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WWE News: Bobby Roode seemingly forgets that he's no longer United States Champion on SD Live

It seems that the pressure of his first WrestleMania is getting to Bobby Roode

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News 14 Mar 2018, 07:35 IST
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Bobby Roode messed up his promo on SmackDown Live
Bobby Roode messed up his promo on SmackDown Live

What's the story?

Bobby Roode lost his United States Championship at Fastlane this past weekend when he was pinned by Randy Orton, but it seems that the former Champion forgot that he was no longer Champion this week on SmackDown when he epically fluffed his lines.

In case you didn't know...

Bobby Roode has been wrestling for more than a decade and promos were one of the things that allowed him to stand out during his time in NXT, but it seems that the United States Championship picture is the biggest part that Roode has played in the SmackDown Live proceedings since his promotion.

Roode won the title after Dolph Ziggler decided to relinquish the belt when he won it back at Clash of Champions. Roode then won the subsequent tournament that should have taken place at The Royal Rumble but was instead done a week before.

The heart of the matter

Bobby Roode lost his United States Championship to Randy Orton at Fastlane on Sunday night and this week on SmackDown he had a confrontation with the new Champion where he seemingly attempted to inform Orton that he will regain his Championship at WrestleMania but instead he said that he would retain it.

Of course, Champions are the only ones who can retain titles and Roode is no longer a Champion, it seems that this slip of the tongue has now left many members of the WWE Universe wondering if Roode forgot that he is no longer Champion or if it was just a case of him slipping up with his lines.

What's next?

Roode will seemingly join Jinder Mahal as he challenges Randy Orton for the United States Championship in a triple threat match at WrestleMania. The match isn't yet official but it seems that this is the way that the storyline is heading.

Author's take

Bobby Roode doesn't usually slip up during promos, but even Charlotte managed to stutter on the mic a little tonight, it seems that the pressure of WrestleMania could be hitting the WWE roster, in more ways than one.

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