We’re getting closer and closer to the top wrestling theme songs of all time. Let’s count down number 30 through 21 and remember the awesome feelings we get every time these songs blare through the arena speakers.
30. CM Punk – “Cult of Personality”
CM Punk shocked the world with his “shoot” back in 2011. He was fed up with his company’s questionable practices and the handling of his career by the big wigs. After that promo ended, the world was talking about CM Punk for months. His face was all over the place! When he “stole” the WWE Championship, he disappeared for a while. When he finally came back, he brought this awesome Living Colour jam along with him. Nice choice of music, Punk!
29. Batista – “I Walk Alone”
I miss this big lug. Batista’s rise to main event status back in 2005 was fun to follow, plus I couldn’t get enough of “GIMMIE MY SPOTLIGHT!” Batista. ‘Tista left the WWE and is doing everything from major movies to professional MMA bouts. Saliva was the right band to pick for this redone version of Batista’s original theme. Batista walks alone for a reason. Anybody who crosses his path gets dealt with swiftly and efficiently.
28. John Cena – “My Time Is Now”
John Cena. Either you love the guy’s undeniable passion for his fans and pro wrestling. Or you hate the guy’s super corny personality, boring promos and embarrassing attempts at hurricanrana’s. As you can probably tell, I’m not a fan of the guy. I can’t deny Cena’s loyalty to the sport and his many accolades, though. His theme always manages to get the crowd riled up, which is what it’s supposed to do. You know what? Cena’s rap album wasn’t half bad, to be honest.
27. Mr. Perfect – “Perfection”
Curt Hennig aka “Mr. Perfect” was, in one simple word, perfection. I still think he was one of the coolest wrestlers to ever grace my television screen. He was a master of every sport imaginable, plus he slapped his already chewed gum into the heavens before every match (so cool). His theme defined an athlete who was just too good at everything he did. Mr. Perfect is surely missed around these parts.
26. Harlem Heat/Booker T. – “Rap Sheet”
I can dig it! Always will, always have. Harlem Heat (who weren’t really from Harlem, but who cares?) were one of the toughest tag teams in WCW. Booker T. and Stevie Ray didn’t play nice with “fruit booties” (HA!). They managed to capture the WCW World Tag Team Championship a total of 10 times. Booker’s single run as the five time WCW champion wasn’t too shabby, either. This theme has been stuck in my head ever since that first listen. The bizarre giggle in the middle still gets a chuckle out of me, too.
When Punk first arrived on WWE television, his Straight Edge personality was a change of pace from the usual glut of untalented bodybuilders with no personality. Punk was a breath of fresh air and the crowd attached themselves to him in no time. This theme song embodies the fire that can never be extinguished by lesser foes. Punk has come a long way, hasn’t he? Oh how I wish he’d go back to this song…
24. Brock Lesnar – “Next Big Thing”
When Brock Lesnar emerged in the ring after Wrestlemania X8, he immediately captured my attention. He ran up the ramp with the always controversial Paul Heyman and made everyone feel his wrath. I’ve been a fan of the guy ever since. Lesnar owns 24/7. His UFC tenure was just as noteworthy as his WWE run. Brock is a heartless, unstoppable killing machine. F5’s FOR EVERYBODY! Brock’s theme IS the big thing.
23. Evolution – “Line In The Sand”
Back in 2003/2004, Triple H seemed to rule the world. When he decided to put together a group of like-minded individuals who wanted to rule alongside him, Evolution was born. HHH, Ric Flair, Randy Orton and Batista flew in private jets, nabbed plenty of women and won some titles during their reign. Motorhead did the wonderful honors for their theme about evolving the wrestling game.
22. Eddie Guerrero – “I Lie, I Cheat, I Steal”
VIVA LA RAZA! Eddie Guerrero came a mighty long way from his days in Mexico. Eddie traveled the world and wrestled everyone under the sun. When he finally captured the WWE Championship, there wasn’t a dry face in the arena. He made it and we were happy to see him reach the mountaintop. Eddie’s “Lie, Cheat and Steal” way of living inspired us all to be bad sometimes. His theme offered the perfect explanation of his lifestyle. RIP Eddie!
21. Christian – “At Last”
“Vitamin C” is back on this list, and this time, his 2001/2002 theme gets a nod. Another true story: my Pops took me to go watch Unforgiven 2001 at WWF’s The World (the food shall not be spoken of…). When Christian showed up for his Intercontinental title match with his former bro Edge, he arrived with a new entrance and this awesome theme. Rock opera rules! While watching him on the big screen TV, I realized just how much of a solo star the man was. Christian’s time arrived at last. To this day, I’m still a peep. No, not that kind…