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Why do we watch wrestling again? Is it for the action? Is it for the eye candy? Or maybe it's to see some heel cash in a briefcase to some of the most Awesome Music played in an arena (outside of concerts, of course).
- The SmackDown theme from 2009 to 2011, "Let it Roll" by Divide the Day. It even has a veiled Take That at TNA:
Do you really wanna cross the line?
- With the exception of the less than stellar "If You Rock Like Me", Smackdown has had a very good number of great theme songs. From the simplistic original techno theme "Everybody On The Ground", famous for its incomprehensible lyrics, to the return of Marilyn Manson's "The Beautiful People" (a previous Raw theme), the aggressively ruthless production piece "I Want It All"(V2, V1 instrumental, then V1. V2 Extended here.) during McMahon/Heyman eras and Drowning Pool's "Rise Up".
- There's something about Stone Cold Steve Austin's theme that just plain screams, "You're about to get your ass kicked, and there ain't a thing you can do about it!"
- It's the abrupt glass breaking at the beginning. There's just nothing sweeter than watching Rock/Mankind/whoever getting curb stomped by whoever when suddenly you hear basically somebody flinging a chair through a window as Stone Cold runs in to save the day. Really, what came after the glass could almost anything (and sometimes was). It was so effective, WWE starting adding abrupt opening noises to most of their big stars (the car crash for Mick Foley, The Rock's louder "IF YOU SMEEEEELLLLLL...", Triple H has "Time to play the game!" followed by Lemmy's Evil Laugh, The Big Show's "WEEEEEEEEEEELL..." the explosion for Kane) but Stone Cold's was always the one that best said "Oh, you are screwed now."
- In the same vein, the version performed by Disturbed ("Glass Shatters") starting in 2001, is considered by many to be superior to the original variant of Austin's theme. One writer commented that you could give the song to Funaki, and he'd become a main-eventer overnight. It was just that awesome.
- There are people that like Steve Austin's original dark and creepy theme from when he started in the WWF in 1996.
- For more traditional awesomeness, The Undertaker's theme can't be beat.
- His Ministry of Darkness theme was extremely badass as well.
- His run as the more true to real life Bikertaker had a pair of crowning musics of awesome too. Sure, they werent tolling bells..but you cant really beat heavy metal and motorcycles.
- Or both. 3 words: DEAD. MAN. WALKIN'.
- And of course, Limp Bizkit's "Rollin'". Because of that, Fred Durst got to appear in a WWE game.
- Kane's current entrance theme doesn't sound so bad at all.
- The theme song of the Corporate Ministry was probably the best thing about the Corporate Ministry in general.
- The moment you hear the screeching and crashing of a car, then you know you gonna have a nice day.
- Triple H always seems to have awesome music, especially that by Motorhead, whether it's "The Game", "King of Kings", or the theme of his stable, Evolution, "Line in the Sand". Being the best friend of a heavy metal god has its perks.
- "Break it Down", theDGenerationX theme, which is not by Rage Against the Machine, is still awesome today. For that matter, so was the DX take on The King of Rock
- Real American. Twenty years later, and people still mark out to it.
- Gail Kim's return to the WWE didn't include the return of her awesome entrance theme.
- Edge + Metalingus + Alter Bridge = ON THIS DAY / I SEE CLEARLY / EVERYTHING HAS COME TO LIIIIIFE.
- Everybody's got a price... Everybody's gonna pay... Cause the Million Dollar Man... ALWAYS!! gets his way...
- Batista's theme.
- I walk for miles inside this pit of danger. A place where no one follows me, I walk alone.(his newer theme, courtesy of Saliva)
- YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!! HUU-UH!
- Randy Orton's current theme, "Voices" by Rev Theory, is so awesome that nobody really cared when it didn't fit his character at all. It's even more awesome now that it does.
- Contrary to popular belief, Rev Theory did not perform the song "Voices". It was composed by Jim Johnston and Rich Luzzi from the band provided vocals. However, nobody else from the band was involved and therefore only Rich was credited on the song.
- Orton's previous theme "Burn In my Light" by Mercy Drive wasn't that bad either.
- Word Life this is basic thuganomics, this is basic-basic thuganomics.
- Bret "The Hitman" Hart's Hart Attack deserves mentioning. Like SCSA's, it's one of those few beats that's so distinctive that you know it roughly a quarter of a second after it starts playing.
- Can you slap a tornado? Matt Hardy can. It just takes a little Mattitude, and an awesome song by Monster Magnet. Entrance version. Full song.
- Ultimate Warrior's theme . Sure, he wasn't the best wrestler in the world, but damn if his theme didn't capture his character perfectly.
- If ya smell...what The Rock...
- Whoever didn't think this was awesome is getting an elbow from the Macho Man.
- Whenever I hear this song, I think about graduating college.
- Shawn Michaels' theme. Even after all this time, it's still one of the most recognizable and beloved themes in all of wrestling... even if Shawn himself admitted that he finds his singing is atrocious.
"Eat your heart out, girls! Hands off the merchandise!"
- "Sensational" Sherri Martel did a version too, though it didn't last before Shawn went back to singing it.
- Taking it in a much different direction, Hillbilly Jim's theme is appropriately toe-tappin' fun.
- If the pure awesome released when the WWF's odd "Countdown to the Millennium" campaign ended in this could be captured and bottled, it would solve world hunger. Or something. What I'm saying is that it was pretty awesome. Subsequent remixes, as well as a cover by Sevendust, only up the awesomeness.
- Rob Van Dam's second WWE theme, "One of a Kind" by Breaking Point, which takes his first theme and cranks the badassery Up to Eleven.
- Oh, radio, tell me everything you know...
- The Brood's entrance consisted of the arena being bathed in red light, the group rising up from a circle of fire and this completely badass theme.
- Gangrel/Brood theme fit the characters perfectly. The blood spit entrance that went with it was so good HHH stole it for his water spit entrance.
- Say what you will about Goldust but his entrance theme is really catchy, and at one point, rivaled that of The Undertaker's entrance to the ring. Just watch this.
- Nightmare Clown, heel!Doink's theme.
- But what about Face Doink's theme? Doesn't that get any love
- Though it's horrible what became of the man himself in his last hours, Chris Benoit's final theme is still pretty awesome.
- Viva La Raza!!!
- The remix wasn't so bad either.
- The Perfect Theme for a Perfect man
- Former WWE Diva Sable had an entrance theme that sounded so purr-fect.
- My name is Finlay, and I love to fight!!!.
- A WWE-themed "Crowning Music of Awesome" list would never be complete without one specific song:
- And then, the remix brought more AWESOME.
- Well, it's The Big Show!
- come on, nothing compares to a song this BIG
- Just Look @ Me. It's a nice break from all the hard rock.
- Usually theme mashups for tag teams made up of two singles joined to together have mixed results. But when you gets Maylene and the Sons of Disaster to re-record it into a nice little medley, it sounds so much better.
- The second try at the JeriShow (Jericho/Big Show) theme worked much better, and definitely belongs here. It was appropriately titled Crank the Walls Down
- Forget Ted DiBiase, Ric Flair, and Shawn Michaels. Who is handsome, brave, and strong? Who enforces the law? Who always gets his man?
- Of course, that's not what The Quebecers would have you believe...
- Christian always gets great themes but his current one is just all kinds of awesome.
- Kurt Angle's WWE theme
- Too many lies, too many lies. One thing agreed about Sheamus is that his theme music is awesome, fella!
- And, let's not forget about IWC meme involving the song's misheard lyrics.
- It's a shameful thing, Lobster Head!
- Too many limes, too many limes.
- And, let's not forget about IWC meme involving the song's misheard lyrics.
- Rey Mysterio Jr.'s 619 or Booyaka 619.
- Vladimir Kozlov falls in that same category.
- His older theme, "All for the Motherland", is just as good if not better.
- Billy Kidman, You Can Run
- HERE COMES THE AX! AND HERE COMES THE SMASHER! THE DEMOLITION! WALKING DISASTER! Rick Derringer strikes again, with this theme for arguably the best tag team of the late 80s. Also cited as a reason why fans began to cheer them as faces and eventually FORCE the bookers to turn them face.
- The Fabulous Rougeau Brothers would like you to know that they're All-American Boys.
- How about Drew McIntyre's theme? Which one? Either One.
- (hooooooooooooooonk)) NOW LISTEN -- THIS AIN'T NO MAKE BELIEVE! John Morrison's theme, which is totally not supposed to be "Burning Desire" by Jimi Hendrix.
- It's kind of weird that a wrestler with a Jim Morrison style gimmick has a Jimi Hendrix style theme rather than a Doors-inspired song.
- Mark Henry's theme music: "Somebody Gon' Get It."
- Shane McMahon's entrance music: "Here Comes The Money."
- Regardless of what you think about Limp Bizkit, the song "My Way" always brings pleasant memories of Wrestlemania X-Seven.
- The Dudley Boyz.
- When you compare anything on this page to Vince McMahon's theme, it's got No Chance In Hell!
- And the Theory of a Deadman cover.
- WWE Divas as of late tend to not be as lucky in the music department, and a couple of themes in recent years have actually been recycled from one Diva to another. But a few notable exceptions include Melina, which was originally MNM's theme, [Natalya, and [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsWR6GYNITQ Jillian.
- Ezekiel Jackson: This is a story about domination!!!
- WOOOOAAAAAAH, YOU'RE ONLY SMOKE AND MIRRORS!
- William Shatner's spoken word versions of WWE entrance themes counts as crowning music of both awesome and funny.
- Bryan Danielson (or Daniel Bryan), man ever since moving to WWE his entrance music has sucked, but, what's that I hear now? Is...is that Wagner?
- In a contrast to the rock/rap themes usually heard at WWE pay-per-view events these days, Night of Champions 2010 went for an awesome orchestral theme by Two Steps From Hell.
- It's so good Daniel Bryan now uses it as a theme song.
- After an inexplicable switch to a generic theme, the Valkyries ride in remixed form.
- WWECW had a memorable theme.
- AAAAAAAAAAOOOOOOOOOHHHH WHAT A RUSH!!!
- CM freaking Punk. Even through the darkest days, this fire burns, always... One of the few songs in the WWE right now that has been able to hold very well through face and heel runs.
- Unfortunately, the song's audio is blocked from most YouTube videos, so many videos use a lower pitched version to avoid copyright detection.
- But now, introducing one of the first Ring of Honor songs to crossover to the WWE: I'M THE CULT OF PERSONALITY!!
- Interesting thing about Cult of Personality. WWE just happened to have the rights for that song purchased from back when they used it for Stone Cold Steve Austin's Hall of Fame induction, and that song just happened to be the one Punk used during the "Summer of Punk" back at his ROH days.
- Even more awesome is how it made it into WWE '12 despite only debuting in July.
- Some are born to fly or in Evan Bourne's case are born to win.
- OF course, the entrance music isn't the only source of awesome. There's also the huge amount of production music and songs used for hype vids from...
- Skillet two songs Hero and Monster for Royal Rumble 2010 and Hell In A Cell 2009 respectively.
- Both songs also appeared on Smack Down vs. Raw 2010
- Also for Survivor Series 2009 and NXT season 2 theme Get Through This by Art of Dying.
- What About Me, Raven's WWE Theme
- And his other WWE theme, "End of Everything" by Stereomud.
- OH! Written in the Stars, a million miles away, a message to the main, seasons come and go, I'm on my waaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyy....
- For a relative newcomer, Alex Riley's recent face turn netted him one hell of a theme song.
- (Ironically, this is the same band that performs The Miz's current theme.)
- Kaientai's WWE theme was pretty good.
- Regardless of what college you support in the rabid college football fandom, there is one fight song that will make everyone smile. Tumtumtumtum-tum... Tumtumtumtum-tum... Tumtumtumtum-tum... Tum..tum..tumtumtum, Tum..tum..tumtumtum...
- Dolph Ziggler new remixed theme is PERFECTION!!!
- Despite his brief stay. Kaval's theme was awesome.
- "Exploding Helmets", also used by Wade Barrett during his stay in developmental.
- Who could forget Big Daddy Cool Diesel's theme since his championship win in 1995?
- Santino Marella's theme is slightly too bombastic for his character, and all the more awesome for it. La Vittoria è Mia, indeed.
- "Black Or White", used by Heath Slater and Justin Gabriel for a short time after parting from the Corre. It was a nice JHV of Skillet's "Awake and Alive."
- The Great Khali's theme, Land of Five Rivers" is ridiculously catchy.
- Wow! I can't believe nobody mentioned "We Are One" yet. When you hear that song, you know that The Nexus are united and ready to strike.
- Also, we can't forget about Wade Barrett's old theme "End Of Days."
- Otunga's All About the Power
- Drew Mc Intyre's theme, "Broken Dreams" by Shaman's Harvest.
- Come On by Waterproof Blonde, Sean O'Haire's theme.
- Hunico, either his first or the remake, Respeto.
- Dean Malenko's epic 007 theme.
- JBL's theme or, on a similar note, Alberto Del Rio's.
- Damien Sandow used New World Symphony in FCW and Hallelujah when he hit WWE.
- The theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey, the "Dawn" section of Richard Strauss' "Also sprach Zarathustra." If I have to tell you which wrestler used that song, then you wouldn't be reading this page anyway.
- Goldberg's theme, "Invasion" -- i.e. the most awesome piece of stock music ever. When they get Megadeth to do a new theme for a guy, and it's generally considered a step down from a cheap bit of production music... well, you know that cheap bit of production music is something special.
- WWE would try and replicate Goldberg's theme when he came into the company (instead of buying the rights to the original theme). They failed miserably.
- Sting's 4th theme, used when he was doing a gimmick based loosely on The Crow.
- Chris Jericho's "One Crazed Anarchist" (which is totally not Pearl Jam's "Evenflow")
- The last Four Horsemen theme.
- As well as the one before that.
- Diamond Dallas Page's "Self High Five", a Suspiciously Similar Song version of "Smells Like Teen Spirit".
- Raven's theme, which is what happens when you put Suspiciously Similar Song versions of Nirvana's "Come As You Are" and Lynyrd Skynyrd's "That Smell" into a blender. Along with copious amounts of awesome, of course.
- The Harlem Heat theme (later used by Booker T when he went solo, and carried over into WWE and TNA).
- It's also another one of those themes that have become so iconic that you can recognize who's coming about half a second into the music.
- And of course, the theme of the New World Order, "Rockhouse".
Kevin Nash: Cue the porno music!
- Alex Wright's 2nd theme, as acknowledged by RD Reynolds. Not as ironic as many of the above examples, but by God, I want to go crazy with Das Wunderkind right now.
- As a face, Hulk Hogan is "American Made", but somehow not a Real American.
- The song, sadly, belonged to the WWF (now WWE) who hold the copyright on it, despite the song supposedly being written by Jimmy Hart and as we all know, was performed by Derringer. Jimmy Hart helped write American Made for Hogan when he made the jump to WCW since they needed something to fit Hogan's then still pristine 'hero' image. It actually worked pretty well, all things considered. It was actually a reversal of fates for Hogan and Flair. When Flair had jumped to the WWF, he had to use a knock-off rendition of his classic theme. When Hogan made his way to WCW, he couldn't use Real American, and so he and Hart created what was essentially its Spiritual Successor.
- The Sandman's memorable One Night Stand '05 entrance to Metallica's "Enter Sandman" -- with the entire crowd of Mutants singing along. Still the greatest entrance ever.
- The dub theme used for the DVD release of the show isn't that bad, either. Sure, it's no "Enter Sandman", but it ain't bad.
- Shane Douglas's entrance music, an instrumental version of Deep Purple's Perfect Strangers.
- "Huka Blues", the theme of "the Suicidal, Homicidal, Genocidal, Death-Defying" Sabu.
- "Natural Born Killaz" by Dr. Dre & Ice Cube, the theme for New Jack. So awesome that the song would play in its entirety DURING New Jack's matches. The gunshot sound was ECW's equivalent to glass shattering for Stone Cold Steve Austin: it was a cue for the crowd to go nuts.
- Tommy Dreamer,"Man in the Box"
- Just to point out a bit of the obvious: Notice how long the WWE section is here? That's because WWE's music director, Jim Johnston, is the Crowning Music Man.
- NaNaNaNa NaNaNaNa NaNaNaNa NaNaNaNa RIP Public Enemy.
- Mike Awesome's theme tells you how much of a badass that man was. RIP 
- AJ Styles' theme, "I Am". All the more awesome for being surrounded by the generic rock themes TNA usually pumps out.
- Now, the remixed version. Get Ready to Fly!
- Special mention also goes out to Kurt Angle's theme with lyrics provided by John Cena's cousin, Tha Trademarc.
- His original TNA theme (which served as the base for his Trademarc theme) isn't so bad, either.
- BREE WOO BREE WOO BREE WOO WAA
- Suicide comes alive, and proves TNA's getting better at the whole "theme music" thing.
- "Take Over" - a Suspiciously Similar Song version of Evanescence's "My Last Breath" that served as the theme for Christian Cage.
- When you hear the gunshots, LAX is goin' 5150 on your ass.
- The Beautiful People: Cleansing the world, one ugly person at a time. a Suspiciously Similar Song version of "Drag You Down" by Finger Eleven.
- D'Angelo Dinero's theme. Remember people, The Pope is pimpin'!!
- Abyss' "Catacombs" has served him well during his run, and is one of the most recognizable and unique themes TNA has to offer.
- Unfortunately switched out for a Suspiciously Similar Song verson of "Sound of Madness" by Shinedown.
- Samoa Joe's "Crush U Up" was an audio warning: Joe is coming to the ring, Joe is pissed off, Joe is gonna kill you.
- From the NWA years:
- Sarita and Taylor Wilde have a positively electric theme that has really helped them to stand out in the Knockouts division
- BEER! MONEY! "Watch your money...and your alcohol." Take a Fall fits both Roode and Storm's individual characters and is awesome on its own as well.
- It may be a a bit inspired by Queen's general sound, but Curt Hennig's TNA theme is the ultimate mix of Narm Charm and epic.
- The theme song of Winter (formerly WWE's Katie Lea Burchill) is quite possibly the best theme song in the entire Knockout division.
- Frankly, any time that Dale Oliver is given cart blanche and doesn't have to try and do a Suspiciously Similar Song version of a wrestler's previous theme, he can be pretty impressive.
- We are, we are, Fortune Four! We are, we are, Fortune Four! We 'bout to change some thangs! We 'bout to change some thangs!
- Gail Kim 's new theme since returning in 2011 as a dual champion Alpha Bitch heel knockout from hell, "Puppet on a String". The "DAH DAH DAH! DAH DAH DAH!" guitar crush combined with the ominous string accompaniment just says "You're about to be epically trounced." to any opponent, and considering her long title reign, that's usually the case.
- AFI's Miseria Cantare, CM Punk's Ring of Honor theme. Say what you will about ROHbots, there's nothing like having them smack the barricades in unison to the beat of the opening drum fill.
- Kevin Steen's new theme can give the classic ROH themes a run for their money.
- The hunt is on.
- K! O! W! KINGS~!
- Also in Japan, somebody decided to give pro wrestler/kickboxer/cultural icon Bob Sapp the chance to record a song. The results are awesomely horrible. Or horribly awesome. You decide!
- Speaking of Bob Sapp: it takes a real man to make Madonna's "Holiday" an awesome entrance theme.
- Grand Sword, the theme of Pro Wrestling NOAH's Kenta Kobashi. If Kamina was a professional wrestler, this would be his theme.
- His Blazin' theme is pretty epic in its own right. But nothing beats Grand Sword. I know I'm not the only one who hears it and chants "KO-BA-SHI!" in time to the music.
- The Fabulous Freebirds used Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Freebird" for its entrance music during their NWA era.
- And when the promoters no longer wanted to keep paying for the rights, Michael Hayes then promptly went and recorded the equally awesome Badstreet U.S.A. as a replacement theme.
- He ain't no wrestler, but Vitali Klitschko won 3 World Heavyweight Boxing Titles. He refused this piece Rammstein wrote for him as an entry song because he felt it was too hard. In order to settle on that one.
- And then there is the Theme of Jushin Lyger taken from a anime the gimmick is based on which is just pure awesomeness. IKARI NO JUSHIN LIGAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- The now and forever legendary Mitsuharu Misawa came out to this gem.
- Before Chuck Norris Facts, there was Aja Kong's entrance theme, "Jungle Emperor":
God got up one morning, He was in an ugly mood,
He was sick of floods and plagues, He wanted something really rude,
He made a big pirahna out of broken glass and glue,
Then He gave her two legs and a nasty attitude.
Well, the Sahara was a jungle 'till she ripped out all the trees,
Then she looked up at the mountaintops, they all began to freeze,
The sun gave her a cold until she set it on fire,
You can see her for yourself if you think that I'm a liar!
God made the Devil just for fun,
When He wanted the real thing, He made Aja Kong!
I can tear a telephone directory in two
Bending iron bars is something else that I can do
I always pick my teeth with the nearest billiard cue
So imagine what I could do to you...
- Back on the NWA, when they started out, the Road Warriors used Black Sabbath's "Iron Man" as their theme, and never failed to blow the roof off the arena when they did. Even after the promoter decided to stop paying for the rights, they used a generic clone called "We Are Iron Man" that was probably close enough that Ozzy could have sued over it.
- Dragon Gate's Genki Horiguchi's theme, GO TO HELL.
- The video game WWF Attitude included, as one of its stock themes, a title called "Crimson Grin". Let's put it this way. Every kid with a wrestling game with a CAW mode has made a bloodthirsty demonic heel to be Kane turned Up to Eleven... and in Attitude, it's a safe bet to say most of them used Crimson Grin as their theme. Actually, for an otherwise mediocre game, Attitude had a lot of great generic themes, although they tend to be hard to find even on Youtube...
- Ayako Hamada's ARSION theme, "Cruz"
- Kaientai's theme in Michinoku Pro, "Entre Dos Tierras" by Heroes Del Silencio. It may be in Spanish, which would seem to make it an odd fit for Japanese wrestling, but Awesome is the universal language.
- Dragon Gate's Dragon Storm 2007, with bonus points for the cool anime opening... and then there's JAM Project's version (the Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Fan Vid was the only thing I could find on Youtube, but you're going there for the music anyway)
- Las Cacchoras Orientales' (Mima Shimoda and Etsuko Mita) "The Sensation"
- Stradling the line between this and the Video games section is Jimmy Hart's "Legends of Wrestling" theme.
- Satoshi Kojima's old theme "Rush!" with its amazing opening lead-in.
- Yumiko Hotta's "Assault Machine".
- Kyoko Inoue's "Ready to Fight"
- Bull Nakano's the Boss of the World, and don't you forget it!
- nWo Japan gave us Keiji Mutoh's nWo Triumph and Masahiro Chono's nWo Crash
- And when nWo Japan became Team 2000, Chono's theme morphed into Team 2000 Crash. FUCK Y'ALL NIGGAS WANNA DO?!
- Meiko Satomura's theme "Rock Your Life Away".
- D-Fix's theme, "Believe", a song that fit the group like a glove.
- Michinoku's theme wants to let you know that TAKA IS COMING...MOTHERFUCKER, AND HE'S GONNA KICK YOUR ASS!
- Eddie Kingston's theme in CHIKARA let you know that someone was about to get their ass kicked.