Cody Rhodes’ entrance music gets fans pumped every single time he makes his way to the ring. Fans love singing out “WOAH!” at the top of their lungs too. It turns out that there is an interesting backstory to that.

Cody Rhodes brought his current Kingdom entrance music with him when he came back to WWE. Downstait is the band behind that song, and they recently really flexed their fandom muscle.

It turns out that the WOAH every fan loves so much is a tribute to Cody Rhodes’ old entrance music, Smoke and Mirrors. One fan tweeted out to ask the band themselves with a prying question, “settle a debate please? Is the WOAHHHH in Kingdom a nod to Smoke & Mirrors?”

Downstrait commented back to confirm this homage. They’ve obviously been following Cody Rhodes’ career for quite a while.


Yes, we like to think we know what we’re doing. Seriously though, we’ve been fans since the beginning, so we had to throw that in there. Seems like it worked out.

It’s a good thing that Cody Rhodes’ entrance music didn’t change when he signed with WWE once again. We’re willing to bet it was part of his deal to keep his previous branding.

Vince McMahon couldn’t do anything about the American Nightmare tattoo on Cody Rhodes’ neck, and that Kingdom music came with it. Obviously, it’s a big hit with fans that will keep them singing “WOAH” for a long time to come.

Are you still loving Cody Rhodes’ entrance music in WWE? Sound off in the comments!

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