Bobby Roode makes WWE debut at NXT U.K. show


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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.

.@REALBobbyRoode has shown up unexpectedly at #NXTDownload!!! What does he have up his sleeve?

— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) June 11, 2016

@MFSteveHere Bobby Roode debuted at #NXTDownload festival

— Logan Cone (@LoganCone) June 11, 2016

Bobby Roode at #NXTDownload.

— ProWrestlingCorner (@ThePWCorner_) June 11, 2016