Before a sports entertainer comes out to the ring, the first thing that we hear is the theme music of said entertainer. There are a lot of things that differentiate a superstar from the rest of the roster which could vary from their attire to their ring style or how they cut promos. But one aspect of a superstar that makes it easy to identify who it is is their music. You could essentially say the music is an extension of the superstar. With that said, here are my top 10 favorite entrance themes for WWE superstars.
Shawn Michaels – Sexy Boy
Randy Orton – Burn In My Light
Rob Van Dam – One of a Kind
Mark Henry – Somebody’s Gonna Get It
Chris Jericho – Break The Walls Down
Undertaker – Rollin
Evolution – Line In The Sand
Cesaro – Miracle
Cody Rhodes – Smoke and Mirrors
10. Christian – “At Last” (2001 – 2002)
This song was used by Christian after turning on Edge in 2001 and the two engaged in a brief feud over the Intercontinental Championship. This push by Christian wouldn’t amount to much as he never won a world title until 2009 (ECW), but I liked how the message stressed that Christian was essentially free from performing in Edge’s shadow (who had won both mid-card titles and won King of the Ring up to that point
9. Randy Orton – “Voices” (2008 – present)
A bit cliche of a theme song, yes, but it perfectly described Orton as a heel. A cunning, sadistic psychopath who would cause destruction wherever he’d go. This especially worked for him in 2009 when Orton was punting Mr. McMahon in the head, putting Batista and Shane McMahon on the shelf and kissing an unconscious Stephanie on the floor after RKO’ing her.
8. Dolph Ziggler – I am Perfection (2010-2011)
The perfect theme song for Dolph as a heel. Someone who likes to show off his physique and wrestling while satiating his own ego. Dolph never amounted to much until he won the Money In The Bank contract, but this laid the foundation for what he has been his entire career. A show off, albeit a pretty disappointing one.
7. Chris Benoit – “Whatever” (2002 – 2007)
Personal demons aside, Chris Benoit was an astute ring general and one of the best pure mat to mat wrestlers in WWE history. He went by the moniker of the Rabid Wolverine, and with his aggressive mat style, vicious knife edge chops and ruthless Crippler Crossface, this theme song would perfectly describe what a rabid wolverine in the ring would sound and look like.
6. Bobby Roode – “Glorious” (2016 – present)
I don’t think there has ever been a theme song in WWE history that has perfectly described a superstar better than the Glorious Bobby Roode. Coming out to a robe fit for a king, having a high pedestal with the spotlight on him. And now he has the NXT title in tow to boot. Indeed, a glorious theme.
5. Stone Cold – “Glass Shatters” (2001)
You could never go wrong with Disturbed. This song was used during Stone Cold’s heel turn in 2001, and while that proved to be a massive failure in hindsight, it didn’t stop this theme from being as epic as it was. You still had the signature glass breaking part of Stone Cold’s character, but only this time you got Disturbed doing Disturbed things.
4. CM Punk – “This Fire Burns” (2006 – 2011)
CM Punk was a passionate, uprising and an exciting superstar in WWE’s perverted version of ECW, but then he arose to become a young superstar in the making, taking the World Heavyweight Championship, Intercontinental Championship, and Tag Team Championship while having this theme song. While people familiarize him more with Cult of Personality, I think he should have stuck with this.
3. Triple H – “My Time” (1999-2001)
Before Triple H was known as the game, he was known as the corporate son in law of the chairman of the WWF and ruled the company with an iron fist from 1999 to 2001, feuding and beating pretty much every top star WWF could produce during that time period, and all you could say is that it was indeed Triple H’s time.
2. Edge – “Metalingus” (2004 – 2011)
You could never go wrong with Alter Bridge. Edge changed up his look and music in 2004 when he turned heel, and since then the “You Think You Know Me” has become an iconic line in the history of WWE music. You could just feel the adrenaline whenever this music plays in any stadium.
1. Kane – “Slow Chemical” (2002 – 2008)
I believe this is the most underrated piece of music in WWE history. Kane being a psychopathic demon in 2003 is something that he desperately needed at the time, and the music that he got was indicative of some of the mental turmoil his character signified. Just look at how Kane enters with this music against Bischoff in the clip above.