According to a report from Dave Meltzer, Bobby Roode’s ‘Glorious’ theme was originally created for another top WWE Superstar. Meltzer reports that Shinsuke Nakamura turned the entrance music down, opening the door for Roode to snag it up.
Nakamura did an interview with ESPN last month and said that he did actually turn the theme down:
“Before my debut, WWE sent me a sample of the music and I sent it back,” Nakamura said. “I said, ‘I don’t want to use this, I don’t want to use this.’ They tried to keep it and I said, ‘No, no, no.’ Finally, I asked them if they could listen to some samples, and we went back and forth and finally they sent me what you hear now, and I said, ‘Yes, OK. I’ll use this one.'”
Roode wasn’t too hot about the music at first either according to an interview he did with RVMag this past October:
“I had a song that was picked out that was different than the ‘Glorious Domination’ that everyone is familiar with now,” Roode said. “Triple H came to me and said the song I chose originally really didn’t fit the character that he saw. We talked in great lengths about how I wanted to portray myself as a character. I wanted to bring back the robes and wanted to kind of go back to the character I portrayed before. The ‘Glorious Domination’ song was created for someone else and it just happened to be there, not being used, and I got to listen to it. It was obviously very different from the song I chose originally, but Triple H was a fan of it, I was a fan of it, Michael Hayes was a fan of it, a lot of people were fans of the song. I thought, ‘Hey, why not? Let’s give it a whirl.’ The song itself took off and delineated the entrance and character and everything. That entrance at Brooklyn… obviously I had a lot of great creative minds helping me out there, but honestly, once I’m out there, I just kind of do my own thing. I just felt the music if that makes any sense and kind of just fell into my character. Everything just flowed.”