Bobby Roode on how music inspired his Glorious NXT character, whether he regrets not jumping to WWE sooner

Logo_NXT_dn_crop600Bobby Roode spoke Brian Fritz of Sporting News about how entrance music led to his “Glorious” character in NXT. “I got five demo songs sent to me from Neil Lawi, who’s in charge of the music in WWE,” Roode recalled. “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 was also asked if he regrets not making the jump to WWE sooner. “I truly believe that everything happens for a reason,” he said. “My contract came up a couple of times in TNA but they were always there to answer the bell. I never disliked the place. Obviously, the last two years, like I said, were challenging for me mentally but I think that this was the right time. I guess, looking back, who knows if I should have came earlier, if I had the opportunity to come earlier. I think that everything happens for a reason and I think WWE and myself felt like this was the time and so far, so good.” Read the full interview at

Powell’s POV: We can only wonder who would have ended up with the Glorious theme song and whether it would have clicked for that wrestler the way it has for Roode. He also spoke more about leaving TNA, making the jump, the tough part of his great NXT Takeover entrance, and more. It’s a good interview that is worth checking out.



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