Friday, February 23

10 Best Licensed Songs Used By Pro Wrestlers, Ranked

The vast majority of professional wrestlers at the highest level tend to use music created specifically for them for the show. This has often led to many great themes, but fans always enjoy it when licensed music ends up being used for a wrestler, as it can add a lot of excitement to a wrestler.


Related

10 Music Videos That Featured Pro Wrestlers

Pro wrestlers have crossed over into the music industry a fair amount, and a number of videos actually featured them.

It creates a genuine atmosphere that feels more like a rock or pop show than anything else. Fans can end up singing along and appreciating the music, and that can create something memorable that audiences love, all while helping to make the wrestler using it feel like an even bigger star.


10 Making A Rowdy Entrance

It Made Ronda’s Entrances More Intense

Song Title

Artist

Live Performance

“Bad Reputation”

Joan Jett

WrestleMania 35

When Ronda Rousey finally joined WWE she did so with Joan Jett blaring out into the arena to ensure that everyone knew she was there. Rousey’s original debut was a surprise, therefore having the same walkout music that she used in UFC created a connection with her fans right out of the gate.

It’s music that suits her attitude and personality perfectly as well, which means that it isn’t just done for the sake of having a licensed track. It has a purpose and fits the mood that she brings with her intense walk to the ring.

9 The Undertaker Is Rollin’

He Had Multiple-Licensed Songs Over The Years

Song Title

Artist

Live Performance

“Rollin'”

Limp Bizkit

WrestleMania 19

When it comes to The Undertaker, audiences instantly associate the “dong” and the slower classical track with him. It’s one of the best entrance themes of all time, but during his time as the American Badass, he had several other songs, both of which were licensed.

Related

10 WWE Gimmicks Better Than The Undertaker’s

The Undertaker might be WWE’s most successful gimmick ever, but that doesn’t necessarily mean he’s the greatest.

He also used music from Johnny Cash when he was the Phenom as well. However, it was “Rollin'” by Limp Bizkit that truly set the mood for his biker gimmick as that track felt like an exciting one that people could understand him riding to.

8 Sandman Would Make An Entrance

ECW Created An Atmosphere

Song Title

Artist

Live Performance

“Enter Sandman”

Metallica

N/A

Anyone who can enter a wrestling ring with Metallica blaring out in the arena is going to be seen as a badass. Add in a kendo stick and a wrestler smashing a beer off their heads and it truly becomes something special, which was the case with Sandman.

Of course, ECW was playing off his name by using this particular song, but it was about much more than that. The overall atmosphere was incredible as audiences just connected and built up a big-fight feel when he was around.

7 RVD’s Ready To Walk

AEW Brought Back This ECW Entrance Song

Song Title

Artist

Live Performance

“Walk”

Pantera

N/A

RVD is a brilliant figure in wrestling and over the years, he has had a variety of different themes. However, the one that most fans associate with him is a licensed track by Pantera. In ECW they used “Walk,” and that was a track that audiences loved to be involved with.

They would chant along and that created some excitement to his entrance and made it feel epic. The song then went away for a long time, but AEW ended up bringing it back which was a very popular decision.

6 Bryan Danielson Is On A Countdown

This Was Primarily Used During His ROH Career

Song Title

Artist

Live Performance

“Final Countdown”

Europe

N/A

Bryan Danielson has had some amazing songs over the years, and even though his WWE track will always get a reaction it is the song he used in ROH that people associate best with him. He was able to use “Final Countdown” throughout that time, and it’s one that got him a genuine reaction every time.

Related

10 Facts Fans Should Know About Bryan Danielson’s Injuries

Bryan Danielson has been riddled with injuries throughout his legendary wrestling career.

The song is so iconic that everyone can sing to it, and those big reactions helped to make Danielson seem like a star. The song has also been sprinkled in a few times in AEW, despite Tony Khan admitting it’s expensive.

5 Jack Perry Is Ready For The Jungle

The Theme Suited His Babyface Gimmick

Song Title

Artist

Live Performance

“Tarzan Boy”

Baltimora

N/A

While Jack Perry no longer uses this song, when he was first working as a babyface it was a fantastic choice by Tony Khan. The song suited his Jungle Boy gimmick perfectly, and the fact that fans were able to chant and sing allowed him to feel like a big star.

It engaged the audience instantly, and was particularly brilliant when he secured a win because it meant that fans were able to create a big party atmosphere.

4 Triple H Gets Special Treatment

He Had A Song Created For Him

Song Title

Artist

Live Performance

“The Game”

Motorhead

WrestleMania 17/21

Triple H has had a variety of theme songs over the years, and several of them have ended up being licensed tracks. However, the most iconic was “The Game,” which ended up being created specifically for him, a situation that few people have experienced.

He is a legitimate fan of Motorhead, and the fact they created a track for him says a lot about the relationship they had. The song suits him perfectly as well, with the angry attitude being something that audiences have connected with.

3 Fans Will Sing-Along For Jericho

He Changed To This Song Post-WWE

Song Title

Artist

Live Performance

“Judas”

Fozzy

All In – 2023

Chris Jericho had an iconic song during his time in WWE, but that wasn’t a licensed track. However, when he moved on from the company he needed something fresh and he opted to dig into his own music to do that, utilizing Fozzy’s popular track “Judas.”

It works well for him because he sings it, but it has created a unique atmosphere that no other songs have done in wrestling. The AEW fans will sing a long the entire song when he makes his way to the ring which helps to make things feel like a rock concert.

2 CM Punk’s Personality

It Has Become A Major Anthem

Song Title

Artist

Live Performance

“Cult Of Personality”

Living Color

WrestleMania 29

CM Punk had a few songs throughout his career, but he eventually landed on “Cult Of Personality,” which is an iconic track in its own right, but is one that wrestling fans have grown to love. This has become an anthem in professional wrestling, being one of the greatest entrance songs of all time.

Related

Why CM Punk Should Win The Royal Rumble (& 5 Better Options)

While CM Punk might be the odds on favorite to win the Royal Rumble, there are other WWE wrestlers who would be great options.

Punk is a controversial wrestler and one who truly does whatever he wants, which is why a song like this suited him perfectly. He’s used it in both WWE and AEW, with fans loving it wherever he goes.

1 You Think You Know Him

Adam Copeland Has Been Blessed With A Great Track

Song Title

Artist

Live Performance

“Metalingus”

Alter Bridge

N/A

Out of all the licensed songs that have been used in wrestling, Adam Copeland’s is arguably the greatest. The track has added so much excitement to his entrance, because it’s impossible not to rise and get interested when that song hits as it feels epic.

Copeland spent the majority of his WWE career with this song, but then when he joined AEW there were question marks about what would happen. Fortunately, Tony Khan paid the price and Copeland kept this song, which helped to keep those reactions alive.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.