Although he is portrayed as a narcissistic megalomaniac, professional wrestler Bobby Roode insists people have misunderstood his orchestral theme song, which is actually a tribute to all the women named Gloria he admires.
“Gloria Estefan, Gloria Steinem, Gloria Vanderbilt — I’m just a big fan of all Glorias,” Roode said today at an NXT press conference in Orlando.
Roode says his admiration for women named Gloria began with an admiration for Gloria Swanson, a silent-film starlet who rose to fame under the direction of Cecil B. DeMille.
“If anyone ever tries to besmirch a Gloria, I will defend,” Roode said.
After a pause, he added: “I will defend.”
Roode said he also feels a strong kinship with Beckham, Justice, Baldesarra — “and basically all the Victorias.”