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Vince McMahon Sr. Thought Entrance Music Would Kill The Wrestling Business

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• Vince McMahon Sr. Thought Entrance Music Would Kill The Wrestling Business

Famous Old School music composer Jim Johnston was recently interviewed on ‘Insight with Chris Van Vliet’, where he revealed that Vince McMahon Sr. told his son, WWF/WWE promoter Vince McMahon Jr., that the addition of entrance music would completely kill the professional wrestling industry.

Jim Johnston is responsible for some of the greatest entrance theme songs in WWF/WWE history, such as the themes of The Undertaker, The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin and many, many more.

Here’s what the greatest composer in wrestling history had to say:

“And so one night, I saw this guy I had seen a lot of times and he said, ‘Didn’t you say you write music or something like that?’

And then he explained that he worked for WWF and he was the Art Director for them.

He had been asked to put together a video for a cable TV convention, and he said, ‘I can stumble through and put together a video but I have no clue how to put music to it. If you wanna give it a try’. So I did, met Vince, Vince and I inexplicably hit off tremendously well and this is early on when there really wasn’t entrance music.

No, not ‘there really wasn’t,’ there wasn’t entrance music.

Matter of fact, one of my favorite stories was Vince’s father, when Vince bought the company from his dad and he wanted to put music in and his father told him, ‘If you put music to this program, you will completely kill this business.’

So, big miss by dad right there.”

Also Read: Jim Johnston Reveals The Final Entrance Theme Song That He Produced In WWE

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• ON THIS DAY IN WWE HISTORY (May 2, 2005) – WWE Monday Night RAW

On this day in 2005, World Wrestling Entertainment aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWE Monday Night RAW’ LIVE on the USA Network.

This episode was broadcasted from the TD Banknorth Garden in Boston, Massachusetts and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘ECW One Night Stand 2005’ PPV.

Here’s the official match-card from that night:

– Gold Rush Tournament: Kane vs. Christian

– Viscera vs. Simon Dean

– Gold Rush Tournament: Shawn Michaels vs. Shelton Benjamin

– Hurricane Helms & Rosey vs. Sylvian Grenier & Rob Conway

– Gold Rush Tournament: Edge vs. Chris Jericho

– Gold Rush Tournament: Chris Benoit vs. Triple H

        
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