There is a rumor floating around that Jim Johnston, who has worked on WWE theme music dating back to 1985, has been released from the company. The news was first reported by ThemeTitan, which is a Twitter account dedicated to news about Johnston and WWE music.
As of this writing, there has been no official announcement on his release. We have reached out to WWE for comment and we will keep you updated if we hear anything.
For those not aware, Johnston produced themes for The Undertaker, Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, The Ultimate Warrior, D-Generation X, Vince McMahon, Chris Jericho, Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Brock Lesnar, and many others. Johnston also worked on pay-per-view themes, music that accompanied recaps or feuds, tributes, etc.
The arrival of CFO$ took away Johnston’s primary job as they were assigned the task of producing new songs for new WWE Superstars. CFO$ are behind the popular themes of Superstars like Bobby Roode, Shinsuke Nakamura, Sasha Banks, Samoa Joe, and others.