TNA superstar Bobby Roode has been speaking about his career,his ambitions, TNA’s new additions and the company’s new direction. The longest reigning World Heavyweight Champion in TNA history of all time spoke of the difficult transitional period and says the company is moving in the right direction.
“There are a lot of changes going on right now. I believe these changes have been a good thing. Lockdown was a really solid pay-per-view event and TNA is moving in a positive direction.”
Throughout the course of the year, TNA’s future has been up in smoke following high profile exists such as Hulk Hogan, Sting and AJ Styles and poor attendance at events. TNA was also struggling financially but the company have reacted quickly to confront these issues. The induction of MVP, Sanada, The Wolves, former Ring Of Honor World Champions, Eddie Edwards and Davey Richards, Tigre Uno and the returning Bobby Lashley have added some much needed excitement and freshness.
“For me personally it’s extremely exciting,” Said Roode. “I’m a huge fan of Japanese wrestling, the culture, the wrestling fans, and the style of wrestling over there.“I had the opportunity to go over there and be a part of the first show that we did together a couple of weeks ago, in Tokyo. It was a lot of fun and I think it was great for both companies. I think moving forward it’s going to be a very positive thing.”
Roode also praised TNA and their new business partnership to showcase talent from other International wrestling promotions. The Canadian also hailed new addition Sanada, who defeated four time champion Austin Aries for the X-Division Championship earlier this month.
“Sanada, our current X Division Champion, is super talented and a guy that the North American wrestling fans, and the fans all over the world, including in the UK, are going to find very exciting and a guy they’re going to want to get behind and cheer for. He brings a different style, he’s very innovative, and I think he’s got a very big future here.”
Roode himself is a former World Heavyweight Champion and has won the TNA Tag Team Championship on seven occasions. Roode reviewed his top career moments and spoke of his long term plans in TNA Wrestling.
“Winning the World Heavyweight Championship is right up there, probably at the top of the list, and also being successful in tag team wrestling. My career isn’t even half over yet, I feel like I’ve got a lot of good years left so hopefully those highlights can still keep coming in. I want to become a World Champion again, and to prove why I was the greatest World Champion that this company has ever had. I want to continue to have great matches, to continue to entertain the fans. I want to help bring in new fans to this company and make the TNA brand grow to be bigger and better.”