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Bobby Roode’s ‘Glorious’ theme was originally intended for someone else

During an interview with, Bobby Roode told the story behind his entrance theme:

“I had a song that was picked out that was different than the ‘Glorious Domination’ that everyone is familiar with now. 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.”

Emphasis mine.

This show’s a couple of things but the biggest is just how much dumb luck goes into creating a star. When you think of the song now, you can’t imagine it for anyone else, can you? I certainly can’t. But, as noted, it was originally for someone else (we badly need to find out who, by the way) and really only went to Roode because Triple H didn’t like the song the former TNA star had picked out for himself.

What are the chances of all that coming together?

Either way, it gave us a great theme, an even better entrance, and one of the best memes of the year. That’s a win all around.

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