Not very many WWE theme songs have words in them of late. However, when AJ Styles debuted at the Royal Rumble in 2016, his music turned heads. Now, he has revealed that his song, entitled “Phenomenal” was really made for someone else.
Appearing on WWE’s The Bump, Styles said that his theme song was actually made for James Storm. Here is the quote:
“Well they let me in on a little bit of the music and stuff like that, and I dug it. I thought it was a cool deal. The only thing I was worried about when they were calling me a redneck – which I am, I make no excuses, I am a redneck – but I didn’t want people to go, ‘Oh so he’s a hillbilly,’ or something like that, which is totally different than a redneck. I was worried about that a little bit.
But you know what? It was the perfect music for me. And let it be known that that music wasn’t made for me. It was made for someone else. It’s always been mine, you know what I mean? It was made for James Storm. It may have been made for James Storm, but it was written for AJ Styles.”
For those who don’t remember, James Storm had a very brief run in NXT prior to Royal Rumble 2016. He was working without a contract and ended up leaving WWE rather than signing. Meanwhile, AJ Styles signed with the company and debuted shortly after.