The familiar sounds. There are certain wrestling songs which are forever linked to some wrestlers. You know who is coming out if you hear glass shattering. You know who the Real American is. You know what that gong means. Those are the kind of songs that are going to be linked with a wrestler forever and while some others might not be as iconic, it can be annoying to see them changed up for less than satisfactory reasons.
Over the last several years, a majority of WWE’s music has been handled by CFO$, a band which has produced some pretty good entrance themes for the current generation of WWE stars. You know them when you hear them and the songs are pretty catchy. They offer a lot of recognizable theme songs but a decision outside of WWE’s hands is going to change a lot of them.
According to Fightful Select, WWE is trying to get its wrestlers to move away from theme songs produced by CFO$ as the group is no longer affiliated with WWE. Several wrestlers have declined to make the change, though Keith Lee agreed to it, with his new theme appearing during his Monday Night Raw debut this week. There is no word on who else’s music will be changed.
The band has done some good stuff for WWE. Check out what they have done over the years:
Opinion: The first thing that comes to my mind is how did WWE not have something better than this planned in advance? They couldn’t commission a song to have ready for Lee when he came up to Monday Night Raw? So often it feels like WWE is making this all up as they go and that’s not a good sign when you are supposed to be this great big and powerful wrestling company. Have this stuff planned in advance if you have to make the changes, or at least come up with something better than that.
What did you think of the new song? Whose theme music needs to be changed? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. Get the latest and greatest in professional wrestling news by signing up for our daily email newsletter. Just look below for “GET EXCLUSIVE UPDATES” to sign up. Thank you for reading!