6 – “HIGHER BRAIN PATTERN” BY JIM JOHNSTON
“Higher Brain Pattern” was a pretty great theme for Triple H when he started using it; after an awful first theme with The Corporation, this tune was a great one to mark The Game’s ascent to the main event. It was unlike anything else in the WWF at the time and conveyed a sense of edgy seriousness. The only reason it doesn’t
5 – “LINE IN THE SAND” BY MOTORHEAD
As the modern-day Four Horsemen, Evolution was never a “run to the ring together” kind of faction. They were more about celebrating their past, present, and future, which “Line in the Sand” was great for. It may be a bit on the slow side, but a song touting the four biggest heels on the roster at the time didn’t need to be speedy.
4 – “THE KINGS” BY RUN-DMC
As far as WWF’s rap-infused remixes of the late 90s went, “The Kings” worked out pretty well. DX had used the same theme for roughly two years, and as great as it is, some freshness was needed. Run-DMC’s interpretation not only added some edge, but it also reflected the Attitude Era’s DX at its most powerful.
3 – “THE GAME” BY MOTORHEAD
By far Triple H’s longest-lasting theme, “The Game” has been in use for well over 14 years with breaks for assorted faction themes and other Motorhead tunes. It’s synonymous with Triple H at his most powerful, and Motorhead’s delivery and lyrics put forth that dominance in a way that doesn’t seem plodding. It’s not perfect, but it starts out great in a way that almost always pops the crowd.
2 – “BREAK IT DOWN” BY THE DX BAND
DX’s “Break it Down” is like the nWo’s also-iconic theme; it represented a long-lasting faction for its biggest moments and instantly evokes a reaction from crowds, (whether it was being played for the first time or at WrestleMania 31 this year). It’s got a great build when you want a slow burn, but unlike the nWo’s theme, the intro can be cut out to make for a fast tune when the situation permits.
1 – “MY TIME” BY THE DX BAND
Now here is the best theme that represents Triple H as a singles wrestler; he emerged from the shadow of Shawn Michaels and aimed to overcome the comedic elements of his DX brethren. When so many bigger names were fighting atop the WWE (Steve Austin, The Rock, The Undertaker), Triple H had to make a statement to stake his claim as the number-one guy, and “My Time” was that declaration. This song served him well during his first dominant run, and it could just as easily be put into any part of his career and not sound off. It’s a great theme for a great character with a lot of complexity, and that’s why it’s Triple H’s best.
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