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Poll: Final 4: The Time to Play The Game Is Now
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posted on 9-14-2018 at 03:30 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Final 4: The Time to Play The Game Is Now

John Cena: "The Time Is Now" by John Cena and Tha Trademarc



Triple H: "The Game" by Motorhead







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posted on 9-14-2018 at 04:01 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
I voted for Cena.

I like the Motorhead song a lot better.

There's just something to be said for an entrance that...

...involves the person it is for in the actual song/entrance
...evokes a crowd sing-along = "John Cena Sucks" which will forever be a part of the entrance


I won't be disappointed or surprised to see HHH advance to the finals. There are just some intangibles with the Cena one that put it ahead in my book.





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posted on 9-14-2018 at 05:34 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Voting for Motorhead, the entrance in 2002 for HHH's return is cooler and more meorable than any Cena entrance.
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posted on 9-15-2018 at 04:28 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by williamssl
I voted for Cena.

I like the Motorhead song a lot better.

There's just something to be said for an entrance that...

...involves the person it is for in the actual song/entrance
...evokes a crowd sing-along = "John Cena Sucks" which will forever be a part of the entrance


I won't be disappointed or surprised to see HHH advance to the finals. There are just some intangibles with the Cena one that put it ahead in my book.


Fuck, you swayed me to vote for Cena here. Because in a vacuum, I like Triple H's theme better. But there really is something intangible about Cena's theme and it is essentially the sound of the past decade (or more) of WWE.

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Voting for Motorhead, the entrance in 2002 for HHH's return is cooler and more meorable than any Cena entrance.


I dunno, Cena's surprise return at the 2008 Royal Rumble was pretty memorable and made me kind of mark out during a time that I wasn't even a Cena fan (just because it was such a well-kept secret).





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posted on 9-15-2018 at 05:03 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Even though Lemmy is pretty awesome, I have never really "liked" the Time To Play The Game because the lyrics are pretty much "let's say a bunch of barely-connected-things that rhyme".

Aaaand JOHN CENA SUUUUUUUCKS is awesome, but even before people started doing that I really really enjoyed the Trumpet Sample Part of that song.

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posted on 9-15-2018 at 10:00 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
It's a tough call for me, but I've said it before: when in doubt, vote for the one sung by the wrestler.

I also agree with Williamssl about the sing-along aspect of the song putting it over the top.

I love "The Game." It is a great piece of music and there's barely a track you'd want as your entrance theme instead of this one. That said, it isn't even Motorhead's best entrance theme. I'd give that title to "Line in the Sand." Had that track made it here instead, I'd have voted for it. Whereas it isn't, I'm throwing my support behind John Cena, and I'm most likely picking him to win it all.





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posted on 9-15-2018 at 06:43 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
I was leaning towards Cena's and I think Williamsl kinda verbalized it about as well, or better than I could as to why it should advance.
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posted on 9-15-2018 at 07:31 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
I'll stick up for The Game.

Besides being a better song, it's got its own synchronized entrance that's iconic to HHH as a character, down to the spotlight and the water spitting.

Cena sort of got away from the rapper aspect of his character and a newer fan might even be surprised to find out he was rapping his own entrance. HHH's connection to Motorhead is well-known and much-discussed.

HHH getting The Game marked a big turning point in his career and started him on a trajectory to greatness. Cena switching to "My Time Is Now" marked the end of his more entertaining Thuganomics phase and a switch into family friendly Fruity Pebbles Cena.





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posted on 9-15-2018 at 07:44 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Plus if you vote against The Game you're voting against Lemmy returning from the dead the way he did in Motorhead's Killed By Death video* . What are you guys anyway, a bunch of stunnads who don't want Lemmy to return from the dead? Fuck you if you are!

* the cops in that video couldn't catch a fucking cold

[Edited on 9/15/2018 by Paddlefoot]





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posted on 9-15-2018 at 08:32 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
I’m not even sure My Time is Now is Cena’s best theme, much less a Final Four candidate for best ever. The “John Cena sucks” chants are cool, but really? It shouldn’t even be this far, much less beating The Game.
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posted on 9-18-2018 at 02:57 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
LOL@ You can chant "John Cena suuuucks" during his entrance theme. Yeah, that's HUGE!!

Triple H....Synchronized entrance, ruthless sound....the entire song embodies him.

As someone else touched on, as well: It'd mean a whole lot more if Cena still incorporated rapping into his gimmick. That sort of died after "My Time Is Now" dropped as his entrance theme.

All in all, it's a great entrance theme, but it doesn't really hold up with Cena anymore. It's just his forever theme.... it's iconic, but there are too many intangibles to make it go over something that perfectly embodies a wrestler like HHH to this day.

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