I’m sure some of you who watched WWF wrestling in the 1980s will remember this: the 1984 opening theme to Championship Wrestling, which was the “A” syndicated show for the WWF at the time. Anyone not a fan way back then will notice the stark difference between this intro and that of, say, WWE SmackDown.
Here’s the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEOsK7PAm6w
Needless to say, this opening was created while wrestling was still completely under the radar, because I’m quite sure the WWF didn’t cough up the money to pay Michael Jackson royalties for “Thriller.”
The clip is totally derived from Madison Square Garden footage of Hulk Hogan winning the WWF Championship from the Iron Sheik in 1984.