Entrances are part of the magic that is professional wrestling, and today we dive into the top 30 greatest ring entrances of all time.
Have you ever groaned when your favorite pro wrestling program has returned from commercial break and your favorite wrestler is already standing in the ring? We bet you have because that means you didn’t get to see their entrance prior to the match.
Ring entrances in professional wrestling are part of the magical package that makes it all work. From the music to the crowd reaction, to the way it just makes you feel when you see it. You know that you’re watching something special.
There are so many great ring entrances in the history of professional wrestling but today we cutting it down to the top 30. We are sure this list will definitely be up for debate and we apologize ahead of time if your favorite wrestler didn’t make the cut.
Without further ado, let’s kick things off at No. 30.
30. “The Animal” Dave Batista
Event: WWE Vengeance 2005
Date: June 26, 2005
Venue: Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV
Theme Used: “I Walk Alone” by Saliva
Starting off the list at No. 30 is the man who just retired at WrestleMania 35, the Animal himself, Dave Batista. From humble beginnings as D-Von Dudley’s Deacon, it would have been hard to fathom at the time that Drax the Destroyer (of Marvel Studios fame) would end up rocking one of the greatest wrestling entrances of all time.
Whether it on an episode of Monday Night Raw or SmackDown, a random pay per view, or on the grandest stage of them all, WrestleMania, Batista never disappointed the WWE Universe when it was time for him to make his way to the ring.
All of Batista’s entrances (once breaking away from Evolution) always screamed epic. From the sounds of Saliva’s “I Walk Alone” to the loud fireworks machine gun taunt to even later on in his career when he came out to the ring with just a single spotlight on him: Everything about his entrance was great.
Even though he’s retired we are certain to remember the entrance of Batista for many years to come.