• Old School WWF Personality Blames ‘Mediocre Entrance Music’ For WWE & AEW Not Having Big Stars
Most Wrestling fans remember Jim Johnston as the legendary music composer for the World Wrestling Federation and (after the name change) WWE, working with Vince McMahon’s company from 1985 until he was released in 2017.
During a recent appearance on the Insight podcast, Johnston blamed the poor entrance theme music for both WWE & AEW not developing any big stars anymore.
Here’s what he had to say:
“The music now, in WWE and in AEW, I think it’s.. sorry this is mean, it’s all homogenous, and it’s mediocre and doesn’t have anything to do with the characters, and I think that’s why there are less big stars.
I don’t think there are no potential stars hiding there. I mean, before he was Steve Austin, he was The Ringmaster, and there are many examples there. These people need the right storyline, the right costuming and definitely the right music to lift them up.
Particularly the music, is serving multiple masters, in a way. It’s entertainment for the audience, it’s a big boot in the a$$ for the wrestler before they go out, to sort of get them in the head space of their character, and to kind of get them jacked up to do a great performance.
If you’re in that situation, I can’t imagine being in that situation where you’re not really sure of your character, the storyline.
‘I’m supposed to hate this guy, I don’t know why I’m supposed to hate this guy.’ And your music is just kind of generic, wrestler-guy music, and you’re supposed to go out there and be on top of the world. I think that’s a big ask.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN TNA HISTORY (September 1, 2011) – TNA iMPACT *Hulk Hogan*
On this day in 2011, Total Nonstop Action! aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘TNA iMPACT Wrestling’.
This episode took place at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘TNA No Surrender 2011’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
Bound For Glory Series: Rob Van Dam vs. Gunner
Jesse Sorensen & Brian Kendrick vs. Austin Aries & Kid Kash
TNA Knockouts Title: Mickie James vs. Winter (Katie Lea Burchill)
Christopher Daniels vs. AJ Styles
TNA Heavyweight Title: Kurt Angle vs. Sting