Robert Roode returns to WWE TV during the RAW main event tonight at the Amway Center in Orlando.
Roode replied to the Open Challenge given earlier in the night by World Champion Drew McIntyre. After the call was made, we saw Dolph Ziggler, Roode’s last tag team partner, talking to WWE producer Adam Pearce to arrange Roode ‘s return. After a back & forth match, Roode ended up playing the heel and losing to McIntyre.
It has been confirmed that Roode has been stuck in Canada due to travel restrictions related to COVID-19. It was confirmed last week that WWE had plans for him to return soon to the red brand. Before tonight, Roode had not played for the SmackDown Tag Team Titles since the Elimination Chamber Match back in March. He and Ziggler had partnered up with the blue brand, but both of them are part of the SmackDown roster.
In more news from RAW’s post-Clash of Champions tonight, McIntyre celebrated his victory in the ring when Randy Orton was smashing the WWE Icons and Hall of Famers backstage.
As we noted, McIntyre retained the title of WWE over Orton in the Ambulance Match at the Clash of Champions on Sunday following interference from the Big Show, Christian, Shawn Michaels, and Ric Flair. The five Legends appeared at the RAW tonight to celebrate with Drew in the opening segment. They were seen in backstage segments during the show, playing poker in the Legends Lounge. As McIntyre was enjoying the main event, a mysterious janitor made his way to the Legends Lounge door and pulled out a steel chair.
It was then revealed to be Orton, who put on a pair of night-vision goggles before entering the room. The Legends had all stopped as Orton was seen entering the room. Then he put the goggles over his eyes and shut the lights off. It sounded like Orton was massacring the Legends with the chair. He eventually stopped and switched back the lights, showing that the Legends and space had been lost.
Orton left the room and went back to drive his janitor cart while officials hurried to the room to check on Show, Flair, Michaels and Christian.
It is now being speculated that Orton vs. McIntyre will take place at the Hell In Cell WWE on October 25, inside the cell. Orton cut off McIntyre’s promo earlier in the night, warning that if he believed the Champion’s Clash was going to hell, then he doesn’t know what the hell really is.