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Former TNA star Bobby Roode unexpectedly made his WWE debut Saturday in the U.K.
Roode made a surprise appearance at Saturday’s NXT show at the Download Festival in Derby, U.K.
Roode wore his traditional Rick Rude/Ric Flair robe to the ring and carried himself like his TNA character.
Roode then defeated Angelo Dawkins in a singles match to officially kick off his WWE run.
At the “NXT Takeover: The End” special on Wednesday, Roode made his second non-wrestling appearance for WWE, this time appearing backstage in a bit with NXT GM William Regal.
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