Posted by TNA Wrestling News Staff on Mar 13, 2013
Major Backstage Update – Bobby Roode’s TNA Contract

Major Backstage Update – Bobby Roode’s TNA Contract

As reported on over the weekend, TNA ran into a serious contract issue with current TNA Tag Team Champion Bobby Roode leading into the Lockdown PPV. Roode didn’t appear on television for two weeks and it was feared he would miss the Lockdown PPV this past Sunday in San Antonio. TNA officials were able to sign him to a new deal just in time.

According to sources, TNA had the option of renewing the final year of Roode’s contract before it expired. By failing to do this, Roode became a free agent and it then created an issue with his work visa. Roode actually had to inform the TNA office himself about the contract issue in what was described as TNA’s talent relations department (headed up by Bruce Prichard) “dropping the ball and costing the company a big chunk of of money.” Roode reportedly was able to work out a “significant pay raise” as a result of the oversight by TNA. While this has happened in the past within TNA, Roode was described as one of the more high profile talent whose deal was allowed to expire by mistake.

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12 Responses to “Major Backstage Update – Bobby Roode’s TNA Contract”


    Good on him, worth every penny!

  2. ViceyThaShizzle says:

    Somehow I couldn't see him turning up on WWE television and dumping his TNA tag title in a bin. He's pretty loyal I think and obviously it worked out in his favour with more money.

    • rawuncutnxrated says:

      He couldn't anyway. TNA talent is not allowed to carry the belts. They have to leave them as a prop in the truck.

  3. powerbomb says:

    Bruce Prick-retard

  4. purpleurkel says:

    fire Bruce

  5. KGill28 says:

    I hope they signed him to a long term deal.

  6. Philly_Cheese says:

    Bruce obviously messed up here… Probably prime example why WWE fired him the way they did. Good for Roode to actually use the situation to get more money out of his contract.

  7. Treck says:

    I have so much respect for Roode. He could of screwed TNA. Sure hope Brother Love learns from this. Almost screwed up

  8. lethalgunstyles says:

    haha good for him suits his character too

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