Robert Roode recently spoke with the UK Mirror about what Impact needs to do to be "legit," Scott Steiner's rants at Eric Bischoff and Hulk Hogan and more. Check out the highlights:
On moving TV tapings out of Orlando: "For us to be - I'm not going to say 'legit,' because I believe that we're a legit company, but it's just - for that more professional look and a different look, it'll make our company that bit better," Roode said. "Obviously, I'm not the man who pays the bills; I'm not the wallet, so to speak, but, in order for us to take that one step further I think it's a necessity for us to step away from Orlando and do our television tapings elsewhere in the country."
On his haircut: "For eight years, people have had to witness how dry and curly it gets towards the end of a 30-minute match. And, it was giving me a headache. It was certainly time for a change, to look a bit more modern. And it is in keeping with all the suits I wear. I look more hip."
On Steiner's anti-TNA rants: "Scott's Scott. He's a good friend of mine so I can't speak bad of Scott. He's a character. Obviously, he has some ill-feelings to certain people but those are his own personal issues and don't involve me. I don't believe I have any enemies in the business and I want to keep it that way."
On whether TNA will miss Ric Flair: "I believe so. I think just the name, having that legendary name around was beneficial. But, I don't think it is going to hurt us, we have a lot of talent. I think Impact Wrestling can stand on its own without Ric Flair but it's always nice to have a guy like that around."