With all of the anticipation surrounding Triple H and Brock Lesnar's match at Summerslam, the rumor that WWE is in negotiations with Metallica to perform at the August 19th pay-per-view event (reported by Superluchas.net, via WrestlingInc.com) has created an interesting question:
Should WWE have the band play ahead of the Triple H-Lesnar match?
WWE has used Metallica's music before for their pay-per-view events such as Summerslam 2003 ("St. Anger") and for No Mercy 2008 ("All Nightmare Long"), along with plugs for the band's Orion Music + More music festival.
The past two WrestleMania matches between Triple H and The Undertaker have showcased Metallica songs as well.
WrestleMania XXVII had "For Whom The Bell Tolls" play ahead of Triple H's walk down the ramp in the Georgia Dome and WrestleMania XXVIII had "The Memory Remains" provide the theme for the buildup to the End Of An Era match the two had this year in Miami. (I'm a huge fan of the video package that included this event.)
In both cases, it was a great play by WWE and certainly added to the mystique surrounding both matches.
Curiously, though, Lesnar has also benefited from the use of Metallica for his fights in UFC, with "Enter Sandman" being used for his entrances as well.
With the match being as high profile as it is between Triple H and Lesnar, to have Metallica play live prior to the match (whether it is once or for each wrestler), would make Summerslam feel even more like the second biggest pay-per-view of the year and add even more to this main event (or co-main event) match.
Let's also face facts: this is going to be brawl, and what better to accompany such a match than one of the most famous heavy metal bands playing live?
If Metallica plays at Summerslam, what song (or songs) would you want them to play for Triple H and Brock Lesnar's match?