Despite being one of the biggest names in TNA in the past 10 years, Bobby Roode said he was in a rut when he was competing for TNA.
In an interview with USA Today, Roode admitted that he was not pleased with his time in TNA, especially with not being able to travel and do house shows as TNA primarily did television tapings in Florida.
“I was in a bit of a rut,” Roode said. “Coming here has changed all that … With the company I was with before, we weren’t on the road as much. It was basically a television brand. … I got into this business to perform and that’s the most fun part about this business – being on the road and being in different cities and getting a chance to travel the world and do what you love to do. I just wasn’t getting that anymore."
Roode competed for TNA from 2004-2016, where he was a two-time TNA World Heavyweight Champion and a six-time TNA Tag Team Champion. He then joined NXT in 2016 and won the NXT title from Shinsuke Nakamura at NXT TakeOver: San Antonio.
Roode is defending his NXT Championship against Hideo Itami at NXT TakeOver: Chicago. Fightful will have live coverage of the show as well as a post-show podcast.
The full interview can be read at this link.