Sami Zayn Wanted To Get Rid Of Old WWE Theme Song

Sami Zayn acknowledges the importance of change in WWE

When Sami Zayn bounced into NXT and into our hearts, he did so to a high energy ska theme song, eliciting sing alongs from the crowd.

However, as Zayn’s character evolved, his music did not, and as he revealed to Metro, he wanted to get rid of the theme long before it was eventually phased out:

“No, I don’t [miss it]. Honestly, I wanted to change that song for a while. I thought I had it for too long – two years too long, maybe three years too long! [laughs] Once I became a bad guy. I felt it should have switched right away. [Vince McMahon] had a bit of a different mindset about it, which I see his point. It reached a point where it didn’t match the character anymore. Especially when I was doing the conspiracy stuff.

“I have a soft spot for that Conspiracy Theory stuff because it was just so creatively stimulating at the time. All this to say, the music – I thought it was really good for my time in NXT, it was really good for my time early up on the main roster. But then the character evolved, and as the character evolves I think that music – not even great music that can be applied to whatever. It can’t just go to any character, and as the character evolves – it felt very specific to that character, the plucky underdog,” said Zayn.

So put away your chequered Vans slip on and put your Less Than Jake tee back in the drawer, because Zayn’s old theme isn’t coming back any time soon:

“It’s kind of sad, but you had that time with that music and that character, and that time is over. That’s how I feel about it. I worked with the music guys on this [latest] music. It still didn’t come out quite how I envisioned, and my character actually shifted a fair bit from when the new music first debuted to now,” said Zayn.

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