Last night in New York, Madison Square Garden hosted a huge WWE live event that saw the return of The Undertaker, Ronda Rousey defeated Nia Jax, and a lot more. However, one of the biggest stories to come out of the evening is Bobby Roode may have suffered a major injury during his match against Mojo Rawley, according to WrestlingNews.co.
After losing to Rawley, Roode grabbed his knee and was immediately helped to the back by referees. By all appearances, it seems the ending of the match was called due to some kind of an issue with Roode’s knee. Information is scarce about the injury, so it seems it won’t take long to get the latest update regarding “The Glorious One’s” bizarre injury.
Since the WWE Universe can only speculate about an injury before WWE doctors give a real update, there’s something much more interesting to note about Roode’s first match inside Madison Square Garden. A lot of people are wondering if him putting over Mojo Rawley was due to the injury because it doesn’t make sense to most fans why he’d lose.
WWE officials have been pushing Rawley as a heel for some time now, but getting the win over Bobby Roode inside Madison Square Garden is a big deal. Sure, live events do not immediately impact booking or momentum on WWE television. However, the fans do pay attention to wins and losses at big events like this and last night’s loss says a lot.
Roode’s booking has been lackluster, as we reported. He’s been on and off Raw for the past few weeks, but having him put over guys like Mojo Rawley inside the world’s most famous arena is not a good sign for things to come. On paper, a loss like that tells WWE fans that Vince McMahon and WWE officials may have given up on Bobby Roode’s run.
How do you feel about Bobby Roode’s booking over the past few months?