AEW has been around the block for almost five years at this point and it has seen quite a few changes over the years, but all of them aren’t necessarily good. That said, AEW has a proven track record for having generally good music for most of their talent. Now, the process behind AEW selecting songs for their talent has been revealed.

It’s impossible to imagine any professional wrestler without their own theme song, whether it is a licensed song or custom-made by the promotion. After all, fans grew accustomed to Jim Johnson’s iconic songs during his heydays in WWE, among other things.

As for AEW, they have quite a few solid options for songs as well. While speaking during a Fightful Q&A session, Sean Ross Sapp was asked what AEW does when it comes to choosing songs for their talent. Sapp would then outline the process when it comes to song selection.

Well for a lot of their talent, they can go to Mikey Rukus and say, ‘This is the idea I have.’ If Tony Khan has a specific idea, sometimes he’ll pitch that as well. And if AEW has the rights to a song or the rights to a library, some of them can pick from that library under certain circumstances.


Sean Ross Sapp also elaborated that some talent make their own music, such as Swerve Strickland that is allowed to be used on AEW shows. After all, Strickland’s ‘Big Pressure’ is his own creation and is a major hit with fans.

AEW will continue to curate the perfect songs for their talent in order to enhance their aura and overall presentation. After all, no pro wrestler is complete without their own special entrance music.

What do you make of AEW’s process for song selection? What’s your favorite AEW entrance theme right now? Let us know in the comments!

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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