Say what you want about Hogan, I don't think there's ever been better Super Hero Face entrance music than "Real American". It hits all the most important points: 1) You can recognize it the second it starts to play with an iconic opening riff. 2) Totally suits the character. 3) Repetitive enough that it can keep going during circumstances longer than an entrance without getting distracting, but varied enough that it never gets boring.
Similarly, Austin has (in my opinion) the no question best Anti-Hero Face entrance, for the same reasons.
Considering they're the two biggest stars ever, and that everybody else on that list (HBK, Edge, Rock, Vince, Taker, Flair, Savage, arguably Cena though personally I prefer Word Life) has similarly excellent entrances, I have to ask: how big of a deal is it? Is there anybody in the last 20 years who succeeded in spite of crappy entrance music? Some guys are just ok, sure, but the top of the WWE right now is Cena, Orton (I HEAR VOICES), HHH (TIME TO PLAY THE GAME!), Punk (Static followed by Cult of Personality), and Bryan (Ride of the Valkyries); all good-great. Would giving someone like Ziggler or Reigns a better entrance be enough to elevate them.
I guess my main question is how important overall is entrance music? And who had the best ever?
Probably Hogan or Flair. Hogan for all the reasons mentioned, and Flair because you heard it and knew you were about to see a superstar. Also add Randy Savage to that one.
I'm not fond of Orton's "Voices" song and I kind of preferred the Legend Killer era theme (The "hey nothing you can say" one) but it works fine for what he is now. Ziggler absolutely needs better entrance music, something more in the bombastic classical idea like Perfect or Savage. They've got it right with Sandow at least.
I think Big Show's music has long been kind of terrible and we just sort of got used to it. It's really kind of senseless and doesn't pertain to his character in any meaningful way. Cody Rhodes' music is such generic pap that I don't how or why they haven't ditched it by now. Zack Ryder's music has nothing to do with him and has never worked for me.
But yeah, entrance music is HUGELY important. Generally one of my favorite facets of a character, in fact.