Killswitch Engage is one of the more popular bands among wrestling circles as many independent wrestlers use their music and they have contribued to WWE themes.
During his independent run, Roderick Strong used the song "The End of Heartache." His NXT theme has Killswitch Engage vibes, which is by design, and the band almost contributed a full theme for him.
"It wasn't (a coincidence his theme sounds like Killswitch)," Strong said on the Meep Meep podcast. "It's crazy, you want something done and it's never as good as the people who can do it. We almost had a little bit of a thing and it would have been awesome. I had it worked out where they were going to -- they had an album getting ready to come out and they were going to be able to promote it with NXT. Basically cover what (NXT) had done for me, but improve it, which is what I wanted. There is a certain sound that Killswitch has and you can tell if it's them or not. It made me so sad that it fell apart, but it was what it was. They were going to put lyrics to it and make it an actual song."
Killswitch Engage famously did CM Punk's theme in WWE from 2006 to 2011.
Strong is the reigning NXT Cruiserweight Champion and part of Diamond Mine. Elsewhere during the interview, Strong confirmed that Marina Shafir was originally set to be part of Diamond Mine. You can find his full comments by clicking here.
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