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What the fuck happened? by El Santo - Thu, 17 May 2018 09:14:06 EST ID:gJOPxW8a No.6057910 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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The People - Thu, 17 May 2018 09:16:36 EST ID:T3pNx6NP No.6057913 Ignore Report Quick Reply
He showed up on the main roster as a face. That's it.
Rocco Rock - Thu, 17 May 2018 09:18:11 EST ID:0V/yhfUT No.6057914 Ignore Report Quick Reply
They kept him face and put him on RAW.
By this point Bobby's the definitive main event heel. It's a role on a card & he's perfected it. You put him up there & let him excel or you put him anywhere else and watch him flounder.
Truth Martini - Thu, 17 May 2018 09:20:35 EST ID:AumAAP4c No.6057918 Ignore Report Quick Reply
he's making a lot of money, he's over as fuck, and he will be main event when his turn comes. Quit making these threads.
Azreal - Thu, 17 May 2018 09:23:18 EST ID:IKG2pNf/ No.6057921 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>this guy

Rocco Rock - Thu, 17 May 2018 09:25:27 EST ID:0V/yhfUT No.6057923 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>he will be main event when his turn comes
Usually I defend this logic but he's already 40. You squeeze what you can out of him ASAP or you don't bother. After a year or two of midcarding & smiling he's gonna be unnecessarily harder to take seriously as a headlining villain.
Sugar Sato - Thu, 17 May 2018 09:40:30 EST ID:tsG0TLgI No.6057929 Ignore Report Quick Reply
He's a babyface with no character instead of the classic cocky/rich heel he was in NXT.
Sandman - Thu, 17 May 2018 09:42:52 EST ID:N5OJXAeK No.6057932 Ignore Report Quick Reply
His entrance got over and WWE thought that's all they needed for him from that point on.
They did the typical thing where they saw that he was over and brought him up prematurely with no initial plan for him and no real idea what to do with him.
They did the typical thing where they assumed everyone would just know who he is and sure, its Bobby Roode so more people would know him than your typical NXT call up but you can't just call someone up and not really introduce them and go "Hey its Bobby Roode!" and expect the audience to suddenly care because you assume they watch NXT.
Cliff Compton - Thu, 17 May 2018 09:49:50 EST ID:9cF/caVr No.6057936 Ignore Report Quick Reply
It can be hard to determine where the fault lies when someone isn't getting over - sometimes it's the wrestler themselves, sometimes it's creative giving them dogshit (or nothing at all). I wouldn't call Roode a bad wrestler per se, since he's shown plenty of skill and charisma during his time in TNA, but his runs in NXT and WWE until now haven't been very spectacular. He hasn't really done anything memorable since his main roster debut, but I'd mostly chalk that one up to creative dropping the ball and not giving him anything in regard to promos or opportunities to develop his character beyond 'cool entrance'.
Christian - Thu, 17 May 2018 10:12:22 EST ID:EeW6Eoh9 No.6057953 Ignore Report Quick Reply
the easy to please nxt fans in the IWC memed his song to the point where WWE felt they didn't have to do anything else to get him over.
Nick Jackson - Thu, 17 May 2018 10:16:36 EST ID:fXXRsww6 No.6057958 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Pretty much this.
Prince - Thu, 17 May 2018 10:57:51 EST ID:O9DqxmWz No.6057983 Ignore Report Quick Reply
He just says GLORIOUS all the fucking time
Ken Shamrock - Thu, 17 May 2018 11:31:51 EST ID:n99WA2E0 No.6058018 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Bob Backlund - Thu, 17 May 2018 11:33:51 EST ID:070e1EXS No.6058023 Ignore Report Quick Reply
He's boring as fuck. His face is boring, his entrance is boring and even watching him is boring. I don't know what Roode has on him, but he oozes boredom.
Ravashing Rick Rude - Thu, 17 May 2018 12:13:55 EST ID:Ba94OCPz No.6058072 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Ryder plz
Ravashing Rick Rude - Thu, 17 May 2018 12:15:43 EST ID:Ba94OCPz No.6058076 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Nathan Jones - Thu, 17 May 2018 12:41:13 EST ID:e/otn41l No.6058104 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Does WWE make talent put a fucking logo towel on their headrest?
Lacey - Thu, 17 May 2018 13:14:57 EST ID:GmBvtF6N No.6058131 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Roode was so much better in Impact
Minori Makiba - Thu, 17 May 2018 13:18:05 EST ID:4fbjhvX1 No.6058133 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Stan Lane - Thu, 17 May 2018 13:39:57 EST ID:buBp0EPM No.6058149 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Contrarian nonsense. What has Bobby done on the main roster that was going to get him over? I don't know why you people are so thick.

He's been given fuck-all to work with, and as is typical of battered housewife WWE fans, you blame everyone and yourself rather than acknowledge that the product is shite no matter who is on it.
Nick Jackson - Thu, 17 May 2018 13:42:49 EST ID:fXXRsww6 No.6058156 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>He's been given fuck-all to work with

Mostly because WWE thought he would get over on the theme alone. Vince likely saw how the crowd sang along with Roode's entrance theme and thought that was the only thing that got him over with NXT audiences. Tangible detail shit like that is why he doesn't have a character right now - why bother putting in that kind of work when you can ride a meme into the ground?
Bad News Brown - Thu, 17 May 2018 13:46:59 EST ID:M1ahJWky No.6058160 Ignore Report Quick Reply
but that's the point we're making, WWE haven't done anything to get himself over because the theme music was latched onto as a "thing"
David Hart Smith - Thu, 17 May 2018 14:41:01 EST ID:ISVkPzm7 No.6058207 Ignore Report Quick Reply
three words, dubya dubya eee
Sandman - Thu, 17 May 2018 14:54:44 EST ID:WilGvh4D No.6058212 Ignore Report Quick Reply

honestly though to me Bobby Roode was usually a better sidekick than a lead, like who the fuck really cared about the Money part of Beer Money. It was James Storm and His Pal.
Vincent J. McMahon - Thu, 17 May 2018 14:55:25 EST ID:0g8+IxW/ No.6058213 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Same thing they do to pretty much every NXT call-up. They reduce them to a single thing and make it stupid. Remember when people actually gave a fuck about Tyler Breeze? Or Bayley? Or whoever the fuck. Vince loves to take a guy who got over, say "Hey, you like Thing! Let's make you all about Thing and only Thing!" It's basically how we got New Generation.
Babe the Farmer's Daughter - Thu, 17 May 2018 15:05:02 EST ID:8VFLAWEv No.6058216 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Guy who wrestles like 2004 Triple H is in 2018.
Lacey - Thu, 17 May 2018 16:33:07 EST ID:GmBvtF6N No.6058304 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Bob Backlund - Thu, 17 May 2018 16:48:02 EST ID:070e1EXS No.6058321 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I think Owens is the only one who actually got out of NXT into a hot program. Even if his booking later on was shit, his booking was still really consistent.

Also Elias but there is no way you can fail a simple heel midcard gimmick where you instantly get cheap heat by saying local sports team sucks.
Cliff Compton - Thu, 17 May 2018 17:04:47 EST ID:9cF/caVr No.6058349 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Balor would've been the top guy after getting called up if he hadn't gotten injured.
Smash - Thu, 17 May 2018 17:06:08 EST ID:U+A/TOl1 No.6058351 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Roode has been shit since joining WWE. He only got over because his entrance became a meme. He was supposed to be a heel too so he didn't even do that right.
Zardoz - Thu, 17 May 2018 17:27:32 EST ID:Qf3LBp6K No.6058363 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Probably Joe too.
Shaggy 2 Dope - Fri, 18 May 2018 11:14:05 EST ID:BjNEg0zG No.6059115 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Roode was shit-eating heel in NXT before his debut promo had even concluded. His entire schtick was being the dickhead who cheaply got one-up against crowd faves.

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