Bracketology – The Best Wrestling Theme Songs

Wrestling Theme SongsMy buddy Jordan had a tremendous idea. Every March he thinks about building a bracket of the best 64 WWE-NWO entrance songs and advancing them through voting each week of the actual NCAA tourney! He asked me to put together my list. He’s doing the same and he’s got another buddy who’s doing the same. We’re going to pull the three lists together and seed them into the official bracket.

We’ve broken our regions out like so: Early Days Region (1980s – 1995), Attitude Era Region (1996 – 2002), 2000s Region (2003 – 2010) and PG Era Region (2010 – Current). The one rule: a theme for a particular wrestler falls within the era it DEBUTED. For example, HBK would be in the  Attitude Era. That said, if a single wrestler has used multiple themes (IE The Undertaker using his “Rest In Peace” vs. “American Badass”) they can both be considered.

With that said, here’s my initial list (in no particular order):

Early Days Region (1980s – 1995)

  1. Mr. Perfect Theme
  2. Ric Flair – “Sprach Zarathustra”
  3. The Road Warriors – “Iron Man”
  4. Randy Savage – “Pomp and Circumstance”
  5. Hulk Hogan – “Real American”
  6. Razor Ramon – “Bad Boy”
  7. Million Dollar Man – “It’s All About The Money”
  8. Goldust – “Gold Lust”
  9. Bret Hart – “Hitman”
  10. Shawn Michaels – “Sexy Boy”
  11. The Undertaker – “Rest In Peace”
  12. The Ultimate Warrior – “Unstable”
  13. Honkey Tonk Man
  14. Superstar Billy Graham
  15. Jake “The Snake” Roberts

Attitude Era Region (1996 – 2002)

  1. Edge – “Metalingus”
  2. Kurt Angle – “Medal”
  3. Chris Jericho – “Break The Walls Down”
  4. New Age Outlaws – “Oh You Didn’t Know”
  5. DX – “Break It Down”
  6. NWO
  7. Vince McMahon – “No Chance In Hell”
  8. Stone Cold Steve Austin – “I Won’t Do What You Tell Me”
  9. Val Venis – “Hello Ladies”
  10. Shane McMahon – “Here Comes The Money”
  11. The Rock – “If Ya’ Smell”
  12. Mankind
  13. The Undertaker – “American Badass”
  14. Kane
  15. The Big Show

2000s Region (2003 – 2010)

  1. Brock Lesnar – “Next Big Thing”
  2. HHH – “The Game”
  3. John Cena – “My Time Is Now”
  4. Evolution – “Line In The Sand”
  5. Rob Van Dam – “One of a Kind”

PG Era Region (2010 – Current)

  1. CM Punk – “Cult of Personality”
  2. Daniel Bryan – “Flight Of The Valkyries”
  3. Kevin Owens
  4. Sami Zayn
  5. Bobby Roode – “Glorious”
  6. Bray Wyatt / The Wyatt Family
  7. Finn Balor
  8. Sasha Banks
  9. Shinsuke Nakamura

As you can see I’ve still got some gaps to fill in so consider this a work in progress.

It’s gonna be an interesting tournament. Let me know if you’re interested in being a voter as we move through the tournament. Stay tuned!

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