re-debut. Ziggler's new gimmick involves him parodying various sports entertainers from past and present, seemingly with no payoff in sight.

The heart of the matter

Ziggler's current gimmick is eventually leading to a feud with Bobby Roode, according to the report on Cageside Seats. While it is only a rumour right now, the fact of the matter is that Roode is conceivably being kept off television until the said program commences.

When do we get to see them in his glorious avatar then? According to Cageside Seats, it may be a while until we do. Expect him to stay off TV until Hell in a Cell comes around, next month.

What's next?

We saw Ziggler mock Triple H, Shawn Michaels and DX this week. Who is next on his radar, then? Let's wait and watch out for Ziggler's next victim until it is time for Bobby Roode to make his 'glorious' reappearance.

Author's take

Bobby Roode and Dolph Ziggler can have a fantastic program. Ziggler is often picked as the first opponent for many sports entertainers, be it Nakamura or Baron Corbin. This is mainly due to his amazing 'selling' skills.

Will Roode be one of the performers that Ziggler goes on to mimic, leading to the program kickstarting? That may be quite an interesting way to start the program.

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Riju Dasgupta
Riju Dasgupta is the bassist of heavy metal bands Albatross and Primitiv. He's also a former guest columnist for Rolling Stone India. His primary passion remains watching and reviewing the art of professional wrestling for Sportskeeda. In the world of heavy metal, he goes by the moniker- Dr. Hex.
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