WWE: Jim Johnston's Top 10 Theme Songs of All Time (Video)
WWE's Jim Johnston
Jim Johnston, born James Alan Johnston has been working for the WWE since 1985.
Johnston is the man behind most of the theme songs you heard and loved when you were young, as well as a number of current theme songs today.
WWE knew exactly what they were doing when they got a music composer as good as Johnston to create wrestlers' theme songs.
In my humble opinion, a theme song a wrestler uses is just as important as the moves he makes in the ring.
Fans love theme songs, at least this one does, and they are one of the most remembered pieces of wrestling history.
Let's take a look at a list of 10 of his tracks that I think made the biggest impact.
10. Razor Ramon: "Bad Guy"
Razor Ramon was "oozing with machismo" in the '90s, and his theme song was a perfect fit.
The "Bad Guy" from Miami, Fla., came down to the ring with gold around his neck to go with his smooth trot to the ring.
I can still picture Ramon coming to the ring when I hear this theme, one of my favorites of all time.
9. Kane: "Out of the Fire"
It doesn't get much creepier than hearing Kane's theme when he first came onto the scene.
The masked half-brother of The Undertaker ripped through the competition in the WWE, eventually becoming WWE Champion.
This theme song still gives me chills when I hear it to this day.
8. Diesel: "Diesel Blues"
"Big Daddy Cool" Diesel was the main man in the WWE in 1995 and his theme song fueled his power.
Originally brought in as Shawn Michaels' bodyguard, Diesel would break out on his own, eventually being the banner guy in the WWE for a solid year.
The bass and guitars in this theme song, as well as the loud horn at the beginning make for a great entrance for the monster Diesel.
7. Ultimate Warrior: "Unstable"
This fast-paced theme song perfectly described the wrestler known as Ultimate Warrior.
A man who once held the Intercontinental and WWE Championship at the same time, ran as fast as he could into the ring as he pumped his fist in the air and shook the ring ropes.
Warrior was an animal, and his high-powered theme song did him justice.
6. Kurt Angle: "Medal"
The 1996 Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle was a true icon inside of the WWE squared circle.
His theme song was his red, white, and blue heartbeat.
Oh it's true, it's darn true.
5. Brock Lesnar: "The Next Big Thing"
"The Next Big Thing" Brock Lesnar wasn't just a flash in the pan in his short stint in the WWE.
When you heard his high-powered theme song hit and you were in that ring, you would be better off not getting in his way.
We haven't heard this theme in the WWE since Wrestlemania XX, but I don't think we have heard the last of it.
4. The Undertaker: "Rest in Peace"
While The Undertaker's theme song has changed more than any other wrestlers to my knowledge, it is still one of the most iconic theme songs to date.
It's bone-chilling sound really fits the mold of The Undertaker.
Hailing from Death Valley, The Undertaker is one of the most legendary stars ever to step foot inside the ring, and his theme song will never be forgotten.
3. Steve Austin: "I Won't Do What You Tell Me"
The bad man from Victoria, Texas "Stone Cold" Steve Austin has one of the most memorable themes of all-time.
Only altered a few times, his glass shattering theme as stood tall for over a decade and helped define his style as well as the Attitude Era of the late '90s in the WWE.
When you hear the glass, it's your...
2. Shawn Michaels: "Sexy Boy"
Men wanted to be him and women wanted to be with him.
WWE legend and Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels came to the ring as WWE's "Sexy Boy," and his cocky and arrogant theme had it all.
Michaels even performed the lyrics of the song in his own theme.
1. Bret Hart: "Hart Attack"
Without question one of the greatest of all time, Bret "Hitman" Hart came to the ring with an amazing theme song.
As a kid, when I heard his theme, I felt like he was coming right into my living room.
I never got a chance to see one of Hart's entrances in the WWE, since I didn't go to a WWE event until 1999.
His guitar-powered theme song really help define how electric he was inside of the squared circle and Jim Johnston did a jam up job with this one.