The Undertaker is finally going to earn his rightful spot in the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2022 in his home state of Texas over WrestleMania weekend. The Phenom’s WWE career spanned 30 years, and he is unquestionably one of the greatest wrestlers of all time. His loyalty to WWE is unmatched, and the seven-time former WWE World Champion has managed to remain relevant over the years by freshening up his character.
Undertaker’s had some devilish theme songs, and rock music as his theme songs over the years, and in both instances, it has worked. The Deadman’s had some fantastic theme songs, and he has made it work with whatever gimmick he’s had. Steve Austin’s glass-shattering is iconic, and so is Undertaker’s gong, and you know business is about to pick up, whenever Undertaker makes a bone-chilling entrance down the aisle.
17 “Unholy Alliance”
After the Corporate Ministry disintegrated at Fully Loaded 1999, The Undertaker took Big Show under his wing. The duo was the Unholy Alliance, and they captured the WWE Tag Team Championship twice. Their “Unholy Alliance” theme song was average, and it suited them when they came down the ring together.
The Undertaker still used his “Ministry” theme song in his singles matches. Unfortunately, Undertaker and Show’s alliance was short-lived as the Phenom sustained a groin injury and further injuries followed that ruled him out of action until May 2000.
16 “You’re Gonna Pay” (Instrumental)
The Undertaker was in the midst of the final heel run in his WWE career, and he debuted a new entrance theme song at Judgment Day 2002. Undertaker challenged Hulk Hogan for the WWE Championship. The man he beat for his first WWE Title at Survivor Series 1991.
This was Undertaker’s “You’re Gonna Pay” theme song, although it was the instrumental version. A guitar riff and melody. There was nothing special about the song, and it would improve with the two later versions of the same entrance theme.
15 “Dead Man”
Undertaker quickly ditched the “You’re Gonna Pay” instrumental for another instrumental song called “Dead Man.” The American Badass used this theme song for the entirety of his fourth WWE Championship reign.
There was a guitar solo after Undertaker said “Deadman walking” and they still paid homage to his roots with a gong in the entrance music. It wasn’t a bad entrance theme song, but it served its purpose with Undertaker as a heel, and he turned face, and he used until the fall of 2002.
14 “Ain’t No Grave”
WWE teased Undertaker’s cryptic return on the February 21, 2011, edition of Raw. Two weeks later, Undertaker changed his theme song, and he opted to use Johnny Cash’s “Ain’t No Grave.” Undertaker has a habit of changing his entrance theme, and this one worked as it was slow and somber.
On the WWE Network, Undertaker’s “Rest in Peace” theme song plays over Cash’s “Ain’t No Grave” single. Nevertheless, Undertaker was in his Last Outlaw gimmick, and he used the song in his WrestleMania 27 showdown with Triple H
13 “American Badass”
The Undertaker returned to Judgment Day 2000 after an eight-month injury layoff. Undertaker traded his iconic trench coat and hat, and he debuted the American Badass gimmick. Undertaker began to ride a motorcycle to the ring, and it showed a more human side to Undertaker.
Undertaker used Kid Rock’s “American Badass” theme song and he turned face for the first time in two years. The “I’m scared, he’s here!” intro of the strong was perfect before it transitioned into Rock’s vocals.
12 “Funeral Dirge”
November 22, 1990, was a historic night in the wrestling business as Undertaker made his WWE debut at Survivor Series. Undertaker marched down the aisle with Brother Love in tow as the mystery partner of Ted DiBiase’s Million dollar team.
Fans were in awe of what they were witnessing. This was a prototype of Undertaker’s second theme song, and there were no gongs at the start of the song. “Funeral Dirge” was used for a couple of months, and it was an eerie piece of music that you would hear at a funeral.
11 “Dark Side” (Fully Loaded 1998)
For the first time in two-and-a-half years, The Undertaker used another theme song at Fully Loaded 1998. The Undertaker teamed up with his rival and WWE Champion Steve Austin for the WWE Tag Team Championship against Mankind and Kane.
This was the first incarnation of Undertaker’s “Dark Side” and “Ministry” themes that he would use later on in the year. There’s no doubt that this was a somber version, but it was a sign of a better theme song to come. Undertaker only used this song once, and he captured the WWE Tag Team Titles with Austin.
10 “You’re Gonna Pay”
Before The Undertaker waved goodbye to his American Badass gimmick at Survivor Series 2003, Undertaker’s “You’re Gonna Pay” entrance theme song was introduced in September 2002. Undertaker was once again a face, and the theme song was catchy.
This song epitomized Undertaker during his time as one of the major stars in SmackDown. This song stuck with Big Evil for one year, before he used it for the final time in his Buried Alive defeat to Mr. McMahon at Survivor Series.
9 “Graveyard Symphony” (Version 1)
The Undertaker reinvented himself for the first time with his grand return at SummerSlam 1994. Undertaker sported grey gloves and grey boot spats. This version of “Graveyard Symphony” was conducted perfectly, and it was suited to Undertaker’s gimmick in the New Generation era.
The noticeable difference to his original “Funeral March” entrance music, there were four gongs in the intro. The purple lighting and the bells and thunder in the arena made this song feel special. This song was used in the Boneyard match when AJ Styles rocked up in a hearse.
8 “Funeral March”
1991 was a huge year for The Undertaker as he formed one of the best wrestler-manager partnerships with Paul Bearer. Undertaker introduced his infamous “Funeral March” theme song in January. There were a couple of gongs in the intro before the eerie funeral music began to reverberate around the arena.
Grown men and kids were fearful of Undertaker’s presence. Jim Johnston did a masterful job with this theme song which set the tone for future versions of this legendary entrance song. When the song bridged, there was a change-up of pace. “Funeral March” was Undertaker’s entrance theme for three years until the 1994 Royal Rumble
7 “Buried Souls”
The Undertaker returned to his “Graveyard Symphony” theme song for a couple of months in 1999. However, at WrestleMania 15 Undertaker used “Buried Souls” and on the following episode of Raw. Undertaker’s eerie voice finished off with “Allow the Purity of evil to guide you” before the song broke off into the early stages of Undertaker’s “Lord of Darkness” theme.
Undertaker was the leader of the Ministry of Darkness, and the gong was present throughout the song. The Phenom could have used this song for longer, but he changed it shortly after.
6 “Now That We’re Dead”
The COVID-19 pandemic restricted fans from seeing The Undertaker compete in a match for the final time in his WWE career. Undertaker collided with AJ Styles in a Boneyard match in the main event of night one of WrestleMania 36. Undertaker switched up his attire, and he was ready for a battle with Styles.
That wasn’t the only noticeable change, Undertaker rode down to Metallica’s “Now That We’re Dead.” The Phenom paid tribute to both his American Badass and Deadman gimmicks, and he finished off Styles, signing off his WWE career in style.
5 “Dark Side”
Undertaker was ready to return to the dark side in 1998. For the first time in six years, Undertaker turned heel, and it coincided with his reconciliation alongside Paul Bearer. The seeds were planted during this time for Undertaker’s Ministry of Darkness stable to take shape.
“Dark Side” became Undertaker’s new theme song for four months. This was an exceptional theme song after the gong went off, the guitar riff broke free and the blast accompanied. This theme song was a precursor to Undertaker’s “Ministry” theme that he’d use in 1999.
4 “Lord Of Darkness”
Undertaker’s Ministry of Darkness was complete by the spring of 1999 and so was Undertaker’s “Lord of Darkness” entrance music. This is almost identical to his “Dark Side” theme, but it feels crispier.
The Phenom was speaking in tongues before the theme song broke through. Undertaker captured his third WWE Championship during this time frame, and it was his final theme song before he became the American Badass in 2000.
Unquestionably, “Rollin'” by Limp Bizkit was one of the most popular mainstream songs in the early 2000s. Undertaker began using it at Armageddon 2000, and he used it until May 2002. Undertaker’s “Dead Man walking” vocals before the song broke into Limp Bizkit shouting “Rollin'” was the perfect transition.
This song is synonymous with Undertaker’s Brothers of Destruction partnership with Kane. They tore up the tag team division during the Invasion scene. Nevertheless, by the end of 2001, Undertaker turned heel and cut his hair short, and the song still worked well.
2 “Graveyard Symphony” (Version 2)
Undertaker’s second version of “Graveyard Symphony” is one of the greatest theme songs in WWE history. Undertaker returned to action at Survivor Series 1995 with a Phantom of the Opera-like mask, and he debuted the song at the same event.
The Deadman had many memorable moments with this theme song. He won his WWE Championship at WrestleMania 13 with it. Undertaker used it until July 1998, and it made a brief return in January 1999 until March, when Undertaker was the leader of the Ministry of the Darkness.
1 “Rest In Peace”
Jim Johnston somehow found a way to improve Undertaker’s “Graveyard Symphony” theme song. The Demon of Death Valley returned to WrestleMania 20 in his iconic Deadman gimmick. Fans salivated at Undertaker’s return as the Deadman in 2004, and his “Rest in Peace” entrance music was a newer iteration of “Graveyard Symphony.”
The initial version of “Rest in Peace” had one gong, and in later years, there were additional gongs before Undertaker made his way down to the ring. It’s the longest theme song that Undertaker used in his career and unquestionably his greatest entrance theme song.