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Poll: SHOW OPEN Semifinals: WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW
The Beautiful People 6 (0%) -»
Across the Nation 17 (0%) -»
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Author: Subject: SHOW OPEN Semifinals: WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW
Matte
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posted on 9-14-2018 at 03:22 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
SHOW OPEN Semifinals: WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW

WWE SmackDown!: "The Beautiful People" by Marilyn Manson (08/2001-05/2003)



WWE Raw: "Across the Nation" by The Union Underground (04/2002-10/2006)







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posted on 9-14-2018 at 05:40 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Across the Nation, but it just might be because of WWE's production team. It's so much more memorable because they'd try to match the song with wrestlers doing cool shit. Synching up the guitar riff with Kane setting off his pyro stil sticks in my mind.

Beatutiful People is at the very least just as good as song, probably better, but it doesn't feel as integrated into the show like Across the Nation is.

[Edited on 9-14-2018 by First 9]

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posted on 9-14-2018 at 05:48 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Across the Nation, easily.





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posted on 9-15-2018 at 01:33 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
The first time I saw Union Underground live was when they opened for Manson in Milwaukee. U.U. stole the show that night, and they get my vote here.
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posted on 9-15-2018 at 04:49 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Funny things you find on Youtube. Here's the intro a couple times with the different video edits they did every couple of months. The video editing really did help make this song work well as an intro.




And here's the full song, which is cool because the video has WWE footage and is like a 3 minute intro to Raw.



Beautiful People is a cool song, but I never think of Smackdown when I hear the song on the radio. I don't think I've ever heard Across the Nation on the radio, but if I did, I'd immediately think of Raw.

[Edited on 9-15-2018 by salmonjunkie]

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posted on 9-15-2018 at 08:03 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
I know that's not what they're singing, but for the longest time before I cared to look them up I legit thought the beginning lyrics to AtN were, "Look at the guns, the drugs, the marching erections...". And that is why it's special to me.





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posted on 9-17-2018 at 06:18 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
The lyrics involving guns, drugs, and sex really take you back to the era that "Across the Nation" was used in.

Move to the music, play that fuckin' music!





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posted on 9-17-2018 at 08:10 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by janerd75

"…the marching erections..."


The Marching Erections are also the name of every third or fourth high school football team in Florida.





Well you know, just because these young men have little education and live in squalor, it doesn't entitle them to commit antisocial behaviour and get away with it.

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