You may have noticed that WrestleMania tends to go overboard with theme songs. There are five official themes this year, and at that point you have an EP which should probably be handed to anyone coming through the doors of the AT&T Stadium. Still, it’s WrestleMania, and going overboard is kind of how WWE does things for the Showcase of the Immortals. Taking a page from its main-roster counterpart, NXT Takeover: Dallas is also going with multiple theme songs this year, but there’s a bit of a twist: It sounds like NXT stars were directly involved in picking the songs. Here’s what NXT commentator Corey Graves had to say in Alternative Press.
“It’s undeniable that NXT has evolved into the hottest brand in sports entertainment at the moment. Our Superstars and Women’s Division from around the globe continue to raise the bar,” says Corey Graves, WWE commentator and AP contributor. “It’s only appropriate to have a soundtrack of artists that are defying genres and bringing the attitude and energy that defines NXT as we head into Takeover: Dallas.”
Let’s take a look at what we’re working with. First up, NXT Champion Finn Balor selected “Devil Inside Me” by Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes. Nice to see that he’s taking the super-literal approach to his character.
Next up, NXT Women’s Champion Bayley picked “Mayhem” by Halestorm. If we can take a quick aside here, I really wish more of Into the Wild Life had sounded like this track.
And finally, Enzo Amore went with the ridiculously Southern “Fiddle Me This” by his buddy Yelawolf.
I know next to nothing about Yelawolf, other than the fact that “Catfish Billy” is the theme for one of the most intimidating indy wrestlers I know. Which of these three is your favorite?