Monday, May 14, 2012

What would your entrance music be?

The entrance theme has been a long tradition in pro wrestling. Sometimes a wrestler uses pre-existing music (like "Macho Man" Randy Savage's use of "Pomp And Circumstance"), more often they will have a song written specifically for them (the best known is probably Hulk Hogan's "Real American"). Meant not only to introduce the wrestler (witness the crowd reaction as soon as the first strains of The Rock's song begins) but to embody their personality and send a message (usually, "A wrestling match is about to begin!), the entrance theme also works to get the audience fired up and strike fear into the heart of the opponent. So what would you use? Not just if you were a wrestler, but for any challenge in life that might require that extra boost of power? I have always been partial to "Bound For The Floor" by Local H as an entrance theme myself. Simple songs work the best, and if I had to pick one that represented me and my attitude, this would be it. What's yours?


Austin said...

When i was in Comedy Sportz my intro music was "Jungle Boogie" by Kool & the Gang.

If I had a choice it would be "Bloodstains" by Agent Orange.

If you ask anyone though, it'll probably be this song:

Jacob I. McMillan said...

Austin, have you ever seen the movie Ready To Rumble? I ask because it's a movie about wrestling that features a cover of "Bloodstains" by The Offspring. The Offspring were actually sued by Agent Orange for stealing the riff from that song. I always wondered if that was them paying their respects.

Good choices, especially the last one.

Wendy McMillan said...

It's not very original but I always liked Gob's music when he performed "illusions."

Austin said...

Jake- I have not but that would be cool, the teenager in me loved the Offspring. I kind of see AO's point, as that's pretty much their ONLY song anyone knows, I'd probably sue too. If Offspring were paying respects to the punk pioneers, you'd think they'd try to get permission first.

Wendy- Can I change my entrance music to that too? that would be awesome.