Name: Robert Roode Jr.
Born: January 1, 1977
Occupation: Professional wrestler
Bobby Roode was born in Scarborough, Ontario on January 1, 1977. He is the son of Sandy Roode and Bob Roode. He was raised in Peterborough, Ontario.
Bobby attended Kenner Collegiate Vocational Institute. He would immediately dive into the world of professional wrestling by going to a Peterborough-based wrestling school and being trained by fellow Canadian wrestlers: Sean Morley and Shane Sewell.
He is presently married to Tracy and they have three children together: Robert III, Riley and Nicholas. They currently reside in Orlando, Florida.
After training for one year, Bobby would make his in-ring debut in June of 1998 as “Total” Lee Awesome. Bobby would go on to perform for an array of independent promotions in Canada and Puerto Rico, including Real Action Wrestling, World Wrestling Council, BSE Pro, Border City Wrestling and NWA Shockwave.
Many may not realize that he actually worked for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) between 1998 and 2004. Although he was not a member of the main roster, Bobby would perform in a series of dark matches against an array of Superstars, including Perry Saturn, Tommy Dreamer, Billy Kidman, Sean O’Haire and Orlando Jordan. In 2004, he was signed to a full-time contract by Total Nonstop Action (TNA).
Bobby would make his TNA debut as part of the Team Canada stable, a heel faction in which he was the enforcer. After the break up of the group, Bobby would flounder on the roster and enter into various feuds. He saw his biggest success to date in 2008 when he teamed up with James Storm to form Beer Money, Inc. The tag team would be one of the hottest tag teams in the pro-wrestling industry between 2008 and 2011 and would win the tag team championship on numerous occasions. James and Bobby would eventually split up to pursue singles careers. Both would go on to win the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. Bobby would leave TNA in 2016.
It was in April 2016 that Bobby would return to WWE – this time as a much bigger name. After signing a contract, Bobby was sent to the company’s developmental system, NXT. Despite being a heel, Bobby has become one of the most popular wrestlers in NXT because of his “Glorious” theme song.
We estimate that Bobby Roode’s net worth is $1.5 million (2016).
So how much is $1.5 million really?
$1.5 million can pay for the costs of constructing a professional wrestling school in Orlando or Peterborough. $1.5 million can also pay to buy thousands of replica TNA World Heavweight Championship or WWE World Heavyweight Championship belt replicas.