WWE Star Undergoes Second Major Neck Surgery

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Robert Roode hasn’t wrestled since appearing at a WWE live event in Amarillo, Texas back on June 25th, and it seems that he won’t be back any time soon.

In November it was revealed that the star had undergone spinal fusion surgery on his C5-C6 vertebrae and the man himself has now confirmed that he underwent a second surgery on May 11th. Writing on Instagram, Roode wrote that he had undergone C4-C5 fusion.

“Another trip around the sun and another trip to Birmingham Alabama.

Quite a way to celebrate my birthday lol. Had a C4/5 cervical fusion to go along with the C5/6 fusion back in November.

Most importantly it was a success thanks to the man himself Dr Andy Cordover and the first class staff here at @andrews_sports_medicine

Big thank you @deneane__17 for being my rock throughout this entire process. It’s been a challenging year to say the least

Road to recovery part 2! –“

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.

Robert Roode Not Expected Back In WWE For “Quite Some Time”

The update from the former TNA star comes just weeks after it was reported that he wouldn’t be back in the ring any time soon. Roode only appeared in 12 televised matches in 2022 as his long-time partnership with Dolph Ziggler appeared to fizzle out.