Bobby Roode was recently interviewed by For The Win and talked about leaving Impact, his current character, and learning from a legend. Here are the highlights:
The differences between the “It Factor” and “Glorious” characters:
“A lot of (the difference) is the presentation, but your performance has to match the presentation. The ‘It Factor’ was maybe not as flashy with the robes and the music, but I haven’t changed my thinking; I haven’t changed my psychology; I haven’t changed my wrestling in any aspect. … But as far as the ‘Glorious’ character, the song itself has helped evolve what I am in the ring.”
Learning from Shawn Michaels:
“In my mind, there is no better person to learn from than Shawn Michaels. One of the things I’ve never really learned a lot about was just the emotion of what you do with certain emotions at certain times, so we talk a lot about the character development stuff, how to carry yourself and honestly, just everything, really. Shawn is Shawn Michaels. Every time you can have him in your ear and sit down and hear what he has to say is beneficial.”
His passion for the business in TNA going away:
“I was in a bit of a rut. Coming here has changed all that …With the company I was with before, we weren’t on the road as much. It was basically a television brand. … I got into this business to perform and that’s the most fun part about this business – being on the road and being in different cities and getting a chance to travel the world and do what you love to do. I just wasn’t getting that anymore. …
For the full interview, check out For The Win.