Former TNA World Champion Bobby Roode is one of the most coveted free agents in wrestling, and according to the latest WWE rumors, he may have already signed with the NXT brand. As mentioned in a previous report, Roode was granted his release by TNA last March 19.
In a recent interview with the Peterborough Examiner in his hometown of Ontario, Roode mentioned that he’s not in any rush of signing with a wrestling promotion. He revealed that he’s open to joining WWE.
“I haven’t really dug deep into anything, yet. There have been a few phone calls put out to me and I’ve talked to a lot of friends in the business so we’ll see what happens. I’m certainly not in any rush. One thing I have learned in this business is that timing is everything,” Roode said.
However, during the recent NXT TakeOver: Dallas last April 1, the 39-year-old wrestler was spotted at the event. He was even acknowledged on camera with the fans wildly cheering him as well as his own article on WWE.com.
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The report noted that it’s just pure WWE rumors at this point, but teased wrestling fans by mentioning dream showdowns between Roode and other NXT stars. If the veteran signs with the WWE, he joins other ex-TNA wrestlers like Austin Aries, Samoa Joe and A.J. Styles on the roster.
It’s likely that the WWE rumors of Roode signing with the company may be true. The last time WWE.com speculated on new signings, Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura showed up in the WWE.
There is also a circulating photo on social media showing Roode inside the NXT bus. He can be seen on the far left of Nia Jax’ photo on her Snapchat with former UFC fighter and NXT striking coach Seth Petruzelli, per Twitter user @MikaylaMortimer.
BOBBY ROODE IN THE TOP LEFT????????? pic.twitter.com/cUQ4wNTdN8
— mik (@MikaylaMortimer) April 3, 2016
However, it should be noted that Roode is scheduled in the main event of Tommy Dreamer’s House of Hardcore 14 on May 7 in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.
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