Wrestling Entrance Theme Music MetaTalk May 26, 2016 1:00 PM   Subscribe

Because I'm tired of having this come up in EVERY SINGLE politics thread: If you were a professional wrestler, what would be your entrance music be? More granularly: what would it be if you were A) a Face, and B) a Heel? Which would you prefer to be? Which do you think you'd be more likely to be? Let's hash this out right now.
posted by Greg Nog to MetaFilter-Related at 1:00 PM (93 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

My entrance music as a Face would be that sassy En Vogue's classic, "My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)", cued up to the breakdown.

For my Heel entrance it'd be the same song but being performed by a prep school acapella group from Connecticut.
posted by cortex (staff) at 1:04 PM on May 26, 2016 [16 favorites]


No contest: Baba O'Riley. You got the noodling keyboard intro to get the crowd hyped, the harder chords at 30 seconds, the drums at 45 seconds, and the vocals at 1:05. And it works perfectly for a face or a heel, because you can cut it off at any point in the intro to piss the crowd off.
posted by Etrigan at 1:06 PM on May 26, 2016 [7 favorites]


My entrance music would be Kid Rock's reprehensible classic "Bawitdaba," as part of my gimmick of being someone who believed himself to be Kid Rock after a tragic Holodeck accident. Like Kid himself, I would be a Face.
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 1:17 PM on May 26, 2016 [16 favorites]


a) The Elec Man stage music from Mega Man (dubstep remix)
b) Al Stewart, "Time Passages" (dubstep remix)
posted by prize bull octorok at 1:18 PM on May 26, 2016 [1 favorite]


If I were a Face it would be Bad Romance and if I were a Heel it would be the part of Bad Romance where she goes "I don't wanna be friiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiends" over and over. This is also my approach to karaoke; I can't sing at all well but I deliver a very passionate performance of this particular song.
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 1:19 PM on May 26, 2016 [10 favorites]


Were I a heel, I'd enter to the Song That Never Ends, sung by a chorus of 3 year olds.

As a face, my entrance would be this.
posted by Kattullus at 1:20 PM on May 26, 2016 [6 favorites]


I have participated in GREASED PIG WRESTLING multiple times. So I am TOTALLY A WRESTLER and every time my team's entrance music has been the main title from Last of the Mohicans or the wailing part from the Rob Roy overture.

(Maybe this is the point in time that I admit that a coupla' years ago I was the keynote speaker for a panel at a conference and the organizer was a good friend, so I talked him into introducing me with entrance music. I wanted Thunderstruck but what he played was the terrible Melodica Jurassic Park theme. It was the most appropriate entrance music of all time. Obviously I am a heel.)
posted by barchan at 1:28 PM on May 26, 2016 [8 favorites]


I wanted Thunderstruck

(along similar AC/DC lines: when my cousin got married, their bride/groom entrance music at the reception was Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap)
posted by Greg Nog at 1:31 PM on May 26, 2016 [7 favorites]


A) Sickboy's "March of the Antifa" or "I'm Sexy I'm Cute" from "Bring it On".
B) Joe Cocker's "You are So Beautiful".
posted by soundofsuburbia at 1:31 PM on May 26, 2016


I have participated in GREASED PIG WRESTLING multiple times. So I am TOTALLY A WRESTLER

In one of the many retrospectively surreal happenings that characterized my sophomore year of high school, I briefly dated a young man who wrestled on Rhode Island Public Access. He also left his job at Burger King for a lower paying job at McDonald's because he felt it was more prestigious.
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 1:39 PM on May 26, 2016 [22 favorites]


Mrs. Pterodactyl: "In one of the many retrospectively surreal happenings that characterized my sophomore year of high school, I briefly dated a young man who wrestled on Rhode Island Public Access. He also left his job at Burger King for a lower paying job at McDonald's because he felt it was more prestigious."

I need to watch this TV series immeeds.
posted by Rock Steady at 1:41 PM on May 26, 2016 [12 favorites]


He also left his job at Burger King for a lower paying job at McDonald's because he felt it was more prestigious.

why does this make sense

also this reminds me that one of the things I've always wanted to see was a wrestling match between Ronald McDonald and the King. Who would be the heel and the face in that scenario, hmmmmmm
posted by barchan at 1:48 PM on May 26, 2016 [4 favorites]


They'd both be heels but Ronald McDonald would be one of those heels who thinks everybody loves him and he's really a face and the King would be one of those heels who is so glorious and delightful that you love him like a face for his unabashed chaotic neutrality.
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 1:51 PM on May 26, 2016 [17 favorites]


A) Gogol Bordello's Undestructable. My face career would mostly involve getting repeatedly smashed down before crowd-popping comebacks.

B) As a heel, my gimmick would be wacky conspiracy themed; I would be accompanied by a team of men in black who would constantly interfere with matches to secure my victory (culminating in winning a championship belt by never actually appearing in the ring, they'd simply appear and present writs to the owners of the promotions stating it was the case, and the owner would then spend many episodes fleeing interviews about what was going on), and would shut down promos the moment anything was asked. My ring intro music would be the chorus from The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets' "A Need To Know Basis"

Alternate third option!: as a mere jobber my gimmick will be dressing as a rejected vampire extra from the Blade movies, entering to Faith No More's Surprise! You're Dead! but crawling through scaffolding and backstage areas and pipes and whatnot while headbanging, and therefore getting to the ring too exhausted to wrestle, leading to immediate easy pins.
posted by Drastic at 1:58 PM on May 26, 2016 [3 favorites]


For me, my face theme would be "Fall Behind Me" by The Donnas and heel maybe "So Weird" by Veruca Salt?
posted by Rock Steady at 1:59 PM on May 26, 2016


I need to watch this TV series immeeds.

Okay but it'll just be a lot of teenage me listening to Everclear and struggling with my sexuality while violating my Quaker school's dress code and hooking up with other people's significant others and a female college student I met online through a Yahoo! group for southern New England lesbians.
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 2:00 PM on May 26, 2016 [14 favorites]


that just makes it more awesome
posted by barchan at 2:03 PM on May 26, 2016 [6 favorites]


You say that like it's a bad pitch for a TV series...
posted by Rock Steady at 2:03 PM on May 26, 2016 [7 favorites]


I'd also watch that TV series.
posted by Drastic at 2:04 PM on May 26, 2016


Somebody get whoever own the rights to Everclear's back catalog on the phone.
posted by Rock Steady at 2:08 PM on May 26, 2016


Initially:

a) "Vienna," by Ultravox
b) "Vienna," by Billy Joel

After my endorsement deal with Viennetta falls through (an unintended consequence of 2014's Cage Full o' Rage screwjob), I pivot disastrously to an all-Billy Joel gimmick, sealing my career as a heel. My new entry song is "The Downeaster Alexa," and my promos consist entirely of Billy Joel lyrics.
posted by Iridic at 2:10 PM on May 26, 2016 [7 favorites]


greg nog you asked for wrestling entrance music and instead you got an awesome idea for your next project with puppets, get Mrs P's permission immediately
posted by barchan at 2:11 PM on May 26, 2016 [5 favorites]


Nonsarcastically, it's really nice to be able to look at the intersection of late 90's dreariness and my undiagnosed/mismedicated bipolar from the vantage point of a healthy adult with a stable life and be like "Hahaha, now it's actually kind of funny and endearing you poor kid".

Anyway I am sorry, I really didn't mean to derail from the wrestling conversation. Truly my anecdotes are like that time the Godfather was supposed to go up against 2 Cool (Scotty II Hottie and Grandmaster Sexay -- I don't know why it was one guy against a team, maybe I am misremembering); instead of a fight they just had a party in the ring with the Godfather's train of local exotic dancers, a mere distraction from the serious wrestling business at hand.
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 2:12 PM on May 26, 2016 [5 favorites]


O Mio Babbino Caro
Mi piace, è bello, bello
Vo' andare in Porta Rossa
A comperar l'anello!
posted by clavdivs at 2:16 PM on May 26, 2016 [2 favorites]


My heel song would be "The Final Countdown" by Europe and it has been that way in my imagination since 1987 or so.

The only wrestling character I would have ever had a chance to be would be the fresh faced scrappy face who wrestles barefoot, like a long lost Von Erich brother. But when it came to entrances, I always imagined myself as the heel with lots of booing.

I'm fairly certain this is the only time I've ever shared this with anyone else, and I really appreciate the opportunity.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 2:26 PM on May 26, 2016 [8 favorites]


I pivot disastrously to an all-Billy Joel gimmick, sealing my career as a heel.

"Oh no, while Face Goodman's checking in on the injured ref, Mr. Wrong Island is—oh he's launching off the ropes into a Flying Scissor Attack-ack-ack-ack!"
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:32 PM on May 26, 2016 [9 favorites]


From my answer in AskMe in 2008:
When the Levee Breaks.

another good thread for this - slow motion strutting songs
posted by Jorus at 2:35 PM on May 26, 2016 [1 favorite]


A) Spirit of Radio
B) Du Hast

And speaking of faces and heels, I always thought of Sgt. Slaughter as a face but when I met him he turned out to be something of a heel.
posted by grumpybear69 at 2:41 PM on May 26, 2016 [1 favorite]


Also I'd of course prefer to be a face, but my clear lack of reading comprehension would put me in the heel category.
posted by grumpybear69 at 2:41 PM on May 26, 2016


As a Heel I'd enter to Glorification de l'élue from Le Sacre du Printemps. As a Face I'd walk out singing "I go to Rio."
posted by octobersurprise at 2:59 PM on May 26, 2016


Face: The Order of Death by Public Image Ltd.

Heel: Ready to Die by Andrew WK.
posted by Mister Moofoo at 4:10 PM on May 26, 2016 [2 favorites]


My theme song would totally be "Remember the Name" by Fort Minor.

I'd start as a Face then have a DRAMATIC FACE-HEEL TURN as part of a "The Faces are being Heelish" plotline and then switch back when it comes out I was totally tricked and manipulated into it - leading to a much more subdued and woeful heel-face turn.
posted by Deoridhe at 4:16 PM on May 26, 2016 [2 favorites]


Heels have more fun. There's always a crabby little old lady in the front row who argues with a heel when he's trying to get away with something (like a trunks-pull).
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 4:19 PM on May 26, 2016 [1 favorite]


Face or heel, pretty sure there's only one right answer to this question, and it's in gibberish.
posted by dersins at 5:16 PM on May 26, 2016 [3 favorites]


I feel like someone eventually has to use Ghost Love Score, right? I googled it assuming someone had, but apparently not. If Ric Flair ever had a spiritual successor, he could totally use that.

Heel, obviously.
posted by selfnoise at 5:16 PM on May 26, 2016


I've already thought about this. Not sure about the entrance music yet. Maybe Drake or something.
posted by misskaz at 5:35 PM on May 26, 2016 [3 favorites]


Traditional organ grinder's music (because I'd be known as "The Organ Grinder," a heel if there ever was one), and my well-treated, well-trained monkey sidekick (stage-named Rasputin for the ring, for his own fantastic theme, but called Don in everyday life) would charm the crowd and distract my opponent.

Here's a bonus "Popeye the Sailor -- Organ Grinder's Swing" from 1937 that I tripped over looking for music to link. (Bluto is cruel to Wimpy's monkey, gets his comeuppance, and I so agree, these three have no business being neighbors.)
posted by Iris Gambol at 5:36 PM on May 26, 2016 [4 favorites]


Also I have a Spotify playlist of (mostly current) wrestler entrance songs because WWE apparently puts them on Spotify which is amazing. My favorite might be Carmella's but it's the best playlist to listen to when you're riding the bus home slightly drunk.
posted by misskaz at 5:38 PM on May 26, 2016 [6 favorites]


I would be pleased if a face actually used a Faces song.
(The chorus from Stay with Me, or an Ooh La La snippet, say).
posted by Iris Gambol at 5:53 PM on May 26, 2016 [1 favorite]


'Balls to the Wall'
posted by clavdivs at 6:06 PM on May 26, 2016 [2 favorites]


my heel entrance song is the haunted screaming of damned souls deep in the chthonian abyss

my face entrance song is newcleus' jam on it
posted by poffin boffin at 6:08 PM on May 26, 2016 [2 favorites]


Face: Metallica, Damage, inc
Heel: Minnie Ripperton, Lovin' You
posted by bondcliff at 6:43 PM on May 26, 2016 [4 favorites]


MCMikeNamara, that's what Daniel Byran aka Bryan Danielson used for his theme in the Indies. Very fitting.

My theme is Chase by Giorgio Moroder. Just like the midnight express.
posted by deezil at 6:57 PM on May 26, 2016 [1 favorite]


Misskaz: "And you can't teach that!"
posted by deezil at 6:58 PM on May 26, 2016 [2 favorites]


A. Back in Black, AC/DC
B. Back in Black, AC/DC
posted by fuse theorem at 7:06 PM on May 26, 2016 [2 favorites]


It wouldn't be for me (still thinking), but someone should use the Stones' Can't you Hear Me Knocking, and strut to the ring (slinky like Jagger, but slowly, regally). In the ring, they would be loose, mostly defensive (to frustrate their opponent and conserve energy), until they unleash a surprise move, which might involve jumping, or a flying roundhouse kick. They wouldn't officially win, most of the time, but they have a reputation for confusing and destroying opponents. Oh but with the knocking thing maybe they do a little knuckle tap on the other guy's head at some point.
posted by cotton dress sock at 7:52 PM on May 26, 2016 [3 favorites]


Great, now I'm stealing from cotton dress sock.

A. Street Fighting Man by the Stones. Only I'd be Keith. Mostly acting uninterested, laughing, smiling, distract you with my scarves then I'd stab you in the leg when no one was watching.

B. Brand New Key by Melanie. I'd be 70's roller skating guy with shiny dolphin shorts, a big mustache, a coke spoon around my neck, and giant yellow tinted glasses. Mostly I'd talk too much and too fast until the other person just left.

I might have those backwards, I'm not even sure if I'd be face or heel, and neither are you!
posted by bongo_x at 8:03 PM on May 26, 2016 [1 favorite]


We did this thing at a library conference, this After Dark thing where we all did late night talks that were more outre than maybe usual talks. We all had walk-on music. My walk-on music was this. If I were a heel, which I am not, my walk on music would be this.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 8:04 PM on May 26, 2016 [4 favorites]


The problem is, if I was a face, I would want to be Sami Zayn, who might be one of the best possible faces ever, after his long tutelage under mentor/orphanage director El Generico, and if I were a heel, I can think of no one better right now than angry Canadian dad Kevin Owens. Seriously, the two are at the top of their game, and lord willing, WWE will not fuck this up. From the opening of the Fatal Fourway (Zayn running across the ring and booting Owens in the face, and out of the first five minutes of the match) to the close (Zayn finally snapping and choosing to fight Owens over winning the belt), it was perfect, all while being told as a part of a story involving two other wrestlers.

That said, I think I'd go with Jack Nicolson by Bloodthirsty Butchers as my intro. Starts off with the little flourish to alert the fans, the. The rhythm guitar, then bam, wall of sound.

If only because Bray Wyatt already took the best intro theme.
posted by Ghidorah at 8:15 PM on May 26, 2016 [1 favorite]


If I were a heel, probably Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s “Dead Flag Blues” starting at the 20 second mark. Then maybe cut to “Everybody Dance Now!” at the 1:21 mark.
posted by Going To Maine at 8:25 PM on May 26, 2016 [5 favorites]


Several years ago there was an event where I had actual entrance music. It was chosen for me, rather than by me, but walking in to Surfin' Bird was pretty rad. But for myself, Garbage Man by the Cramps is totally my song. Or something by the Ramones, maybe Howling at the Moon, as a face.
posted by rodlymight at 8:28 PM on May 26, 2016 [3 favorites]




No preference for "Face" or "Heel" themes, mine would be the same either way and I'd want some vintage Weird Al, maybe "Eat It" or his accordion-backed "Another One Rides the Bus". Or for something non-parody (to avoid the rare cases of being mistaken for the original song): "Hardware Store", "Everything You Know Is Wrong" or "Weasel Stomping Day".

But if told "No Weird Al, be serious!" I'd just say "Leave It".
posted by oneswellfoop at 8:53 PM on May 26, 2016


Face: Fight the Power
Heel: 21st Century Schizoid Man
posted by ctmf at 9:49 PM on May 26, 2016


If you're using Weird Al you're going to be a heel no matter your preference.
posted by bongo_x at 9:58 PM on May 26, 2016 [1 favorite]


This is easy, I've had this planned out since the early 80s:

Face: "Easy Lover" by Phil Collins/Phillip Bailey
Heel: "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy" by Rod Stewart
posted by The Gooch at 10:32 PM on May 26, 2016 [1 favorite]


The Gooch, maybe go with Rod Stewart for face, and Revolting Cocks for heel?

It's not every day you get to bring up the Revolting Cocks, but when those days arrive, they are good days indeed.
posted by Ghidorah at 11:46 PM on May 26, 2016 [4 favorites]


As a Face, Pacific Rim Main Theme.

I'd be implausible as a Heel, but I'm available for work as a Heel's manager/sidekick/hypeman a la Paul Bearer.
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow at 11:48 PM on May 26, 2016 [1 favorite]


One my one all time favorite wrestling entrance theme music was from the group NWO, however now I have a cleared idea of the message behind this.
posted by timethat at 1:22 AM on May 27, 2016


The only thing I can see working as a Heel is something atonal and unpleasant. Something from Kontakte, maybe.

Face, Move On Up by Curtis Mayfield.
posted by solarion at 2:52 AM on May 27, 2016


Since the entire AC/DC catalogue has already been spoken for, I will go with:

Face: The Beatles - "All You Need is Love" with plenty of chewing gum and stoned friends in sandwich board signs
Heel: Queen - "I'm In Love With My Car"
posted by yhbc at 4:52 AM on May 27, 2016


As a Face, Pacific Rim Main Theme.

please turn on the sound while you watch this gif
posted by Greg Nog at 8:42 AM on May 27, 2016 [3 favorites]


Face: Aerosmith's Nobody's Fault - I'd enter at about 28 seconds, when all hell breaks loose.

Heel: Red Rider, Lunatic Fringe. All the lights would be off, a single spotlight would be roaming around the room, and I'd start slinking out at 40 seconds.
posted by MexicanYenta at 8:59 AM on May 27, 2016 [2 favorites]


1) I Want Candy covered by White Williams
2) Nineteen hours of toddlers screaming
posted by beerperson at 9:33 AM on May 27, 2016 [4 favorites]


I'm not going to install that UserNotes script so that I can put everyone's response to this thread in their profile so I'll always be able to identify you by it, but I am very tempted to do so.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 10:29 AM on May 27, 2016 [2 favorites]


A) Yakety Sax
B) I'm Too Saxey for My Yak
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:05 AM on May 27, 2016 [2 favorites]


And clearly I'm a heal.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:06 AM on May 27, 2016


Face: Peaches, Rock Show
Heel: Peaches, Rock Show
(Didn't look at the video long enough to see if it's NSFW, but, you know, Peaches.)
posted by miles per flower at 11:22 AM on May 27, 2016 [1 favorite]


Ooh, also: I went to a colleague’s wedding when she married a wrestler and they walked down the aisle to his entrance theme: Sabotage. It was so, so good.
posted by miles per flower at 11:24 AM on May 27, 2016 [4 favorites]


I have always thought of myself as a Face. That said:

a. Queen - Fat Bottomed Girls
b. KISS - Lick It Up
posted by pammeke at 2:33 PM on May 27, 2016 [1 favorite]


Heel or face, my leitmotif always changes over time, but currently I run with:

Mikolai Stroinski, "On Thin Ice"

In the past I've thought of using:
Ladytron, "Ghosts"
2NE1, "I am the Best"
posted by CancerMan at 2:37 PM on May 27, 2016


If I were a Face, I would call myself "The Masked Henry Rollins" (or perhaps "El Henry Rollins Mysterio"). I would wear a luchador mask designed to look like Henry Rollins' head, and my entrance music would be Rise Above.


If I was a Heel, I would call myself "Sting, From David Lynch's Dune," and I would dress like Sting, from David Lynch's Dune. My entrance music would be Fields of Gold.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 4:07 PM on May 27, 2016 [6 favorites]


I am neither a face nor a hell, I'm an...elbow I guess. "The Wanderer" or "King Of The New York Streets" both by (His Majesty) Dion, have always been swagger songs, so them.
posted by jonmc at 4:28 PM on May 27, 2016


Because I'm tired of having this come up in EVERY SINGLE politics thread:

That's the part I don't get. Of course I haven't actually seen it, so...
posted by bongo_x at 5:30 PM on May 27, 2016


Of course, as "The Masked Henry Rollins," my tag-team partner would be a military-themed exotic dancer with the handle "Private Dancer" (walk-on music: Tina Turner's "Private Dancer").


As "Sting, From David Lynch's Dune," my tag-team partner is "Mini William Jefferson Clinton," a version of the 42nd President of the United States, portrayed by a little person (walk-on music: "Hail to the Chief").
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 6:22 PM on May 27, 2016


As a face, I'd use the intro music I wrote for myself. As a heel, Little Spanish Flea! Perhaps this version during particularly dark arcs.
posted by ignignokt at 7:27 PM on May 27, 2016


Actually, Metroid Baby had better ideas: Holiday Road for face, and Afternoon Delight for heel!
posted by ignignokt at 7:42 PM on May 27, 2016


Face: the instrumental part of the intro to "Friday I'm In Love". I run towards the ring and backflip in. It is also a song that sounds cool when you start it suddenly in the middle of someone else's song or menacing heel speech, which is good because I am not a very intimidating person physically and I'm going to be relying on the element of surprise if people are going to get hyped about me.

Heel: the chorus in "Drinking and Driving", but the one near the end with the cool drum fill and the singer yelling "all together now!", also maybe with some dubstep beat drops thrown in because sure okay. I mug outrageously on all of the puke noises as people boo me waving signs about the dangers of drunk driving.
posted by Krom Tatman at 11:08 PM on May 27, 2016


This "Drinking and Driving", not the Black Flag song of the same name. Though that would also make a pretty good wrestling intro.
posted by Krom Tatman at 11:20 PM on May 27, 2016


Theme from the Muppets.
posted by y2karl at 8:29 AM on May 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


It took me a long time to finally answer the question because this is important to me, as a wrestling nerd and a music fan.

I think my answer is Screaming Females - Leave It All Up To Me. Subject to change based on mood, the orientation of the planets, and whatever band I'm in love with next. It doesn't fit with my gimmick mentioned upthread, but I'd rather ditch the gimmick than the entrance song.
posted by misskaz at 8:36 AM on May 28, 2016


Well, if the criteria is face or heel, golly gee, up with the flag or fuck your flag
Either way it's a mugs game but the playlist is sweet.
posted by clavdivs at 8:26 PM on May 28, 2016


I'd definitely rock Crystal Waters on the way to the ring.
posted by 4ster at 4:35 AM on May 29, 2016


As a heel, my entrance music would be Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows and after my face turn, The Bridge of Khazad-Dum.

I don't expect my pro wrestling career to last long.
posted by nubs at 9:20 AM on May 29, 2016 [3 favorites]


Face, it'd be Ok Go's Invincible.

Heel, it'd be Flight of the Bumblebee.
posted by sarcasticah at 6:03 PM on May 29, 2016


As a Face, I'd have to enter to "I am the Man" by the Philospher Kings, cued to 2:07. I'd like to be a Face, because the Fall from Grace and subsequent redemption arc ensures a longer career. I mean, I'm a fat, forty-ish mommy with a bad back, but one who means business, and that business model is "Sweet as pie, sweet as pie, sweet as pie...DEADLY SERIOUS WHEN I MEAN BUSINESS." Folks would think I'm being campy as all get out, and cheer me on because I'm nice -- until I get in the ring and they realize that I AM THE MAN and they sing my praises because I am everything I tell them I am: a straight-shooter, with a natural plan.

As a Heel, I'd have to enter to Nina Simone's "Sinnerman" cued at 3:37. I'd start that clapping, then the crowd would clap AT me, trying to clap me out of that place but I'd outclap them back so hard. I would take that long, long verse time to give them lots of time to boo me. I'd enter that ring with that cry, begging for the Lord - but the Lord needs me to know that I have to have the POWER to do it on my own. I would try so hard to do it on my own, and I would live on that razor-thin line where I could find redemption and take my place and live with pride as a Face - but I always just miss because the lure of winning, so easy through heel tactics, is too strong of a temptation. And people are sad for me, that I don't know the glory of being a Face. So they come, and pour their money into the wrestling coffers, not knowing that I'm okay with being a Heel and that I'm gleefully dragging them all down with me because I AM THE SINNERMAN.
posted by peagood at 6:18 PM on May 29, 2016 [3 favorites]


face: "alright" by supergrass or "pulled up" by talking heads. or all 9 minutes of spiritualized's "hey jane"
heel: "stinking drunk" by big black. really any big black song
posted by burgerrr at 12:25 PM on May 31, 2016 [1 favorite]


i think i'd rather be a heel if only cuz having big black as my entrance theme music would rule and i just can't see that working as a face
posted by burgerrr at 12:27 PM on May 31, 2016 [2 favorites]


Face: Sly and the Family Stone, "I Wanna Take You Higher." Boom-shaka-laka!

Heel: Butthole Surfers, "Sweat Loaf." Even without the "Satan!"x3 intro it's got a real harbinger-of-doom thing going on.
posted by whuppy at 1:37 PM on May 31, 2016 [1 favorite]


Probably something by Tori Amos? "The Waitress" from Under the Pink, maybe. God I'm so old.

Really I could never realistically in a hundred years gain the upper body strength to be a wrestler; I just wanted to post in this thread in case anyone has forgotten about, or never saw, this amazing comment from Randy Savage's obit thread.
posted by slenderloris at 5:22 PM on May 31, 2016


A) Sonic Youth, Teenage Riot (just after the intro ends and it kicks in, you know the spot).

B) God, My Pal.

Or reverse them. Or play them interchangeably. Just play them.
posted by N-stoff at 9:36 PM on May 31, 2016


You guys. I wish i'd seen this earlier, because I could have saved you the time for I have already determined and claimed the best entrance song (...clearly i'm gonna be a Heel, one of those cocky, chaotic-neutral ones who just WRECKS EVERYONE'S PLANS and cackles, then runs away):

Crown on the Ground

I think there's probably gonna need to be fire involved when it really kicks in at around 20 seconds. I'd settle for that really itchy kind of glitter?
posted by pseudonymph at 4:19 AM on June 1, 2016


A) "Beginnings" - Mark Gormley

B) "Without You" - Mark Gormley
posted by ageispolis at 11:41 AM on June 2, 2016


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