World Wrestling Entertainment, formerly the World Wrestling Federation, transformed performer ring entrances into true works of art that have been copied by other organizations for decades. The boxing world and also mixed martial federations such as the Ultimate Fighting Championship have attempted to recreate the magic that has been seen on WWE episodes of Raw and also as wrestling pay-per-view events, but the WWE has remained king of his portion of the genre. From iconic songs that remain in the memories of fans up through flashy props that have been used, WWE entrances are unlike anything else you see in sports and entertainment.
There is something about a ring entrance that includes a wrestler utilizing a vehicle as a prop that causes crowds in attendance to pop just a little bit more than normal. Perhaps it is the added element of danger in that all it would take would be one MPH too fast or a few feet off of the planned route for things to go horribly wrong. Maybe it has to do with the knowledge that a vehicle being driven from behind the curtain more often than not means that a heel who happens to be standing a few feet away is about to be taken down in a brawl.
Limousines. Tricked-out cars. Semi-trucks. Beer trucks. A Zamboni. Milk trucks? If you can think of a vehicle that could be used for a ring entrance, the WWE has probably at least attempted to use it. Just as with everything, not all of these gimmicks are going to result in a home run that lives on for generations. When the WWE has gotten these types of entrances right, though, they have made for phenomenal television moments that have been replayed time and time again during recap shows and during segments that have been featured on the WWE Network.
10 John Cena WrestleMania 23 Entrance
9 Big Show Semi-Truck
8 Steve Austin ATV Entrance
7 Undertaker Motorcycle Entrance
6 Steve Austin Pickup Truck
5 JBL Limo Entrance at WrestleMania 21
4 Eddie Guerrero Low Rider Entrance
3 Kurt Angle Milk Truck
2 Steve Austin Zamboni
1 Steve Austin Beer Bath on The Corporation
Everything about this Raw segment puts it atop the list of WWE vehicle entrances. The Rock's response to hearing the “Stone Cold” theme is beautifully over-the-top. Austin and Rock are their superb selves on the mic. Vince McMahon, Shane McMahon and the Rock all taking bumps inside of the ring due to the “beer bath” being delivered by Austin made for hilarious television. The WWE has been trying for roughly a decade and a half to recreate the feud involving an over babyface and evil authority figures, but there is just one problem. Neither The Rock nor Steve Austin are coming back in their primes.
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