Following in the footsteps of Shinsuke Nakamura, the glorious Bobby Roode dropped the NXT championship at NXT Takeover: Brooklyn III on Saturday night and then quickly reappeared on the main WWE roster by debuting on SmackDown Live on Tuesday night.
As expected, it was glorious.
Here’s the official Twitter video of entrance:
— WWE (@WWE) August 23, 2017
Roode interrupted Aiden English’s pre-match song and then proceeded to get the win by nailing English with the Glorious DDT. After the match, Roode got on the mic and thanked Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan for “breaking the bank” to sign the “hottest free agent” in the business.
Amazingly, Roode is now the fifth former NXT champion on the SmackDown Live roster, joining Nakamura, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, and Big E.