RAW Tag Team Champion Bobby Roode was recently interviewed by The Mirror, where he gave an insight into the difficulties many WWE Superstars face and why he continues to fight for his spot on the card.
The WWE roster is full of immensely talented individuals who all compete for a select amount of Championships. As Roode explains, he has been lucky to be involved in storylines and capture Championships on both RAW and SmackDown since he arrived on the WWE main roster.
“It’s one of those things, everyone wants that opportunity to show what they can do.
“But there are so many hours of television… I have been very fortunate to be at the forefront of that and be in storylines on Raw and Smackdown now.
“So it is competitive, but I think everybody has an understanding of how it works and how things are going – you have to be patient and stay positive.
“If you aren’t on TV one week, hopefully the next week you’ll have that opportunity to go out there, whether it be a five minute match or a backstage promo.
“You just have to make the best of every opportunity you get and hope something sticks.”
The former NXT Champion also addressed the fact that WWE Superstars do much more than simply compete for the fans on live television. They also travel from location to location to compete for fans at live events.
“It’s a grind. At the weekend alone, we travelled from Tallahassee, Florida to Fort Myers – that’s over six and a half hours and 500 miles.
“So not only are we beating ourselves up in the ring, but we’re in our cars driving 400 miles a night to get to the towns.
“It’s a grind, but at least I get to do what I love to do. That’s all part and parcel of the game.
“You get to travel around the world and enjoy new experiences… I’ve always said, your worst day in sports entertainment is still better than your best day digging ditches.”
Roode is one-half of the current RAW Tag Team Champions alongside Chad Gable. The two recently defeated AOP with Drake Maverick to capture the gold. It seems that Roode, at least for now, is an integral part of RAW each week.
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