Robert Roode was absent from WWE television for seven months. He could not leave Canada due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its subsequent travel bans. He made his return on last week’s episode of Monday Night RAW.
Roode recently spoke to Comic Book, where he discussed his WWE return. A possible return to NXT was also a topic during the conversation. He revealed that he was open to going back to NXT if the situation made sense.
He said NXT was a great place where he was allowed to establish himself to the WWE Universe.
“NXT was a great spot for me. When I first came to WWE, I was able to be a part of that brand early on, and do my part and try to really grow that brand, and had the opportunity to be their champion, and to be on top, and to main event TakeOvers.”
“That was just a great experience and the brand itself has now grown even larger. So wherever the job takes me, I’m going to be there and I’m going to do everything I can to be a guy that the brand can lean on, and to be in the mix, and to take every opportunity that is given to me and make the best of it. So whether that’s on Raw, whether that’s on SmackDown, or whether that’s on NXT, I’m going to do everything I can to stand out and to work my way towards being a champion again.”
He returned to RAW and challenged Drew McIntyre for the WWE Championship. While he did not win, he was able to give a performance fans certainly appreciated.