A top AEW star has reflected on his his initial unsureness when first hearing his eventual fan-favourite entrance music.
Speaking to fellow AEW star Swerve Strickland on his Swerve City Podcast, Christian Cage was asked about the ‘At Last’ theme that he was given in 2001, following his split from Edge. You can listen to it below.
Christian explained his initial reaction to hearing the theme:
“There was one music for me that I was very unsure about. The ‘Christian, Christian, you’re on your own.’
“When I first had pitched the music, it was for a different idea. They’re like, ‘Oh yeah, we got all the ideas.’ Then (they were like), ‘We have your new music. We’re gonna rehearse your new entrance.’
“I was completely thinking it was what I had pitched, and this was the other side of the spectrum.
“So I heard it, and I was like… you know when you kind of have that embarrassed feeling and you have a little sweat, and you feel like everybody is looking at you?”
While Christian was far from sold on the theme due to its outlandish nature, the opinion was not shared by others, with response very positive, he explained:
“It was so outside the box, this music, everybody turned and looked at me.
“I was trying to practice this entrance. I’m like, ‘Oh my god, what is with this music? It’s so bad.’
“Then I talked to the music producer after, and he was like, ‘They love the music. We’re gonna put it on the album.’
“I knew the royalties and what you get for the album. I was like, ‘Oh, I love it. It’s great music.”
Despite his initial reservations the track grew on Christian over time, with fans still fondly remembering the theme to this day, he said:
“I was like, ‘No, it’s so bad, it’s good.’ It’s so different, it’s so out there, JR’s good.
“To this day, I could be walking in a mall, and in the distance, I’ll hear somebody go, ‘Christian, Christian.’
“So you know that it stood the test of time. So I embraced it after that first initial shock, and I had the golden shower (pyro in the entrance).”
While Christian debuted in AEW as a babyface he has since gone on to become one of the company’s top heels, particularly now as he co-holds the TNT Championship with the actual official champion Luchasaurus.
The 49-year-old recently gave his detailed opinion on what it takes to be a successful pro wrestling heel – to find out Christian’s insightful comments click here to read more.
Transcript courtesy of Wrestlezone
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