Reece Reilly had the opportunity to talk with legendary music composer Jim Johnston for the Kiwi Talkz YouTube channel.
Johnson composed theme music for WWE from the 1980s up until 2017. During the interview, he talked about composing themes for names like The Undertaker, The Ultimate Warrior, Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, and many others.
Johnston said he has not been asked to be inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame and it has nothing to do with having stage fright, as has been reported in other places. He said, “If I said no it would be because of getting fired not because of stage fright.” He added, “from my perspective, it’s one of those kind of weird things where you’re of very differing conflicting views on something. On a practical level getting outside myself, it is bizarre that I haven’t been asked. I have to ask what do you have to accomplish to get in?”
Reilly noted that WWE has names like Drew Carey and Sylvester Stallone in the Hall Of Fame and the criteria to become an inductee is unknown.
Johnston said, “I don’t think anybody does. At the same time, I got the emotional part like wait a second, where are we? You decided to boot my ass out the door and now you’re saying we want you in the Hall Of Fame so make up your mind.”
It’s a fascinating interview. You can check it out by clicking below.