The WWF (WWE) over the years have always released compilation music albums of their superstar entrance themes, and sometimes have tried releasing music that featured their wrestlers singing…. But in 2000, the WWF was so hot and actually in-tune to pop culture that they got some of the biggest names in Rap/Hip Hop to make original tracks about their superstars and released it as WWF Aggression. The album featured the likes of RUN DMC, SNOOP DOGG, ICE-T, ODB and METHOD MAN. This collaboration did very well, peaking at number 8 on the US Billboard charts and number 6 in Canada. Some of the wrestlers used these new tracks as their entrance theme while others just release music videos.
Here is a collection of a recent trend of YouTube videos that takes modern television series (often dramas) and turns their intro into 90s sitcoms. It’s pretty creative and hilarious stuff. GAME OF THRONES BREAKING BAD THE WALKING DEAD MONDAY NIGHT RAW
I don’t shy away from the fact that I was and still am a HUGE wrestling fan, and an even bigger fan of wrestling video games. Nothing would bring me more joy than putting in the SNES cartridge for Royal Rumble, seeing the LJN logo and hearing that classic 16-bit music. There is something so exciting and classic about a pixelated photo of a WWF superstar and a cheesy 16-bit knock off of their theme. It gets me in the mood for a rumble. That’s why I had to share these themes of current WWE superstars by 16 Bit Themes.
Among nostalgic wrestling fans and arcaders alike from the 90s, merely saying “WrestleFest” brings back epic gaming memories. WWF WrestleFest was the 1991 follow up to the smash hit arcade machine WWF Superstars which was groundbreaking in itself. The game was beyond developed for it’s time (as compared to console/PC wrestling games) with enhanced graphics, game-play and sound including voice samples, commentary and introductions. The graphics were bright and cartoony but were fun. You had two modes which was a tag tournament or the Royal Rumble. I can remember many arcade hangs in which me and a buddy would do our best to defeat The Legion of Doom for the WWF Tag Team Championship. After years of nostalgia, THQ released a 2013 remake for IOS. The game tried to capture some of the magic with a new/old roster but it’s hard to truly do justice to the big giant machine that ate all my quarters.
Here are four really cool artist renditions of World Wrestling Federation Legends. I don’t know much about the artist, Dave Merrell, but I applaud his awesome work!