Fired WWE Superstars and Wrestlers! Who Had the Best Entrance Music? Who's Theme Was the Best? Let's Find Out!
Often times, at least pre brand split, the best part of an episode of Monday Night Raw was a wrestler's entrance. Anyone who's been following my commentary these past seventy one years knows that my ears perk when the thumping base or exploding pyro of my favorite talent hits. Oftentimes I'll find myself scouring YouTube in search of a particular wrestler entrance.
This is my current favorite.
The roar of the crowd. The iconic but obnoxious countdown timer. The fireworks. It's truly perfect. What about this one.
I've always felt this new music fits Sheamus far better than his prior “lobster claws” theme and the reaction from the audience proves it. The boos shower down from the rafters as he enters the ring and Lillian Garcia's perfect voice completes the tone. I could watch this over and over.
Thanks to this year's Black Friday and plenty of suspensions and firings, there's an entire Libraries worth of songs we'll likely never hear again. Some we'll miss and some we'll be thankful never to hear again. But the question remains, WWE Wrestlers and Superstars. Who had the best entrance music? Who's theme was the best? Let's find out.
Remember when Damien Sandow was the hottest wrestler on the WWE roster after splitting from The Miz at WrestleMania 31 and somehow WWE completely fucked it up? Remember when WWE gave Sandow awesome new music and only used it once, later to send us Sandow cosplaying as Hulk Hogan? Aaron Rexx remembers.
(Editor's Note: After posting this article KultureShocked.com received word that Pepperidge Farm also remembers.)
Maybe it was her lack of talent in the ring or maybe the forgettable, and cringeworthy promos are the reason why I don't remember a thing about Cameron. In fact, the only thing I remember about her is that she once tried to pin someone while they were on their stomach. You could assign this song to any of the Laurinaitis era hires, and it would fit perfectly. I already forgot what this song sounds like.
Without the image of Ryback stomping along in place to this music, this song is absolutely ridiculous. If this is the anthem of the “brand” that Ryback was so worried about protecting, then Ryback is in serious need of an ad agency. I recommend Vim and their fantastic management team.
Seriously, without the framing of the self-proclaimed, “Dumb Mother-Fucker” prancing around, this music is terrible. It's a bad Korn radio-edit combined with the vocal stylings seen in a Matt Stone and Trey Parker production.
Bar none, this is the greatest theme song WWE has ever produced. Used to introduce the likes of God, Ernest “The Cat” Miller, Xavier Woods and others, “Somebody Call My Momma” is the trolliest theme WWE has ever produced. Even though Brodus Clay has moved on to bigger and... other things, I can only hope that, in time, an up and coming wrestler finds himself with nowhere to turn and only one person he can call for guidance.
Santino Marella is as close as we have gotten to a rehashing of Doink the Clown in as many years. And not scary, funny Doink the Clown but the older, fatter Doink the Clown. Everything I need to know about Santino's life I learned in his autobiography, Jingle All The Way 2. Good riddance. Also, this song is annoying. I'm noticing a theme.
In the waning years of Alex Riley's WWE career, WWE management found it necessary to make Riley look like a punk bitch at the hands of one Kevin Owens. Owens, of course, would go on to relative obscurity, and it seems he took Riley with him. This music, of course, didn't help him. Combining Souxie and Banshee's synthesizer vocals that make Chad Kroeger look like Pavarotti, “Say it To My Face” is the epitome of a forgettable entrance theme.
It pains me to know that Cody Rhodes hated Stardust so much. I always thought the character had a nearly limitless ceiling when it came to growth and potential. His music and entrance were that perfect mixes of catchy and unique. “Written in the Stars” is an excellent homage to his brother, Goldust and served to get Stardust over a talent all his own. It's a real shame we'll never hear this song again.
Look at a guy like King Barrett and ask yourself if you think you're smart enough to book him as a successful wrestler. Unless you have the brain activity of Terri Schiavo before the accident, the answer is always “Of course.” Read the man's Wikipedia entry. He's a monster! King Barrett as a character books himself as a legitimate bad-ass. Also, if you have a guy that looks like that, is good on the mic and has a totally bad ass theme song and you still somehow manage to screw it up then your talents might be better suited for The Big Bang Theory than WWE.
Adam Rose was, in my opinion, the best all-around character in the WWE. His image starts with this song, “Break Away.” The song and the theatrics surrounding the character of Adam Rose combined to create what was the greatest entrance seen in WWE since Chris Jericho or The Rock. To top it off, Adam Rose was a fantastic in ring worker. The fact that Rose's story ended in the way it did is an absolute shame. Rose had all the makes for the next big star in wrestling, but like Sandow before him, WWE saw fit that the latest success from NXT wouldn't live to see his second birthday.