Sunday is Wrestlemania 28, the WWE's annual sports-entertainment extravaganza. This year's card, headlined by The Rock vs. John Cena, is among the most anticipated of all time.
One of our favorite parts of the event is the spectacle of the superstars' entrances. While the greatest theme music, from Hulk Hogan's "Real American" to Steve Austin's glass-shattering, is fondly remembered as character-defining prime slices of Americana, the absolute worst are lost to the sands (or is that slams?) of time. We put the "sport of kings" in the Sharpshooter for a look at the five worst wrestling themes of all time.
5. "Just Look At Me"
Rob Conway - 2005
On one hand, we did appreciate the WWE trying something different than standard nu-metal for Rob Conway's entrance music. However, it can't be ignored how quickly a soft Randy Newman knock-off can turn a packed arena of rabid fans into absolute silence. Talented as Conway was, this song made wrestling fans rather not look at him.
4. "Here Come the Booty"
The Booty Man - 1996
Hulk Hogan's best friend Ed Leslie has played everything from a beloved wrestling barber to whatever the heck this was, but his worst gimmick is universally considered the one that revolved around his ass. While some clever points could be awarded for his signature move being the "high-knee" (get it? "hiney"), the world did not need to hear this man rap about his own butt. Ever.
3. "What'Chu Lookin' At"
X-Factor (performed by Uncle Kracker) - 2001
Licensing popular music can go a long way in rebranding a wrestler's character. It helped Hulk Hogan become a Hollywood egomaniac and the Undertaker transition from zombie to biker. Unfortunately, Uncle Kracker didn't do any favors for X-Pac, teaching us all that contemporary adult top-40 music will not make your gang very menacing.