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WWE SummerSlam: Here’s WHY a former NXT Champion is BACKSTAGE for the show

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In a surprising turn of events, former NXT Champion Robert Roode was spotted backstage at the WWE SummerSlam event in Detroit, Michigan.

Roode, a seasoned wrestler, has been absent from the ring since June 2022, following two neck fusion surgeries.

His unexpected presence at one of the biggest wrestling events of the year has sparked curiosity and excitement among fans and fellow wrestlers alike.

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The Reason Behind Roode’s Return at WWE SummerSlam

While fans might have been hoping for a dramatic in-ring return, the reason for Roode’s presence at SummerSlam is quite different.

According to a report from PWInsider, Roode was at the event in a new capacity – as a producer. This role marks a significant shift for the former NXT Champion, who has been a prominent figure in the wrestling world for many years.

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Roode’s New Role in WWE

Roode’s transition to a producer role is a testament to his vast experience and understanding of the wrestling industry.

As a producer, he will be responsible for overseeing the execution of matches, ensuring that they are both entertaining and safe for the wrestlers involved.

This role requires a deep understanding of wrestling dynamics, making Roode an ideal candidate.

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Joining the RAW Brand

In addition to his producer role at SummerSlam, Roode will also be joining the RAW brand in the same capacity.

This move is expected to bring a fresh perspective to the brand, given Roode’s extensive experience and knowledge of the wrestling industry.

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