And now here’s the second part of my Alternate Entrance Themes series, and we have now moved onto this generation of Divas. And let’s hope no new Diva gets called up next week, thus rendering this list incomplete. I do have to say that it was a lot harder to choose themes for these Divas as they don’t have as clearly defined characters as the past generation, resulting in a lot of similar sounding songs. I also decided that this video would work better with no extra audio at all and the clips are now mute with only the songs playing. And some nice pictures to separate the clips as well.
I didn’t mind her old “Right Now” theme and I absolutely adore her “Let’s Light It Up” one so replacing something so beloved was tricky. The tune you hear now is No Doubt’s “Just A Girl” which is actually used by SHIMMER favourite Jessica James who is essentially AJ’s long lost cousin. The song has a nice bouncy rhythm and Gwen Stefani’s unique voice adds that extra something to make it less typical. I think the song itself is very AJ and it’s almost as if she’s skipping in time to it.
There was no way I was going to be able to find a theme to fit her newer Woman In Black seductress character and entrance so I used a theme that acknowledges the other part of her character – the funny foreigner who can’t speak proper English. The song is “We No Speak Americano” by the Aussie group Yolanda Be Cool and if you were within ear shot of a night club in 2010 then you likely got its catchy music stuck inside your head. There’s not much to explain since the song is about a foreigner who tries to imitate the stereotypical American lifestyle which is of course where Aksana’s comedy on NXT came from. Plus it’s a little different from the typical R&B songs Divas usually find themselves stuck with.
Alicia Fox (Heel):
Now I’ve even separated a few girls with separate themes for their face and heel characters. For reasons I can’t quite understand, Alicia got a brand new theme when she turned face even though her heel one didn’t exactly spell out being a heel. But my heel theme for her is “Dirrty” by Christina Aguilera. I feel the way the song goes just makes it great to use as an entrance theme though I did have to edit it in places to really get the most out of it. The song’s forceful lyrics go well with Alicia’s feisty personality.
Alicia Fox (Face):
We’ve still got X-Tina here and this song has a direct connection to the previous one, which is a nice touch that I like the idea of. This song is Christina Aguilera “Still Dirrty” which addresses the talk of how she may appear to have cleaned up her act but is still herself on the inside. Doesn’t that kind of mentality sound perfect for a heel to face theme switch?
Beth may be on the verge of retiring but that doesn’t mean I’m going to stop watching her matches any time soon. And she’s getting one theme overall because face or heel, the Glamazon is still the same. And the song she has gotten is Machinae Supremacy’s “Action Girl”. Appropriately titled, this song is of course about a girl kicking ass. It almost sounds like a superhero’s theme song and since Beth is a big superhero fan herself (the Phoenix part of her name comes from Jean Grey afterall) it was the perfect fit.
The Bellas have always been super hard to find a theme for. I spent probably the most time on them trying to figure out which one I was going to use. I mean there’s a lot of songs about twins but none that could really fit as an entrance theme. If anyone knows one then do please let me know. The song I gave to them was Kanye West’s “Stronger” which lyric-wise doesn’t exactly mean anything for the Bellas but it’s got a nice rhythm to it and they look good walking down the ramp to it. It’s a nice change to have Divas coming out to a song by a male singer.
Eve Torres (Face):
When she was face, Eve’s character was the perfect role model for all young girls – Engineering Degree, blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and 2-time Divas’ Champion as well as ever-improving wrestler. The song chosen is “Work” by The Saturdays which fits face Eve very well. The few times she actually got a character across always seemed to preach the importance of dedication and hard work. This song is really about working in a relationship but the sentiment is still there.
Eve Torres (Heel):
Now there’s no way heel Eve could get away with coming out to The Saturdays. The song she got actually belonged to the dearly departed Caylee Turner when she was actually allowed to wrestle in FCW. The track is titled “Love Disease” and of course the lyrics “burn boy burn/I tease tease tease” fits heel Eve like a glove. She swaggers out in time to the song that talks about knowing that she has the power to make men do whatever they want. Plus it’s really catchy right?
Gail Kim has not been contracted to WWE for just over a year now but that didn’t stop me from including her in this video. Unlike most of the other girls, Gail in WWE was always wrestling-centred. She doesn’t need an entrance theme with lyrics or whatever, she just needs something memorable like her first WWE one or her current TNA theme. So I picked one of my favourite Tekken tracks, from the fifth incarnation of the game which is titled “Acid Rain”. It has a nice kickass Asian sound to it as well.
Dear Kaitlyn, robbed of a Divas’ Championship match twice but not robbed of a space in this video. Kaitlyn is a very fun and quirky character yet still a girl next door and thus she should get a song about a girl next door but with a twist. I’ve chosen Jet “She’s A Genius” which has that tomboyish edge that fits Kaitlyn but it’s still talking about a great girl the singer knows which is Kaitlyn too. And ain’t it refreshing to have a song talking about a Diva’s intelligence?
Our Kells probably has some kind of record for how many people loathe and despise her entrance theme. I mean The Beatles “Yellow Submarine” would probably become the most hated song in the world if she used it. So I decided to go for a feel good song to raise people’s moods when they know Kelly Kelly is coming out. It is “Raise Your Glass” by Pink and it talks about underdogs. K2 has always made a great underdog and makes no secret about throwing middle fingers to her haters. So this song is perfect for her. Much like Trish Stratus in my Part 1, the big babyface needs a feel good song as her entrance music.
This song will just fit her face character only as there will be a separate LayCool theme below. Layla’s new face character appears to be known for two things – dancing and occasional feistiness (as well as forgetting where the tapings are every few weeks) – so that leaves only one option when it comes to picking her theme: Jennifer Lopez. Yeah technically Layla is black but the Bellas got a black rapper’s song and Alicia got two white girl songs. This J-Lo number is “Get Right” which I really like the dance beat to and wouldn’t mind Layla doing a spinaroonie to it even if I’m not the biggest fan of her dancing.
Maryse’s very presence in WWE seemed to be a defiance of their PG rating. They’re trying to be family friendly and yet they employ a woman that posed nude for Playboy several times, wears as little as possible, exudes sex appeal in everything she does, seductively flips her hair and poses suggestively when doing moves in matches. I decided to give her a song that went along with that. The song title – “Hey Kitty Kitty” and the artist? S Club 7. Yep, that’s right. I gave Maryse an S Club 7 song. This song however has been described as “sex for the PG generation” so listening to the wholesome Hannah Spearritt sing about what her boyfriend likes to do to her is almost the very same as Maryse existing in PG WWE.
Two Divas that I really wish had interacted more in their WWE time get remarkably similar entrance themes. I honestly didn’t realise the connection until the video was made but Maxine’s new theme is Rachel Stevens’s “I Said Never Again (But Here We Are)” which is quite underrated in my opinion. The lyrics again don’t have that much significance but I play the song along with Maxine’s entrance and it just immediately fits. It’s her song and I don’t know why.
Now this was one I knew right away, and the one that convinced me to mute the audio as absolutely nothing is able to drown out her “Paparazzi” theme. The song I chose is “Automatic” by the Brothers Conti and hearing it I just knew it was Melina straight up. I edited it so that it starts after the second chorus but it just goes brilliantly with the red carpet being rolled out and the cameras snapping then the lyrics finally kick into gear as Melina struts her stuff. I almost feel as if this theme was made for her.
I honestly couldn’t be bothered finding a theme for her face character since the “Not Enough For Me” theme fit that well enough, so this is her early heel incarnation pre-LayCool. The aggressive badass heel that got her even more fans when it first appeared. And how appropriate that the theme I picked comes from someone whose character is virtually the exact same. Yes it is indeed Gail Kim’s current TNA theme titled “Puppet On A String” and I think it just fits this kind of Michelle a lot better than her other theme. She needs a lyric-less track that helps sell the fear and tension she generates.
Funkadactyl number 1 is getting a spot in my video because I just love the girl and want to see her wrestling on TV every week and not just dancing. And I decided to veer away from the obvious R&B or hip hop and give Naomi an incredibly catchy song that it embarrasses me to even admit I know but it is Lene Nystrom’s “It’s Your Duty”. The song praises a very important part of Naomi’s arsenal – her rear end. And when one of your signature moves is jumping into the air and smashing your ass in someone’s face then I think that warrants a song about how it’s her duty to shake said ass as much as she wants.
It’s really tough to pick a song for Natalya as her first “Yeah Baby” theme was so good and her current one serves her well. I decided against using songs about lots of shoes and dressing up cats in fancy costumes as well. The song chosen is “Champion” by Chris Brown and it was used as the theme for the Tough Enough revival and since that ship has sailed, someone should make use of it. I think the song itself is perfect for our third generation Diva. She’s descended from wrestling royalty and of course she was born a champion. It’s a bit of a face-ish theme but it could work if she was heel as well. I mean, Eve’s theme is hardly heelish is it?
For Rosa it was an easy choice, I knew straight away. Rosa was practically tailor made to come out dancing to Shakira’s “Hips Don’t Lie”. The song is just her theme through and through. She’s not a serious threat as a wrestler and the main source of her sex appeal is her dancing. A nice Latin pop song that talks about sexy dancing is therefore a no brainer.
I didn’t like Tamina’s theme at first but it has really grown on me in recent weeks since I realised it was actually made for her, unlike Layla who’s gotten stuck with Michelle and Tiffany’s old themes. Much like with Gail Kim, I didn’t think an actual song would suit Tamina. So you guessed it, the Tekken soundtrack to the rescue. She is walking out to Tiger Jackson’s theme song which I think goes great. It has a nice hard edge to it while still retaining a bit of that wild Caribbean twist to it.
Divas of Doom:
The DOD get their own entrance theme too as opposed to simply coming out to Beth’s theme music. The track chosen is “Bring Me To Life” by Evanescence which was actually the theme for 2003’s No Way Out. I think the tone of it matches the Pin-Up Strong movement. On paper anyway, Pin-Up Strong was about being both strong and feminine so a rock song sung by a female was required. I’m actually surprised some Diva didn’t get slapped with this as a theme in 2003. Jazz perhaps?
And the final tandem on the list are the bumbling fashion obsessed mean girls that everyone loved to hate. I decided that this time it would be Layla whose theme would serve as the default LayCool music so this song doubles as her heel theme too. It is “Scandalous” by British R&B group Mis-Teeq. I felt Layla should get a British song that still sounds slightly American. I think the attitude of the song goes very well with LayCool’s characters and their entrance flows nicely.