The Story Behind Iconic Theme Song Of WWE Legend Triple H

Published 12/17/2020, 1:05 PM EST
TOKYO,JAPAN – JUNE 28: Triple H enters the ring during the WWE Live Tokyo at Ryogoku Kokugikan on June 28, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Etsuo Hara/Getty Images)


For 25 years, Triple H has been an integral part of WWE. Apart from being a wrestler, the 14-time World Champion also serves as the EVP of Global Talent Strategy & Development.

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Over the years, ‘The Game’ has not only won championships in memorable matches and feuds but has also made a mark with impressive entrances. And why won’t one have impressive entrances when the theme song itself is so catchy?

Wrestler Triple H attends WrestleMania XXVII at Georgia Dome on April 3, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by George Napolitano/FilmMagic)

Jim Johnston explains creating theme song for Triple H

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Triple H’s entrance themes have always been exciting to listen to. In a WWE Behind The Theme video, legendary music composer Jim Johnston spoke about how he created HHH’s theme song.

He shared the story of Hunter’s ‘Blue Blood’ theme song during Hunter Hearst Helmsley days. Then, as Triple H went onto the main event scene, it was his time and reveals that is when he developed the ‘My Time’ theme song.


The best part is Jim wrote ‘The Game’ theme song in under 5 minutes and he made it only on three cords. He talks about how it was easy for him to write ‘Time to play The Game‘ theme song as it went very well with Triple H’s character on screen.

Jim Johnston wrote the song, and Motorhead performed it. It is a theme song that Triple H still continues to use it even to this day. Not just that, but Motorhead also performed more themes for Triple H, including ‘Line In The Sand’ (Evolution theme) and ‘King of Kings’ (The Authority theme).

Time To Play The Game!

Triple H’s theme song is one of the highly listened to WWE theme of all time. It’s such a perfect song that simply fits for Triple H, much like how Judas fits Chris Jericho. Not that ‘Break The Walls Down’ was bad by any means, but ‘Judas’ is on a different level altogether.

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‘The Game’ last appeared on TV for his 25th anniversary celebration on Friday Night SmackDown. Since then, he is heavily focused on NXT, while managing the main roster shows too!

With the Royal Rumble approaching, we can assume Triple H will be on our TV screens in some capacity and we actually get to jam to ‘Time to play The Game’ theme song again.

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Which one is your favorite theme song of Triple H? Share it in the comments below!

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Ishan Chavan

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Ishan Chavan is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Being a Journalism graduate, Ishan has over six years of experience in the Media Production Industry, having worked with Viacom 18's streaming platform, Voot. A wrestling fan since childhood, Ishan's favorite wrestlers are Daniel Bryan, AJ Styles, and Chris Jericho as he feels these three have the perfect blend of wrestling and promo skills, especially Jericho.

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