Angle on Roode â€œBobby Roode is one of the most talented wrestlers Iâ€™ve seen in years. Usually Iâ€™m supposed to trash-talk him, but itâ€™s kinda hard to trash-talk Bobby Roode. Heâ€™s that good.
You know what? I have had 5 star matches my whole career and what I see in Bobby Roode is a talent that can go as far as he wants to go. Iâ€™m talking about Shawn Michaels. Iâ€™m talking about Chris Benoit, Eddie Guerrero, Triple H. Bobby has something about him that could make him a huge superstar. Now, at Bound For Glory, that doesnâ€™t mean heâ€™s going to win. I can guarantee the match wonâ€™t be short. And I can guarantee that it will be very competitive.â€
On young talent in TNA: â€œThe best development is that weâ€™ve got a lot of our own homegrown talent. The worst is that weâ€™re not growing them fast enough, or pushing them hard enough,â€ he states. â€œYouâ€™ve got Samoa Joe. He had been undefeated. I walked in and beat him on my first match. I didnâ€™t like that. Then I had AJ Styles, and he went to main event status. Then they backed off from him. Then weâ€™ve got Beer Money â€“ James Storm and Robert Roode deserve to be main event status. We have Crimson and Amazing Red â€“ we have all this talent, thatâ€™s never been touched. We need to elevate that talent. And you know who can do it? Me. And the other older talent. Iâ€™m not going to lie to you â€“ Iâ€™m only going to be wrestling for 3 more years. Then Iâ€™m retiring. My job is to get this young talent to replace Kurt Angle.â€
Tags: bound for glory, Kurt Angle, Robert Roode, TNA