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5 WWE entrance themes which were recycled

These 5 guys weren't the first to use their own entrance themes!

Top 5 / Top 10 27 Feb 2017, 11:15 IST
Punk’s theme was originally used by Randy Orton

An entrance theme is one of the most important weapons in a wrestler’s arsenal.

A really good entrance theme can define a gimmick and take it to new heights. Just look at what Motorhead’s masterpiece has done for Triple H. On the other hand, though, a bad entrance theme can ruin even the most effective of gimmicks.

So, clearly the point I’m getting to is that with the importance of entrance themes, sometimes when one is assigned to a wrestler it might not be wholly original. If a theme fits a wrestler, they should most definitely use it regardless of who was using it in the past, and this is a mindset that is prevalent in the WWE.

While some names on this list might be obvious, there are some which are truly unbelievable with how in sync the wrestler and their respective themes are. So, without further ado, here are 5 WWE entrance themes which were recycled:

#5 CM Punk’s theme

Before his run with The Cult of Personality as his signature tune, CM Punk made his entrance with a pretty epic heavy metal track called “This Fire Burns” by Killswitch Engage. It perfectly encapsulated everything about the Chicago native and was the perfect entrance theme for him especially considering that this was during his early ECW run.

Punk would soon go on to make the theme his own by incorporating it into his entrance gimmick. It was a match made in heaven. Seriously, just check out this video showing his electric entrance in his hometown above and you’ll see exactly what I mean.

Also read: Top 5 rock based WWE entrance themes

What is not all that well-known, though, is that the theme was originally earmarked for one Mr Randall Keith Orton. That’s right, This Fire Burns was originally supposed to be Randy Orton’s theme song and he even made one entrance to this song on an episode of Smackdown before Punk took it up.

Luckily for everyone, Orton decided it didn’t quite suit him and gave it up for Punk before taking on the now iconic “Voices” theme which has served him well for nearly a decade. All in all, this worked out perfectly for everyone involved.

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