Other than “tuck your chin”, one of the best pieces of
advice an NXT Superstar can get upon arriving at the Performance Centre is to
“make friends with CFO$”, WWE’s in-house composer. Despite no one really being
able to pronounce his stage name out loud, CFO$ has built an already legendary
career, creating some of the most memorable and chant-worthy wrestling themes
of all time. This is one of the main reasons why 2016 has been a huge year for
WWE entrances, both in terms of well-hyped PPV arrivals and shocking returns
A great entrance can get you pumped for an upcoming match,
or even make you forget that the subsequent match wasn’t all that good. Anyone
remember The New Day vs. The League of Nations? No, but I bet you remember
giant Booty Os.
The best entrances combine a few key elements: great music,
charisma, choreography, props and pyrotechnics, and an overriding theme that holds
everything together. The following Superstars managed to perfect some or all of
these components on a specific night this year, and some should even be in the
running for ‘Greatest Entrance of All Time’.
Liam is a writer and cranberry juice drinker from Lincolnshire. When he's not wearing his eyes away in front of a computer, he plays the melodica for a semi wrestling-themed folk-punk band called School Trips.