- Does the song coincide with the theme of the PPV?
- No WWE produced tracks
- Mainstream Success
- Is it a good song? (that one is kinda obvious)
And for your viewing pleasure, I will put the actual introduction to the event next to the song.
So now that we have the ground rules done, let's hit the countdown!
10. Survivor Series 2001, Greensboro, NC: "Control" by Puddle of Mudd
This song totally made sense as the premise of the 15th Annual "Thanksgiving Tradition" was which organization would survive after the 5 on 5 Winner Take All match between Team Alliance and Team WWF. And we all know who won that one...
9. SummerSlam 2008, Indianapolis, IN: "Ready to Roll" by Jet Black Stare
In my eyes, this was a highly underrated PPV. Cena-Batista, CM Punk-JBL, HHH-Khali, Edge-Undertaker in Hell in a Cell. This was a pumped up card. And a pumped up card, deserved a pumped up theme. Got it.
8. Extreme Rules 2009, New Orleans, LA: "You're Going Down" by Sick Puppies
This card was not necesscarily the strongest, but how can this theme not get you pumped?! (oh, Tommy Dreamer winning the ECW Title and that Edge/Jeff Hardy Ladder Match...EPIC!)
7. One Night Stand: Extreme Rules 2007, Jacksonville, FL: "Famous" by Puddle of Mudd
Ok, if you have ever heard this song, it SCREAMS "ONE NIGHT STAND"! Not to mention, the card was good. RVD-Orton in a stretcher match, World's Greatest Tag Team-Hardy Boyz in a ladder match, Edge-Batista in a cage, Cena-Khali in a falls count anywhere match, even Vince took on Lashley in a street fight!
6. Backlash 2009, Providence, RI: "Seasons" by The Veer Union
Man, I loved this PPV. Legacy v. HHH/Batista/Shane, Ricky Steamboat v. Y2J, Christian-Jack Swagger, Edge-Cena in a last man standing match, Matt v Jeff in a I Quit Match. And not to mention it is a change of the seasons after 'Mania.
5. Survivor Series 2003, Dallas, TX: "Build a Bridge" by Limp Bizkit
I had an extremely tough time putting this #5. This fit so well with the overall theme of the PPV. Shane and Kane in a ambulance match, Goldberg and HHH for the World Title, Team Angle v. Team Lesnar, Team Bischoff v. Team Austin and Vince v Taker in a buried alive match. And the tagline...epic. "A Fall From Grace."
4. WrestleMania 23, Detroit, MI: "Ladies and Gentlemen" by Saliva
Did you really think I was leaving the "Showcase of the Immortals" off my list? This was easily the best 'Mania in the last 5 years. Money In The Bank, Kane-Khali, Battle of the Billionaires, MVP-Benoit, Taker-Batista and Cena-Michaels. This is my #2 favorite 'Mania and the theme was perfect! Welcome to the Show...
3. Survivor Series 2011, New York, NY: "Good Feeling" by Flo Rida
This is another one of the songs that fit the PPV theme great. Centered around the Awesome Truth vs John Cena and the Rock, but had CM Punk v Del Rio and Zack Ryder getting a standing O at MSG!
2. WrestleMania 21, Los Angeles, CA: "Big Time" by The Soundtracks of Our Lives
WrestleMania truly went Hollywood and did not disappoint. Both John Cena and Batista won their 1st major titles, Edge won the 1st Money in the Bank, Big Show sumo wrestled Akebono (YIKES!) Eddie faced Rey, and Kurt Angle and Shawn Michaels as well as Randy Orton and the Undertaker had a classic.
1. WrestleMania X-Seven, Houston, TX: "My Way" by Limp Bizkit
This song. This artist. This was the attitude era. In my opinion, the greatest 'Mania of all time. So many matches. Rock-Austin II, Angle-Benoit, TLC II, Vince-Shane, I mean top to bottom, this had it all.
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That's it for this countdown, I'll be back with another soon!