The 10 best wrestling entrance themes
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For several decades, the worlds of metal and professional wrestling have been one of the most inimitable tag teams in modern entertainment. Anyone who doesn’t think that a neck-snapping riff and a sweet suplex don’t go hand-in-hand clearly aren't paying enough attention. Here we present the best 10 heavy metal wrestling entrance themes...
THE GAME – Motörhead
For years, the WWE’s biggest heel Triple H – real name Paul Michael Levesque – used to enter the ring to a riff-heavy instrumental penned by composer Jim Johnston. But as the man’s stock rose within the company, he decided to up the ante by roping in Motörhead to re-record his track and add some threatening lyrics delivered via Lem’s iconic growl.
**CULT OF PERSONALITY – Living Colour
CM Punk was on the most outspoken and charismatic men to grace the squared circle in years. The straight edge, hardcore fan's career has been soundtracked by the likes of AFI, Slayer, Hatebreed and The Bouncing Souls. Notably, he chose Living Colour's 1988 funk metal classic Cult Of Personality during his WWE years. During his career, the wrestler – whose real name is Phil Brooks – has also used This Fire Burns by Killswitch Engage to herald his appearances. He's also got a Rocket From The Crypt tattoo, which marks him out as a man with great taste.
AMERICAN BADASS – Kid Rock
The Undertaker has been a longtime fan-favourite, but when he first showed up at the WWE, his entrance music was just Chopin's Sonata No. 2 in B-Flat Minor (or the 'Funeral March'). Which is a bit dull and predictable. So when he transformed himself into his – and some might say ill-advised – 'American Badass' persona, it only seemed right that he'd use Kid Rock’s Metallica-sampling banger when striding into the ring. But, in all honesty, this was the only improvement during this stage in his career.
**'STONE COLD' STEVE AUSTIN
**GLASS SHATTERS – Disturbed
If you think that going ‘Oo-wa-ah-aaah!’ signifies the most pivotal moment in Disturbed’s career, then you may have overlooked the smashing glass sound that begins this track. This usually signals the entrance of The Texas Rattlesnake and the sound of thousands of wrestling fans smashing two beer cans together, while bellowing 'Hell yeah!' in unison.
METALINGUS – Alter Bridge
While the Florida quartet might not be the heaviest band on our wrestling round-up, Mark Tremonti's shredding guitar work and Myles Kennedy's soaring vocals provide a worthy anthem which would usher in the arrival of the notorious Canadian wrestler Edge. At the time of writing, he has no affiliation with U2.