If leaving TNA for WWE was a hard decision:
"In a way, I guess I'm pretty fortunate. Everything seems to happen for a reason. Obviously for the last couple of years in TNA, there was a lot of ups and downs. A lot more downs than ups, which was really one of the reasons I decided to go. At the end of the day, TNA was always very good to me and at that time, it was just time for me to move on."
How much input he had over his entrance theme:
"I had a song that was picked out that was different than the 'Glorious Domination' that everyone is familiar with now. Triple H came to me and said the song I chose originally really didn't fit the character that he saw. We talked in great lengths about how I wanted to portray myself as a character. I wanted to bring back the robes and wanted to kind of go back to the character I portrayed before. The 'Glorious Domination' song was created for someone else and it just happened to be there, not being used, and I got to listen to it. It was obviously very different from the song I chose originally, but Triple H was a fan of it, I was a fan of it, Michael Hayes was a fan of it, a lot of people were fans of the song. I thought, 'Hey, why not? Let's give it a whirl.' The song itself took off and delineated the entrance and character and everything. That entrance at Brooklyn... obviously I had a lot of great creative minds helping me out there, but honestly, once I'm out there, I just kind of do my own thing. I just felt the music if that makes any sense and kind of just fell into my character. Everything just flowed."
How he ranks his entrance Takeover: Brooklyn II:
"It's up there. Definitely up there. Obviously coming to WWE, you never know what to expect. I just wanted an opportunity, but it far exceeded what I ever expected. That entrance and the song and the people, over 15,000 singing along to every word of your song, the big reaction, the feeling was electric and it was a great night for me. If you asked me today, it's probably the best moment I've ever have. It's almost like a feeling of acceptance. That was my debut in NXT and WWE too, and it couldn't have gone any better."
Roode also discussed which wrestlers he's excited to face in the ring, the Glorious Bomb videos done by Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa, if he's changed his in-ring style in NXT and more. You can read the full interview by clicking here.
Source: RVA Mag