WWE Bracketology Part II: Which Entrance Theme Is the Greatest of All Time?

Christopher OlmsteadSenior Analyst IIIApril 14, 2013

WWE Bracketology Part II: Which Entrance Theme Is the Greatest of All Time?

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    This is the third installment of the WWE Bracketology series.

    In the first installment, Undertaker was voted as the greatest singles wrestler of all time. In the second installment, Edge and Christian were voted as the greatest tag team of all time. Here in the third installment, we will decide what entrance theme song is the greatest of all time.

    In the second part of this installment, you will have the opportunity to vote on the play-in matchups. You will also see the results of all rounds previously voted on.

    Let's get to the voting!

Criteria and Voting

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    Criteria

    The method to come up with these 80 themes was no easy feat. In fact, there were a few times where I wanted to blow the whole thing up and double the size of the bracket just to fit all of the themes in.

    However, I fought that urge and have come up with 80 themes that represent a little bit of everything.

    To fill out this bracket, I spent many hours fishing through hundreds of wrestlers' entrance themes. The bracket mostly consists of superstars, divas, tag teams and stables that were in WWE at one point or another.

    However, there are a handful of themes that belong to those who have never stepped foot on WWE soil.

    Since taste in music is very subjective, I have decided not to award seeds to the songs. Instead, once each region is down to 16 themes, they will be randomly paired against each other.

    I know that I will never satisfy everyone. If you feel a theme was snubbed, please be sure to take advantage of the comment section below to let me know. 

     

    Voting

    Eighty themes in all will be part of this bracket. Each region will have four play-in matchups.

    When you vote, please keep the following ideas in mind.

    • The "pop" or reaction that it produces from the crowd
    • Is it catchy? Are fans able to familiarize themselves with it quickly?
    • The sing- or hum-along factor
    • The opening three seconds. Those first few bars should be enough to let you know who is coming.
    • Gimmick—does it fit their gimmick? Is it believable?
    • Longevitydoes the theme stand the test of time?

    Voting will take place over the span of the next couple of weeks.

    The play-in round will be voted on first, followed by the opening rounds in each region.

    I will allow 24-48 hours between each round of voting.

    In order to vote, you will need to comment on the article with your selections for each round or tweet it to me.

Recap: North Region Results

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    Play-in Round

    • "Written in my Face" (Sheamus) [65 percent] defeated "Realeza" (Alberto Del Rio) [35 percent]
    • "Some Bodies Gonna Get It" (Mark Henry) [56 percent] defeated "I Came to Play" (The Miz) [44 percent]
    • "ChaChaLaLa" (Fandango) [51 percent] defeated "Here to Show the World" (Dolph Ziggler) [49 percent]
    • "Just Close Your Eyes" (Christian) [62 percent] defeated "Flight of the Valkyries" (Daniel Bryan) [38 percent]

South Region: Play-in Round

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    "Wildcat" (Sable) vs. "I Know You Want Me" (Sunny)

     

    Sable has used this theme for the majority of her career. The theme itself is quite the attention-grabber given how it begins, though it does not have any lyrics.

     

    This was Sunny's most recognized WWE theme. The intro to the theme is very catchy and fits her character very well. The rest of the lyrics are decent at best.

South Region: Play-in Round

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    "Blood" (The Brood) vs."We Are One" (Nexus)

     

    "Blood" was the theme for The Brood and Gangrel. The beginning of the song fits the character of the group very well. Aside from the chants and whispers, the song is an instrumental

     

    The original Nexus used this as their theme song. The song was originally performed by the band 12 Stones, and it fits the character of the group because of their pack-like mentality.

South Region: Play-in Round

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    "Nation" (Nation of Domination) vs."Turn It Up" (Too Cool)

     

    There were a few variations to this theme, but I decided to go with this one. Each variation kept the trademark opening, announcing who they are. The theme itself is a bit intimidating, so it fits the group very well.

     

    This was the third theme used by Too Cool. The opening of the song really grabs the audience, and it's actually a pretty good listen all of the way through.

South Region: Play-in Round

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    "Take a Fall" (Beer Money) vs."Motor City" (Motor City Machine Guns)

     

    This theme is pretty cool. It's kind of similar to one of Ted DiBiase Jr's themes and fits the gimmick of the group well.

     

    The beginning of this theme is an instrumental. The song itself isn't all that great, but it is quite catchy, and it also fits the team very well.

Looking Ahead

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    Part III of this installment will feature the results of the play-in matchups from the South Region.

    It will also include the opportunity to vote on the play-in matchups from the West Region.

    Remember that once all of the play-in matchups are complete, voting will begin on the round of 64.

Conclusion

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    Most the the North matchups were close. Will the same happen in the South?

    Given his recent popularity, how do you see Fandango doing in this bracket?

    Remember, if you want to vote, you can do so by commenting on this article or tweeting me.

     

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