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WWE News: New music debuting on RAW tonight!

Gary Cassidy
SENIOR ANALYST
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6.74K   //    06 Feb 2018, 04:32 IST

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Papa Roach now provide the theme song for RAW

What's the story?

Last week, we reported that a new theme song may be on the way for WWE Raw.

Well, WWE has confirmed the new music today - and it seems like not one, but TWO new themes will debut on RAW tonight, with Papa Roach's Born For Greatness believed to be the new opening song!

In case you didn't know...

RAW has always had deep roots in rock music with Nickelback, Marilyn Manson, and The Union Underground all having previously introduced Monday's action.

While the current theme song, Enemies by Shinedown, has only been RAW's welcome punch since 2016, Papa Roach is no strangers to the red brand.

From 2006-2009, Papa Roach's To Be Loved was featured on the flagship show.

The heart of the matter

Well, Papa Roach urged fans to tune in last week, but it seems they may have jumped the gun.

However, WWE took to Twitter today to reveal that there would be TWO new theme tunes for RAW. Hinting that RAW 25 may have signaled the end of an era and we'll now be seeing a new look on Monday nights.

Papa Roach was the first to be announced.

And you can hear the new song here:


However, another song was also revealed, with Goodbye June's Charge Up The Power also making the playlist!

Now, it wouldn't be the first time we've had two big bands providing the soundtrack to Monday nights, with We Are Harlot's Denial previously being the bumper for upcoming match graphics. It's believed Goodbye June may be filling the very same role. You can hear that song here...


What's next?

Well, we won't need to wait too long to hear both songs on RAW and see where they fall. RAW is live tonight from the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa.

Author's take

I personally love Shinedown's Enemies and it'll take a lot of beating, but this is an interesting choice! WWE always seems to do well in the music stakes - so I'm excited to hear Papa Roach return to RAW. I'm a big fan of the song, personally, and think it's an excellent fit.

It's great to see WWE stick with the rock roots, too. It'll be nice to hear the Goodbye June song too. We Are Harlot's Denial stuck in my head for months after hearing it on RAW, so no doubt both of these songs will have the same impact!

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Gary Cassidy
SENIOR ANALYST
Gary Cassidy is a freelance journalist from Glasgow, Scotland, specialising in professional wrestling with Sportskeeda. Gary has ten years' writing experience and a 2:1 Honours degree, and is also a subtitler working on both live and prerecorded broadcast for television channels across the UK, USA and Australia.
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