Kurt Angle has made positive comparisons between Robert Roode and Triple H and says he believed Roode would be a “huge star” from the beginning.
Robert Roode made his name during his lengthy tenure in TNA – now IMPACT Wrestling – from 2004-2016. While there, he saw much success as in both the tag team division, where he became a multi-time TNA Tag Team Champion alongside his Beer Money teammate James Storm, and as a singles competitor, capturing the TNA World Heavyweight Championship twice.
Over the years, many people have likened Roode to Triple H, both physically and in how they work in the ring. During a recent episode of his podcast, ‘The Kurt Angle Show‘ (available early and ad-free at AdFreeShows.com) which focused on TNA Final Resolution 2007, the WWE Hall of Famer agreed wholeheartedly with these comparisons.
“They are identical in a lot of ways. They move the same way. You know, they are built almost the same way. I think they have a lot of things in common with each other. Without a doubt, you’re right.”
Asked if he thought Roode was someone who could carry a company someday, Angle didn’t hesitate to say that he did, having sen the potential in the star “from the beginning”.
“Yes, I did. I knew right away. He reminded me a lot of Arn Anderson. His mannerisms, the way he carried himself. I knew he was going to be a huge star from the beginning.”
Since joining WWE in 2016, Roode has continued his winning ways, defeating Shinsuke Nakamura to capture the NXT Championship which he held for 54 days. Since moving to the main roster in 2017, Roode has held the United States Championship and is a multi-time Tag Team Champion. He is currently regularly teaming with Dolph Ziggler as the ‘Dirty Dawgs’.
H/T to Sportskeeda Wrestling for the above transcription.