WWE Themes: The Best Songs to Listen to Whilst Working Out
I, like a lot of other people, love listening to music whenever I am working out, or to psych myself before I go and play football (soccer to my American readers).
That's just the kind of person I am. I find that listening to a good upbeat tune can really help to get my adrenaline pumping.
For a while now, I have noticed that a lot of the songs I listen to are various old and current WWE theme songs, used by various different superstars, both of the heel and face variety.
I guess the idea of an entrance song fits the bill for why I listen to them, as it helps build the adrenaline up through the upbeat and catchy rhythm.
I have decided to write a list of all of the WWE entrance themes that I find myself listening to at some point or another, whether it's whilst I'm in the gym or sat in the car driving to a football match.
Please note that this list is in no particular order of preference.
Please feel free to add your own preferences in the comments section below.
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Sheamus: Written in My Face
I find that this is one of the songs I listen to quite regularly, due to the fact it has the ability to get me psyched almost immediately.
I love the intensity of this song, along with the combination of the raw Irish tones and rocky guitars and drums.
Currently used by the Celtic Warrior, Sheamus, it is a song that automatically energises me whenever I hear that opening line, even going to the point of giving me goosebumps.
CM Punk: This Fire Burns
This song, "This Fire Burns" by Killswitch Engage, was CM Punk's original theme song in the WWE, where he used it from 2006 until the legendary Money in the Bank pay per view, where he left with the WWE Championship and returned along with a new theme tune in the form of Living Colour's "Cult of Personality."
For obvious reasons, this is a great workout song due to the pure intensity of it, as well as the rapid tempo that it carries through the whole song. In my opinion, it's one of the best WWE entrance themes ever.
In another interesting note, this song was originally meant to be used by Randy Orton, who used it for one week then carried on using "Burn In My Light." Apparently, Orton was upset at the decision, and I can understand why.
Alex Riley: Say It to My Face
"Say It To My Face" by Downstait has been used by Alex Riley since he broke away from the Miz shortly after Over The Limit. Instead of being given a boring, generic entrance theme, A-Ry was given an absolutely awesome tune.
This song is great as it is done by a band that I am really starting to like since they first did The Miz's theme, it has a great, catchy, upbeat tune and it is all about building someone up.
This song is especially good for the gym, or if you're about to play a bunch of punks in a game later, it is a great adrenaline builder.
Love it. Enough said.
Zack Ryder: Radio
I am going to be completely honest, I absolutely love this guy. Yes that's right, I am one of Zack Ryder's broskis. I also love his theme tune as well, even if is a little goofy.
I'm not quite sure what it is about it, but whenever I hear the opening WOO WOO WOO, YOU KNOW IT I can't help but feel the need to give my workout a bit more effort.
Christian: Just Close Your Eyes
Christian's theme, "Just Close Your Eyes #2" by Story of the Year is a great remake of the original version. Even though his pre-TNA version was good, it's not the best song to exercise to. This version, on the other hand, is perfect.
This is one of the best for exercising, especially when I am lagging on the treadmill.
John Cena: The Time Is Now
Love him or hate him, his theme is annoyingly catchy. I actually do like this tune, though, ever since it was released.
I particularly love listening to this when I'm up against it, whether it be in the gym or facing a game that I don't feel we have much chance of winning, throw this on my ipod and for whatever reason I come out/back fighting with a new sense of urgency.
The Rock: Electrifying
I put John Cena, now I had to put The Rock's latest theme song.
Right from the "If you smellllllllll... What The Rock is cookin'!!!" This song has me buzzing.
Absolutely love listening to this when I'm on the treadmill, almost nothing better.
Gregory Helms: Firestorm
Not sure what it is about this song, but I absolutely love listening to this, especially before I go and play football.
It is a pretty generic song, but it has to be one of the best generic songs made, as I have liked it ever since he started using it in 2005.
The Miz: I Came to Play
I find that the intensity of this song is absolutely perfect for me, especially when I listen to it before I go and play football.
I'm not sure how, but it genuinely fills me with the belief that I am awesome.
Wade Barrett: End of Days
This is one of the best songs to work out to, as it feels like I am about to go on a one-man crusade through the gym!
Only joking, but something about it makes me feel that I am not going to take any rubbish from anyone or anything.
Although it would be nice to one day have my own barrage.
Ted DiBiase: I Come from Money
Now I'll be the first to admit I don't come from money. Far from it.
However, for some reason this song gives me some kind of arrogant swagger whilst I'm working out, which is quite nice to have, as I don't really do swagger otherwise.
Randy Orton: Burn in My Light
I have loved this song ever since Randy Orton started using it in 2004.
Done by Mercy Drive, it is a great song to listen to before playing football as it makes me believe I am genuinely going to make the opposition burn in my light due to my brilliance.
Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.
David Otunga: All About the Power
"It's all about me, it's all about the power."
Those are some very empowering words, which, when up against it in the gym, comes in very handy, especially against a pretty cool African-sounding background.
Thanks for reading, guys.
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