– Former NXT Champion Bobby Roode has been called up to the main roster as a part of the SmackDown Live brand after dropping his title to Drew McIntyre at NXT TakeOver III: Brooklyn last week. “The Glorious One’s” farewell NXT tour will take place in two week’s time at live events in Rochester, St. Catharines and Toronto. WWE posted his final NXT dates here below:
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) August 25, 2017
– WWE recently spoke to ex-WWE Tag Team Champion Vladimir Kozlov to talk about his role in the upcoming “Wolf Warrior II” movie. Since leaving WWE Kozlov has been running his own production company and has also landed a few minor roles in films throughout the past few years. He is currently searching for an agent. Here’s an excerpt from his interview with WWE:
“How do you get cast in these movies without an agent?
“I got all my movies based on luck; was in the right time in the right place. And the company 87Eleven introduced me to movie action world. Everything started from “John Wick 2.” All the stunts and directors were from 87Eleven, and JJ Perry and Sam Hangrave chose me for those movies.
“And they hired you from seeing your previous work?
“Yes. I sent them training video, photo, interview and a sizzle reel. There was worldwide recognition on the basis of WWE. Good performance onstage, professional handling of weapons. I was a WWE champion and a sambo world champion. Size and look. Unusual style of male combat, and fast style for a big man. Experience and background, [and] desire to learn and move forward. They said I have potential, and they are helping me to develop my potential.”