Part four of this world championship worthy countdown is upon us. Shine up your belts real nice as we count down the greatest wrestling themes from, numbers 70 to 61.
70. Jeff Jarrett – “The Chosen One”
When Jeff Jarrett got booted from the WWF after his “Good Housekeeping” bout with Chyna, he returned to WCW. Only this time, he wasn’t the super corny country music star who begged to be a part of the Four Horsemen. He was a pissed off, guitar swinging brute who took great pleasure in assaulting “Slap Nuts.” Da hell are those anyway? His WCW theme matched his improved heelish persona.
69. X-Pac – “Make Some Noise”
Sean Waltman has gone by several different monikers over the years. The 1-2-3 Kid. Syxx. Syxx-Pac? Really? Anyway, Waltman’s most recognizable gimmick fell under the guise of X-Pac. Pac took out his frustrations on his smaller (and sometimes much larger) opponents by dishing out X-Factor’s and Bronco Buster’s. Sean Waltman is one of the greatest cruiserweight wrestlers to hit the wrestling scene. Any follower of late 90’s wrestling will recognize this theme.
68. Ken Shamrock – “The Ultimate”
Remember that dude who used to use the Ankle Lock as a finisher? Kurt Angle? Not him, but you’re close. Jack Swagger? You’re getting warmer. How about Ken Shamrock? I enjoyed Shamrock’s run in the WWF. He was the definition of intense. His face contorted in horrifying motions and his primal scream signaled the end of his opponent’s ankle. An intense man like Shamrock deserved an intense theme like this one.
67. Rob Van Dam – “One of a Kind”
R-V-D! The master of the Five-Star-Frog Splash stood as one of ECW’s biggest stars during their initial run. Rob Van Dam KO’d folks with awesome kick combinations, rolling splashes and split-legged moonsault’s. I’ve always been a huge fan of RVD and his unorthodox offense. When his WWE theme received a vocal overhaul, his theme got a million times sweeter. There’s a lot of “high” quality associated with this song. Heh, heh..
66. Ted DiBiase – “It’s All About The Money”
If I ever win the lottery, I’m going to purchase a private jet that’s outfitted with a super obnoxious speaker system. Just so I can be a rich, snobby bastard who plays this song every time I arrive in a new city. Ted DiBiase’s theme about dead presidents and the price of human beings is easy to hate (and way too easy to love). Everybody has a price! *hits DiBiase evil cackle*
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65. Koko B. Ware – “Piledriver”
You gotta appreciate a man and his loyal parrot. Koko B. Ware was a colorful personality who was light on his feet. One thing that I always liked about Koko was the fact that he sung his own theme song. “Piledriver” embodies the 80’s penchant for corny yet efficient rock ‘n roll tunes. The music video is beyond amazing, by the way.
64. The Godfather – “The Ho Train”
COME GET ON THE HOOOOOOOOOO TRAIN! *does train track noise* The Godfather brought me and everyone else out of their seat as soon as his funkdafied theme came over the PA system. His attire was always outlandish, but when does a pimp ever wear anything non-flashy? When he showed up for his (sadly short) cameo in the 2013 Royal Rumble, I got that wonderful nostalgic feeling again.
63. The Undertaker – “Dead Man”
I hated the “Booger Red” moniker, but I loved the new angry biker character Mark Callaway was running with back in 2002. ‘Taker no longer entered to druids and pure darkness. Now, he hopped on his motorcycle and made people “famous.” I’d avoid him at all costs if I spotted him in a bar room. His 2002 instrumental theme guaranteed someone was set to take their “Last Ride.”
62. Sheamus – “Written In My Name”
“It’s a shameful day…LOBSTER HEAD?” That can’t be what he’s saying but it sure sounds like he’s singing that. The song is still a great theme for the Irish superstar, Sheamus. Sheamus went from retiree of smaller combatants to the always cheery (and roughhouse) that we all know and love today. Finlay held it down for the Irish folks and now Sheamus is upholding the great legacy of his fighting ancestors.
61. Randy Orton – “Burn In My Light”
At first, Randy Orton played the familiar role of the plucky, young babyface who’s father was a famous wrestler. That run sucked, so he morphed into a cocky jackoff who thought the wrestling world revolved around him. After aligning himself with Evolution, Randy shot himself straight to the moon. “Burn in My Light” backed up the “Legend Killer” run at the top.
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