November 29, 2009
Robert Roode fan Q&A
By ANDY McNAMARA -- SLAM! Wrestling

Robert Roode. Photo courtesy TNA.

Recently, SLAM! Wrestling teamed with Viewers Choice Canada to offer our readers a chance to interview TNA superstar Robert Roode. Here is the result of that fan question and answer session.

1. Karen David -- Halifax, Nova Scotia:
"Who was your hero growing up?"

Roode: "I grew up watching Hogan and Savage as a kid. As I looked to get into the business I focused more on the likes of Curt Hennig, Rick Rude, and Ric Flair," he reminisced. "I liked especially how Mr. Perfect combined psychology, athleticism, and charisma. Thatís what I wanted to develop."

2. David Vigder -- Ottawa, Ontario:
"How do you stand having a steel chair hit over your head?"

Roode: "(Laughs) Well itís definitely not fun. You just try to avoid it and if it is coming then you brace yourself."

3. Jane Cierpicki -- Ottawa, Ontario:
"What is your favourite move?"


Roode: "My personal favourite is the Beer Money Suplex. As for all time favourite Iíd go with the Styles Clash and[Samoa] Joeís Muscle Buster ... Iíve taken that one enough."

4. Donald Phillips -- Toronto, Ontario:
"Does your mother approve of your chosen vocation?"

Roode: "My mom and family were always supportive. Itís tough for my mom to watch my matches though."

5. Grant Zwarych -- Peterborough, Ontario:
"Which independent wrestler should TNA sign that would succeed in the current TNA booking philosophy?"

Roode: "Iím not overly familiar with the indy scene right now since I donít wrestle on it. The TNA office has asked me in the past who I thought would be good for a tryout. Probably some Ring Of Honor guys."

RELATED LINKS

  • Robert Roode bio and story archive

    Andy McNamara has been a SLAM! Wrestling writer since 2005 and missed Mike Mastrandrea's photographic genius while attempting in vain to take quality photos of Robert Roode. Andy is a Play-by-Play broadcaster for baseball, hockey, basketball, football, and volleyball for Rogers TV, Durham College, and TV Cogeco.


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