In the time since Bobby Roode last wrestled for WWE, Vince McMahon has retired, and come back, and the company has agreed a merger with UFC.
However, it appears that fans shouldn’t expect to see Roode back inside the squared circle for a number of months. The star underwent surgery to have his C5 and C6 vertebrae fused in late 2022 and is now recovering.
A new report from Fightful Select noted that he is expected to remain out for “quite some time.”
Bobby Roode hasn’t wrestled since appearing at a live event in Amarillo, Texas back on June 25th. On that occasion, he lost to Omos. Roode only appeared in 12 televised matches in 2022 as his long-time partnership with Dolph Ziggler appeared to fizzle out.
The former TNA World Heavyweight Champion signed with WWE in 2016 and immediately joined NXT. Over the next six years, across his time in the Black and Gold brand and the main roster, Roode has become a three-time Tag Team Champion, 24/7 Champion, United States Champion, and NXT Champion.
Big E To Meet With Doctors As WWE Absence Continues
Another long-term WWE absentee is former World Champion Big E. The star hasn’t wrestled since breaking his neck back in March 2022.
Speaking in a recent interview the New Day star revealed that he has undergone scans that will likely determine whether he can ever wrestle again. Although the outcome of these scans is unclear, Big E explained that he will be meeting with doctors soon to discuss his next steps.