Bobby Roode has not been seen on WWE television since the 1st of April 2022 edition of SmackDown, and it doesn’t look like a glorious comeback is on the cards any time soon.
Roode’s last televised match in the company came on the SmackDown before WrestleMania 38 where he was part of the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal that was won by Madcap Moss. His last bout came in June 2022 on a live event where he lost to Omos.
Roode underwent surgery to have his C5 and C6 vertebrae fused in the same year and it has caused him to be out of action ever since. A new report from Fightful Select has noted that Bobby Roode will remain out for “quite some time” and only received his fusion surgery later in the year.
During his time in WWE, Bobby Roode found success as NXT Champion before moving to the company’s main roster. The former TNA World Champion has captured the United States Championship as well as both the Raw and SmackDown Tag Team Championships, teaming at different times with Chad Gable and Dolph Ziggler.
Bobby Roode is not the only WWE star who has been out of action for some time due to injury. Former WWE Champion Big E recently gave an update on his condition after undergoing a one-year scan on his broken neck.