The 100 Greatest Entrance Themes in Wrestling History
Much can be said about the larger-than-life personality that is the professional wrestler.
A pro wrestler has to do many things to define his or herself as not only an athlete, but a character. Great wrestling characters have to have a connection with the fans. One way to have a great connection with the wrestling universe is to have great entrance music.
From the moment they walk through the curtain until the second they enter the ring, they’re telling a story. That story can’t just be told by their motions, it has to be heard through music.
Many people have conducted a list of the greatest entrance themes in the history of professional wrestling. The lists seem to stop at 10 or 20. A list like this has to be counted to 100.
Argue, debate, or contest if you so desire. Remember, this list is made to start arguments, not end them. But for now, here’s the list of wrestling’s 100 greatest entrance themes of all time.
100. MVP: "I'm Comin"
Montel Vontavious Porter, or MVP’s gimmick can be described as a rich, ballin’ jock. This song worked perfectly with his entrance as he came out through an NFL-like inflatable tunnel.
I couldn’t picture MVP coming out to anything else. It suited him well.
99. Honky Tonk Man: "Cool Cocky Bad"
How could the Honky Tonk Man, whose entire gimmick is to be a singer, not appear on a wrestling music list?
The Elvis rip-off checks in at No.99 with a song that he sings himself. This also happens to be the same song he came out to during his year-long reign as Intercontinental Champion.
98. The Big Show: "Crank It Up"
The largest athlete in the world made his WWE debut in February 1999 under his real name, Paul Wight.
After debating what they should call this man, they eventually landed on The Big Show, and they haven’t turned back since.
To find an entrance theme that would suit this man well isn’t an easy task. Wasting no time, this song was composed with his name in it.
97. Al Snow: "Breathe" by The Prodigy
“HEAD! HEAD! HEAD! HEAD!”
Take a look at this scenario at the ECW Arena. Everyone has a styrofoam head and is rapidly chanting the word “head” for Al Snow.
The song playing during Al Snow’s entrance and victory celebration is “Breathe” by the electrical dance rock band The Prodigy.
What’s getting this crowd so into the “head” gimmick is the fast-paced, adrenaline-pumping song that’s in the background.
96. Kurt Angle's WWE Theme
Kurt Angle used this from the very beginning of his WWE career to the very end.
This is a generally uplifting, patriotic instrumental and it suits an Olympic gold medalist like Angle.
95. Christian: "Just Close Your Eyes" by Story of the Year
Overall, this is a great song for Christian to come out to. He started using this song when he returned to WWE in early 2009 and still currently uses it.
The song’s artist Story of the Year is a pretty well-known post-hardcore band. Christian came out to the same song at the end of his first WWE tenure done by a different band, but this one hits the nail on the head.
94. Jeff Jarrett: "My World"
Well, TNA Wrestling is actually Jeff Jarrett’s world.
The King of the Mountain has used this song since the inception of TNA in 2002. What fans love about this song is the guitar intro.
Everything but the one guitar is silent during the first few seconds of his entrance. This is a pretty good way to build anticipation.
93. Brock Lesnar
Although Brock Lesnar’s tenure as a professional wrestler for the WWE was short, it was epic.
Lesnar used this theme from 2002 to 2004. The intense build in the beginning of the theme captures the beast that is Brock Lesnar.
There are no words spoken in this theme, but he wasn’t a great talker anyway. Lesnar let his actions do the talking, which is why this theme worked for him.
92. Randy Orton: "Burn in My Light" by Mercy Drive
Before he was known as the Viper, he was the Legend Killer.
Randy Orton started using this song after his first World Heavyweight Championship win in 2004. The song is meant for a young, up and coming wrestler, and that fit Orton’s description then perfectly.
The gold pyro flailing about when Orton strikes his signature pose is meant to be seen with this song.
91. New Age Outlaws: "Oh, You Didn't Know?"
"Oh, you didn't know? Well yo’ ass bettah call someboday!"
The New Age Outlaws were the most dominant team at the beginning of the Attitude Era. The Road Dogg Jesse James and the Bad Ass Billy Gunn are the two that made D-Generation X really degenerate.
James’ signature catchphrase appears at the beginning of the theme. Overall it was a great crowd-interactive theme and it helped the Outlaw’s get noticed.
90. Maven Huffman: "Tattoo" by Big Mother Thruster
If anyone remembers Tough Enough Season 1, they remember that it had the most badass soundtrack of any wrestling program ever.
Maven Huffman was the winner of the first Tough Enough contest in 2001. The show aired on MTV and featured mainstream rock from that year.
It’s hard to remember what exactly Huffman amounted to in the WWE, but the fans sure do remember the great guitar intro during his entrance.
89. Sheamus: "Written in My Face"
Could anyone picture a really white, angry Irishman making his entrance to anything else?
Didn't think so.
88. Samoa Joe: "Nation of Violence"
Making a name for himself as the most intimidating and ruthless wrestler in the sport today, it's crucial for Samoa Joe to have intimidating and ruthless entrance music.
His entrance music begins with the "Godzilla March" horn riff. It has to begin with this to let every wrestler in the building know that they're in for a hurting.
The rest of the song has a ghetto aspect to it, symbolizing the streets of L.A. where Joe grew up.
Overall, this is what a badass comes out to. The Samoan Submission Machine leaves no doubt of that.
87. The Ultimate Warrior
This instrumental has so much energy. So much energy being appropriate for possibly the most energetic wrestler of all time.
It would be hard to picture anything else for The Ultimate Warrior's trademark entrance. Running down the aisle as fast as he can, circling the ring, and then getting on the canvas and shaking the rope with all his might is the symbol of the Warrior.
86. The Legacy: "It's a New Day" by Adelitas Way
This is generally a pretty good rock song on it's own merit, but it seems perfect for the duo of Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase.
The sons of Dusty Rhodes and the Million Dollar Man along with Randy Orton formed a stable based on their wrestling families. Something that hasn't been done in the sport is to draw together three third-generation wrestlers into a stable.
This song was great for them and it suited their purpose of becoming a new generation.
85. Jack Swagger: "On Your Knees"
Once the music hits the arena, every fan expects the pompous smile of the All-American American Jack Swagger.
The song is done by a Rage Against the Machine cover band. It seems a little contradictory since they're not known as the most patriotic band, therefore a Rage cover band shouldn't be fit to compose the entrance music of the All-American American.
But this song works anyway.
Swagger waves his arms while wearing a huge, fake smile, does his push-ups, and then gets in the ring and takes a pre-match victory lap. The cool song in the background makes it bearable to watch.
84. Santino Marella: "La Vittoria E Mia"
Quite a character is Santino.
It can be difficult to find a good entrance theme for the Italian stereotype that is Santino Marella.
His gimmick is meant to be entertaining in a humorous facet. Santino running out to the ring with this song definitely fits the bill of humorous.
83. 2 Cold Scorpio: "Whoomp! (There It Is)" by Tag Team
2 Cold Scorpio was one of the best pure athletes in wrestling in the early 90's. One of the biggest hits of the early 90's was the song "Whoomp! (There It Is)" by Tag Team.
The biggest sport during this time was basketball because of America's love for Michael Jordan. This song became pretty much a theme song for NBA highlights in the early 90's because of its catchiness with the sport.
2 Cold Scorpio was a bit of a highlight-reel himself in the sport of wrestling. He may not have been the Michael Jordan of his time, but "Whoomp! (There It Is)" couldn't have fit any other wrestler better.
82. Mr. Ass: "Ass Man"
Can anyone picture the looks on parents faces at a WWE event today if this theme song was used? Yes, it would be hilarious.
Mr. Ass was one of the most prominent figures of the Attitude Era. When comparing major differences in that era and the modern PG-rated era, this man and this theme song would no doubt be in the explanation.
81. X-Factor: "What 'Chu Lookin' At?" by Uncle Kracker
"I got everything I ever wanted and I'll never give that back!" These are true words spoken by Uncle Kracker.
The words used at the beginning of this song describe the true and genuine friendship between X-Pac, Justin Credible, and the A-Train. Together, known as X-Factor, these three were a wrecking crew in early 2001.
Truly one of the most underrated stables of their time, X-Factor's theme song was the binding between the three superstars.
80. John Cena: "The Time Is Now"
Whether you love it, or hate it, you recognize it.
That's the sole reason why it appears on this list.
79. Zack Ryder: "Radio" by Watt White
It's about time for the Internet's favorite wrestler to make his appearance on the list.
Checking in at No. 79, Zack Ryder's theme song is a huge hit with the Internet Wrestling Community along with the person himself. The words at the beginning of the song are even sung by his loyal fans at WWE live events.
The song itself captures his Jersey Shore-esque gimmick and character traits. His theme can also be heard on his YouTube show Z! True Long Island Story.
Until then, take care, spike your hair.
Woo Woo Woo! You know it, bro.
78. Hulk Hogan: "American Made"
WCW fans out there recognize this one as Hulk Hogan's primary theme song.
The Hulkster used this one during his early run in WCW and his comeback run in the red and yellow in 1999. The song is composed by none other than Jimmy Hart, who was Hogan's most prominent manager.
A lot of other wrestlers can refer to themselves as American made, but none more than Hulk Hogan for sure.
77. Diamond Dallas Page: "Self High Five"
Diamond Dallas Page was one of the key figures to the WCW's success. Fans loved his Jersey badass gimmick and his hand gesture (which Jay-Z totally stole).
His entrance theme is an instrumental cover of Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit." The beginning of the song uses DDP's catchphrase for his hand gesture, "Self High Five."
The "Two-Time! Two-Time!" WCW Champion and his Nirvana cover entrance music tell the tale of what WCW was about.
76. Matt Hardy: "Live for the Moment" by Monster Magnet
Monster Magnet is a great rock band. During the WWE's new wave of entrance music in early 2002, this song was given to Matt Hardy.
During that time, a load of mainstream rock bands contributed to the WWE Superstars by either doing covers of their entrance music or giving them new ones.
Monster Magnet's song "Live for the Moment" was based on a Hardy Boyz catchphrase. Jeff's brother used this song from 2002 to his demise in the WWE in 2010.
75. Evolution: "Line in the Sand" by Motorhead
Evolution was possibly the most dominant and most decorated stable in WWE history.
They consisted of Triple H (the present), Ric Flair (the past), and Randy Orton and Batista (the future). The song "Line in the Sand" is done by Triple H's favorite band Motorhead.
This is a good rock song on its own merit, but the lyrics define what Evolution was all about.
74. Mankind: "Ode to Freud"
Mankind was the very unusual, sadistic character created by Mick Foley.
The beginning of the song is where Mankind says, "The time has come to relive that pain. Which will be better for me... BUT NOT SO ENJOYABLE FOR ALL OF YOU!" This right here captures the dark personality of Foley's most unique character.
The music itself is very dark like Mankind's gimmick. The song suited him well.
73. New Jack: "Natural Born Killaz" by Ice Cube and Dr. Dre
This is an odd case where the entrance music is more famous than the wrestler who uses it.
New Jack was one of the most violent and bloodthirsty wrestlers of the 90's. Wrestling for ECW, there are absolutely no rules. Wrestlers can choose any music they want to use for their entrances. New Jack by no surprise chose this one.
As soon as wrestling fans hear the name New Jack, this song comes to mind. "Oh yeah, New Jack. The guy who came out to Dr. Dre and Ice Cube." People can say what they want about violent gangsta rap, the ECW fans dug it.
72. The Latin American X-Change: "To Live and Die in LAX"
One thing fans miss about TNA was the Latin American X-change.
The group of Latino revolutionaries consisted of Hernandez and Homicide. The pair's gimmick brought a new style to TNA Wrestling.
They had yet to use the renegade pack and LAX was first in line to go through with the experiment.
The experiment was a success as they terrorized the tag team division, leaving their victims lying in the ring listening to this song.
71. Alberto Del Rio
Currently in the WWE, it would be hard to find a song that suits a wrestler better than this one.
Alberto Del Rio has been using this song since his debut in mid-2010. The instrumental depicts his rich, Mexican aristocrat gimmick very well.
Quite possibly the best entrance in wrestling today, Del Rio drives a new expensive car every week. He's then seen striking his signature pose with gold fireworks in the background.
His fancy music is the icing on the cake when the fans hear his personal ring announcer, Ricardo Rodriguez, introduce him.
As the fans can see, the music is just a small part of Del Rio's magnificent entrance.
His cars are not rentals! Let that be clear!
70. Matt Morgan: "Sleeping Giant"
Matt Morgan can give some wrestlers in TNA a run for their money when it comes to great entrances.
The Blueprint, as they call him, uses this song to intimidate his competition. As soon as they hear the opening riff, they know the 7-foot giant is coming.
The video screens around the entrance way show what appears to be a blueprint construction sheet.
All of this being done for the DNA of TNA, Morgan marches like any giant would on the ramp, licks his palm, strikes a violent pose, and fireworks go off.
With Morgan's intense presence, an intense song has to be used for him.
69. Jeff Hardy: "No More Words" by EndeverafteR
Finding a song that would fit Jeff Hardy's unique and defiant personalty could be easy, but it could be very hard too.
The WWE chose this song for Hardy in 2008, right in the middle of his main-event push. It was long overdue, but better late than never.
Now as a main-event superstar, he had to have some serious entrance music. It was a wise selection to choose this song as it was recognized immediately as the Jeff Hardy song.
68. Shane Douglas: "Perfect Strangers" by Deep Purple
"The Franchise" Shane Douglas is the greatest ECW Champion of all-time. It's only fit that a great champion comes out to a great song.
The song "Perfect Strangers" by Deep Purple is a fantastic rock song, and it sounds even more fantastic when played at the ECW Arena.
The Triple Threat (Douglas, Chris Candido, and Bam Bam Bigelow) along with Francine accompanied the Franchise to the ring. Ironically, the most exciting part of Shane Douglas' entrance is when he yells, "Cut the f***ing music!"
67. The Brood
The Brood was definitely a fan favorite stable in wrestling. Their entrance was one of the reasons if not the main reason.
Led by the vampire Gangrel, Edge & Christian would rise above the ground on the stage surrounded by fire. Once they hit the ring, Gangrel walked on the steps, took a drink of blood from his goblet, and then spit it out at the crowd.
Edge & Christian later would be replaced by the Hardy Boyz. One thing that didn't change however was the music.
The instrumental carries a hard to define sound like a bad late 90's horror flick. With America's current obsession with vampires, maybe the Brood would be more relevant today. But for its time, it worked just fine.
66. Christian Cage
TNA fans love this one.
This is a cover of the Evanescence song "My Last Breath." Christian Cage used this song during his entire tenure in TNA.
The countdown during the beginning of the entrance video goes great with the beginning of the song. It's a fantastic instrumental by itself and can be used for any sports highlight reel.
Cage is known for having great entrance music wherever he goes, but this one is no doubt his best.
65. Edge: "Never Gonna Stop" by Rob Zombie
The newly solo Edge was also stuck by the new wave of entrance music in early 2002.
Rob Zombie, who was extremely popular at the time, did the entrance music for Edge. The song "Never Gonna Stop" appeared on his new album The Sinister Urge. Apparently someone was smart enough to have Edge use it as his new entrance theme.
Using it until 2004, the song fit Edge's gimmick very well.
64. Mr. Perfect
Apparently, it wasn't easy to describe with words just how perfect an athlete was in the late 80's. It had to be done by video.
The song used in the background of all of Mr. Perfect's vignettes was the perfect sound to set the tone of a perfect athlete.
Great athletes of the time like Bo Jackson or Michael Jordan could have used this in their highlight tapes, but they weren't perfect. Mr. Perfect was perfect. There you go.
63. CM Punk: "Miseria Cantare" by AFI
Nothing can move so slow and rock so hard but this song.
AFI, one of the great punk rock bands of the current generation, did the entrance music for CM Punk in Ring of Honor.
Punk's tenure in ROH was his first great run and the sneak preview of what the WWE Universe was in store for.
It's amazing how intense this song is from beginning to end. Fantastic choice by Punk to use this when he had an option.
62. Beer Money: "Take a Fall"
"He's from the country, and he's from the city."
Pacing themselves to becoming one of the greatest tag teams of all time, Beer Money uses a great entrance theme to describe just how damn good they really are.
The song is very intense and captures the difference in character of James Storm and Robert Roode. Storm, a redneck who loves beer, and Roode, a Canadian who loves money. Overall, it's a great theme for this team.
61. Lita: "Lovefurypassionenergy" by Boy Hits Car
Lita was a warrior. She needed an entrance theme that showed everyone how tough she was.
Her song "Lovefurypassionenergy" is done by a very underrated emo rock band of the early 2000's, Boy Hits Car. This is a fantastic song for telling the tale of the hardcore and defiant Lita.
It may appear on this list as No. 61, but it's without a doubt the greatest entrance music used by any female wrestler in WWE history.
Never will there ever be another wrestler like Abyss.
A TNA original, Abyss is a scary man to look at. A scary man needs a scary theme song. The beginning of his entrance music is a great example of the fright that he brings to the Impact Zone.
As the instrumental goes on, Abyss stands on the stage and strikes his signature pose while the blueish fire rises behind him. Jeremy Borash introduces him by saying, "This....is Abyss!" It puts the cap on his terrifying entrance along with the theme song.
59. Shane McMahon: "Here Comes the Money" by Naughty by Nature
This theme song was given to Shane McMahon shortly after he purchased WCW. Now that he was the owner of his own wrestling company, he needed his own entrance music just like Vince.
It was a wise choice to choose this one for Shane O' Mac. He always carried the personality like he listened to hip hop when he was young. He didn't seem like a hard rock guy, his mannerisms never showed it.
This still lives as the official theme for Shane O' Mac, as it should.
58. Sting: "Seek & Destroy" by Metallica
Perhaps there was no bigger wrestling garbage than the last year and a half of WCW. However, Sting managed to stay Sting.
A few years after Sting debuted his Crow gimmick, he started becoming more vocal. He needed a more vocal entrance theme, and this one fit him.
He chose Metallica's famous "Seek & Destroy." This is not the original version on the album Kill 'Em All, the version Sting used was a live version recorded at Woodstock '99.
This was the first and only time a wrestler used a live version of a song. In most fans' opinions, this was the best-sounding version of "Seek & Destroy."
"Here comes the Ax, and here comes the Smasher, the Demolition, walking disaster." This was the anthem of possibly the greatest tag team of the WWE in the late 80's.
Demolition were huge fan favorites in their time. Their theme song was very catchy and brought a lot of fans on the Demolition bandwagon.
Their song had the heavy 80's sound to it and that Motor City finesse to complete the gimmick of this iconic tag team.
56. Booker T
This is a very 90's jock beat. Booker T began using this instrumental since he was in the tag team Harlem Heat and hasn't ditched it since.
Since going solo, he added his catchphrase to the beginning of the song. The "Five-Time! Five-Time! Five-Time!" WCW Champion raised the gold five times to the same tune.
55. Rob Van Dam: "The Whole F'n Show"
This is easily the most crowd-interactive theme used in wrestling today.
In between the piercing guitar riffs, there's a bit of silence. The silence of all instruments is where the vocalist shouts the name of Rob Van Dam. The second bit of silence if for his moniker of the Whole F'n Show.
This theme was given to RVD during his debut in TNA in early 2010 and at every TNA live event, the crowd sings along with the lyrics to his entrance music.
Since then, Van Dam's become a TNA World Heavyweight Champion, gaining even more charisma and popularity in the wrestling universe.
54. Million Dollar Man: "Everybody's Got a Price"
The evil laugh of the Million Dollar Man alone brought fear to the WWE Universe. The laugh was only the beginning of the terror he would reign on the WWE at his time.
The Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase had arguably the greatest gimmick of all time. Many wrestlers have portrayed a rich man before, but none like this. DiBiase was the greatest corrupt billionaire of all time.
DiBiase's laugh appears several times during his entrance theme, but he's also a man of many catchphrases. "Everybody's got a price," he famously says. "Some might cost a little, some might cost a lot. But I'm the Million Dollar Man, and you will be bought!"
He literally bought everything, and he did it all to this theme song.
53. The Undertaker: "Rollin" by Limp Bizkit
"Rollin" by Limp Bizkit was the hottest rock song of late 2000. The Undertaker during this time debuted a new gimmick that was his original creation.
The WWE Universe saw a side of The Undertaker that they've never seen before. It was as if they were seeing the real man behind the Deadman. His new biker gimmick was all the rage at the time.
At Armageddon 2000, The Undertaker announced that he would be making his entrance to Limp Bizkit's "Rollin." The song went perfect with his new get-up.
Rolling down to the ring in a Harley with Limp Bizkit playing in the arena was one good way to remember The Undertaker.
52. Jeff Hardy: "Modest" by Peroxwhy?gen
Peroxwhy?gen is a band that was formed by Jeff Hardy in 2003 after his departure from the WWE. Shortly after, he debuted in TNA Wrestling.
Making his first entrance at Slammiversary 2004, he used the song "Modest" which he and his band recorded. The vocalist for this song is indeed Hardy himself.
Very rarely does the wrestler sing his own theme song. There's no better way to get across your unique personality than composing your own entrance music.
Hardy shocked the wrestling world once more on Jan. 4, 2010. This same theme was heard at the Impact Zone as he made his return to TNA Wrestling after four years.
51. Jeff Hardy: "Another" by Peroxwhy?gen
This is basically the heel version of "Modest." Jeff Hardy debuted this new theme song at Bound For Glory 2010.
That night on 10/10/10, not only was a turning point for the career of Hardy, but that night changed the landscape of TNA Wrestling. This was the night that Jeff Hardy turned heel.
The heel turn was nothing short of spectacular. Hardy won the TNA World Heavyweight Championship after a screwjob devised by Eric Bischoff and Hulk Hogan.
The threesome had a special celebration after his victory which included the fans throwing garbage into the ring. The song playing in the background was Hardy's new theme song.
Maybe debuting this new song could have been a sign of his turn to the dark side.
50. Eddie Guerrero: "I Lie, I Cheat, I Steal"
"Viva La Raza."
Eddie Guerrero had possibly one of the greatest entrances in wrestling history. Every Thursday night, Guerrero drove onto the SmackDown stage in a new low-rider. One thing he loved to do was sit on the ramp and let the hydraulics go to work. Fans found it very entertaining.
Guerrero's theme song basically told the tale of his in-ring personality. Lying, cheating, and stealing are believe it or not what he took pride in. Everything about Eddie Guerrero's ability to perform was entertaining from beginning to end.
And remember, if you're not cheating, you're not trying.
49. Rob Van Dam: "One of a Kind" by Breaking Point
Truly one of a kind, Rob Van Dam's theme music in the WWE was nothing short of intense.
Also a member of WWE's new wave of music in 2002, the band Breaking Point composed the theme for RVD. His first generic theme given to him during his arrival in 2001 had the same riff to it. The new band used the same riff, but made it rock harder and added lyrics.
RVD's monikers can compile a list to 100 by themselves, but one great nickname given to him was One of a Kind.
48. Razor Ramon
Razor Ramon was a true fan favorite of the WWE Universe. Fans loved everything about this guy. His wrestling and athleticism was superb, the gimmick was as cool as can be, and his entrance was outstanding.
As soon as the lights dimmed and they heard the sound of the screeching tires, the fans new the Bad Guy was in the building.
Billed from the city of Miami, his theme music had that Miami feel to it. Approaching the ring in his Scarface finesse, Razor Ramon was the coolest thing in the WWE.
47. Kurt Angle's TNA Theme
This is definitely the best theme song Kurt Angle ever came out to.
During his debut in TNA Wrestling, Angle came out to this instrumental. There were no lyrics in his music until a short while after.
They later added strangely enough for Angle hip hop vocals. He may not seem like a hip hop guy, but once the song is put together, it's perfect for Angle.
It between verses, the song features the Olympic-themed trumpets in the background, similar to his previous theme. Not only the trumpets, but every aspect of this song shows the character of Kurt Angle.
46. Drew McIntyre: "Broken Dreams" by Shaman's Harvest
This song is a fantastic fit for Drew McIntyre. It's a great song on its own, but anyone can tell that it was made for the Chosen One.
Hand-selected by Mr. McMahon himself, McIntyre's destiny is to become the future face of the WWE.
With that prestigious reference, he had to have chosen this badass song for the Chosen One to come out to. His choice for him was nothing short of perfect.
There's a silent, but intense buildup in the beginning of the song. Like McIntyre's career, eventually it will reach the maximum.
45. Sting: "The Man Called Sting"
This has to be the most chilling entrance in WCW history.
Sting took it upon himself to repackage his gimmick. In the mid-90's, The Crow had a huge cult following. Apparently Sting was a fan of the movie because his new look was inspired by the character. During this process, he couldn't stick to the same old surf music.
His new look debuted in late 1997. At Starrcade, he wrestled his first match as The Crow. A killer entrance was needed if he wanted to make this work.
The thunderous beginning sent chills down every fan's back. The voices at the beginning sounded like the kids from the Children of the Corn.
"With a voice of silence, and a mission of justice.....this...is...Sting."
And then, the orchestra.
44. Kane: "Slow Chemical" by Finger Eleven
It would make sense for someone to say that this song was written, and then the character Kane was created. But that's not the case. That just tells you how well this song goes hand in hand with the Big Red Monster.
Kane used the same entrance music from 1997 to 2002. It was pretty bland, but it sounded like something the fans would see Kane to. The problem with it was that it didn't rock hard, and there were no lyrics.
Lyrics aren't absolutely necessary, but they help tremendously to tell a story. Finger Eleven is a good rock band and is popular for a good reason. They did a great job depicting the demented personality of one of WWE's most violent characters.
After taking Kane's original instrumental theme and making it their own, it was a perfect match made.
43. Rowdy Roddy Piper
Rowdy Roddy Piper needs to come out to bagpipes.
Any bagpipe sound will do for this man. Just get him bagpipes, please.
To paraphrase a quote by the great Christopher Walken, "I got a fever, and the only prescription is more bagpipes."
42. Antonio Inoki: "Honno No Fighter"
The song "Honno No Fighter" was originally used in a Muhammad Ali documentary. But this song has such a classic Japanese sound to it. It would be much more appropriate to associate this song with the Muhammad Ali of Japan, Antonio Inoki.
Inoki, possibly the greatest Japanese athlete of all time, had an entrance theme that carried such a prestigious sound. The sound that comes from this song just says that this is what our top wrestler needs to use.
It's understandable that during the course of this song, some fans would expect to see the end credits of a Speed Racer cartoon.
41. Ricky Steamboat: "Sirius" by the Alan Parsons Project
You may not recognize the song "Sirius" by the Alan Parsons Project on text. Once you hear the song, it becomes extremely familiar to you if you're a sports fan.
This song is played in sports arenas and stadiums all across the country. Regardless of the sport, it's one of the most recognized anthems in modern athletics.
Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat used this song during his first tenure in the WWE in the mid to late 80's. If this song were to work for one wrestler in particular, it would be Steamboat.
This is such an interchangeable song, but Steamboat using this was the absolute right selection. This music gets everyone amped up and gives everyone goosebumps, just like the wrestling ability of the Dragon.
40. Tommy Dreamer: "Man in the Box" by Alice in Chains
Alice in Chains may rock hard on the stage, but no one in ECW rocked harder in hardcore wrestling than Tommy Dreamer.
Grunge and ECW kind of go hand-in-hand. Both styles are forms in their own way of counterculture. The majority of theme songs used in ECW were grunge. So by no surprise did the Innovator of Violence choose "Man in the Box."
This is one of the heavier grunge songs of the 90's. It only makes sense that the heavier the better in ECW. Great choice by Tommy Dreamer.
39. Triple H: "My Time"
Triple H is easily the greatest heel of the Attitude Era and arguably the greatest WWE Champion of the time.
This song carries that hard-to-define new millennium sound that was popular in 1999 and 2000. Done by the D-Generation X band, this was given to Triple H during his main-event push.
There was a contest in the WWE to see who would go into the new millennium as the WWE Champion. The winner was not The Rock or Stone Cold Steve Austin, it was Triple H.
The Game was the longest reining champion of the Attitude Era. This song depicts just the kind of villain he posed as during this time. Fans left arenas disappointed listening to this song as Triple H made fools out of their heroes.
38. New World Order
This infamous group of three came to WCW for one reason: to take over.
The New World Order, Hulk Hogan, Kevin Nash, and Scott Hall, formed in July 1996. Little did fans know that the formation of the NWO would put WCW on the map.
This song and this group meant ratings. Once they accomplished their goal of taking over, the ratings went through the roof. This anthem is the most recognized theme song ever used on Monday Nitro.
So many times this anthem has sold out arenas. Nothing benefited WCW more than the NWO without question.
37. Jake "The Snake" Roberts
Jake "The Snake" Roberts was a definite fan favorite of the late 80's and early 90's. The WWE Universe was into his dark, cryptic promos that cultivated his character. Some say that he was one of the best promo cutters in the history of the sport.
His entrance theme had the typical 80's electronic beat to it. If there was a way to turn the generic 80's sound into a Jake Roberts entrance theme, they succeeded.
The theme goes well with Roberts' entrance. Making his way to the ring with a live snake, which he named Damien, Roberts struck fear to the WWE Universe.
36. Dolph Ziggler: "I Am Perfection" by Cage 9
Is it easy to write lyrics that personify Dolph Ziggler? Yes. It can be summed up into one word: perfection.
"I Am Perfection" is the perfect song title for the character that is Dolph Ziggler. If Mr. Perfect was still around, he would be Dolph Ziggler.
The lyrics for this song are fantastic and the rock behind the vocals are the same. The modern day Mr. Perfect is phenomenal not only in the ring, but also on the entrance way.
This song gets progressively better. Most fans don't give it a chance and say that there can be another theme to suit Ziggler better. Most of those fans haven't listened to the entire song.
It's a great rock song and it might as well be titled "Dolph Ziggler."
35. A.J. Styles: "Get Ready to Fly"
The first entrance theme A.J. Styles used in TNA was a generic grunge song called, "I Am." The two lyrics to that song would go on to personify the personality that is the Phenomenal One, A.J. Styles.
TNA Wrestling is the house that A.J. built. Styles is no question the face of TNA and has been since the very beginning.
Everyone should try to pick out the best entrance theme for themselves, but the best should try a little harder. If you are the best, you need all the best, that includes entrance music.
Fans of TNA loved his old entrance music because of it's originality and how it was used for Styles. This song here took a spin on the old one and made it flow a little harder with a thunderous beginning.
The lyrics, "I am," are still featured in the song, but the song's new main focus is the beginning lyrics, "Get ready to fly." This song also includes hip-hop lyrics, but it still manages to rock hard from beginning to end.
34. Batista: "I Walk Alone" by Saliva
Saliva is one of the WWE's favorite bands. Several WWE pay-per-views have used Saliva's songs as their official theme songs. There's only one reason why the WWE loves Saliva: because they make music that's meant for wrestling.
Batista was a huge main-event push in early 2005 leading up to WrestleMania 21. The last thing that was added to his character as a main-event player was new entrance music.
Before being a huge star, he came out to generic metal. The band Saliva gave him new entrance music by re-creating the sound of his original music.
The band created a heavier sound to the instrumentals and vocals were laid down. The lyrics in this song are meant to depict Batista as a warrior. Saliva did a great job of contributing to the push of Batista with this song.
33. John Cena: "Basic Thuganomics"
Seems like an eternity ago.....
32. The Beautiful People: "Angel on My Shoulder"
This is the sound that's behind the greatest entrance in TNA Wrestling history. That's really all that needs to be said about this theme song.
This isn't your generic chick theme. There's nothing about this song that tells the fans that pretty girls are coming to the ring. That's what creates so much excitement when Velvet Sky and Angelina Love make their way down the aisle.
Most females in wrestling use stereotypical girl-dance beats to come to the ring. This sound describes the Beautiful People's personality greatly. The song has no lyrics, but it pretty much says, "We're tough girls, we're coming to humiliate you, and we don't play games."
If you listen closely through the course of this song, you might be able to hear Taz say, "Let the pigeons loose!"
31. Rey Mysterio: "Booyaka 619" by P.O.D.
Rey Mysterio is someone who's always had difficulty finding great entrance music to fit his personality. His first theme in the WWE was absolutely horrible and his second wasn't any better.
His second theme song was called "Booyaka 619." It was a very generic reggae song exactly like his first one. There was nothing special about it and it didn't do Mysterio any justice.
Mr. 619 was finally getting his World Heavyweight Championship push at WrestleMania 22. Now that he was an established main-eventer, he needed some credible entrance music.
At the event, P.O.D. was a surprise musical guest. They performed a twist on Mysterio's theme at the time and making it their's with their own lyrics and own guitars.
Mysterio won the title that night, but something else he won was awesome entrance music, courtesy of P.O.D.
30. Taz: "War Machine" by KISS
Every former ECW Superstar shares a bond of some kind. One of those bonds is that very single one of their favorite bands is KISS.
Each ECW Superstar figured that the baddest and most ruthless competitor should have the right to come out to KISS. That was without a doubt Taz.
The intro to "War Machine" is definitely the heaviest intro they've ever done on a song, which makes the case for Taz having a ruthless attitude.
Taz later subtracted Gene Simmons' voice from the track and added his catchphrase, "Survive if I let you" to the beginning of the song. But nonetheless, it was still "War Machine."
29. The Rock
Many words are needed to describe The Rock. But only one word is needed to describe his music: electrifying.
The Rock evolved his character into a monumental force of sports entertainment. Basically, he became an exaggerative version of himself. During his evolution as a performer, he changed up many things that were wrong with him.
He made himself more electrifying. Dwayne Johnson is a genuinely nice person. The Rock, his alter ego, is the jabroni beating, pie eating, trail blazing, eyebrow raising, most electrifying man in sports entertainment.
The music he came out to wasn't supposed to mean anything other than The Rock was in the building, and that's all it had to mean.
28. Motor City Machine Guns
The Motor City Machine Guns are the most innovative tag team in the world today. The name of the team alone describes how badass they are.
If only they had a theme song that said the name of the team over and over it would make them even more badass.
Add some fast-paced punk rock instrumentals behind the name and there you go, Chris Sabin and Alex Shelley have a theme song.
Made in Detroit, Sabin and Shelley proudly wear the nickname of their city. When most people think of Detroit music, they either think of Motown soul, or in today's sense Eminem. The Motor City Machine Guns really don't fit in with either of those crowds.
Sabin and Shelley fit the bill of punk-rockers. They don't need Motown soul or Eminem to tell everyone that they're from Detroit. This song tells everyone that they're badasses from Detroit.
27. The Undertaker: "Ain't No Grave" by Johnny Cash
On Feb. 21, 2011, The Undertaker made his triumphant return to the WWE. He made his return only to be interrupted by Triple H.
On this night, The Undertaker was armed with a new moniker: "The Last Outlaw." That wasn't the only thing new about The Undertaker. That night, he came out to a new theme song: "Ain't No Grave" by Johnny Cash.
This song would be heard in the vignettes that symbolized the Last Outlaw's return to the WWE. Later on, it would become his official theme music.
The Undertaker walked the aisle of WrestleMania XXVII to this song to face none other than Triple H. Establishing a record of 19-0 at WrestleMania in an instant classic, the Last Outlaw made his way back up the aisle to this song.
"Ain't No Grave" is the perfect song for The Undertaker's new nickname. The nickname and theme song may have changed, but the attitude of The Undertaker remained the same.
26. Sabu: "Huka Blues"
The suicidal, homicidal, genocidal, death-defying Sabu was arguably the greatest ECW Superstar of all-time. He was known for being creative, innovative, and original. Part of his originality was his entrance music.
As the nephew of The Original Sheik, he carried the same gimmick, but had a very different wrestling style. The style was different, but everything else about him remained the same as The Sheik, most notably the violent behavior.
This theme shows that he carries the legacy of The Sheik, but he's here to bring the extreme violence. Arguably the most badass part of this song is the bass intro, but the song as a whole tells the tale of ECW's Evel Knievel.
25. The Road Warriors: "What a Rush"
At SummerSlam 1992, the Road Warriors made their greatest entrance. Relatively new to the WWE at the time, the WWE Universe was in store for something spectacular. Hawk & Animal, along with their manager Paul Ellering, road to the ring in motorcycles.
The motorcycles made this entrance very sterling. Since the Road Warriors came to the WWE, they used a generic heavy rock instrumental. That heavy sound can make fans picture some kind of biker gimmick, they were in fact called the Road Warriors.
The music hit right after the fans heard the sound of Hawk's catchphrase, "What a rush!" The catchphrase, the music, and the tag team itself was a fan favorite amongst the WWE Universe and will likely remain that way forever.
24. Chris Jericho: "Break the Walls Down"
The greatest entrance in the history of Monday Night Raw, the greatest debut in the history of the WWE, this video says everything you need to know about Chris Jericho.
Y2J used this song as his official theme music from his debut here on Aug. 9, 1999, to his last night on Raw last year. Through the course of that time, he became the first ever Undisputed Champion of the world, and he's become the best in the world at what he does.
Chris Jericho can play the part of a face greatly and a heel to the same level. He can hold any title and he can compete with anyone. As Y2J is very interchangeable, one thing that stays the same about him is his theme music.
The lyrics may say, "Break down the walls of Jericho," but Chris Jericho helped break down the walls into the new millennium.
23. Bret "The Hitman" Hart
Easily this is one of the most recognizable entrance themes in WWE history. Bret "The Hitman" Hart changed the wrestling world with his ability and charisma. Part of his outstanding charisma was his entrance.
Talk about electrifying, there was nothing in the world during the early to mid-90's more electrifying than Bret Hart.
A description of his in-ring talent isn't necessary, we all know he's the best there is, best there was, and the best there ever will be. But the second most captivating thing about the Hitman was how he entered the ring.
The hard, electric rock in the background as the Hitman graced the WWE Universe with his presence was phenomenal. Everything about his entrance was great from beginning to end.
From the time he walked through the curtain, to the moment he put the sunglasses on a young fan, to the time he circled the ring, it was fantastic.
22. Sandman: "Enter Sandman" by Metallica
Some fans would call this entrance on June 12, 2005 at ECW One Night Stand at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City the greatest entrance in the history of pro wrestling.
No one needs to explain the impact the song "Enter Sandman" has on rock music. It's only fitting that ECW's Sandman uses this as his official theme song.
An ECW fan favorite, Sandman was notorious for his Singapore cane, cigarette smoking, bashing beer cans against his forehead, and his hardcore tenancies in the ring. Perhaps one other thing he was notorious for was his notable entrance theme.
Blood, sweat, and beers is what Sandman represents. One thing that represents him is Metallica.
21. Chris Benoit: "Whatever" by Our Lady Peace
If there was ever one guitar riff to describe the tenacious personality of Chris Benoit, this is it.
The Rabid Wolverine began his WWE career using a generic instrumental as his entrance music. In early 2002, the band Our Lady Peace took a spin on Benoit's instrumental and made it their own.
The opening and continuous riff during the song suited Benoit well, so that didn't change. The band stuck with the same riff, but added lyrics.
This song is a summary of the ruthless and relentless complexion of the Rabid Wolverine. There may have been other songs out there that could've suited him as well, but this one is the best for him.
20. The Undertaker: "Graveyard Symphony"
There's a ton of question around what the possible greatest overall entrance is in pro wrestling history. But there's absolutely no question as to what the scariest entrance is.
The Undertaker has the most bone-chilling entrance in the history of the sport. His presence alone without any music whatsoever can send fear down the souls of his opponents as well as the WWE Universe itself.
Add the "Graveyard Symphony" to his presence, and there's a whole new level of intimidating.
The bell tolls and the lights dim, that's the beginning. Right then and there is the first two seconds of his entrance and already his opponent is shaking in his boots. Move on to the sounds of the graveyard, then on to the organs. As soon as the organs hit, the Deadman makes his march towards the ring.
He makes no ordinary march, it's the slowest march in the world. The reason for the slowness is to let his presence sink in while the music is playing. Everything about this entrance seems supernatural. No one in the history of wrestling can make an impression with an entrance quite like The Undertaker.
19. Nexus: "We Are One" by 12 Stones
Who would you say was the Wrestler of the Year for 2010? Some fans would say that award should be shared amongst seven people.
The Nexus was the greatest thing that happened to pro wrestling in 2010. The group of seven young renegades lead by the villainous Wade Barrett tormented the company during the Summer of last year. Everything that was in their path was destroyed.
The young pack of insurgents used the song "We Are One" by 12 Stones. The group of seven all held one ideology, which is why they were indeed one.
This song meant one thing: destruction. Once the music hit, whoever was in the ring, whether it was one person or more, was in for a hurting.
Through the course of this song, the seven members of the Nexus surrounded the ring. After that, each potential victim in the ring would be dissected by this pack of wolves.
18. Hollywood Hogan: "Voodoo Chile" by Jimi Hendrix
The formation of the New World Order finally gave Hulk Hogan the chance to be a bad guy, so Hogan finally had the opportunity to do things himself. He had more control over what his character does, including what entrance theme he wants to use.
Becoming a heel allowed Hogan a wide variety of creativity. Since becoming a villain, he changed his name to Hollywood Hogan. He also nixed the red and yellow for black and white and grew a black beard.
One other thing that couldn't remain the same about Hogan was his "American Made" entrance theme anymore.
Obviously Hogan is a big fan of Hendrix. He chose the song "Voodoo Chile" as his new official theme. It's a good choice for someone who's old school but still playing in the new school.
Some others at the time and still today could use this song and it would fit greatly, but none better than Hollywood Hogan.
17. Rob Van Dam: "Walk" by Pantera
Rob Van Dam is "The Whole F'n Show," "Mr. Monday Night," "Mr. Pay-Per-View," and many other names. That being said, he has the right to choose any song he wants as his official theme whether it fits him or not or whether anyone likes it or not.
There are other wrestlers considered to be the greatest ECW Superstar of all-time. One name that doesn't seemed to be mentioned is Rob Van Dam. RVD was by far the most popular wrestler in ECW from 1998 to 2001.
Fans loved everything about RVD. One thing that made him stand out besides his amazing athleticism was his entrance music. He came out to "Walk" by Pantera.
In particular, at the beginning of his entrance, the regular beginning to "Walk" would be played. After the verse, it skipped to the long ending breakdown.
The heavy breakdown towards the end of the song is the best part. This breakdown would be the main part of the song heard during the entrance of Van Dam.
The song was extremely popular on its own merit and still is today. As for ECW fans, it will always be the RVD song.
16. Jushin Liger: "Ikari No Jyushin" by Yumi Hiroki
Jushin Liger is not only a wrestler, but a living, breathing superhero.
No one can describe fully how amazing Liger is all around. The decision between is his gimmick or his wrestling better? A high-flying and technical wrestling spectacle, Liger's superhero persona has a massive cult following.
A Japanese cultural icon during the late 80's and early 90's, Jushin Liger took the phrase "Japanese Superhero" to new heights. He made his entrance to none other than a song that was designed for him.
His theme song helped bring his superhero persona to life. What kids in Japan were reading in comic books or watching in cartoons, Jushin Liger was living in real life.
15. Macho Man Randy Savage: "Pomp and Circumstance"
Most fans hear this and look at it as iconic. Other fans hear this and say, "Why did Macho Man Randy Savage use the song that I heard at my high school graduation as his entrance music?"
Previous Randy Savage themes include "Hot Stuff" by Donna Summer and "Macho Man" by The Village People.
Maybe those would have fit his flamboyant, macho personality better, but he didn't use them in the WWE. What he used in the WWE stuck with all of the fans.
The song "Pomp and Circumstance" was composed in 1901. It's also refereed to as March No.1, as it's a series of marches in which the United States uses the first one.
There are quite a few instruments that are needed to contribute to this piece: two piccolos, two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, a bass clarinet, two bassoons, a contrabassoon, four horns, two trumpets, two cornets, three trombones, a tuba, three timpani, bass drum, cymbals, triangle, side drum, jingles, tambourine, two harps, an organ, and strings.
The prestigious sound created by this orchestra has to be the anthem for a prestigious man. No one in the history of professional wrestling has shown more prestige than Macho Man Randy Savage.
14. Mr. McMahon: "No Chance in Hell"
Wanna go toe to toe with the boss? Well you just have no chance in hell.
This song mean one thing and one thing only: the boss is in the building. That being mentioned, this song can go any way that it wants and it would still be magnificent.
After becoming a full-time on-screen character, Mr. McMahon needed a theme song. He needed a theme song to let everyone know who's in charge. There was one phrase that came to McMahon's mind, and that was, "You have no chance in hell."
Other owners in sports can only wish that they can get their hands on their employees. Mr. McMahon can live that dream. And if you don't like it, well then, "YOOOU'RE FIRED!"
13. Bill Goldberg
"GOLDBERG! GOLDBERG! GOLDBERG!"
This entrance is incomplete without the fans.
Bill Goldberg was something new for WCW. Wrestling fans have already seen guys like Hulk Hogan and Kevin Nash. WCW was in need of a new personality. Therefore, they created Goldberg.
For an intimidating presence, Goldberg had an even more intimidating entrance theme. This theme was designed to give every fan in the arena goosebumps.
As for the entrance itself, there was nothing more intense in WCW. Walking through the curtain and into wild sparks, he has to be insane, right? It was phenomenal. Everything about the entrance was phenomenal from start to finish.
12. CM Punk: "This Fire Burns" by Killswitch Engage
CM Punk debuted in the WWE during the Summer of 2006 using this theme song. A fan favorite at the time, this song exemplifies his passion for competition.
His song called "This Fire Burns" is done by the metal band Killswitch Engage. Although they're not a punk band, they rock hard. Punk rock can go from sounding as soft as possible to as hard as possible.
A song about fire and passion burning inside a person has to be for a hero, right? Punk made a heel turn in 2009 and there went his heroic personality. The straight edge messiah was now a villain. Even though he wasn't a hero anymore, the song still seemed to fit him.
When either a face or a heel, the song still goes along with CM Punk greatly. It's a fantastic song on it's own, so it's easy to see why the WWE waned to use it. They made the right choice by giving it to CM Punk.
11. Bryan Danielson: "Final Countdown" by Europe
"The American Dragon" Bryan Danielson was possibly the greatest independent wrestler of all-time. Not only was his wrestling larger than life, it was everything about him. One thing fans of Danielson will remember for the rest of their lives is his entrance.
To make his entrance as epic as possible, he used the song "Final Countdown" by Europe. It's a song commonly used at sporting events to get fans hyped up. One other purpose of using this song is to be fan-interactive.
The intensity builds up in the very beginning. Danielson doesn't walk through the curtain until the rising action towards the beginning of the song. As he makes his way to the ring, he circles the outside area and high-fives the fans in the front row.
As the song gets going and he's in the ring, he gets on the turnbuckles. When the refrain of the song hits, he points his finger in the air and the crowd sings, "It's the final countdown!"
This will easily go down in pro wrestling history as one of the greatest entrances of all time. And if it weren't for the fans and this song, that wouldn't be possible.
10. The Miz: "I Came to Play" by Downstait
"Why are you here, Miz. You shouldn't be here."
He's heard it all, and he's proven them all wrong. Everyone now knows that The Miz is for real and he came to play.
On Jan. 4, 2010, The Miz debuted this song as his new official theme song. The previous year, he went through a phase where he was evolving his character. His evolution went through 2010 and a new theme song was given to him in the process.
This song tells the tale of his long journey from laughingstock to formidable main-event foe. His evolution process had to include a new theme song that made him appear as a WWE Superstar that's for real.
He needed to be taken seriously, and this song does everything it needs to do to make that happen.
As for the music itself, it rocks hard and the vocals are fantastic. The music was designed for a heel, but not just any heel, only an awesome one.
Not only does this song tell everyone that The Miz came to play, it says, "I'm The Miz, and I proved you all wrong. You all said I have no talent. You all said I wouldn't amount to anything. You were all wrong. Here I stand as the most must-see WWE Champion in history. Because I'm The Miz, and I'm AWESOME!"
9. Mistico: "Me Muero" by La 5ª Estacion
This may not sound like a typical entrance theme in wrestling, but this song was designed for none other than Mistico.
Where else in the world would they have a mainstream music video about a pro wrestler? That would never happen in America. It wouldn't happen for Hogan, Austin, Cena, or anyone else.
This song and this video distinguish just how big pro wrestling is in Mexico. Mistico is the biggest international wrestling star of all-time. The country of Mexico is proud to claim him as their own. Wrestling is so mainstream there, Mistico is like Justin Timberlake in Mexico.
The song itself conveys the image of Mistico's celebrity status. He may stand at 5'7" but he's larger than life.
His entrance is not only epic, but it's a fiesta. The song has a very positive vibe, but at the same time describes his uncanny ability to perform.
8. Edge: "Metalingus" by Alter Bridge
This song has everything a great entrance theme should have. It needs to rock hard, it needs to sound great in an arena, it needs to be catchy with the fans, and it needs to suit the wrestler who uses it.
This song gets a 10/10 for all of those categories.
One of the best career moves Edge has ever made was turning heel. In late 2004, he did just that, and he also debuted a new theme song.
Alter Bridge was a new and popular rock band at the time, so Edge decided to go with their hardest rocking song "Metalingus."
It was an evolving phase for Edge as he was also given a new moniker, "the Rated-R Superstar." The villain status, the new nickname, and the new entrance theme were all three factors in putting Edge over the top.
The Rated-R Superstar was to become one of the greatest WWE Superstars of all-time.
The music he comes out to is a fan favorite, and for a good reason. There are a lot of members of the WWE Universe that would say this entrance theme should be No. 1. It's tough to argue with that, but there's no doubt that this one will stand the test of time.
7. Triple H: "The Game" by Motorhead
This song is one of the catchiest themes in wrestling history. The fans recognize every bit of this song and this entrance from start to finish. This song is so crafted for Triple H that there's even a part made for him to do his signature poses and actions.
Triple H started using this theme song in late 2000. He's always been a big fan of the band Motorhead, so by no surprise they would be the one's to compose his new theme song.
For a while, he was going by the moniker "the Game," therefore his new entrance music had to tell everyone about it.
"Time to play the game!" That was the perfect line of lyrics for Triple H's new theme song. The first guitar riff is where he stands on the stage, letting his presence sink in. When the next line of lyrics are spoken, he shouts and makes his way down the ramp.
The refrain of the song is the most significant part of his entrance. Letting the terrorizing guitar riff sink in, the Game is ready to leave a mark on the WWE Universe. The music drops and then rises, and there he stands spitting the water in the air.
Everything about his entrance is iconic and will live forever.
6. Ric Flair: "Also Sprach Zarathustra" by Richard Strauss
This score was designed specifically for things that are monumental. There is nothing in pro wrestling history more monumental than the "Nature Boy" Ric Flair.
Composed in the late 19th century, "Also Sprach Zarathustra," was inspired by Frederick Nietzsche's philosophical novel Thus Spoke Zarathustra.
This tone poem gained its general popularity in 1968 when it was used in the film 2001: A Space Odyssey. Flair started wrestling four years after, so most fans would say that the song was meant for him exclusively, but Stanley Kubrick stole it.
If there was ever to be one sound that personifies Ric Flair, this would be it. This sound presents something greater than we can all imagine, or something that's too perfect to be real.
Something that was just too perfect was the stylin' and profilin', limousine ridin', jet flyin', kiss stealin', wheelin' dealin', or simply, the man.
This sound will forever represent the greatest pro wrestler of all time.
5. D-Generation X
"Are you ready?"
The guitar riff in this song has the most degenerate sound of any riff out there. Composed by what is known as the D-Generation X Band, this song was written, composed, and given to Shawn Michaels, Triple H, and Chyna in 1997.
This band is frequently cited as a Rage Against the Machine cover band. It's only appropriate that the DX Band cover the greatest, and most degenerate, band of the 90's.
The long intro builds suspense. But once you hear, "Break it down," the crude, sophomoric behavior is unleashed. The refrain of the song is of course for the best part of the entrance where Triple H and HBK flash the chops with the "X" pyro.
And if you're not down with that...we just got two words for ya.
4. Randy Orton: "Voices" by Rev Theory
This is easily the most powerful theme used in wrestling today. Randy Orton's entrance music rocks hard and it tells his story.
The song "Voices" by Rev Theory was given to Orton in 2008. Formerly known as the "Legend Killer," he was given a new nickname along with this song. Orton would now be known as "the Viper."
From then on forward, the Viper was becoming the new face of the WWE. His song became very catchy with the crowd as they were beginning to like his new persona. This song is perfect for his personality and nothing can suit it better.
The song is very powerful from beginning to end. It's almost as if Orton's extremely slow walk to the ring is so that the fans can hear as much of the song as possible.
Also making his way out of the ring slowly, his victory celebrations are just as great due to the song in the background.
Fans at every WWE live event will sing the lyrics to this song when the Viper makes his entrance. And why wouldn't they? It's an awesome song.
3. Shawn Michaels: "Sexy Boy"
Many fans would call Shawn Michaels the greatest WWE Superstar of all time. But what was the best thing about HBK, his in-ring talent or his charisma?
HBK began his solo career in 1992. Helping him get to the top was his manager, a fan favorite Sensational Sherri. The first version of "Sexy Boy" was composed by Jimmy Hart and the vocals were done entirely by Sherri.
The next version of the song was performed by HBK himself, with Sherri's voice still in the background.
Every single wrestling fan is familiar with the lyrics sung by HBK in his entrance music. As his career reached iconic status almost instantly, so did this song.
The most significant part of this song is its longevity. HBK used this from the beginning to the end of his singles wrestling career.
Over a span of 18 years, this song hasn't become outdated. This song stood the test of time, and so did Shawn Michaels.
2. Stone Cold Steve Austin
"He has earned the reputation as the toughest son of a bitch in the WWE. There is no one that has ever laced their boots any more intense, any more with a will to win than Stone Cold Steve Austin" - Jim Ross.
This song began when Austin 3:16 began in the Summer of 1996.
During that time, there was a new character in the WWE who fans grew on to. Stone Cold Steve Austin was a notorious heel at the beginning of his rise to stardom. This theme song was given to him because it sparks fear for everyone who stands for good.
He marched to the ring is his trademark "BMF Walk" to a thunderous bass and an intimidating guitar riff. The music behind him goes with his badass persona as he enters the ring, stands on each turnbuckle, and raises his two middle fingers in the air.
Although the song is an instrumental, lyrics aren't necessary do tell you that the Rattlesnake is in the building. Once that glass shatters, there he is ready to open up a can of whoop-ass.
There is no greater WWE Superstar than Stone Cold Steve Austin, but only one had a greater theme song.....
1. Hulk Hogan: "Real American"
There are so many great entrance themes out there in the history of wrestling, but none other than this one can be No. 1.
Entrance themes are meant specifically to suit their wrestler. There is nothing more American than Hulk Hogan. The song "Real American" was composed for one reason: to be the greatest entrance theme for the biggest wrestling superstar of all-time.
Hulkamania was born in 1984. From there on out, it would become a phenomenon that would live forever. The anthem of Hulkamania was this song. The biggest thing that ever happened to wrestling had this song behind it.
This is more than just a wrestling theme song. This is a song that represents America and real American heroes.
At the 2011 White House Correspondents' Dinner, President Obama marched to the podium with this song in the background. If the President of the United States uses this as his entrance music, then it has to be one of the most patriotic pieces of music in history.
It's one of our nation's greatest anthems, and it's the greatest entrance theme in the history of pro wrestling.