WWE Music: 10 New Themes
In order to give you a rather fun topic, I'm presenting this to you—10 new themes for WWE superstars.
I've been listening to a lot of different music since the last time I wrote such an article and I think it will show in my article. There's not much left to say aside from that, so without further delay, here we go!
CM Punk: Perfect Weapon by Black Veil Brides
There's been a lot of talk of the "devil" known as CM Punk and his recent quest for respect in the past few weeks. So, while I was looking around, I found a good song for someone like CM Punk.
In a vein similar to that of his original WWE theme, "This Fire Burns," I found Black Veil Brides "Perfect Weapon" a fitting song. Punk is one of the most dangerous men in the WWE— something he's shown on several occasions against superstars like Randy Orton, Jeff Hardy and Christian.
Cunning, agile and skilled in the squared circle are all things that can be said about CM Punk. A tireless work ethic, he's stated competition is his addiction. Add to that, a quick wit and an acid tongue make Punk a formidable combatant on any level.
Simply put, as far as WWE goes, CM Punk is a perfect weapon.
Heath Slater: Shoot to Thrill by AC/DC
This one could be taken either as an ironic theme, because I know for a lot of people, Slater is probably the least thrilling Superstar (second only to Tensai), but I also think this song could fit better if Heath were given some type of push.
At one point in his career, Slater was known as "The Thriller" Heath Miller apparently, and so it works as sort of a throwback to his old nickname, and at the very least, it would probably help the crowd get more into his "One-Man Rockband" persona (I kind of think they should just drop the "southern" aspect of the nickname) if he had some actual rock song for a theme.
Who's to say with maybe a push and a new theme, Slater couldn't be as thrilling as he believes himself to be?
Ryback: Otherworld (Guitar Version) by Bill Muir
Ryback has done a pretty good job of getting over, and I'll even admit I like his new theme. Still, I think intensity when I see Ryback, and while his current theme doesn't lack in that factor, I think this song brings even more to the table.
I also picked this song, because it stuck in my head that Ryback is a man of few words (five per match, is the usual) so like his actions, I think the sound of the instruments gets the point across that some damage is about to be done when Ryback is about to be fed.
Justin Gabriel and Tyson Kidd: With Me by All Ends
When I think of the tag team of Tyson Kidd and Justin Gabriel, I think "high energy." The same goes for when I listen to this song—which some of you may know as the theme of "Sonic and The Black Knight."
I think the song would do a good job of getting the crowd pumped, as it has an opening riff which past and current theme songs have shown to be somewhat helpful in identifying who's about to enter (i.e. Cena's horns, Punk's static, Mysterio's "Booyaka, Bookyaka!").
Along with that, I think the lyrics give a sense of unity if you give them a listen, and for an up-and-coming tag team such as these two, I think that will be a big help in establishing that these two are more than just two guys thrown together for no real reason.
The Miz: A.W.E.S.O.M.E by the Fold
This is a song I think would fit only if The Miz were to turn face like many have been thinking would be a good move for him in recent months. The Fold is currently one of my favorite bands right now, and this is probably one of their best songs.
I'll admit, I didn't think it would work, but after listening to it I could totally see a face Miz slapping high-fives, and pandering to the crowd with this in the background (cause, you know, that's what the faces of the WWE do now.) Aside from that, I think Miz would be less abrasive as a face and this song is a lot lighter than "I Came to Play" which is another reason I think this one works for The Miz.
Oh, and he's awesome, so that's a bonus.
A.J.: Simple and Clean (Rising Sun Remix) by Utada Hikaru
A.J. Lee is currently the General Manager of RAW, but I remember once upon a time when her biggest claim to fame was being a self-proclaimed nerd (or perhaps it was geek—man, it has been a long time). Anyway, the point I'm trying to get across is that just because she's a GM, doesn't mean she's probably not that same girl that loved comic books and video games, etc.
And you know, I was thinking if A.J. is going to get a new theme it should pay homage to who she is and then I stumbled upon this rock remix of a popular game theme, and it really does sound like something I could picture A.J. skipping around too.
It has that upbeat, high-energy feel that her past themes have had but also adds a little something more to it—a story, which most themes lack, but it does actually make me think back to A.J.s relationship with Daniel Bryan when I apply the song to her.
Chris Jericho: One More Time by Daft Punk
It's a sad fact, but Chris Jericho isn't going to be around forever. For all we know, this could likely be his last run with the company, but if there was one last time he came back to help out I think it only be fitting that Jericho get one, final, new theme.
The funny thing about it is, I think it would hit with his fans more than Jericho himself even. We always celebrate whenever Jericho comes back, so I think to have a song that pretty much states that we're gonna be celebrating Y2J one more time would be something of a nice treat.
Not to mention, I notice Daft Punk (at least within the people I know) is a pretty popular band, so from one popular band to one popular band member, I think it's an awesome match.
Kaitlyn: Strange and I Like It by Skye Sweetnam
For any of you old-school Disney fans who were actually up for it, you may remember this song as the theme from the TV series "The Buzz on Maggie." Now, I actually thought this song would be a good fit for A.J. at first, but then it hit me.
WWE often does this job of touting Kaitlyn as different than the other divas for some reason (what's so different about her is a mystery to me, I mean). They've called her "The Thunder to A.J.s Lightning," "The Hybrid Diva" and a couple of other names, but WWE seems confident in the direction so I figure this works more for her than A.J.
Thinking back to NXT, I suppose the fact she's a tomboy is what WWE is referring too, and if that's the case then yeah I kind of see what they're going for here. I think giving the song a listen it applies well to who Kaitlyn is and how she's billed.
The Prime Time Players: Rock Right Now by DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince
This song would probably only work if "The Prime Time Players" were faces, but barring that I think this would fit really well. Part of the job of a theme song is to help people get over, and one of the toughest demographics to get over is the 18 and up crowd.
That said, if you hit them with a little bit of nostalgia you've got a good shot now that you've at least got their foot in the door, and when you reference The Fresh Prince and DJ Jazzy Jeff, you know you've got that going for you in spades.
Darren and Titus may find themselves in a bit of a pickle without A.W. behind them, cause the man was good at his job. With him gone, Mr. No Days Off and The Big Deal are going to need something else to get the people's attention on them, and this song would be just the way to go about doing that.
Cody Rhodes: Wake Up by Story of the Year
Cody is a talented performer, but as of now is not a priority in the WWE. Lots of people getting pushed means someone's going to be left out, and with Wade Barrett looked upon as the next person to get pushed on Smackdown, Cody may be another year away from his own big break.
So, until then, Cody is stuck in a filler feud with Sin Cara. All of this is part of what's gotten me to pick this as a good theme for Cody Rhodes. He needs to wake up and really impress in this feud. It's hard to get noticed when you're not put in a position to get noticed, but that's exactly what he has to do.
Aside from that, if you listen to the lyrics I think they really fit Cody well, especially in this position.
So, with that said, leave your comments on my musical selections, let me know if there's a better fitting song you can think of for a superstar who may or may not have been on this list. Thanks for reading.