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American Band Behind Cody Rhodes’ Theme Song Left Speechless as ‘Kingdom’ Plays During an English Premier League Match

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Cody Rhodes has been the talk of the town ever since he set a record by winning two consecutive Royal Rumble events. One of the things that fans love about The American Nightmare is his theme song. The most iconic part of the song hits when it reaches the ‘WHOA’ part. Recently, his catchy song was heard playing in the Premier League.

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During a fairly recent game of the English soccer league that took place yesterday, West Ham was facing Arsenal. The latter won the match by the score of 0-6, respectively. While the event was all about soccer fans in the stadium, the half-time also featured something for wrestling fans across the globe.

Downstait addresses their Cody Rhodes theme song


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‘Kingdom’ was written and recorded by the band Downstait. This theme song has remained Cody Rhodes’ constant even when he was in AEW and returned to WWE. Over the years, the love for this theme has grown stronger, some even calling it ‘The Whoa Song’.

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During the West Ham vs Arsenal halftime, a short clip from the live footage was uploaded by a wrestling fan on Twitter. Because of the commentary and noise from the stands, the sound is considerably faded, but we can still hear ‘Kingdom’ playing in the stadium.

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Downstait replied to the fan tweet by saying, “There are no words to describe the feeling we have watching the growth and reach of this song.” The band also tagged Cody Rhodes at the end of the tweet. They appreciate the heights that Rhodes has taken their song to.

While we are still awaiting a reply from The American Nightmare, let’s see what ‘upgrades’ Rhodes’ theme will go through to be in WWE 2k24.

Cody Rhodes’ theme to receive an upgrade


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In the previous installment of the game, there were some issues with Rhodes’ theme in certain cases. For 2k24, fans wanted a flawless experience. After all, the wrestler is going to be on the standard cover of the game. So, Downstait accepted these suggestions and decided to work on them.

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A fan on Twitter had asked Downstait if they can ask to feature ‘Kingdom’ for alternate versions of Cody Rhodes in 2k24. The band gave them a ray of hope by saying that they received ‘paperwork’ to work on the same. Hopefully, fans will get what they want in the upcoming game.


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