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#ThemeSongTuesday (6/21/16): A Tale of Two Lesnars



We won’t blame you for having a Brock Lesnar-shaped hole in your heart, especially since the last time we saw him, he put on an extremely underwhelming Street Fight with Dean Ambrose at WrestleMania 32. For weeks leading up to it, we were promised chocolate chips. What we got instead was an F5 onto a pile of chairs and a quick pin, revealing the raisins within this deceitful hardcore cookie.

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Nevertheless, we miss seeing the human equivalent of a six-cylinder engine combined with all the anger on the planet on our regular WWE programming, and if SummerSlam in August is too long of a wait, there’s always his return to the Octagon on July 9 for UFC 200! If that doesn’t feel surreal enough for you, part of this WWE-UFC deal is a clause which allows Lesnar to use his WWE theme!



If you’re Jim Johnston—the man responsible for perfectly capturing characters like the Undertaker or “Stone Cold” Steve Austin through music—your composition for the most dominating man on the roster’s entrance music should accomplish three things: sonically parallel the intensity Lesnar brings, stand out among other themes, and continue to stand out, especially since CFO$ have had a knack for churning out formulaic hardcore rock songs for newer themes (Rollins, Ambrose, Cesaro).

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Johnston, with the help of Lesnar’s absolute decimation of every living being that breathes near him, successfully composed a theme that has now become synonymous with the conqueror and his conquests in pro-wrestling, but will “Next Big Thing” fit in the UFC? When you’ve accomplished as much as Brock Lesnar has in both the world of pro-wrestling and mixed martial arts, you can come out to M2M’s Don’t Say You Love Me and still manage to instill fear in the heart of your opponent.

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When he isn't writing Smark Henry's #ThemeSongTuesday column, Lorenzo Magnaye hosts the #HomeRun on 99.5 PlayFM. It's a good thing, too, since his childhood consisted mostly of watching professional wrestling and listening to his parents on the radio. He's only recently rekindled his love for the WWE, and has been trying to make up for missing out on everything post-WrestleMania XX by praying to Seth Rollins thrice a day. Follow him on Twitter: @RenzoSaurus!

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