No feature about entrance music can begin without a tip of the bright, red cowboy hat to Michael “P.S.” Hayes. Back before the leader of The Fabulous Freebirds convinced promoters to pop a tape of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Freebird” into the P.A. system to accompany Hayes and his flock of rebels to the ring, most pro wrestlers didn’t have themes.
Hayes’ coolest contemporaries followed suit — The Junkyard Dog with Queen’s “Another One Bites the Dust,” Kerry Von Erich with Rush’s “Tom Sawyer” — and a new level of theatrics was introduced to sports-entertainment. In the early ’80s, when Mr. McMahon tightened the bond between adults who wore spandex with the “Rock ‘n’ Wrestling Connection,” the entrance theme became an integral part of the presentation as WWE’s Chairman began to produce original songs for the Superstars on his roster.
WWE fans have rocked out to hundreds of awesome entrance themes since then, but which 50 were the very best? WWEClassics.com has created the ultimate WWE mixtape, so sit back, put on your headphones and play this feature loud.