69 Facts About Bobby Roode


Bobby Roode is currently inactive due to undergoing neck surgery.


Bobby Roode eventually became a two-time TNA World Heavyweight Champion, with his first reign being the second longest reign in the company's history at 256 days, only behind Josh Alexander's reign at 335 days.


Bobby Roode debuted on SmackDown in August 2017, winning the United States Championship in January 2018, his first championship on the main roster, and he won the Raw Tag Team Championship with partner Chad Gable that December.


Bobby Roode grew up around an athletic environment playing minor hockey in Peterborough and attended Kenner Collegiate Vocational Institution.


Bobby Roode was a stick boy for the OHL's Peterborough Petes and witnessed players such as future NHLers Mike Ricci, Tie Domi, and Chris Pronger train for the local major junior team.


Bobby Roode was trained in his hometown of Peterborough, Ontario by fellow Ontarians Shane Sewell and Sean Morley.


Bobby Roode completed his training after a year and wrestled his debut match in June 1998 as "Total" Lee Awesome against Pete Rock.


Bobby Roode then went on to work for various Canadian independent promotions, as well as making appearances for the Puerto Rican promotion, World Wrestling Council.


Bobby Roode began working for Real Action Wrestling in 2001, where he formed a villainous stable known as The Kardinal Sinners along with Kingman and Mike Hughes as well as part-time members Wildman Gary Williams and The Acadian Giant.


Bobby Roode later rejoined them as a part of their Wrestling Reality show to be aired on The Fight Network, but he was not seen on these episodes due to contractual obligations with TNA.


Eight days later on March 26, Bobby Roode won the vacant NWA Shockwave Heavyweight Championship at Disturbing the Peace 2006 in a four-way match.


In May 2004, Bobby Roode was brought into Total Nonstop Action Wrestling by Scott D'Amore, the owner of Border City Wrestling, a Canadian independent promotion for which Bobby Roode had worked on occasion.


Bobby Roode debuted in TNA as part of the Team Canada stable, and took part in the World X-Cup, which was won by Team USA.


Bobby Roode began a feud with Dustin Rhodes in early 2005, losing to him at April's Lockdown in a best of three falls steel cage match, with the third fall a blindfold match.


At Hard Justice, Bobby Roode competed in a Twenty-Man Gauntlet for the Gold which was won by Abyss.


At Final Resolution, Bobby Roode began a singles career, while still being linked to Team Canada, by defeating Ron Killings.


Vignettes began playing with various TNA managers such as Simon Diamond, Jim Mitchell, and Shane Douglas putting over the idea of Bobby Roode being an NWA World Heavyweight Championship contender and stating their interest in becoming his manager, but he eventually dismissed them.


At Lockdown, Bobby Roode faced Petey Williams, the man he believed to be Young's "friend", and won the match despite Young attempting to help Williams.


Bobby Roode went on to defeat Jarrett after hitting him with the Pay Off.


Bobby Roode scored the pinfall after hitting Young with a steel chair, but, just as he was about to fire Young, Jim Cornette came out and ordered the match to be restarted.


Brooks ended up tarred and feathered while Bobby Roode just watched from the stage and afterwards, as she questioned his loyalty, his apparent bullying of her became a key storyline and side angle.


Bobby Roode then entered a mini-feud with Kaz, who confronted Bobby Roode when he mistreated Ms.


Bobby Roode formed a partnership with Christian Cage against TNA newcomer Booker T, claiming that "has beens" like Booker T show up and gain main event status at the expense of long time Talent like himself.


Cage and Bobby Roode then had a face to face altercation in the ring which lead to Angle and Bobby Roode attacking Cage, thus kicking Cage out of the Angle Alliance and turning the Angle-Cage tension into a full-blown feud.


Bobby Roode ran from the ring and escaped the arena in a car, only to further infuriate Booker.


Booker and Bobby Roode faced off again at Destination X in a Stand By Your Man Strap Match, with the loser's manager to receive ten leather lashes from the winner's manager.


Bobby Roode won after using a handcuff-armed fist, but Sharmell returned and whipped everyone with a leather belt, including Jim Cornette.


At Slammiversary, Bobby Roode competed in the King of the Mountain match for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship in a losing effort.


Storm and Bobby Roode won, after Storm performed a Last Call on Hernandez, with a belt wrapped around his boot.


At Bound for Glory IV, Beer Money successfully defended their titles in a four-team Monster's Ball match, after Bobby Roode pinned Hernandez of LAX.


Styles, defeated Immortal representatives Ric Flair, Abyss, Bully Ray and Matt Hardy in a Lethal Lockdown match, when Bobby Roode forced Flair to submit with a Fujiwara armbar.


On January 8,2012, at Genesis, Bobby Roode again retained the TNA World Heavyweight Championship after getting himself disqualified in his title match against Jeff Hardy.


Styles; however, Bobby Roode was not pinned; had he been, he would not get another title opportunity until Bound for Glory 2013.


However, on the following episode of Impact Wrestling, Bobby Roode defeated Storm in a rematch for the number one contendership for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship.


The rivalry culminated in a three-way elimination match on January 13,2013, at Genesis, where Bobby Roode failed again to capture the TNA World Heavyweight Championship from Hardy.


Bobby Roode began the BFG series with a string of losses against Jeff Hardy, Magnus, and his former tag team partner Austin Aries.


Bobby Roode then defeated Hernandez via pinfall, after hitting him in the head with a beer bottle, to earn seven points in the tournament.


Simultaneously, Bobby Roode entered a tournament for the vacant World Heavyweight Championship and defeated James Storm in a Florida Death Match in the first round to advance.


Two weeks later, after losing in the semi-finals to Jeff Hardy in a Tables match, Bobby Roode attacked Angle during his match with Magnus, costing him and eliminating him from the tournament.


At Sacrifice, Bobby Roode defeated Bully Ray in a Tables match, thanks to an intervention of Dixie Carter.


On September 18,2014, in the main event of the Impact Wrestling episode taped to air on October 28, Bobby Roode defeated Lashley to win the TNA World Heavyweight Championship for the second time.


On November 15,2014, Bobby Roode successfully defended the TNA World Heavyweight Championship against Tommy Dreamer at House of Hardcore VII.


On January 7,2015 on Impact Wrestling Bobby Roode lost the TNA World Heavyweight Championship to Lashley, after interference from MVP, Kenny King, and two masked men who seconds later revealed themselves as Samoa Joe and Low Ki.


At Slammiversary, Bobby Roode helped Aries to beat Davey Richards for pick the stipulation for the fifth match of the best of five series.


Bobby Roode ended first of his block, tied with Eric Young, advancing to the finals where he was defeated in the round of 16 by Matt Hardy.


On January 5,2016 on TNA's debut on Pop, James Storm returned to TNA to help Bobby Roode fight off Eric Young and Bram.


Storm and Bobby Roode made their debuts in the Tokyo Dome on January 4,2011, at Wrestle Kingdom V, taking part in a three-way tag team match for the IWGP Tag Team Championship, won by Bad Intentions.


Bobby Roode made his debut for House of Hardcore on November 15,2014 as a surprise opponent for Tommy Dreamer in a successful defense of the TNA World Heavyweight Championship.


On July 1,2015, Bobby Roode competed in Global Force Wrestling's Global Championship tournament.


On July 18,2015 at House of Hardcore IX, Bobby Roode defeated Pepper Parks.


On November 13,2015 at House of Hardcore 11, Bobby Roode faced Austin Aries in a losing effort.


At House of Hardcore 14, Bobby Roode defeated Eric Young In the main event with Jimmy Korderas as the special guest referee.


On January 28,2017 at NXT TakeOver: San Antonio, Bobby Roode defeated Nakamura to win the title, becoming the oldest NXT champion in WWE history in the process.


Bobby Roode then defeated Ziggler two falls to one, ending their feud and earning a spot on Team SmackDown at Survivor Series.


On January 3,2018, Bobby Roode was announced to team with SmackDown Women's Champion Charlotte Flair in the Mixed Match Challenge tournament.


Bobby Roode defeated Baron Corbin in the first round and Mojo Rawley in the semi-finals.


Bobby Roode tried to regain the title at WrestleMania 34 in a fatal 4-way match against Orton, Mahal and Rusev, which was won by Mahal.


At the Greatest Royal Rumble event, Bobby Roode performed in his first ever Royal Rumble match, lasting just under eighteen minutes before being eliminated by Baron Corbin.


At the Royal Rumble kick-off show, Gable and Bobby Roode defeated Rezar and Scott Dawson in a non-title match.


At WrestleMania 35, Bobby Roode competed in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, but was unsuccessful.


Bobby Roode's reign ended in the same night when R-Truth defeated him in the parking lot.


At Super ShowDown, Bobby Roode competed in the 50-Man Battle Royal where he was unsuccessful.


Bobby Roode returned on the January 10,2020 episode of SmackDown, where he helped Ziggler and Corbin beat down Reigns and The Usos.


Bobby Roode entered the Royal Rumble match at the namesake pay-per-view at number 4, but was eliminated by Brock Lesnar.


At Survivor Series, Bobby Roode competed in an 18-man Dual Brand Battle Royal, which was won by The Miz.


At Royal Rumble, Bobby Roode competed in the Royal Rumble match where he was eliminated by AJ Styles.


The night before WrestleMania 38 during the "WrestleMania Edition" of SmackDown, Bobby Roode competed in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal which was won by Madcap Moss.


Bobby Roode made his WWE video game debut in WWE 2K18, later appearing in WWE 2K19, WWE 2K20, WWE 2K Battlegrounds, WWE 2K22, and most recently WWE 2K23.


Bobby Roode is a childhood friend of professional lacrosse player Tracey Kelusky.