Joe's gonna knock you out.
Samoa Joe’s theme song is a huge part of his presentation. With nods to Godzilla present throughout many of his themes, Joe has used through the years, when he entered WWE in 2015, he wanted to keep elements of his presentation consistent despite joining the sports entertainment juggernaut.
Speaking on Busted Open Radio, Samoa Joe revealed that when he was asked for references on what to make his theme song sound like, he provided CFO$, WWE music producers at the time, with LL Cool J’s ‘Mama Said Knock You Out.’
Joe also provided insight on the changes that he had the make when the first track they put forth wasn't totally what he envisioned. Joe, going back to Godzilla, used the monster movie legend as his direct reference.
"I can't really say it was some genius call on my part because that's pretty much what I told the guys at CFO$. They said, 'what do you want for your theme music?' At first, I gave them examples and I gave them 'Mama Said Knock You Out.' They tried to ape off that, but they aped off the wrong part. When you think of 'Mama Said Knock You Out' you think 'huuuuh uuhhhh.' That's the thing that is badass about the song. They got like the back beat that s very high hats. I went back there and said, 'I need a theme that is like Godzilla is about to kick over Tokyo and nobody can do anything about it.' They said, 'Say no more.' They came back within two days and had that," said Joe.
Elsewhere in the interview, Samoa Joe spoke about relinquishing his NXT Championship for the last time. Read more here.
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