WWE Bracketology Part V: Greatest Entrance Theme of All Time

Christopher OlmsteadSenior Analyst IIIApril 21, 2013

WWE Bracketology Part V: Greatest Entrance Theme 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 which entrance theme song is the greatest of all time.

    The majority of the themes in this bracket are going to be that of WWE Superstars, Divas, Tag Teams or Stables. However, there will be a few others thrown in as well.

    In the fourth part of this installment, you will have the opportunity to vote on the final 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 one another.

    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]
    • "Somebody's 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]

Recap: South Region Results

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    Play-In Round

    • "Wildcat" (Sable) [93 percent] defeated "I Know You Want Me" (Sunny) [7 percent]
    • "Blood" (The Brood) [56 percent] defeated "We Are One" (Nexus) [44 percent]
    • "Turn It Up" (Too Cool) [52 percent] defeated "Nation" (Nation of Domination) [48 percent]
    • "Take a Fall" (Beer Money) [72 percent] defeated "Motor City" (MCMG) [28 percent]

Recap: West Region Results

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    Play-In Round

    • "Gold-Lust" (Goldust) [50.4 percent] defeated "Ass Man" (Billy Gunn) [49.5 percent]
    • "Dangerous" (Ken Shamrock) [51 percent] defeated "Hello Ladies" (Val Venis) [49 percent]
    • "Rowdy" (Roddy Piper) [81 percent] defeated "Hard Corps" (Sgt. Slaughter) [19 percent]
    • "Common Man" (Dusty Rhodes) [76 percent] defeated "Cool Cocky Bad" (HTM) [24 percent]

Recap: East Region Results

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    Play-In Round

    • "Enter Sandman" (Sandman) [91 percent] defeated "Monster" (Rhyno) [9 percent]
    • "Nation of Violence" (Samoa Joe) [62 percent] defeated "I Am I Am" (AJ Styles) [38 percent]
    • "Eye Of The Hurricane" (Hurricane) [75 percent] defeated "Psycho Dance" (Psycho Sid) [25 percent]
    • "I'm Back" (Eric Bicshoff) [56 percent] defeated "Holla If Ya Hear Me" (Scott Steiner) [44 percent]

North Region: Round of 64

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    "Sexy Boy" (Shawn Michaels) vs. "Some Bodies Gonna Get It" (Mark Henry)

     

    It's not very often that a WWE Superstar sings their own theme, with it not being horrible.

    This theme embodies everything that HBK ever was in WWE. It's catchy, fun to sing along with and everything you can ask for in a theme song.

     

    This is Mark Henry's current theme, and it's terrific for Henry's character. When Henry comes to the ring with this theme, the guy in the ring knows exactly what is in store for him.

North Region: Round of 64

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    "Meat On The Table" (Ryback) vs. "ChaChaLaLa" (Fandango)

     

    Ryback's theme has you from the beginning. The opening line grabs the audience, and they know right away what is about to happen.

    The theme itself has a decent beat to it, hence why Ryback tends to nod along with it.

     

    This is the current and only theme Fandago has used in WWE.

    This theme has exploded in WWE in recent weeks. It definitely is a catchy tune! Doesn't it just make you want to hum?

North Region: Round of 64

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    "Slow Chemical" (Kane) vs. "Rest In Peace" (Undertaker)

     

    This was the only time in Kane's career that his theme had lyrics in it. That being said, it turned out to be one of his best.

    This theme has the familiar sound that is in all of his themes, and the lyrics fit his character.

     

    The gong may be the most well-known sound in WWE. Once you hear that sound, everyone knows Undertaker isn't far behind. This theme has withstood the test of time as has the character of Undertaker.

North Region: Round of 64

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    "The Game" (Triple H) vs. "Written In My Face" (Sheamus)

     

    The opening rift in this theme is iconic. Triple H seems to always have a knack for having great entrance themes.

    This theme is everything Triple H is and claims to be.

     

    "Written in My Face" is the current theme used by Sheamus. He has used this theme as both a heel and a face.

    The theme has a decent opening. The elongated "Oh's" really make the theme.

North Region: Round of 64

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    "My Time Is Now" (John Cena) vs. "Just Close Your Eyes" (Christian)

     

    Like HBK, Cena sings (well, raps) his theme song.

    The start of this theme is pretty cool. The remainder of the theme is hit or miss, much like Cena himself. You either love it or absolutely hate it.

     

    Christian has had many WWE themes, but I think this is his best.

    This is his current theme, or at least it was prior to his injury. The theme starts off quick, which lets the audience know right away that Captain Charisma is coming.

North Region: Round of 64

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    "Cult Of Personality" (CM Punk) vs. "Voices" (Randy Orton)

     

    This is without question one of the most iconic WWE themes of the current era.

    The static opening is great. You love it when he is a face and hate it when he is a heel. The song itself is pretty good as well.

     

    This theme is Orton's second major WWE theme.

    The opening grabs you right away. The theme fits Orton's unstable character quite well, and it's another good song.

North Region: Round of 64

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    "Longhorn" (JBL) vs. "No Chance In Hell" (Vince McMahon)

     

    JBL's theme is all instrumental. The opening of the theme with the bells is a prefect reflection of JBL's character.

    Although it doesn't have the same hum factor as others, it's still a catchy tune.

     

    This theme is one of a handful that shaped the entire Attitude Era. The entire theme embodies what McMahon stands for.

    This theme also includes the famous line that he used over and over again during his epic battles with Steve Austin.

North Region: Round of 64

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    "Booyaka 619" (Rey Mysterio) vs. "Is Cookin" (The Rock)

     

    This is a very high energy theme, which is fitting. It's quite catchy and fun to try to sing along with, which fits Mysterio well.

     

    Although it wasn't used long, this is one of The Rock's greatest WWE themes, used during his heel turn in 2003.

    The long opening, the "is cookin" and the slowed-down tempo all make it awesome.

Looking Ahead

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    Part VI of this installment will feature the continuation of voting in the round of 64.

    The South Region will contain themes of Stables, Divas and Tag Teams. Here is a look at who is going to have themes featured in this region. The actual theme selections will be revealed in the next article.

    Please keep in mind that since seeds are not being awarded, these songs will be matched up against one another at random.

    • D-Generation X
    • NWO
    • Four Horseman
    • Evolution
    • Legion of Doom
    • New Age Outlaws
    • Trish Stratus
    • Sable
    • The Brood
    • Too Cool
    • Beer Money
    • Fabulous Freebirds
    • Lita
    • The Shield
    • Hardy Boyz
    • Dudley Boys

Conclusion

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    Which North theme will have the largest margin of victory in the Round of 64?

    How do you think the South Region is looking?

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

     

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