We know wrestling is staged and scripted but not entirely fake. There are moments when the wrestlers go off script or are otherwise forced to improvise. But their entrances are usually on point and have been practiced enough that they don’t often flub the walk to the ring. Plus, the music, the manner in which they approach, and the vibe they give to the crowd is just so infectious most times that the entire arena will go nuts the moment certain superstars enter the building. It used to be that the wrestlers would enter to music that could barely be heard and little if any real fanfare. Today their entrances are meant to be spectacles that sometimes manage to outshine the match.
Here are some of the best entrances in the WWE today.
Not many people can enter to a violin intro and make it look just flat out cool. Nakamura is an odd one to be certain, but his entrance is so powerful that one can’t help but swaying along to the music as he makes his way down to the ring. The music is gripping, powerful, and so hauntingly beautiful that his Smackdown debut nearly tore the roof off of the arena.
Welcome to the wasteland. It’s not the flashiest of entrances but Corbin does come into the ring on the back of a tremendous track that sets the tone for his hard-hitting style. As the Lone Wolf he’s not the most friendly guy in the ring but he lets you know one thing for certain: he’s the guy you need to worry about the most. His in your face style is so aggressive that it’s not much of a wonder that he could be the next champ eventually.
Some have the inescapable energy of a hot, powerful entrance, others have the intimidating rush that gets their opponents breathing hard. Bayley has nothing but fun in her entrance as the “Bayley Buddies” rise from the floor and start waving and the Hugger Section goes absolutely nuts for this sweetheart. The fun thing is that she plays the same role in her in-ring persona as she does in the locker room. She’s a fun, sweet, and dynamic character that just comes out to compete and have fun, and fans absolutely love this.
This steampunk entrance is just flat out awesome. It’s not too complicated and it’s not too flashy, but it’s the right kind of verve for the fiery-spirited Becky Lynch, who’s all go and no quit attitude is hard to deny when she hits the ring. As one of the fan favorites she’s not always the woman that gets to keep the gold, but she definitely knows how to represent herself and the company when she comes to the ring.
Much like Nakamura, Finn gets everyone involved, and the entire arena lights up with a massive roar when the music hits. He’s by no means a newbie to the wrestling game, but in WWE he has found a home willing to embrace him with nothing less than an approving clamor of excited fans calling his name and reacting to his entrance music when the crescendo hits. This power and utter charisma that he carries helps to win over the crowd before the match even starts.
Throughout its long history the WWE has had many great competitors, and the best have usually had some of the absolutely most memorable entrances. Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, The Undertaker, and many more have paved the way for the current generation when it comes to wow-ing the crowd.