WWE has gone through a lot of changes over the years and one of the biggest changes is undoubtedly how it goes about producing entrance music for its Superstars. Iconic themes for Superstars such as The Undertaker, Triple H are a thing of the past. The theme songs that Superstars get nowadays have been criticized by fans and pro wrestlers alike.
While speaking on the Hall of Fame Podcast, WWE Hall Of Famer Booker T talked about modern-day pro wrestling entrances. Booker T recalled how he would love listening to ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin’s entrance music.
Booker T also lamented the fact that pro wrestling entrances nowadays simply aren’t as captivating as Steve Austin’s. He also mentioned Chris Jericho’s WWE entrance as an example.
“I’ll tell you, man, I always wanted that intro, it was so cool,” Booker said, when talking about Austin’s glass break entrance. “Just to watch that actual glass breaking, not the music, but when the glass broke and he came out, I was like, man, whoever thought about that, he needs a raise. That’s what captivated me with wrestling so much back in the day. Y2J’s entrance back in the day, the first time we saw it, how awesome was that? I was always captivated by the entrances of the wrestlers back in the day and it’s a little bit different now. It’s not the same but everything’s different now because of the internet.”
At this point in time, WWE simply has too many flaws in its product for it to actually give any emphasis on theme songs, which has led to newer WWE Superstars struggling as they don’t have entrance music that resonates with fans.
h/t to Wrestling Inc for the quotes