Bronson Reed Talks Being Hands On With The Process Of Creating His Theme Music


Former WWE NXT Superstar Bronson Reed recently made an appearance on Chris Van Vliet’s podcast, where he spoke about being told he would be NXT North American Champion, but having a hard time to actually believe it until it happened.

Bronson Reed said:

“Before winning the North American Championship, I was doing well.” “Luckily for me, Hunter sort of had his eye on me, and then in his mind it was, ‘hey, we want to make you one of our top guys on our show.’ He had that discussion with me that I was going to eventually become the North American Champion. Then they had more things planned for me towards the end of the year, which are not happening anymore. But in the wrestling business, things chop and change so much. Even though I was told things numerous times, I always thought, ‘well, let’s wait and see.’ Even winning the North American Championship, I was like, ‘I will wait until it actually happens.’ But Hunter saw something in me, which I appreciated. But when I became the North American Champion, I was a made man. Becoming that sort of champion, I think that people notice it.”

Bronson Reed also talked about how NXT producer Road Dogg help create his theme music and that he was hands on with the process of creating his theme music as well.

Bronson Reed said:

“I loved it as well.” “So I was lucky enough to work with the music people and Road Dogg, who was overseeing the music at that time. I had the generic, free music for a while on NXT TV. There was a huge list of songs that you could choose out of, and I reckon I spent an hour or an hour and a half trying to find the best thing I could. I am under the impression that the theme means a lot. Your entrance music sets the tone for who you are and as you’re coming out, so I wanted something good. What I had was good, but I needed something custom and different. When they decided I could have new entrance music, I was very hands-on with Road Dogg. I was like, I want a siren at the start. I wanted it to feel like a Godzilla movie. There needed to be deep bass like in hip hop. It sets the tone for the big guy coming out, and what they did produce was fantastic.”

Bronson Reed then spoke about his top rope splash finisher called The Tsunami and how NXT commentator Wade Barrett made it even bigger than it was by the way he calls the move.

Bronson Reed said:

“I had been doing the splash off of the top rope and I said to Wade (Barrett) ‘I call it the Tsunami. It’s not just a big splash, it’s even bigger.'” “I came up with that and we had different announcers at the time, and they were good. But as soon as Wade got his hands on it, and he didn’t tell me he was going to say it like that, I was like ‘wow, that’s great.’ Then it sort of became a thing. I definitely miss the way he calls it, because he calls it great.”

Bronson Reed then talked about making sure he spoke to the WWE prior to his release what he can't and can do and use soon after he is released.

Bronson Reed said:

“Yeah, I made sure when I was getting released to ask as many questions as possible, so going forward it makes it easier.” “Not just with wrestling but with the immigration side of things. I asked the things to do with intellectual property, and Bronson, and those sort of things. I’m glad that I did. At the time, I was going to go back to Jonah or call myself Bron. Now I am glad that I didn’t because now Bron Breakker is on NXT 2.0. I made sure to get a discussion with those things on what I can and can’t do.”

Bronson Reed also talked about what his goals are following his WWE release.

Bronson Reed said:

“I have a lot of goals.” “I still want to be active on American television, but not just that. I want to be in the wrestling world for, again, people back home to be able to watch. Media back home to be able to watch. It shows with the current direction that NXT and WWE have said they’re going in with how they’re hiring people, I think it sort of deflated a lot of people back home that are indie wrestlers that said ‘hey, what do I do now? That was my goal.’ And I want them to see there are other avenues that you can take and be successful, another way to do it. So that’s my goal, to prove you can be very successful and not have to be in WWE.”

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