Former NXT Champion Bobby Roode makes main roster debut on SmackDown Live

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After dropping the NXT Championship at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III on Saturday night, former NXT Champion Bobby Roode made his main roster debut on SmackDown Live.

Thanks to the arrival of Bobby Roode during the post-SummerSlam edition of SmackDown Live on Tuesday night, Tuesdays are about to become much more … GLORIOUS.

Roode, the former TNA Heavyweight and NXT Champion, made his main roster debut three nights after dropping the NXT Championship on Saturday night to Drew McIntyre in the main event of NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III.

Before losing the title to McIntyre, Roode held the NXT Championship for 203 days, the fourth-longest reign in NXT history.

As Aiden English looked to serenade the Brooklyn crowd as only he could, the lights went out and the famous tune of Roode’s hit the Barclays Center speakers. Roode arrived in his magnificent robe to a huge ovation from the fans and made quick work of English in singles action during his main roster debut.

It didn’t take long for him to get over with the main roster fans, who sang along to Roode’s tune like it was a NXT show.

With Roode in the fold, it gives the blue brand a legitimate star to use in the upper mid-card/main event pictures.

This year’s Money in the Bank winner, Baron Corbin, has seen his stock plummet on television in recent weeks due to a number of matters outside of the squared circle.

Roode can fit right in on Tuesdays in that bigger picture with Corbin in the doghouse and John Cena departing for RAW on Monday night.

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After three years from 2001-04 as a lower-level talent in WWE, 12 long and successful years with Total Nonstop Action and virtually a year as one of NXT’s big players, Bobby Roode is officially on the main roster in WWE as a star and it’s GLORIOUS.