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Bobby Roode on why he joined NXT, his entrance song, NXT Takeover: Brooklyn II

Bobby Roode recently spoke with Brian Fritz of Sporting News about various topics. During the interview, Roode was asked about how the “Glorious” part of his theme song came about. He was also asked if he came up with the part or if the artist came up with the idea.

“Well, neither really. It was funny … I got five demo songs sent to me from Neil Lawi who’s in charge of the music in WWE. I chose a song, it was the same song actually that Neil liked the most and we shot it up the ladder and it got to Triple H. Before this, I had a conversation with Triple H about what I was looking to do character-wise and stuff and I wanted to go back to the robes and the character I’ve portrayed in the past and who I felt most comfortable with. He liked it. I got to TV the next time after I picked the music and I was around ringside and Triple H said that he had another song that he wanted me to hear. The song that we chose, he didn’t really feel like it fit. I was around ringside and I had a chance to listen to the song and it was obviously totally different than the original song that I picked. I listened to it, I liked it. I remember Michael Hayes being there, he listened to it. Obviously, he has a very creative side to him and he loved it. Triple H loved it so I thought hey, why not? Let’s do this. So, we did it and it just kind of happened that way and the song has caught on fire. It’s one of those things that just kind of evolved.”

Roode competed at NXT Takeover: Brooklyn and made his entrance on a riser. Roode was asked about the entrance.

“Well, I’m petrified of heights to begin with and I didn’t really tell anybody that. Obviously being up there and coming down was a little scary but when you’re in that moment and you have the adrenaline going it was pretty incredible with everyone singing the song. Just the entire entrance of the music, the lighting, everything. It just evolved and came together that night and it was pretty special.”

Roode was asked about why he decided to join the WWE Roode explained that once he joined WWE his passion for wrestling came back.

“It definitely is. From the moment I walked in those doors, the passion came back right away. Obviously, I was fortunate enough in my first WWE experience was to be at WrestleMania in Dallas. That itself was pretty incredible, just to meet everybody and to get familiar with the NXT guys. I can honestly say I was welcomed with open arms. It’s such a great locker room, the great comradery, the talent itself there. I’m chomping at the bit to get in the ring with all these guys. Of course, knowing some of the guys there when I got there made the transition a little better too, guys like Samoa Joe and Austin Aries were there. It’s been such a great experience so far and I’m just grateful for the opportunity.”

Roode also talked about TNA and more. You can read the entire interview here.


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