Bobby Roode lost his NXT Championship to Drew McIntyre at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III on Saturday, August 19. Many fans speculate that Roode is going to be promoted to the main roster after a very successful run in NXT. The latest rumors suggest that Roode is going to replace Baron Corbin in the main event scene on SmackDown Live.
As recapped by WWE.com, Bobby Roode unsuccessfully defended his NXT Championship against Drew McIntyre in Brooklyn. McIntyre hit Roode with the Claymore to give “Glorious” his first pinfall loss ever since making his NXT debut last year.
After the match, Adam Cole made his debut and attacked McIntyre to create a very intriguing story involving the NXT championship. All signs point to a McIntyre-Cole feud for the title with Roode re-igniting his rivalry with Roderick Strong. Roode was confronted by Strong backstage after his loss at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III.
The future of Bobby Roode will get clearer in the upcoming NXT tapings and on Tuesday when he potentially makes his main roster debut on SmackDown Live. According to Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter (h/t Wrestle Zone), Roode is expected to join the blue brand in the upcoming Superstar Shake-Up to add depth to the heels side of things.