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[Smackdown Spoilers] Superstar gets a new theme

[Smackdown Spoilers] Superstar gets a new theme

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bayleysgal1996

Lmao I’m kinda legit upset about this


302born

There was absolutely nothing wrong with his theme man. It was one of the only themes that fit a character whether they were heel or face. And they changed it to generic superstar theme #6.


DMan304

The only thing wrong with it is it was one of the last holdouts of the CFO$ themes, and WWE can't allow that.


tarvertot

There are still quite a few. Balor, AJ, Charlotte, KO, Shinsuke, Sasha, Lynch, McIntyre, Sheamus, Riddle...


exillionus

All of those are strictly tied to their gimmicks, Sami’s doesn’t really fit the crowd singing one at this point, it’s a face theme completely.


tarvertot

I think the same of Becky's theme, I don't think it has fit her at all since The Man.


Makhali

Funny that Vince thinks it's heel music


DavidL1112

What do you mean it fits whether they were a heel or face, it’s absolutely babyface music.


302born

With Samis character it was perfect for him as a heel or face. It fit him like a glove.


DavidL1112

How does it make sense for a bitter, angry conspiracy nut to come out dancing to the happiest music on Earth?


fanboy10

Zayn thinks he's a face.


302born

Have you seen him? He’s a fucking goofball. The happy goofy music is perfect.


jaysrule24

His theme has always kinda given me America's Funniest Home Videos vibes, which honestly fits him perfectly


Random159350

I rather have a song that didn’t really fit his character than this piece of generic trash


Vinnyboiler

It's like with Matt Cardona coming out to his WWE theme. It's the theme the wrestler decides to wants to come out to. The songs should be from the wrestlers perspective.


foxtrotmadly

People are allowed to have layers.


81grey

I’m convinced half this sub doesn’t watch TV shows or Movies


TheFergPunk

The stark contrast with his character makes him purposefully obnoxious, so that's why the music works for him being a heel too. The song works for an underdog babyface and an obnoxious heel, and that's really the two roles Sami has played. It'd be a terrible theme for someone trying to portray say a monster or a badass. But the energetic "lets go" of Worlds Appart, helps sell the image of an underdog babyface fighting to reach the top. On the other hand, acting as someone completely delusional as a heel while coming out to this music comes across as obnoxious which helps Sami. Also on another note, having a ska-punkish theme song is very unique. Cant really think of any other wrestler who has had one like that. Would spend a lot of time before I run out of wrestlers who come out to a hard-rock theme.


Patjay

Love the song and Sami, but have to disagree. If you know a lot about Sami, sure, but a paranoid heel with an upbeat ska theme is going to throw off a lot of people


Skreamie

Bullshit the song makes Nyan Cat feel like Gloomy Sunday


Kolby_Jack

[TIHI](https://media.riffsy.com/images/10ec584b947f2338decbf0f6f770ba74/tenor.gif?riffsid=E4Z6gYTSh3UX4yJ5Fq3gXzB6JrGcBqRc-m896f-MpzOQYanp_e4b6Y5QBYwyaZ0KrqjqeHqU7D77qa9XClpUjyZ-bTyIawEwchOQBmQHlQ)


ToxicBanana69

It's a perfect change in my opinion. It's such a heel thing to change a beloved song. I just hope that if he ever turns face again he switches it back as soon as possible because I absolutely love his theme.


Accomplished_Ad8211

Who knows if he will turn face in wwe again ?


ToxicBanana69

No idea, but he's so good at what he does that I have faith that he'd be able to pull it off smoothly.


SpeedZ6

**INTRO:** Hey! Remember the music you love? **REST OF THE SONG:** This ain't it.


-ImJustSaiyan-

Just like Keith Lee's generic rock theme before his new one was made.


PommesMayo

It’s like they purposely don’t want themes to be something fans can sing along to/be part of


-ImJustSaiyan-

Which is dumb, because they should *want* things that make the show more enjoyable for the live crowds.


Cube_

why would the live crowd matter, they already paid for their ticket brother - HH


NerdLawyer55

They seem to miss the forest for the trees on a lot of things that brought people in and made them fans in the first place


AXELUnholy

I may be in the minority here, but I HATE when the crowd sings along with every theme song. I'd rather hear cheers or boos. But just my opinion.


goldennuggetjr

Truly a sad day in the world of music. Words can’t express how grateful I am to be there last week for the last time he used his old theme.


Atomic_Cody-21

They took his awesome ska-inspired song and replaced with Generic Rock Song #15, why?!?


DMan304

CFO$ is dead. All hail Def Rebel.


FrankPapageorgio

The only good def rebel song is Io’s


theehtn

Io, Cesaro, Damien Priest, Rollins, Reigns but they have more misses than hits. Not a fan.


FrankPapageorgio

>Damien Priest Hey, remember how we were talking about people with great music that they change and make worse...


theehtn

Don't tell me changed it


FrankPapageorgio

Even the ones that are decent, they replaced ones much better. https://music.apple.com/us/artist/def-rebel/1517048740/see-all?section=top-songs The only ones that are better than their previous themes... Io for sure, Lashley definitely, and then I'm honestly struggling to find any that are good.


MisterEau

Io's is easily my favorite of the def rebel songs by, like, light-years. And also probably one of my favorite wrestling themes.


reggie2319

Kabuki Warriors was kinda cool, and I kinda like Dakota Kai's theme, but yeah, I'm struggling to think of any other good ones.


NerdLawyer55

I like the Way’s as well


ShiningJizzard

Your Tribal Chief is disappointed in you.


WashombiShwimp

And then they change it to something generic as fuck. WHY DO THEY DO THIS.


CatCollection

I think they're getting rid of all the CFO$ songs


AMeowingCat

AJ fans better start praying


SMKM

Man imagine if Jim Johnston would come back.... I know he probably won't but.....damn he made the best themes imo.


DCGMoo

... 20 years ago he made the best themes. How many musicians that were successful 20 years ago are really still putting out the same quality in 2021? I've never understood the desire to get Johnston back. He's basically the Vince McMahon of wrestling themes. Amazing in 1998, but probably couldn't live up to those standards in 2021.


SMKM

>but probably couldn't live up to those standards in 2021. Baron Corbin's I Bring the Darkness (End of Days) theme was his last theme song he made for WWE in 2017 and it was still a banger. The notion that he can't still make hits is ridiculous. Just look at a composer such as John Williams. Been in the business for *years* and he's still made bangers. I 100% believe Jim would still be putting out classics today. And his theme songs are way more enduring and legendary than what we're getting today, and most are way more recognizable than the CFO$ ones (imo)


frumpybumpbo

Johnson wrote corbin's theme but he didn't do any of the mixing or production.


sybaritical

FWIW, Tommy Vext's incredible vocals are what make that song such a banger.


IYiffWithMyDad

In fairness he was still doing great stuff in the early 2010s too.


BZGames

Even the stuff that wasn’t great was at least distinct. Kelly Kelly didn’t even wrestle very often and I remember her theme song really well. Jack Swaggers theme was an absolute banger and he was wrestling for like 5 minutes a night in ECW when he debuted with it.


leetality

How many legendary themes has this man produced? How many has any other (CFO, Rebel, etc.)? They won't all be bangers but Jim was more consistent than anyone else, Vince just didn't wanna pay him so much money anymore.


-ImJustSaiyan-

They've soiled the Ska goodness ![gif](giphy|4kb51HEAHCSaY)


ZombieLoveChild

I am angrier about this than I am 99% of booking decisions THAT MUSIC WAS PERFECT FOR HIM YOU FUN HATING PRICKS


KyleSJohnson

So fucking generic it should retire to help kids at an orphanage in Mexico


DCGMoo

Underrated comment.


SuperCoolredditAlt

LOL man, whatever


Auras-Aflame

I’m at this point myself. I’m still lurking on here but I haven’t watched any wrestling in a few months. Don’t know what the new NXT is like and that’s all I was watching, anyway. Seems like I’m not missing much.


PM_ME_UR_SOCKS_GIRL

I browse this subreddit and am in the loop of most news but haven’t watched wrestling regularly since 12 years lmao. I’m in it purely for the drama, rumours, and entertain watching a billion dollar corporation turn into a shell of its former self.


TheSparten21

I get changing it but why tf did they pick CAW theme #6


FickleSmark

Because 1-5 have been given out already,


Sacoma_Ligma_Bitch

Man, remember Edge's theme, or Batista's theme, or Jeff Hardy's theme, or Triple H's theme, or John Cena's theme, or.... you get the idea. Unique and well-made theme songs help so much with the presentation. That going the way of the dodo is one reason on a list of many why so few of these guys become stars nowadays


bstyledevi

Edge - an Alter Bridge song. Batista - a Saliva song. HHH - a Motorhead song. Jeff Hardy - an Endeverafter song. Suffice it to say that some of the best WWE themes are other people's songs.


Bo-Bobbin

Batista - a Saliva song based off a Jim Johnston track HHH- a Motorhead song written by Jim Johnston, heavily inspired by My Time Jeff Hardy - an Endeverafter song based off of literal stock music. The best songs are seemingly when they take a solid track, and further flesh it out with the help of well known acts. Other good examples of that are RVD, Kane's Slow Chemical, Glass Shatters, etc etc


color_thine_fate

Batista's OG song was one of the best themes ever in my opinion.


Sacoma_Ligma_Bitch

YES


ScootaliciousScooter

Or ones made and sang by the wrestlers themselves. Which I think only applies to John Cena but there’s probably more I’m forgetting.


Cube_

HBK


dearrichard

[the best edge theme](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSe48QDXry8)


WrstlngFan

OH MY FUCKING GOD NOOOOOO


Mr-GameAndWrestling

OK. Whoever changed Sami's theme in Create-A-Entrance? Haha. Joke's over. Change it back.


Shrekt115

*Sad ska noises*


RedditsWeirdUsername

Pain.


Thirdstar1

All the new themes sound so damn generic, they need a new team asap!


ackinsocraycray

I don't know if it's because I've been so used to CFO$' themes for almost a decade that it seems so much harder to adjust to def rebel's themes. I think it's because the consensus for most of their songs is that it sounds generically similar and/or it doesn't fit the wrestler. They do have good songs though. I personally like the themes for Io Shirai, Karrion Kross, and Damian Priest. I'm aware that CFO$ faced similar disdain before because their songs only sounded good for a minute or so and then it loops afterwards. But there's no denying that their songs were enjoyable to listen and were distinct for each wrestler.


TheTrueDal

Thing is CFO$ tracks might have been short but fuck they were bangers. Joe, balor, nakamura, alister black, baron corbin, sami zayn were all iconic themes just to name a few.


Thirdstar1

It’s hard to adjust because pretty much all l of these songs sound similar. Generic, no lyrics, nothing to make you remember them.


__AnotherGuy__

"What feels illegal but isnt"


-YusukeZoldyck-

This is definitely illegal


heat_fan_

It sucks to see him lose his theme He has basically lost his entire character from nxt


JoeStillLife

Conspiracy!


Chance-Goose

Generic def rebel theme #104


NoahGairn

Let's go...... :(


SFWBattler

The only way this'll be okay is if he brings back his "real" song when he turns face but I have a bad feeling that won't happen.


StokkseyriBoy

What in the fuck knuckles is this?


Thirdstar1

Why?


Sirgeeeo

I appreciate this sub most for regularly reminding me that wwe isn't worth my time. These posts are all I need


TurnaboutAdam

Fucking monsters. How could they


Mrbrickjojo

Why!? He had the best theme you pricks!!!


OptimusChip

this company is truly fucking weird.


ItsSirAdam

NOOOOO


davidporges

Generic as fuck wow


MarkMVP01

I am not okay with this


Pandareus97

Sounds fucking terrible like all their new themes


ryanreigns

Bring back CFO$


__AnotherGuy__

Seriously tho, Def Rebel hits 1 time and misses like 12 other times. They have been putting out total garbage this year


Weezy-NJPW_Fan

Dammit. I can’t skank to this at all.


KTheOneTrueKing

Bruh, Kevin Owens needs to get the fuck out of there now before it's too late.


thebrandnew

I’m honestly surprised they didn’t do it soon after he turned heel but at this point, why?


RyanEatWorld

Ska is dead and we killed him


Fearless-Structure88

Why? It's terrible


NateRivers640

They used the fiends slow down sound effect lol, also wtf why change his music its not like he just turned heel hes been heel for years at this point


callmecyke

Sixth wave ska revival is dead 😭


Ssme812

That fucking sucks


AngstyAppleDummy

Sami losing his music genuinely hurts me. That song was the last thing that remained of babyface Sami. Now he’s gone forever. Fuck this company man


totallykyle101

They are slowly stripping away everything from everyone these days. Music, gimmicks, first names, surnames etc. It's actually ridiculous lol.


Elegant-Style-3914

fuck this


_4za_

NOOOOOOOOOOOO


jxshijudas

no I’m really mad they’ve crossed several lines here


Thegoldencod

FUCKING WHYYYYYYYY


UnpunchedCard

Gotta keep replacing those CFO tracks. Thank you again, Neil Lawi, brilliant businessman!


Brannigans-Law

HOW DARE YOU.


BeerPressure615

[Upon further inspection...](https://youtu.be/VRaoHi_xcWk)


Imdibr156

WWE just committed a felony.


felixrfc

NOOOOO. This is easily the worst thing WWE has done in recent memory. No I am not exaggerating


RichieD79

Oh another Generic Rock Shit Ballad Number 5 Special.


mrboost465thesecond

Literally threw my headphones off my head as soon as the theme changed.


Xjom91

They need to get rid of Def Rebel. Say what you will about CFO$ but at least their songs weren’t all generic like Def Rebel’s are.


BigMeatyClaus96

This is one of the darkest days in the history of our sport


FlashZordon

I'm fucking gutted. Sami's old theme was so fucking great.


95Kill3r

Yeah that's garbage.


wubbalubbadubdub45

dirtsheets bout to dig up some info about sami not wanting to resign after this, who the fuck thought this was a good song for him?


Celtic_Crown

They gave Worlds Apart the Comin' Back For You treatment except they forgot to make the new theme good.


___TheIllusiveMan___

WWE is hell bent on ruining everyone’s theme songs Can’t wait for the outrage when Edge gets a new generic theme


Lost_Collection_3128

Awful. Good themes are so much part of peoples emotional attachment to these shows. There is such a feeling of emptiness right now on raw and smackdown


StoneColdAM

Feel like it was a matter of time for Sami, honestly.


adsadsadsadsads

This just means it'll feel even sweeter when he turns face and gets his old theme back, right? Right?!


brc37

No one likes this. Not one person.


Filipino_Jesus

Man... this song sucks


barkev

its like they never want me to tune into wwe ever again


PommesMayo

That was my favourite theme, ya idiots! This legit makes me kinda pissed off


resolve028

Yo, this is trash lmao.


shazzam555

Well, shit. I’m hoping the new song after the intro is just a placeholder because it sounds like a generic CAW theme song. If Def Rebel wants to put some effort in he should go with a gloomier Two Tone Ska sound if Sami *has to* have a heel theme. Think “Ghost Town” by The Specials or just google “Two Tone Ska compilation” if you’re wondering what Im talking about.


dneill99

It's shit.


tarvertot

Oh that is bad. There's your conspiracy


Mr_Avocado_Man

I hate this so much.


Phenomenal2313

Fuck it bring back CFO$


hardminute

Why tf would they change it if they kept the intro?


Ricardo7854

Look how they massacred my boy..


Windows_66

I swear people used to do nothing but hate on CFO$ when they were making music for WWE and begging for them to bring Jim Johnston back, but as soon as they switched to someone else suddenly CFO$ is everyone's favorite composer.


Fundertaker

*I can’t remember if I cried* *When Taker took the three F5s* *But something touched me deep inside* *When Sami’s music died*


brb151515

It's Sami isn't it.... If he and KO leave for AEW. I'm fully out


Helena_Cell

I’m already fully out and desperately hoping for them to jump ship. It’s nice.


JonasAlbert84

If Sami goes to AEW what gimmick/persona would you book him to do? Would you have him take the mask out of the moth balls?


SeauxSurvivor

![gif](giphy|VyDsyIrOLixeU)


VermtownRoyals

I like how its a new song debut and they cut it off almost immediately. Like they knew it was total shit or something


HorseAFC

or they cut it because he was doing a promo?


fvzzfvzzfvzz

Def Rebel fucking suck lmao Even their ‘good’ stuff would be mediocre by any competent wrestling composer


JonathonV2000

The piped in crowd noise is really REALLY fucking bad


AngstyAppleDummy

I love Def Rebel they do a ton of great work but this isn’t it. This was definitely super rushed


fvzzfvzzfvzz

Lol no they don’t. They have like two solid themes


AFakeInternetPersona

Io Shirai Hit-Row Johnny Gargano/The Way The Hurt Business Keith Lee (although it's just a remix of his indie theme) They have a decent set


fvzzfvzzfvzz

4 + a remix is still an incredibly poor ratio for the amount of themes they’re tasked with creating though.


AFakeInternetPersona

I really don't disagree with you.


AngstyAppleDummy

It’s actually bs how people NEVER give them their credit. They’ve made so many amazing songs and people literally refuse to acknowledge them


AngstyAppleDummy

Priest Rollins 2 themes Lashley Reigns Retribution Priest Humberto Ali Toni Escobar Alpha Academy Tyler Rust Kross That’s just from released themes. I didn’t even include Rapido & Swervin On Em. Def Rebel is extremely busy and are given extremely short work windows and have shown when given time they make extremely great songs. Cut them some slack.


JonasAlbert84

I don't follow WWE but wasn't this match already announced? Someone posted the card for Smackdown and this match was listed. Do they do this often?


A_Prickly_Cactus

Thanks, I hate it.


JoshJones18

What The Fuck


QueefQueen6969

This is generic as fuck. They literally couldn’t care less about giving anyone new music that is actually fucking good


BZGames

NOOOO WHAT THE FUCK HE HAS SOME OF THE BEST THEME MUSIC IN ALL OF WRESTLING WHY WOULD THEY CHANGE IT


punker25

lmao of course they do this shit, whatever


Cool_Ranch_Baby

I’m very upset about this. Sami’s theme has been my ringtone since he was in NXT


NerdLawyer55

Whoever is doing their themes right now might actually be a deaf person


TheBause

This sucks


wildturk3y

Ugh. That theme always lifts my spirits. It doesn't matter if he's heel or face, it's just good and gets you pumped. Some sports teams have started playing it in their arenas and every time I just start bopping along.


arghdesigner

Everything just getting more generic in WWE like what in the Yukes is that


hcr140

This literally sounds like something a character would come out to in an mdickie wrestling game.


xavined

Sounds like it was ripped from one of the games.


Pillzburydboy

Nah wtf


waferboy

That has to be one of the worst, most generic entrance themes of all time.


jordanundead

Did they make his music more generic so people would stop singing along to it?


Reverence1

Are they still pumping crowd noise in? Something just felt off about how the arena sounded. Full disclosure I do not watch Smackdown.


bradsobo

Go to AEW Sami…


B_Wyatt

Man, this theme is just....wtf


TheCiervo

Why do they keep doing this


Stereo_TypeA

I think it's a big improvement! Just kidding, this is a war crime.


tjrage

I LOVE Worlds Apart, but it just doesn’t match his character now. It was time for a change.


Vavent

It matched his character perfectly. In his mind, he never changed. He’s still a huge underdog hero. I loved the overly happy theme in contrast to his heelish tactics.


Yosonimbored

It’s worse but I understand why. Fans would chant along with his previous theme all the time


WWEWalkingDeadfan

What was wrong with that?


-ImJustSaiyan-

*"Can't have the fans choosing who they like, pal! Those marks need to like who we tell them to like and boo who we tell them to boo!"* -VKM


adsadsadsadsads

Thanks for clarifying who the quote was from, I never would have guessed otherwise!


djjazzydwarf

you see, in wrestling, there are heels and babyfaces. fans are supposed to hate heels and cheer babyfaces. therefore having a theme fans chant along to is not productive for a heel character. same reason nakamura's theme was changed when he turned heel.


Yosonimbored

WWE doesn’t like the cheering heels and booing faces


Potato13579

He had the old theme as a heel four like what, four years now? Seems silly to change it for that reason now.


UFmoose

It's generic for sure, but the happy-go-lucky theme Sami had really doesn't fit his heel character. So them playing it and transitioning it really works for me.


Yosonimbored

It’s worse but I understand why. Fans would chant along with his previous theme all the time


metalconfection

completely stable and normal reaction to this change here


dogglesnake

Every old theme will eventually change, even the good ones


678Drop

When I saw Drew in this clip I thought he was gonna announce he's bringing back his old theme but then Sami showed up and I hoped maybe Sami would take Drew's old music