As noted, the “Glorious” theme used by Bobby Roode in NXT was originally created for another wrestler.
In an interview with ESPN last month, Nakamura noted that WWE had originally offered him a theme song, which he turned 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.'”
Nakamura wasn’t the only one wasn’t a fan of the theme. Roode told RVMag last October that he had a different theme in mind for his entrance music.
“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.”