Jim Johnston was responsible for the creation of some of the most legendary theme songs ever in WWE: from The Rock to Triple H, up to that of The Undertaker, his contribution will remain forever for posterity. Not everyone, however, would seem to have appreciated his work.
Recently interviewed by Lucha Libre Online, Johnston revealed a curious anecdote: Randy Orton couldn't stand his theme song, Voices. Here are his statements: "I never spoke directly with Randy Orton, but many told me that he hated his theme song.
I don't know why and I don't know if he still can't stand it today, but it's the truth."
Randy Orton, not the first to request his WWE music to be changed
Randy Orton hated his WWE theme song Johnston worked with WWE for over thirty years before being fired in 2017.
His first official appearance outside the Stamford-based Company took place in 2018 at the Starrcast convention, concurrently. with the PPV "All In." Orton has been using Voices for over ten years now and there are currently no plans to change it.
In the early years of his career, however, during his stint in Evolution and the subsequent turn face, Orton used "Burn In My Light" by Mercy Drive. For a few weeks, he also used "This Fire Burns", music that would be made famous by CM Punk in his debut in ECW and then on the WWE main roster.
"The Viper" is still engaged in a controversial rivalry with The Fiend who, despite being absent from the scene for several months, continues to make his presence felt thanks to "demonic powers" Most likely the final chapter of the feud, which also involves Alexa Bliss in a follower version of Wyatt's alter ego, will end at WrestleMania.
However, we do not know what kind of stipulation WWE wants to choose after the FireFly Inferno match staged at TLC. According to Johnston, Randy Orton is not the only WWE Superstar who was not impressed with his own theme.
Johnston also revealed that former WWE Champion Yokozuna was one of the few wrestlers who approached him directly to change his music. Surprisingly, Yokozuna wanted his theme song to change from his sumo wrestler-inspired track to something in a completely different genre of music altogether.
Jim Johnston is responsible for penning some of the most iconic WWE themes of all time, including songs for legends like The Undertaker, Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, and many more. He was released from WWE in 2017.