The past few years of Bobby Roode’s career have been very interesting. Roode spent over a decade with TNA, and he was considered to be a TNA veteran, but unfortunately his run with the company ended up killing his passion for the business.
During a recent interview with The Peterborough Examiner, Roode said that he entered unfamiliar territory when he lost his drive.
“To be honest, when I was with TNA, I just didn’t have the drive any more, I didn’t have the passion,” Roode said about the NXT opportunity. “It was unfamiliar territory to me, because I’ve always loved the business and I’ve always been passionate about it. It was the first thing that I thought of when I woke up, last thing I thought about when I went to bed. I just didn’t have that any more.”
Luckily all’s well that ends well, and shortly after Roode cut ties with TNA, he ended up signing with NXT. He went on to establish himself as one of the brand’s top stars and he won the NXT Championship. Now Roode’s time in NXT has come to an end, and he’s part of the SmackDown Live brand.
During Roode’s NXT run, fans all over the world fell in love with his entrance music, and now his “Glorious” theme song is reaching an even bigger audience. The former NXT Champion admitted that he wasn’t sure about the song at first, but eventually he embraced it.
“Previously, Triple H and I had sat down and talked about what I wanted to do there, and the character, and everything that I wanted to try to do at NXT. He felt that this song fit the character a little better. When I listened to it, I wasn’t really sure what to think about it. It was obviously very different from the song that I originally chose. I thought it could go one of two ways — it could really suck or it could be really great. Obviously it’s been real great. When you get a something like this handed to you and it takes off the way it does, it makes your job a lot easier,” Roode said. “At the same point though to that, I knew that I just couldn’t have a song, the entrance had to go along with it and the performance in the ring had to go along with everything else.”