[Smackdown Spoilers] Superstar gets a new theme
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Lmao I’m kinda legit upset about this
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.
The only thing wrong with it is it was one of the last holdouts of the CFO$ themes, and WWE can't allow that.
There are still quite a few. Balor, AJ, Charlotte, KO, Shinsuke, Sasha, Lynch, McIntyre, Sheamus, Riddle...
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.
I think the same of Becky's theme, I don't think it has fit her at all since The Man.
Funny that Vince thinks it's heel music
What do you mean it fits whether they were a heel or face, it’s absolutely babyface music.
With Samis character it was perfect for him as a heel or face. It fit him like a glove.
How does it make sense for a bitter, angry conspiracy nut to come out dancing to the happiest music on Earth?
Zayn thinks he's a face.
Have you seen him? He’s a fucking goofball. The happy goofy music is perfect.
His theme has always kinda given me America's Funniest Home Videos vibes, which honestly fits him perfectly
I rather have a song that didn’t really fit his character than this piece of generic trash
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.
People are allowed to have layers.
I’m convinced half this sub doesn’t watch TV shows or Movies
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.
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
Bullshit the song makes Nyan Cat feel like Gloomy Sunday
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.
Who knows if he will turn face in wwe again ?
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.
**INTRO:** Hey! Remember the music you love?
**REST OF THE SONG:** This ain't it.
Just like Keith Lee's generic rock theme before his new one was made.
It’s like they purposely don’t want themes to be something fans can sing along to/be part of
Which is dumb, because they should *want* things that make the show more enjoyable for the live crowds.
why would the live crowd matter, they already paid for their ticket brother - HH
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
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.
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.
They took his awesome ska-inspired song and replaced with Generic Rock Song #15, why?!?
CFO$ is dead. All hail Def Rebel.
The only good def rebel song is Io’s
Io, Cesaro, Damien Priest, Rollins, Reigns but they have more misses than hits. Not a fan.
Hey, remember how we were talking about people with great music that they change and make worse...
Don't tell me changed it
Even the ones that are decent, they replaced ones much better.
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.
Io's is easily my favorite of the def rebel songs by, like, light-years. And also probably one of my favorite wrestling themes.
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.
I like the Way’s as well
Your Tribal Chief is disappointed in you.
And then they change it to something generic as fuck.
WHY DO THEY DO THIS.
I think they're getting rid of all the CFO$ songs
AJ fans better start praying
Man imagine if Jim Johnston would come back....
I know he probably won't but.....damn he made the best themes imo.
... 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.
>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)
Johnson wrote corbin's theme but he didn't do any of the mixing or production.
FWIW, Tommy Vext's incredible vocals are what make that song such a banger.
In fairness he was still doing great stuff in the early 2010s too.
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.
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.
They've soiled the Ska goodness
I am angrier about this than I am 99% of booking decisions
THAT MUSIC WAS PERFECT FOR HIM YOU FUN HATING PRICKS
So fucking generic it should retire to help kids at an orphanage in Mexico
LOL man, whatever
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.
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.
I get changing it but why tf did they pick CAW theme #6
Because 1-5 have been given out already,
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
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.
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
Batista's OG song was one of the best themes ever in my opinion.
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.
[the best edge theme](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSe48QDXry8)
OH MY FUCKING GOD NOOOOOO
OK. Whoever changed Sami's theme in Create-A-Entrance?
Haha. Joke's over. Change it back.
*Sad ska noises*
All the new themes sound so damn generic, they need a new team asap!
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.
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.
It’s hard to adjust because pretty much all l of these songs sound similar. Generic, no lyrics, nothing to make you remember them.
"What feels illegal but isnt"
This is definitely illegal
It sucks to see him lose his theme
He has basically lost his entire character from nxt
Generic def rebel theme #104
Let's go...... :(
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.
What in the fuck knuckles is this?
I appreciate this sub most for regularly reminding me that wwe isn't worth my time. These posts are all I need
Fucking monsters. How could they
Why!? He had the best theme you pricks!!!
this company is truly fucking weird.
Generic as fuck wow
I am not okay with this
Sounds fucking terrible like all their new themes
Bring back CFO$
Seriously tho, Def Rebel hits 1 time and misses like 12 other times. They have been putting out total garbage this year
Dammit. I can’t skank to this at all.
Bruh, Kevin Owens needs to get the fuck out of there now before it's too late.
I’m honestly surprised they didn’t do it soon after he turned heel but at this point, why?
Ska is dead and we killed him
Why? It's terrible
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
Sixth wave ska revival is dead 😭
That fucking sucks
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
They are slowly stripping away everything from everyone these days. Music, gimmicks, first names, surnames etc.
It's actually ridiculous lol.
no I’m really mad they’ve crossed several lines here
Gotta keep replacing those CFO tracks.
Thank you again, Neil Lawi, brilliant businessman!
HOW DARE YOU.
[Upon further inspection...](https://youtu.be/VRaoHi_xcWk)
WWE just committed a felony.
This is easily the worst thing WWE has done in recent memory.
No I am not exaggerating
Oh another Generic Rock Shit Ballad Number 5 Special.
Literally threw my headphones off my head as soon as the theme changed.
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.
This is one of the darkest days in the history of our sport
I'm fucking gutted. Sami's old theme was so fucking great.
Yeah that's garbage.
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?
They gave Worlds Apart the Comin' Back For You treatment except they forgot to make the new theme good.
WWE is hell bent on ruining everyone’s theme songs
Can’t wait for the outrage when Edge gets a new generic theme
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
Feel like it was a matter of time for Sami, honestly.
This just means it'll feel even sweeter when he turns face and gets his old theme back, right? Right?!
No one likes this. Not one person.
Man... this song sucks
its like they never want me to tune into wwe ever again
That was my favourite theme, ya idiots! This legit makes me kinda pissed off
Yo, this is trash lmao.
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.
Oh that is bad. There's your conspiracy
I hate this so much.
Fuck it bring back CFO$
Why tf would they change it if they kept the intro?
Look how they massacred my boy..
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.
*I can’t remember if I cried*
*When Taker took the three F5s*
*But something touched me deep inside*
*When Sami’s music died*
It's Sami isn't it....
If he and KO leave for AEW. I'm fully out
I’m already fully out and desperately hoping for them to jump ship. It’s nice.
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?
I like how its a new song debut and they cut it off almost immediately. Like they knew it was total shit or something
or they cut it because he was doing a promo?
Def Rebel fucking suck lmao
Even their ‘good’ stuff would be mediocre by any competent wrestling composer
The piped in crowd noise is really REALLY fucking bad
I love Def Rebel they do a ton of great work but this isn’t it. This was definitely super rushed
Lol no they don’t. They have like two solid themes
Johnny Gargano/The Way
The Hurt Business
Keith Lee (although it's just a remix of his indie theme)
They have a decent set
4 + a remix is still an incredibly poor ratio for the amount of themes they’re tasked with creating though.
I really don't disagree with you.
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
Rollins 2 themes
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.
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?
Thanks, I hate it.
What The Fuck
This is generic as fuck.
They literally couldn’t care less about giving anyone new music that is actually fucking good
NOOOO WHAT THE FUCK HE HAS SOME OF THE BEST THEME MUSIC IN ALL OF WRESTLING WHY WOULD THEY CHANGE IT
lmao of course they do this shit, whatever
I’m very upset about this. Sami’s theme has been my ringtone since he was in NXT
Whoever is doing their themes right now might actually be a deaf person
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.
Everything just getting more generic in WWE like what in the Yukes is that
This literally sounds like something a character would come out to in an mdickie wrestling game.
Sounds like it was ripped from one of the games.
That has to be one of the worst, most generic entrance themes of all time.
Did they make his music more generic so people would stop singing along to it?
Are they still pumping crowd noise in? Something just felt off about how the arena sounded. Full disclosure I do not watch Smackdown.
Go to AEW Sami…
Man, this theme is just....wtf
Why do they keep doing this
I think it's a big improvement!
Just kidding, this is a war crime.
I LOVE Worlds Apart, but it just doesn’t match his character now. It was time for a change.
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.
It’s worse but I understand why. Fans would chant along with his previous theme all the time
What was wrong with that?
*"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
Thanks for clarifying who the quote was from, I never would have guessed otherwise!
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.
WWE doesn’t like the cheering heels and booing faces
He had the old theme as a heel four like what, four years now? Seems silly to change it for that reason now.
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.
completely stable and normal reaction to this change here
Every old theme will eventually change, even the good ones
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