Undertaker weighs in on the legendary songs he's been able to use throughout his career.
Over the years, Undertaker has had many licensed theme songs. Many fans remember when he switched characters back in the year 2000 and began using “American Bad Ass” by Kid Rock as his anthem on the way to the ring. When reflecting on those days, Undertaker was fond of the energy that that song would bring every time he rode his motorcycle out to the ring.
“Well, it was a shock. It was very interesting, especially the first night that we did it. We played a little bit of a tease, but then we rolled into that. [We were] a little bit nervous, obviously, to have such a big change, but that song ‘American Bad Ass’ fit perfectly; the lyrics, the energy. It was right there where we wanted to be. That was a home run for us,” Undertaker tells Loudwire.
Less than a year after switching to “American Bad Ass,” Undertaker would switch his theme song again to the iconic “Rollin’” by Limp Bizkit. Undertaker would once again remark that the song was the perfect Vibe for the character at the time and even say that his WrestleMania 19 entrance which was accompanied by Limp Bizkit playing into the ring is one of his favorites of all time.
“‘Rollin’’ and being on the bike all tied in together. Again, another high-energy song, a song that a lot of people recognized and identified with,” he continued. “A wrestling match, in my eyes, doesn’t start at the bell. It starts when the music plays. As soon as that music kicks in, your match has started. It sets the tone for the entire match. It was such a high-energy, fun song and still kind of bad ass and got people going, got them excited. The lyrics, obviously, weren’t quite the same, but the energy level was still where we wanted it to be. It was really cool in Seattle at WrestleMania when Limp Bizkit played me in. Came in, American flag off the back of my bike… one of my favorite entrances, actually.”
Almost a decade after that, Undertaker would enter the battlefield at WrestleMania 27 in Atlanta, Georgia, to the tune of “Ain’t No Grave” by the legendary Johnny Cash. For The Undertaker, this enhanced his storyline with Triple H that year and was the perfect anthem for him.
“That was. Once again, storyline-wise, it just fit perfectly for where we were at. ‘Ain’t no grave gonna hold this body down.’ Once again, a perfect song. Johnny Cash’s voice alone, it’s so rich and his delivery just fit my character perfectly. I was real excited that they let us get the rights to that ‘Mania.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Undertaker revealed what he wants fans to take away most from his nearly 30-year career in WWE. Read his comments at this link.