It's okay to admit to liking library music. Plenty of trendsetters will agree with you that there's much to admire in all those hours of functional tunes. But professional wrestling entrance music? What on earth is there of merit in that?
Well quite a lot, actually, and Glorious Domination
is the finest piece of entrance music I've heard in many years. It's the theme of Bobby Roode, a veteran performer who has finally been signed up to the upper echelons. He knows that he deserves his spot, the crowds know that he deserves his spot, and boy does his music ever know that too. It is an astonishing bit of cod pop opera, so overblown that it might have had Freddie Mercury advising the performers to dial it back it a bit. It's nearly 4 minutes of keyboards, wanky guitars and massed manly vocals, and when you've heard the main theme once you've heard the lot. But it's going to play another 4 times anyway so that you can sing along. And if you're there in the building, you WILL be singing along.
But perhaps the smartest thing of all his how well this is going to work for Roode whether he plays good guy or bad guy. When he's the hero, the crowd will love him for their chance to sing along, and when he's the baddie then this massive slice of pomp will be there to illustrate his ego. As "pure" music it might be lacking, but as a functional element of a show it's nothing short of genius.CFO$ - Glorious Domination(alt)