Bobby Roode has finally arrived on the main roster (©Twitter @itwasthree).

Watch: Bobby Roode debuts on Smackdown Live

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The moment that so many fans have been waiting for finally unfolded on Smackdown Live on Tuesday night as former NXT Champion Bobby Roode made his main roster debut.

Roode was involved in the main event at NXT Takeover Brooklyn III on Saturday night and has wasted little time in moving to the main roster.

Constant rumours

It has been fairly well known for a while that Roode was due a call up to the main roster and his title loss to Drew McIntyre on Saturday all but confirmed that it was coming.


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Following the event at the Barclays Center on Saturday night, most of the NXT roster made their way back down to Orlando - Roode however stayed in Brooklyn.

This led to serious rumours about an immediate main roster debut especially since he was then backstage at Monday's episode of RAW and pictured entering the arena ahead of Tuesday's episode of Smackdown.

Fans were confident that they would see him debut on Tuesday and the show teased the fans early when United States Champion AJ Styles proposed a US Open Challenge to start the episode.

That wasn't the moment for Roode though, he would instead pick a different time to appear.

Electing to interrupt the Drama King Aiden English, Roode made his debut in not quite the spectacular way some fans would have wanted to see.

With a possible US Open Challenge or the chance of a mystery special guest referee position later in the show, a simple entrance was an interesting choice for the Glorious One.

His timing wasn't the only interesting thing about Roode's appearance on Smackdown though.

A possible change?

Roode was one of the top heel superstars on NXT so for him to make his entrance by interrupting a fellow heel superstar in English was a very interesting choice.

Roode would conduct a post match interview after defeating English and he would congratulate Smackdown Commissioner Shane McMahon and General Manager Daniel Bryan on breaking the bank to land the hottest free agent on the market.

The Glorious One would then give a cheap pop to the New York crowd before claiming that Smackdown has become Glorious.

Could Roode be switching to a face superstar on the main roster after delivering a fairly fan pleasing promo on his debut?

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