Robert Roode Reveals the Reason Why He Missed Seven Months of Action With WWE

Robert Roode was a surprise returnee on Monday Night Raw last week when he challenged Drew McIntyre for the WWE Championship in the show’s main event.

Roode continued to team with Dolph Ziggler this week when his team picked up the win over The Street Profits and Drew McIntyre in six-man tag team action.

Robert Roode was missing from WWE for seven months before he made his return last week, and was recently able to reveal the reason behind this in an interview with TV Insider.

“I had a lot of free time on my hands. The travel ban made it difficult for me to get to work every week, [so] I’ve been a fan. I’ve been sitting at home on my couch watching WWE Monday Night Raw, Friday Night SmackDown, and catching some NXT here and there. It was a long layoff, around seven months. [There was] a lot of downtime to heal up physically and mentally and [a lot of] just wanting to get back to work.”

“Thankfully, last week was my opportunity. In a way, it was enjoyable to not live out of a suitcase and get to spend time with family. [But] the circumstances [were] different this time with the pandemic and being forced to stay home. It wasn’t because of injury.”

Roode and Ziggler look to be The Street Profit’s next challengers for the Raw Tag Team Championships following Angel Garza’s recent injury.