Whether you are a die-hard WWE fan or a casual watcher over the years, there is no denying the power of a great entrance when it comes to watching your favourite superstar. All we need are the first five seconds of an entrance song and we know exactly who is about to appear and strut down the aisle to the ring. But with the hundreds of Superstars to grace our screens over the decades it is incredibly difficult to narrow down the very best and most iconic entrance songs.
If you’ve had the pleasure of attending a WWE Live show or just enjoy watching on TV, you know that not all entrances are the same. Some Superstars prefer explosive reveals while some like to veer to the subtle yet dramatic end of the spectrum. We have compiled a list and rated some of (not all) of the iconic Superstar entrances over the history of WWE.
- John Cena
Song: 9/10 – Probably your ringtone at some point
Drama & Performance: 9/10 – Cena loves to put on a show whether it’s with a marching band or a gangster squad. He always has high energy and a look of pure determination entering the ring.
Highlight: In 2013, an army of John Cena’s entered the arena before the Triple Threat Match against Edge and Big Show. Will the real John Cena please stand up?
- Rey Mysterio
Song: 8/10 – BOOYAKA!
Drama & Performance: 7/10 – His entrance isn’t complete without the two bursts of fireworks to the left and right of the stage. Plus, he always makes time to connect with his young fans in the front row wearing his signature mask.
Highlight: Rey Mysterio shocked audiences in 2018, when he made a surprise return at the Royal Rumble Match at No. 27
- The Undertaker
Song: 10/10 – Completely chilling in its simplicity.
Drama & Performance: 10/10 – Arguably the most controversial Superstar, The Undertaker’s presence is menacing and mysterious. His entrances reflect his dark persona and penchant for drama that leave audiences reeling with excitement.
Highlight: We can’t pick just one, there are just too many! Please enjoy this compilation of his best entrances including the iconic WrestleMania 21 in 2005 with the fire bearing monks.
Song: 6/10 – Unleash the animal!
Drama & Performance: 7/10 – There is no denying that Batista has an immense presence when he enters the arena. This is amplified with his signature explosive machine gun display that makes the crowd go wild.
Highlight: Despite not entering to his own music, Batista makes a statement entering in a green muscle car with team mate Eddie Guerrero at Smackdown in 2005.
- Shawn Michaels
Song: 7/10 – He’s not your boy toy.
Drama & Performance: 9/10 – Shawn Michaels always delivers on the dance moves and endless charisma and charm. He’s not called the Heartbreak Kid for nothing!
Highlight: At the 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania, Shawn Michaels, descended from the heavens in white to go up against the darkness of The Undertaker.
- Triple H
Song: 10/10 – Remember, it’s all about the game…and how you play it.
Drama & Performance: 9/10 – Triple H always looks in control and 100% ready to take on anybody in the ring. His entrance is not complete without his crowd-pleasing water spitting.
Highlight: Before his EVP days, at WrestleMania 27, shield-bearing Gladiators paved the way for an intimidating Triple H to make his way to the ring.
Song: 7/10 – You know all the lyrics without even realising.
Drama & Performance: 8/10 – It’s not an entrance fit for the R-Rated Superstar without a big display of fireworks. Edge showed us a mix of high energy and cool determination.
Highlight: Edge made a shock comeback after nine years at this year’s Men’s Royal Rumble much to the elation of fans in the audience.
- ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin
Song: 8/10 – Glass breaking never sounded so satisfying.
Drama & Performance: 9/10 – There is a reason why beer-loving Steve Austin is an icon and a legend in the WWE universe. He really knows how to work a crowd, moving to each corner of the ring to pull in the biggest cheers.
Highlight: In a moment that is ingrained in all our minds, Steve Austin drives a beer truck to the ring and showers Mr. McMahon, Shane McMahon, The Rock and Steveweisers on Raw before WrestleMania 15.
- Bray Wyatt
Song: 8/10 – Are you living in fear yet?
Drama & Performance: 7/10 – Leading with the lantern, Bray Wyatt knows how to leave the audience hanging on his every step.
Highlight: Meeting his opponent John Cena at WrestleMania 30, Bray Wyatt was flanked by his brothers in this menacing entrance.
- The Rock
Song: 9/10 – One of the most recognisable opening one liners.
Drama & Performance: 8/10 – The general population might know Dwayne Johnson the actor but WWE fans will always know The Rock pulling his signature raised eyebrow look. Always ready to put on the drama, The Rock is electrifying when he enters a room.
Highlight: The Rock returns to WrestleMania 32 and excites audiences by torching his name in flames.
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