Good music for a wrestling ring announcer?

I’m the ring announcer for the local independent pro wrestling promotion. I’ve typically headed out to start the show in silence (well, as quiet as an gym or arena full of people can be).

But lately, the PTB with the promotion have started announcing my entrance: “Here he is–your announcer for the evening–Spoons!” Then I make my entrance, do a “victory lap” outside the ring, high-fiving everybody, then climb into the ring and start the show.

Problem is, that the PTB are asking me, “What would you like to be your theme music while you do your victory lap?” I’m stumped. Dopers, do you have any suggestions?

If you don’t have a favorite that you thinks suits you, I’d go with something recognizable from a popular band from the area. Are there any well-known Alberta bands that you like?

I’ve always liked this, from Rush’s “By-Tor and the Snowdog.” Live version’s even better, as I recall.

We are the Champions”?

Taking a bit from the middle there.

And why don’t we see you in the pro wrasslin thread?

My first thought is “Karn Evil 9” (“Welcome now my friends to the show that never ends”) played at 11.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwSTe9uit48

How about “Fanfare for the Common Man”? If your victory lap is more of a dignified stroll, that would fit.

ETA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLMVB0B1_Ts

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My first thought is “Karn Evil 9” (“Welcome now my friends to the show that never ends”) played at 11.

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Seconded. Was just looking up this one myself.

Call me traditional, but I vote for “no music.” Jimmy Lennon and Howard Finkel never needed any.

Promenade.

The Auctioneer.
Any of the choruses.

Enter Sandman. It’s not original, but there’s a good reason it’s used so often for entrance music. The slow build will get people on their feet every time.

“Why Can’t We Be Friends?”

or, alternatively,

“Let’s Get It On”

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My first thought is “Karn Evil 9” (“Welcome now my friends to the show that never ends”) played at 11.

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If he’s going to do that, he should slightly change the lyrics for a wrestling event and then do them himself while walking around the ring.

Would be kind of cool. Spoons walks out with microphone, karaoke music starts and;

*Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends
We’re so glad you could attend, come inside, come inside
Soon inside that ring, stands a wrestler with his bling
His skill will make you sing, sit right down, sit right down

Come inside, the show’s about to start
Guaranteed to blow your head apart
Rest assured you’ll get your money’s worth
Greatest show in Heaven, Hell or Earth
You’ve got to see the show, it’s a dynamo
You’ve got to see the show, it’s rock and roll, oh*

I only changed lines 3&4 and those could be improved.

A few more ideas…

If you’re not worried about being overly family friendly, White Punks on Dope by The Tubes is always fun.

Public Enemy Number One by Public Enemy. “One, two, three, down for the count” is a nice tie-in.

If you want EDM, try Dirt by Death in Vegas. It even comes with its own crowd noises. Time your entrance into the ring with the bass drop at 1:16.

What’s your audience’s median age? Pick something that a person of that age would have liked a 18. Or just play some ELP as noted above.

How about posting some youtube links? I’m not into wrestling, but I’d enjoy viewing you doing your thing!

Fanfare for a Dignified Occasion/Rondeau, the latter of which most people would recognize as the Masterpiece Theater theme… the contrast with the world of pro wrestling would make it all the more amusing, of course.

The first 1 minute and 23 seconds of Styx - Fooling Yourself.

…Or AC/DC’s Are You Ready if you just want a rock song to get the crowd up and, well, ready.

A couple more that are quite cliche:

Boston - “Foreplay/Long Time”

Alan Parsons Project - “Sirius/Eye in the Sky”

Just the first bits, of course.

Some good suggestions so far. I’m making my way through them as time (and work) permits, but so far, I rather like both “Fanfare for the Common Man,” and “Karn Evil 9.”

Isn’t that mostly for WWE discussions? I don’t really follow WWE closely, though some of our wrestlers do. But maybe I should have a look.

Another vote here for “Karn Evil 9”.