ESPN interviewed Bobby Roode, who was promoting Saturday's NXT: Takeover event. Below are a couple of highlights:
Working WWE dark matches in the early 2000s:
"That's the goal, right? You want to get a job, get hired, want to be seen. You go do these dark matches, you network and show your face as much as you can.
"I believe in life that everything happens for a reason," he said. "The timing back then with WWE didn't work out. It passed me by the first time. But there was a reason for it. I made a name for myself."
Possibly reuniting with James Storm in NXT:
"I have not spoken a word to James since I left in March. I'm not sure what his plan is. We haven't spoken."
Roode also discussed signing with WWE, TNA's problems and more. You can read the full interview by clicking here.