There’s no doubt in everyone’s mind: WrestleMania is the WWE’s greatest spectacle, the be-all and end-all of the calendar year. Indeed, many fans in general, have seen it time and again that more often than not the company really brings the house down and goes overboard. Aside from the heartfelt, so-called WrestleMania moments of each WWE Superstar, there are those side events that add glitz and glamour to the occasion.
Part of the whole WrestleMania identity is the musical performances that truly make the whole event a celebration. This year, as announced the likes of Pitbull, Flo Rida, Stephen Marley, and LunchMoney Lewis graced the Orlando Citrus Bowl stage. Throughout the years, many artists, singers and bands included, have rocked the WrestleMania stage. While some provide unbelievable melodic performances, others use their live rock music to introduce actual WWE Superstars.
That being said, here are some of the heaviest, most iconic musical performances in WrestleMania history.
Limp Bizkit – WrestleMania XIX
Limp Bizkit’s 2000 hit, ‘Rollin’, blasted through the WrestleMania XIX speakers when the Undertaker (then in his biker gang phase) used it as his entrance theme. To everyone’s surprise, the band played it live for the “American Badass’” match against the “Nature Boy” Ric Flair. In addition, Fred Durst and company’s song, ‘Crack Addict’, was the official theme song of the 2003 WrestleMania event.
Motörhead – WrestleMania X-Seven and WrestleMania 21
Triple H has always shown his love for England’s very own, Motörhead. No one can blame him really, as apart from gifting fans with raw, heavy, and genuine rock music; the band remains an influential figure up to this day. So much so that digital firms such as online casino platform, Slingo, have a dedicated Motorhead-based slot game, while Haemimont Games developed an expansion for the famous Victor Vran franchise. From a wrestling standpoint, the British band is so well loved by fans and Superstars, that they performed twice, at WrestleMania X-Seven and WrestleMania 21, perfectly setting the stage for “The Game.”
P.O.D. – WrestleMania 22
P.O.D. and Rey Mysterio Jr. will forever be synonymous to each other. The San Diego, California-based band and the Lucha Libre wrestler are both from the same area code, which makes the song, ‘Booyaka 619’, more special. It’s even more exceptional considering Mysterio Jr.’s long time friend, Eddie Guerrero passed away untimely months prior to WrestleMania 22. To add the proverbial cherry on top of the cake, Rey Mysterio Jr. went on to capture the World Heavyweight Championship, beating Kurt Angle and Randy Orton.
Living Colour – WrestleMania 29
CM Punk is a true blue polarizing character on- and off-screen. Long before making his professional mixed martial arts debut with the UFC, the proud Chicagoan was a significant figure in the WWE. His theme song, ‘Cult of Personality’, effortlessly complemented his style and persona that during his WrestleMania 29 match against The Undertaker, the packed MetLife Stadium was going berserk. ‘Living Colour’ pumped the New Jersey crowd up before CM Punk upped the noise level in what is – up to this day – one of the best entrances in WrestleMania history.
Kid Rock – WrestleMania XXV
Kid Rock had the coveted honour of singing in front of 72,744 strong WWE fans inside the Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas. He performed a medley of his songs, ‘Bawitdaba’, ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Jesus’, ‘Cowboy’, and ‘All Summer Long’. Additionally, the Detroit native sang the WrestleMania XXV official theme song, ‘So Hott’, live before a 25-Diva battle royal match. It’s safe to say that the 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania was sort of a mini Kid Rock concert for the ages.