Christian was finally on his own, which meant new theme music. Only his theme music was one of the most irritating themes in wrestling.
In 2001, following his split from Edge, Christian debuted his new theme entitled "At Last." The theme begins with an opera-like "CHRISTIIIAAAN! CHRISTIIIAAAN! At last, you're on your own."
If nothing else, the theme was irritating and memorable, which is why Christian embraced it.
"I had talked with them about some ideas about music and having new music. We were all in agreement that this would be the way that we went," Christian recalled on WWE's The Bump. "I get there and they're like, 'We got your new music, we'll walk through it, let you hear it, and come down the ramp.' [I heard it] and was like, 'What, this isn't what we talked about at all. This is the worst music I've ever heard.' I walked through the curtain and I'm literally starting to sweat and I could see the other superstars in the ring going, 'What is this?' Some were laughing. My face is turning red and I didn't think I could come out to it. I realized that, at the time and persona that I had, I couldn't have better ring music. I heard it a couple more times and thought, 'this is so bad, it's great. If I embrace this, we could be on to something.' I embraced it from that moment on. It was like nails on a chalkboard, it was that good. To this day, I can be walking in a mall somewhere and I can hear someone scream, 'CHRISTIIIAAAN! CHRISTIIIAAAN!'"
Chistian returned to the ring for the first time in nearly seven years at WWE Royal Rumble, using his "Just Close Your Eyes" theme.
Elsewhere during the interview, Christian discussed his return to the ring. You can find his full comments by clicking here.
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