Bobby Roode knows how essential the entrance is to his on-screen character.
"The Glorious One" Bobby Roode made his first appearance for WWE in 2016 during NXT TakeOver: Dallas and just a few months into his run with the company Roode had the entire NXT universe in the palm of his hands exampled by whenever he made his way to the ring the crowd could not help but sing along to his "Glorious" theme song.
The former WWE United States Champion has since made his way to WWE's main roster and was moved to the RAW brand as a part of the 2018 WWE 'Superstar Shake-Up'. Next Sunday the RAW roster will be stopping through "The Big Easy" for a live event in Bossier City, Louisiana. Ahead of the house show "The Glorious One" spoke with Greg Atoms of 710 KEEL and during their conversation Roode went in to detail about knowing how important the "Glorious" theme and entrance is to the on-screen character that he portrays on WWE TV.
“It really put me on the map. It gave me an opportunity, like you said, next level stuff you know." He continued, "I’ve traveled, I got to travel across the world and be a part of different companies leading up to WWE, leading up to NXT, and everybody, you know, the casual wrestling fan knew me from different areas and different organizations. When I got the ‘Glorious’ song and the entrance and everything else that just kind of shot me to super-stardom you know what I mean? And put me in a different light, and only the WWE can do that and I was very, very fortunate to be given that opportunity with that song, and with the song, [then] came along the entrance and then, a persona that had to match all that so, for a while in NXT it was a work-in-progress and [I] really tried to nail it down and then of course, being brought up to the main roster, its been a whirlwind." Roode said. "The song has caught on like wildfire everywhere since I debuted in NXT a couple years ago and still to this day when the music hits and I’m walking down the aisle people know every single word and sing along with it. So, it's pretty amazing and its one of those things that you know, if you would’ve asked me fifteen/twenty years ago if this would’ve happened, if I would’ve had a song like this, or anything like this I would say [you’re] crazy. But you know, like I said, very, very fortunate for the opportunity and when you get opportunities like this in this business especially the WWE, you have to make the most of it and I think I’ve done just that.”
During a particular portion of the interview Bobby Roode was asked the question of who would his dream opponent from any era of wrestling be and Roode did not select someone glorious, but selected a rather "perfect" individual. Roode stated that his dream opponent is none other than WWE Hall Of Famer, the late-great Curt Hennig or better known by wrestling fans as Mr. Perfect.
“That’s a difficult question to answer because there’s… I grew up such a huge fan as a kid and had a lot of favorites but the number one favorite, the one guy who really made me want to get into this business was Curt Hennig, Mr. Perfect Curt Hennig." Roode revealed. "So, if there was a dream match that I could do, it would definitely be in the ring with Curt Hennig and you know, like I said, I think growing up watching him I have hours and hours and hours of footage of Mr. Perfect Curt Hennig and just studied his stuff for years so, unfortunately that will never happen but to answer your question if there was a dream match that would be it.”
During last night's edition of RAW Bobby Roode received a glorious beating by way of "The Monster Among Men" Braun Strowman. To read up on that head over to Fightful's coverage of last night's episode of Monday Night RAW.
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