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#ThemeSongTuesday: The King of Rock, who?



One of the topics that we at Smark Henry frequently return to is the subject of fandom. We are fascinated by the #FACT fact that there are many different kinds of wrestling fans, all with different preferences, perspectives, obsessions, and tastes. However, one thing that we are pretty sure is common among all wrestling fans is the part of their brains that plays entrance theme music whenever they enter a room.

Welcome, everyone, to #ThemeSongTuesday: Smark Henry's weekly excuse to celebrate that part of the wrestling fan brain.

Today's edition was inspired by reader dextreme88 whose votes on last week's Smark Henry Survey compelled our very own Mark De Joya to declare it as being "the most original ballot". Among his votes for Greatest Factions of All Time was D-Generation X: "post-WM14 iteration to...ugh, DX2000." DX2000, a.k.a, the most irrelevant and insignificant DX incarnation of all time. 

This version of DX consisted of most of the same members as the post-WM14 incarnation (X-Pac, Road Dogg, Billy Gunn), but was really just a subset of the original McMahon-Helmsley Faction. The faction's leader, Triple H, was firmly entrenched in his heel main event persona, and thus already developed way beyond his original DX character. This rendered DX2000 as almost a footnote to that part of the Attitude Era. They functioned as Triple H's personal entourage of thugs, but they were laughably overshadowed by other heels associated with the larger group, such as Kurt Angle, and Edge and Christian.

It was the saddest DX of all time. But, hey, at least their theme music was cool.

Their theme was Run DMC's version of the original DX song "Break it Down". It was the first track of the WWF Aggression album, which featured hip-hop versions of wrestling theme songs. None of them were good, and only one of them was memorable, if only because of the asinine lyrics:

The King of Rock, who?
The King of Rock, what?
The King of Rock, who?
The King of Rock, what?
The King of Rock, who?
The King of Rock, what?
The King of Rock, who?
The King of Rock, what?
The King of Rock, who?
The King of Rock, what?

Who, indeed? And, uh, what?

Ladies and gentlemen, I present "The Kings", by Run DMC:


What do you guys think of theme? And which songs would you want us to feature in future editions of #ThemeSongTuesday? Let us know in the comments!

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