The first match of a live event has just concluded and the crowd eagerly awaits the next match. There is a moment of silence and all of a sudden the first note of an entrance song is played. Immediately the entire crowd knows who is about to enter the ring. How is this possible? The entrance song is a huge part of what gives a wrestler their character. It is not just the favorite song of the wrestler but rather a scientific calculation of the message the character wants to convey mixed with the attitude they bring to the ring. True WWE fans can debate for hours about the greatest entrance songs of all time (Edge). The current WWE roster has some great jams as well. The following is a list of my personal favorites. A massive amount of credit goes to CFO$ that composes all of these songs.
Sasha Banks has become one of the most recognizable figures in the WWE. Her bright pink hair and Boss attitude bring a lot to the women’s division. Her song is an absolute jam as well showcasing her show-off style as well as her grueling climb to the top of her field
Bayley emerges from backstage to greet her massive hugger section with a Ke$ha- Pitbull like dance theme. It matches her happy-go- lucky character to a T and is catchy as all hell. Mix this with some whacky- waving- inflatable arm flailing- Bayley buddies and entertainment is sure to follow
The Demon King lives up to his name with his breathtaking entrance song. It begins with a beating heart followed by a gasp for air, followed by a classic dueling guitar riff and violin. Each verse also includes a cue for the fans to raise their arms in praise of the demon before them.
Just by reading the title you had to see this coming. Bobby Roode is the definition of glorious and he will be the first to remind you of that. Thanks to his entrance, he doesn’t have to. A rapid piano solo followed by opera and then some guitar shredding is like condensing Bohemian Rhapsody into 30 seconds. I’m not ashamed to say it, this is my ringtone and I don’t see that changing any time soon.
When the WWE faithful were introduced to Nakamura they were treated with one of the best entrance songs imaginable. Beginning with a few strong distorted guitar notes the electric fiddle takes over leading the crowd in an entrancing display of grace and power. Occasionally NXT takeover has used live musicians to recreate the song which makes it that much better.
By far my favorite, Asuka sports a mysterious yet mesmerizing rock jam titled “The Future.” Nothing could be more appropriate as Asuka is poised to run train through the women’s division upon her arrival to the main roster.
Feel free to leave your favorite entrance songs in the comments. Embrace debate.