Bobby Roode has ushered in NXT’s Glorious Era and now he looks to usher in the same for RAW.
Already a world-renowned Superstar by the time he joined NXT in July 2016, Roode promised from the beginning to bring the brand to new heights. Vowing to become the poster boy of a new, Wall Street-endorsed NXT, The Glorious One took a major step toward that goal when he defeated Shinsuke Nakamura at TakeOver: San Antonio to win the NXT Championship.
With or without a title, however, Roode conducts himself like a veteran champion who knows nobody is in his league. Outside the ring, he dresses GQ chic, always ready for a photo op with a corporate sponsor, and inside the ring, Roode boasts two decades of experience against the world’s elite. Choirs sing him to the ring.
Now that he has reached the summit of NXT, The Glorious One looks to climb further on top of the WWE, weather on RAW or Smackdown Live
The Glorious NXT
On NXT Episode 15 after defeating Shinsuke Nakamura to win the NXT Championship in Orlando, Roode decided to push the buttons of his long time rival in NXT - Kassius Ohno. After assaulting him before the bell rang and thwarting his every offensive maneuvers, One "Glorious DDT" later and the champion is standing victorious over his "potential" challenger. On NXT Episode 16, Roode's mind games with Ohno continued when the champion appeared on stage following Ohno's victory over Hideo Itami and a all out brawl ensued between the two, requiring officials and producers to separate the two. Later on a furious GM Christian confronted Roode and officially named Ohno as the next challenger for the NXT Title.