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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Top 5 Wrestling Entrance Themes

5. Shawn Michaels

While the Heartbreak Kid is one of the WWE's old gray mares these days, he was one of the great 'tweeners back in the 90s. Whether he was a heal or a face, his cocky persona enraged opponents including Diesel, Razor Ramon, and Bret Hart and in the process, made for some great storylines. His theme song, "Sexy Boy," set the tone for one of the great arrogant characters of recent years.

4. Ric Flair

In the 80s and early 90s, when you heard the intro to "Also sprach Zarathustra," you knew for sure that you were gonna see the champ do whatever it took to keep the Big Gold Belt around his waste. IF you are gonna go around reminding folks that "to be the man, you gotta beat the man," it helps to use the theme song of the √úbermensch. Few could have backed up such hubris and Flair's record spoke for itself.

3. Demolition.

With their Rick Derringer-penned theme song, Ax and Smash let you know that, if you were going to challenge them for the tag team belts, you were probably going to get your head knocked off. The hard rock theme matched perfectly with the personas of brawlers in bondage gear. If you faced them, you were gonna be demolished.

2. Hulk Hogan

I know, this song is cheesy-as-fuck, but how many PPVs in the 80s ended with the Hulkster flexing to this song after overcoming the odds and defeating the latest monster heal du jour? Go ahead, listen to the song and just try to not cup your hang to your ear or do any other of the classic poses. I dare you.

1. The Honky Tonk Man

This song has to be the highlight of Jimmy Hart's artistic career. The southern-fried rock tune and boastful lyrics went along perfectly with Farris' Elvis-inspired theme as a show-boating, rockabilly bad guy. It is only fitting that the greatest Intercontinental Champion of all time have the greatest theme song of all time.


(ed. note: massive kayfabe throughout)

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2 Comments:

Blogger moneytastesbad said...

Awesome post!!!!


Thanks!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008  
Blogger All Click said...

Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes.

I'm just a sexy boy. That sentence can only sound better when sung.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008  

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