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Ian Abel On Presumably Writing AEW Theme Songs – Wrestling Inc.
March 27, 2021
Musician Ian Abel of the Ian Abel Band was on a current episode of The Wrestling Inc. Day by day. Abel’s music has been used for the promo packages in some huge AEW matches, and Wrestling Inc. Managing Editor Nick Hausman requested Abel how he thinks music can appropriately or incorrectly have an effect on a reside professional wrestling present.
“I’ll speak about appropriately. Incorrectly, I’d have to consider it,” Abel admitted. “Appropriately, it comes proper to a narrative about how I had been to some WWE issues after I was youthful, however now I’m older. I’m in school. RAW’s coming by means of. My little brother is seven years youthful than me. He’s actually into wrestling. So we take him to go see Monday Evening RAW. They’re filming. It’s going to be unbelievable, and it stated, ‘Undertaker’s in motion.’ And now, he’s my favourite wrestler. I’d by no means seen him earlier than, and bringing all of it the best way again to music being part of wrestling, that is simply his theme tune.
“We’re having a very good time, however on the very finish, the lights exit. You hear the dong, and I’m yelling. Dude, I misplaced my voice in a matter of 30 seconds. I jumped up, spilled my drink. I believe I elbowed my dad. I’m going nuts as a result of The Undertaker, I’ve by no means seen him. The child got here out of me, and for sure, the lights got here up and he truly wasn’t there. He was simply in motion. There’s somebody within the ring that moved. After the third time, I lastly realized he wasn’t exhibiting up. However music in professional wrestling, once you you hear Undertaker’s, the lights exit.
“You hear the gong go off, or I used to be in Texas for WrestleMania after they have been doing the three on three. It’s only a fast beat down, however you’re in Dallas. The glass smashes. Out comes Stone Chilly. I’m getting chills excited about it proper now. Sure issues are simply iconic, they usually mix collectively. Rock – Stone Chilly My Manner, you hear that tune and also you instantly go to that as a result of professional wrestling, when completed superbly or completed right, is simply stunning story telling. It’s no totally different than the rating of Star Wars.”
Hausman then requested if Abel has been requested to put in writing a theme tune for any of the AEW wrestlers. Abel named two wrestlers he would love to put in writing a tune for.
“I’ve talked a little bit bit to them. It’d need to be the suitable particular person,” Abel famous. “This isn’t almost definitely to occur, however the wrestler that I believe I’d match greatest with would in all probability be Hangman Adam Web page. However he’s already bought cool music. I’d love to put in writing, and I’ve stated a bunch of instances, I’ll say it once more, I’d love to put in writing Anna Jay a extremely dope theme tune cool. I do know it’s on the market, however I believe Anna Jay goes to be a famous person. She’s on her approach up.
“I believe she’s gonna be nice. I’d love to put in writing her a tune, however I’m additionally actually proud of the trajectory I’m on of simply including bangers to unbelievable matches. You don’t wish to taint it an excessive amount of, however I’d entertain being a wrestlers theme tune. That’s loopy to say, however I do actually get pleasure from being like, yeah, I had two songs, they usually have been each for fairly historic moments on this early beginnings of the corporate.”
Abel additionally spoke on his historical past as a professional wrestling fan. He revealed his favourite wrestler rising up and the way he would watch wrestling rising up.
“I grew up in Louisville, so now we have OVW right here,” Abel acknowledged. “I bear in mind seeing Undertaker on TV as soon as, and it shook me as a little bit child. I used to be like, ‘What is that this? He’s placing folks in coffins? He’s lifeless?’ You’re a younger child. You haven’t any clue the place the road is. It’s all blurred traces at that time. So I’m sitting there like, ‘That is insane!’ So I’m tuning in each week to look at The Undertaker kill any person. Angle Period after which the Monday Evening Wars with WCW as nicely. Prime time in my youth for that one so I’m simply glued to the TV with the return button on the distant.”
Abel then talked about his expertise watching OVW. He mentioned the large names that may are available in and the distinctive, native experiences he would have going to OVW exhibits.
“I’ve been to OVW exhibits after I bought into highschool after I was capable of,” Abel recalled. “My father began a enterprise, and I used to be at all times in sports activities. We didn’t do any OVW exhibits after I was a child. If my mother and father knew OVW was the factor to go to, I’m certain they in all probability did, however me and a pair buddies, we’d go see exhibits at the highschool. Ever since I turned 16, it’s all been a blur earlier than that. I bear in mind going to the exhibits and bear in mind it being superior, and it was totally different as a result of I’ve by no means been to a smaller present like that. I don’t bear in mind any huge names on the exhibits that I went to.
“A few my buddies have been right here when Brock Lesnar got here by means of and when The Huge Present was therapeutic, or I suppose Paul Wight now. He was in OVW whereas he was therapeutic up. OVW in Louisville, it’s loopy as a result of everybody talks about it in that circle. When you’re a wrestling fan and also you’re in Louisville, you may have mates that speak about it and go to the exhibits and issues like that. You type of have to seek out them type of, otherwise you go to a present and also you go, ‘Oh my gosh, that’s the dude from my math class! What are you doing right here?’ He’s like, ‘My cousin’s a wrestler,’ and also you’re like, ‘No approach! That’s wonderful! Can we get his autograph?’”
You possibly can comply with Ian on Twitter @IanAbelBand. The total audio and video from Ian’s interview may be discovered beneath.