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Robert Roode returns to WWE TV on Raw


For the first time in months, Robert Roode appeared on WWE television tonight.

Roode returned on the post-Clash of Champions episode of Raw and answered WWE Champion Drew McIntyre's open challenge. McIntyre retained his title after hitting a Claymore on Roode.

Prior to McIntyre hitting the Claymore, Roode gave him a Glorious DDT after Dolph Ziggler interfered. McIntyre kicked out and then countered when Roode went for the move again.

Tonight was the first time Roode has wrestled since March's Elimination Chamber pay-per-view, which was one of the last WWE shows to take place as scheduled before the company's events began to be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

It was announced in June that Ziggler & Roode had been traded to the Raw roster. They were previously on SmackDown.

McIntyre's open challenge was announced during tonight's opening segment. It was said that only wrestlers who haven't challenged McIntyre for the title before were eligible to answer it. Ziggler later told Adam Pearce that he had the perfect guy to answer the challenge.

After retaining his title against Randy Orton in their ambulance match at Clash of Champions, McIntyre kicked off tonight's Raw alongside Shawn Michaels, Ric Flair, Big Show, and Christian. Orton appeared on the video screen and interrupted them. Orton warned that things between him and McIntyre are only over when he says they're over.

Michaels, Flair, Big Show, and Christian all had some involvement in McIntyre vs. Orton at Clash of Champions. Tonight's show ended with Orton entering the Legends' Lounge while wearing night vision goggles and wielding a steel chair. He turned the lights off and then laid out Michaels, Flair, Big Show, and Christian.