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Longtime WWE Employee released from the company

Jim Johnston-WWE

Earlier yesterday there were rumors that WWE has released legendary entrance theme composer Jim Johnston, who was responsible for creating themes music of many big stars

Those rumors have since been confirmed by Wrestling Observer and now we can say for sure that Jim’s 3 decades long career with the Biggest Wrestling Company in the world has come to an end.

Johnston had been the chief composer-in-residence for WWE since 1985 and he was responsible for creating theme musics of legendary stars such as The Undertaker and Stone Cold Steve Austin.

Though in recent times his duties had been taken over by Musicians Mike Lauri and John Alicastro, better known by their collective name CFO$.

While he remained an off-screen personality for the majority of his career, WWE had released a documentary on Jim Johnston in 2014, titled Signature Sounds: The Music of WWE.


  • CC

    I remember the days when unless it was an outside licensed song, Jim wrote them all and could do all sorts of genres.
    In recent years, I have no idea what he is and isn’t responsible for, but the entrance music these days is very hit or miss. There are themes like Balor’s or Nakamura’s that are amazing, and then there is a mix of good, to absolute dross, with a batch of generic boring tunes like Corbin for instance.

  • Sparti Love

    I hope Jim can be in the HOF because he helped make alot of stars with his music. Entrance music can make or break a wrestler. There has been numerous wrestlers I hated just cause their entrance sucked or I absolutely loved just cause of the entrance.

  • StarmanJames

    I sure hope he chose to leave and WWE hasn’t fired him over some silly incident. He’s created so many classic themes.

  • Killswitch

    They need to find more producers. CFO$ hasn’t proven themselves consistently enough for my taste.

  • Omar

    Unbelievable. No one has shaped the presentation side of WWF/E more than this guy. His music is more than half of what made these wrestler’s entrances iconic.