Baron Corbin’s theme song will forever be the final creation to come out of the long relationship between Jim Johnston and WWE.
Jim Johnston has created many iconic theme songs. From The Undertaker to Bret Hart, Vader, Steve Austin, Triple H, and everybody in between, Jim Johnston provided the soundtrack for many wrestling fans’ childhoods.
In a new interview with Chris Van Vliet, Jim Johnston speaks about the last theme song he ever created, Baron Corbin's, and why it was cathartic for him.
Chris Van Vliet sent the following quotes.
"I wrote quite a few things, but they weren't being used because I was being politically squashed. It was 'End of Days' for Baron Corbin. Which was very apropos, if you look at the lyrics, there's always something personal to the themes. A lot of the time it's very personal. Baron's was purely an epic I'm bringing the end of days on you, it's very biographical. Also, I'm talking about the end is coming, I'm bowing out. The big goodbye was my end of days. There's a lot of stuff in there, anger and disappointment. But that happened a lot. I wrote 'No Chance In Hell' when I was really angry with Vince. It was a literal telling of what I saw, you have no chance against this guy. He doesn't play by the rules."
For years, Jim operated on a handshake deal with WWE, he recounts his original deal with them in the interview.
"For the first 15 years, maybe longer, Vince and I just had a handshake agreement. I wasn't an employee. It wasn't like he didn't want me as an employee or I didn't want to be, it's just we were fine with the way things were. It wasn't until the company went public, and it was, 'bring on the lawyers.' They come in and do risk assessments. They are like this guy can just walk out and work for the NFL tomorrow, that wouldn't be a good thing. So then I got a contract and became an employee. In my admiration for Vince, I think we would have worked until my last day with a handshake and both be perfectly happy."
You can check out the full interview at this link.