With Samoa Joe, Austin Aries and AJ Styles all having made the switch from TNA to WWE, that leaves one final home-grown consistent and legit TNA main eventer to make the jump.
No not Christopher Daniels or Eric Young, but Bobby Roode.
Bobby Roode has been the subject of many WWE rumors over the years. His contract with TNA expires in March 2016 based on last year’s one-year contract announcement by TNA official John Gaburick.
WWE’s Wrestlemania 32 is being held on April 3, 2016 in Arlington, Texas.
WWE is hurting for main event caliber talent and Bobby Roode may actually be more of the total package than AJ Styles is in terms of charisma (“entertainment”) and in-ring athleticism (“wrestling”); Roode is more of an entertainer for sure with AJ having the edge as a wrestler.
Will Bobby Roode make the jump to WWE in 2016? Before or after Wrestlemania 32? Samoa Joe is rumored to be called up from NXT after ‘Mania, AJ Styles will get his Wrestlemania match (why pay him as a main eventer and not give him a spot on WWE’s biggest PPV?) and Austin Aries debuts officially on NXT on March 30th (its already been taped).
Will WWE invest in another aging TNA talent? Samoe Joe is 36, Austin Aries is 37, AJ Styles and Bobby Roode are both 38. And, for those wondering why he’s out of the WWE sweepstakes, Christopher Daniels is 45. Some of you may also wonder why I didn’t include Eric Young as a possible jumper to WWE. He’s also in the aged 36 club, but I just don’t see him as a fit for the ‘E. Plus, there are a fair number of WWE talent in their mid 30’s or older; hence the urgency of creating new, younger stars and the importance of the NXT brand.
Bobby Roode is probably the most WWE-type guy in TNA in terms of their home-grown talent right now.
Here’s hoping Bobby Roode can end his career with WWE; however, the time is now as time is not on his side.
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