Stardust Entrance Themes Ranked – Wrestler Theme Friday

4 – “SMOKE AND MIRRORS” BY TVTV

There were a few cases of original songs commissioned as WWE themes that were later covered (and improved) a few years later, and “Smoke And Mirrors” fits the bill pretty well. It’s a damn good song all it’s own and one that would seem right at home on a movie soundtrack, but it falls just a little short of being a high-octane song powerful enough to elicit a reaction from a crowd of thousands.

3 – “IT’S A NEW DAY” BY ADELITAS WAY

Just like how The Legacy was a good faction that falls just short of being mentioned in the same breath as The Shield, The Wyatt Family, and Evolution, the second-generation group’s theme is an enjoyable tune that isn’t quite up to snuff to get three talented wrestlers to the next level. While it gets the point across that Cody Rhodes, Ted DiBiase Jr., and Randy Orton were hungry to break out, it’s just a bit too butt-rockish when compared to more iconic tunes like Evolution’s Motorhead-penned theme or The Shield’s military callsigns.

2 – “SMOKE AND MIRRORS” BY JIM JOHNSTON

A lot of WWE’s modern lyric-driven themes work in the arena, but are just a bit to angst-metal to sound like something you’d hear on modern radio and not race to turn the dial. Due to the fact that it was initially put together by an actual rock group outside of WWE purview, the Jim Johnston cover of “Smoke and Mirrors” is a near-perfect refinement that’s just loud enough to work in arenas but not so tacky that you’d skip it if it played at a party. That’s a rare feat for a wrestling theme and for almost anyone else it’d be their best theme.

1 – “WRITTEN IN THE STARS” BY JIM JOHNSTON

If we’re putting aside NXT themes (which are brilliant just as often as they are bad), “Written In The Stars” is the best WWE theme of this decade without much competition. It works flawlessly on so many levels: it pays homage to Goldust’s themes, the undeniable influence of David Bowie, and the otherworldly intergalactic nature of the Stardust character. It’s got a great sci-fi opera-rock mixture that I don’t think any wrestling theme has really captured before, and I hope we have many more years of Stardust (and as a result, this song) ahead of us.

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What do you think of this ranking? Is Stardust the cosmic king of wrestling themes, or was a Rhodes-driven tune more up your alley? Sound off in the comments below!

4 thoughts on “Stardust Entrance Themes Ranked – Wrestler Theme Friday

  1. I’m a little ashamed to admit that I kinda like that “Gold and Smoke” theme. I know it’s stupid but I’m kind of into it.

  2. I lovvvve Written in the Stars. Just wish this gimmick would allow for an actual title run (any of them!) or at least a hot feud.

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