The Undertaker Praises Limp Bizkit’s WrestleMania XIX Performance, Explains Why A Wrestling Match Starts Before The Bell
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The Undertaker is synonymous with several epic theme songs, whether you hear the infamous bell toll or asked “are you scared?” This past WrestleMania was no different, arriving to the Boneyard Match with Metallica blaring in the background, the latest of several mainstream tracks that we have been able to tie in with The Deadman’s wrestling career.
The Undertaker recently spoke with Loudwire about his history and interest in music, and he was asked what his thoughts were coming out to “Rollin’” by Limp Bizkit during his first ride as “The American Badass.”
“‘Rollin’ and being on the bike all tied in together. Again, another high-energy song, a song that a lot of people recognized and identified with. A wrestling match, in my eyes, doesn’t start at the bell. It starts when the music plays. As soon as that music kicks in, your match has started. It sets the tone for the entire match. It was a such a high-energy, fun song and still kind of badass and got people going, got them excited. The lyrics, obviously, weren’t quite the same, but the energy level was still where we wanted it to be.”
“It was really cool in Seattle at Wrestlemania when Limp Bizkit played me in. Came in, American flag off the back of my bike… one of my favorite entrances, actually.”
One artist that he used briefly happened to be Johnny Cash and Taker spoke on the significance of having “The Man In Black” play him down to the ring.
“Once again, storyline-wise, it just fit perfectly for where we were at. ‘Ain’t no grave gonna hold this body down.’ Once again, a perfect song. Johnny Cash’s voice alone, it’s so rich and his delivery just fit my character perfectly. I was real excited that they let us get the rights to that for that Mania.”