Robert Roode’s WWE Absence Explained

Robert Roode

A new update seems to shed some light as to why Robert Roode hasn’t been seen on WWE television since April.

Although the plethora of talent on the WWE roster has meant that there hasn’t been a massive gap left by his disappearance, the fact that there has been no explanation given as to why Robert Roode has been away from programming for half a year has raised some eyebrows.

In a new post on Instagram, ‘The Glorious One’ has now given a reason for at least some of that time, having confirmed that he has recently undergone surgery in Birmingham, Alabama.

Heading home after what is hoped to be a successful trip to Birmingham AL . Big thank you to @southlakeortho and @andrews_sports_medicine for taking great care of me this week

Especially to the first class medical staff of Dr Micheal Ellerbusch , Dr Andrew Cordover and Dr Charles Carnel.

Although his last televised match was back in April, Robert Roode had reverted back to his iconic NXT entrance music and character the following month. His most recent match took place in June on the untelevised Saturday Night’s Main Event, where he was on the losing side of a match against Omos.

Robert Roode earned his notoriety in IMPACT Wrestling, where he held the World Championship. Having originally appeared on NXT after signing with WWE, Roode made a return to the brand alongside Dolph Ziggler as The Dirty Dawgs, when ‘The Showoff’ won the NXT Championship, defeating Bron Breakker for the title at New Year’s Evil 2022 before eventually losing it back to the same man on Monday Night Raw in April.