Despite not appearing on WWE Smackdown for several weeks, Bobby Roode has plans for his immediate future. Bobby Roode recently spoke with The El Paso Times, which you can see highlights of below.
Who he looked up to:
“When I was a kid, I was a huge fan of Hulk Hogan; I was a Hulkamaniac. Roddy Piper, Paul Orndorff, Jimmy ‘Superfly’ Snuka; that’s who I grew up on — ‘Macho Man’ (Randy Savage). As I got older and studied the craft, certain guys stood out: Obviously, Mick Foley and Ric Flair. I was a huge fan of Rick Rude and Arn Anderson. There’s many guys, many performers in the past who turned me into the sports entertainer I am today. But, if there was one guy (I’d like to wrestle against), it would be Mr. Perfect (Curt Hennig). He’s my all-time favorite.”
His main roster debut:
“I think timing is everything. I have no regrets in my career. I’ve been able to make a name for myself and build my own brand. I have a following of fans. Being in the WWE is special; NXT was a great experience; being the champion and the face of the company was amazing.”
“It’s a few months away, but WrestleMania is in the back of my mind. The ball is in my court. It’s what I do with the opportunity to see if I make it there. I’m just going to continue to do the things that made me successful and, hopefully, I’ll have a shot at my first Mania in April.”