A bucket list of favorites he wishes he could compete against:
"When I was a kid, I was a huge fan of Hulk Hogan; I was a Hulkamaniac. Roddy Piper, Paul Orndorff, Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka; that's who I grew up on — 'Macho Man' (Randy Savage). As I got older and studied the craft, certain guys stood out: Obviously, Mick Foley and Ric Flair. I was a huge fan of Rick Rude and Arn Anderson. There's many guys, many performers in the past who turned me into the sports entertainer I am today. But, if there was one guy (I'd like to wrestle against), it would be Mr. Perfect (Curt Hennig). He's my all-time favorite."
Finally making it to the main roster after joining WWE NXT in 2016:
"I think timing is everything. I have no regrets in my career. I've been able to make a name for myself and build my own brand. I have a following of fans. Being in the WWE is special; NXT was a great experience; being the champion and the face of the company was amazing."
Making his WrestleMania debut at WrestleMania 34 next year:
"It's a few months away, but WrestleMania is in the back of my mind. The ball is in my court. It's what I do with the opportunity to see if I make it there. I'm just going to continue to do the things that made me successful and, hopefully, I'll have a shot at my first Mania in April."
Check out the full interview with Roode at this link.
Source: The El Paso Times