Hopefully you brought your headphones to work for this one. Day four of Wrestling Week is here and we are counting down the greatest wrestling entrance songs of all time. Sorry to all the John Cena lovers and the Rey Mysterio fans, you won’t be hearing their songs on this list. This prestigious list is reserved for the best of the best. The songs that get your head bumping, your juices flowing. These songs have all earned their respective spots in not only wrestling history, but in pop culture history. JUMP!
Can you imagine a wrestling show with no entrance music? Hell no. That’s how things used to be when wrestling was in its early stages. According to the ever-reliable Wikipedia:
Sgt. Slaughter, who has sometimes claimed to have introduced the idea to Vince McMahon, Sr., entered to the “Marines’ Hymn” at a Madison Square Garden show in the 1970s. The practice did not become widespread until the 1980s, however, when the Fabulous Freebirds, Hulk Hogan, the Junkyard Dog and various World Class Championship Wrestling performers began using rock music for entrance themes.
We should all thank Sgt. Slaughter for this contribution to wrestling because these songs all kick some serious ass. Our childhoods wouldn’t have been the same without them.