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PERTH, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 24: Hulk Hogan rips his shirt prior to the bout against Ric Flair during his Hulkamania Tour at the Burswood Dome on November 24, 2009 in Perth, Australia.

“The Immortal” Hulk Hogan turns 65 today (August 11), and if there’s one thing wrestling fans the world over can agree on, it’s this:  Hogan’s entrance theme is one of the best of all time.

Of course, the Hulkster wasn’t the only wrestler with a great theme.   In honor of his birthday (and for #FBF), here are eight of the most iconic wrestling themes of the 1980s.


Hulk Hogan

Performed and co-written by Rick Derringer, he told Rolling Stone, “It’s become one of the biggest records I’ve ever made…and I’m the guy who did “Hang On Sloopy” and “Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo.”

Well…he’s not wrong.

Hulk Hogan Entrance Video

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Derringer strikes again! His work with the WWF also included this hard rock tag team theme classic.

WWF Demolition theme

ax and smash theme classic wwf theme a favourite please enjoy its their face theme


Jake “The Snake” Roberts

The synth-guitar is so menacing, Roberts’ theme didn’t need lyrics.

Jake "The Snake" Roberts Entrance Video

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“Macho Man” Randy Savage

Savage’s use of “Pomp & Circumstance” is so iconic that high school graduates call it the “Macho Man March” instead of the “The Graduation March.”  (Okay…they don’t, BUT THEY SHOULD!)

Randy Savage Entrance Video

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Mr. Perfect

The only thing more perfect than the late Curt Hennig is this theme.

Mr. Perfect Entrance Video

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“Rowdy” Roddy Piper

Oh, Hot Rod…you’re just so incredibly missed.

"Rowdy" Roddy Piper Entrance Video

"Rowdy" Roddy Piper Entrance Video


“The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase

The “Money” hook.  That laugh.  You can’t put a price on the brilliance of this theme.

The Million Dollar Man Entrance Video

The Million Dollar Man Entrance Video


The Fabulous Freebirds

Last, but certainly not least:  No “best ’80s wrestling theme” list would be complete without “Badstreet U.S.A.”  The Freebirds were the first wrestlers to have original entrance music, so without them and the vocal stylings of Michael “P.S.” Hayes, this entire list wouldn’t be possible.

Badstreet USA video

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