NXT Star Drops Heel Gimmick, Bobby Roode Talks Being a Main-Event Player and TNA Moving To Wednesdays

Josh Isenberg

NXT Gimmick Dropped

nxtNXT superstar Tye Dillinger looks to be dropping his heel gimmick that be debuted about a month ago. He would taunt his opponents with playing cards.

He lost to Hideo Itami last night and did not have the cards and was sporting new ring gear. It looks like that the gimmick is already going to be dropped.

Bobby Roode on TNA Future 

Bobby Roode was a guest on Ring Rust Radio with Donald Wood. Below are some highlights of the interview.

The full interview can be heard here.

On TNA moving to Wednesdays:

“I think the Wednesday night move is a great idea especially this time of year trying to compete with NFL football games on Thursday nights now.  Without going to a different network, I think going to Wednesday nights now there isn’t any real serious competition on those nights.  I think the adjustment has gone quite well.  We didn’t expect the ratings to be as good so fast.  I think overall it was a great move and I hope in the future we will continue to go Wednesday nights.”

On Lashley’s title reign:

“I’ve only held the World Heavyweight Championship once but I held it for a very long time. I’ve held the Championship longer than anyone else in the history of our company.  Lashley is the most dominant Champion our company has ever had.  Sitting back and watching the matches he has had with our top stars like Austin Aries, Eric Young, Samoa Joe, Jeff Hardy, he dominated those guys.  Those guys are no slouches either, they are the top guys in our company and some of the best wrestlers in the world right now.  Lashley is definitely the most dominant Champion that our company has ever seen no doubt about it.”

Best skill as a professional wrestler:

“I’d like to say my passion and my love for the sport.  Over time the business itself has evolved and changed almost seemingly every year.  I’ve been able to adjust and change my style and adapt to whoever I’m in the ring with. Whether it’s a smaller, faster guy like an Austin Aries or a bigger guy like Lashley.  I’m able to adjust my style and change with the times so to speak.  I study a lot of tapes, I have a passion for the business, and I’ve always wanted to be the best ever since I got in the business.  I have a love for this sport and just want to be the best in it.  At the end of the day when I hang up my boots for the last time, I hope I have the respect from the other wrestlers and fans alike who enjoyed my matches and thought that I was one of the best.”

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