First impressions are key, which is a big part of why a wrestler’s entrance so important. The WWE has historically had a lot of Superstars with auspicious arrivals but right now, let’s take a look at ten current stars who shine brightly (in no particular order!).
Bobby Roode (NXT)
Rousing, grand…why, you could even call it GLORIOUS! Roode’s swelling musical overture, excellently decorated robes and A+ posing gets the audience going every time.
Enzo & Cass (Raw)
What happens when you mix potent quotables and hyperactivity with a 7-foot-tall, challenge-making strong man? You get one of the most popular tag teams in the WWE and 100,000 people shouting along with them. And you can’t teach that.
Shinsuke Nakamura (NXT)
The King of Strong Style knows how to captivate. His entrance is relatively simple—he doesn’t have pyrotechnics or smoke or glitter, just a great violin track, a strobe light and his own inimitable ways. And is it very, very effective.
Bray Wyatt/The Wyatt Family (Smackdown Live)
Darkness and pinpoints of light are an good way to set a mood. Creepy imagery and vague hints of sinister magics don’t hurt either. Enter Bray Wyatt and the Wyatt Family, whose vibe can be described as “big bads in a backwoods slasher movie.”
The New Day (Raw)
Who could’ve predicted a three-person tag team dressed like Lisa Frank exploded all over the locker room would become so wildly popular? Well, The New Day did. With a winning combination of personality, presentation, gyration and Francesca II: Turbo, when The New Day enters the ring, no one would dare be sour.
Asuka’s entrance is relatively simple but her presence and style go a long way. Sporting a mask and excellent robe, she reveals a smile that lets you know she’s ready to destroy her opponents.
Finn Bálor (Raw)
Not many wrestlers get two separate entrances but not everyone is Finn Bálor. Sometimes he enters as his normal, everyday self and sometimes “the other side” takes over and he becomes The Demon King. NXT got to know him well and Seth Rollins brought him out after Finn got drafted to Raw.
The Vaudevillains (Raw)
Bringing you the glory of silent movies with a touch of Ginyu Force posing, you don’t get more retro than The Vaudevillains and their black-and-white entrance really makes a statement.
Naomi (Smackdown Live)
Naomi’s recent return from injury brought a new look and high energy as she invited fans all over the world to Feel The Glow. Athletically gifted, she’s taken full advantage of her dance background (and black lights) to get the crowd hyped and make a splash as she leaps into the ring.
The Undertaker (Everywhere)
Ask not for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for whichever unlucky wrestler has to face The Deadman. Whether he stalks into stadiums from backstage or appears suddenly in the middle of the ring, Taker’s entrance has inspired chills for years.