Absent WWE Star Undergoes Additional Surgery

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The grind of being a pro wrestler oftentimes leads to injuries and multiple surgeries, which is what happened to a veteran WWE star this week.

Wrestling fans know Robert Roode (or Bobby Roode) for being an excellent overall performer that has excelled both as a singles and tag team wrestler in two major promotions.

That’s because, for the last 20 years, Robert Rooode has consistently been on television from when he started in TNA Wrestling in 2004 as part of a group called Team Canada.

In Roode’s TNA career, which lasted over a decade, he won nearly everything you could win in that company including two reigns as the TNA World Heavyweight Champion and memorable rivalries with TNA’s best like AJ Styles, Sting, Kurt Angle, Jeff Jarrett, James Storm and many more.

In 2016, Roode debuted in WWE on the NXT brand and had a glorious run there with a memorable entrance song. He also had a memorable reign as the NXT Champion as well.

Since joining the WWE main roster in August 2017, Roode accomplished a lot including a run as the United States Champion and three Tag Team Championship reigns including two runs with Dolph Ziggler on Raw & Smackdown. Together, Roode & Ziggler formed a heel team known as the Dirty Dawgs.

The last time Roode wrestled on WWE TV was on Smackdown before WrestleMania 38 when he was part of the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal that was won by Madcap Moss. The last math he had was in June 2022 on a live event where he lost to Omos.

Robert Roode turned 46 years old yesterday on May 11th. While many people want a happy birthday, Roode had his second major neck fusion surgery as he detailed on Instagram. He posted some photos along with the message.

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! 💪

While no specific timeline has been given for Robert Roode return to WWE TV, it’s expected that he’ll be out of action for the remainder of 2023.

Everybody at TJRWrestling wishes Robert Roode all the best in his recovery from this neck fusion surgery.