Marilyn Manson, Nickelback and Papa Roach have helped kick things off over the years. At times, they've been right on, finding a song that captures the state of the product. From that very first season to 's offerings, this is a ranking of the combination of theme song and video montage that has opened Raw's episodes. The underwhelming tune boasts anemic guitar and cheesy vocals. It feels more like the theme for a sappy cop drama.
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WrestleZone Forums. Joined: Jan 10, Messages: 70 Likes Received: So, just watched my DVRed Smackdown and my son pointed out to me the new theme song. Which I had noticed he's seven and was proud he noticed lol but never really listened to. So, I gave it a good ear and heard the following
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Mick Foley was strange and intriguing. The hardcore wrestler fought under three different personas in the 90s: Dude Love, Cactus Jack, and Mankind. While other wrestlers came out to heavy guitar riffs with pyrotechnics shooting off around them, Mankind awkwardly shuffled his way to the ring with a gently tragic piano playing him in. It was disturbing, unsettling, and perfect. At one point in time, Mark Henry was legitimately the strongest man in the world. It flashes hints of serious threat but is also so outwardly playful that it can make you laugh. Being forced to retire early because of injuries, Edge hung up his boots in the prime of his career. And the music painted the exact picture the company wanted its fans to see: a blurry, but startling warning that something was coming. Sometimes, really well-crafted theme songs can make crowds believe, without specific reason, that a wrestler is a certified star.
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