A wrestler’s entrance is part of the performance. It gets the crowd fired up and excitement builds as the wrestlers appear and move toward the ring. There are so many great entrances over the years, it’s a hard to narrow it down and choose the most memorable. Browse through this list of the 10 best WrestleMania entrances and see what you think of these choices.
1. Ric Flair at WrestleMania 24 – The Nature Boy isn’t only one of the world’s all-time greatest wrestlers, he’s also a master at making an entrance, and that’s just what he did when entering the arena at WrestleMania 24. Music, a light show, and his signature “woo” announced his approach. He wore a sparkling blue, winged robe. Surveying the audience, Flair strutted to the ring with his arms extended, displaying the full regalia.
2. The Rock at WrestleMania 32 – Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson entered WrestleMania 32 to an adrenaline burst of music, a light show, cheerleaders, and then, forgetting something, he went back and came out with a flamethrower. Firing it off, The Rock sent smoke and flames billowing into the air to the crowd’s delight.
3. Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania 30 – Lights started flashing throughout the audience, “Real American” started playing, and the audience went wild as Hulk Hogan stepped into view at WrestleMania 30 wearing bold colors and a huge, yellow feather boa draped over his shoulders.
4. Triple H at WrestleMania 22 – Certainly one of the best WrestleMania moments, Triple H rode out dressed as a Viking king on a throne that looked like it was carved from stone. Smoke surrounded him to the sound of heavy metal music. Then, he stood up, cast off the fur that covered his shoulders, and proceeded to the ring.
5. Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania 25 – Michaels descended from the smoke on a lift in a white cowboy hat and long duster with arms extended. Music started, then fireworks set off behind him with more smoke.
6. Rey Mysterio at WrestleMania 22 – P.O.D. started playing, fireworks and smoke went off, and Mysterio appeared out of a puff of smoke. He then disappeared off to the side and returned in parrot headgear before standing on the ropes and posing for the crowd.
7. Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania 12 – At first, it looked as if Michaels’ wasn’t going to show up. Then, he appeared on top of a high part of the building, zip lining to the floor. He posed and danced around the ring while fireworks popped off near the ceiling.
8. John Cena at WrestleMania 23 – Cena pulled into Ford Field in a sweet Mustang, with tires squealing before he drove right through the arena glass and onto the field. Cena leapt from the car and proceeded to the ring in front of a light show and floating smoke.
9. The Undertaker at WrestleMania 29 – This entrance included blue lights, rolling smoke, the somber chime of bells, rumbles of thunder, and the Graveyard Symphony. The Undertaker slowly walked to the ring, building the tension as lights flashed behind him.
10. John Cena at WrestleMania 22 – A classic car filled with machine-gun toting gangsters pulled into the arena. Classic spy music played as the men surrounded the ring. As the music started, Cena stepped out, dressed as a gangster.
Each wrestler brings his own style and persona to the ring, and great entrances like these add to the fun and excitement for wrestling fans.