This past Wednesday, April 26th, professional wrestler Roderick Strong made his AEW debut while walking out to the Killswitch Engage classic, “The End of Heartache.”
Like the WWE, AEW (All Elite Wrestling) has a great love for metal and heavy music; among the wrestlers at AEW, you have Brody King (the vocalist of God’s Hate), as well as Andy Williams (ex-Every Time I Die).
Strong, who has been working in the industry for over 20 years, appears to be a big metalcore fan, for when he made his debut on AEW yesterday, he decided to enter the ring while Killswitch Engage was blaring. “The End of Heartache,” sung by former Killswitch Engage vocalist Howard Jones, is by far one of the band’s most beloved tracks.
The song kicked in over the arena’s speakers as Strong charged toward the ring in an effort to save his buddy, fellow wrestler Adam Cole, who was enduring a severe beatdown from The Jericho Appreciation Society.
Along with how awesome it is to hear the KSE classic, it is exhilarating to watch Strong charge the ring and see him go to town on The Jericho Appreciation Society. Below you will find a video that highlights this awesome moment.
What other metal songs would you like to hear used as entrance music for wrestlers?
Below this video, you will find links to other Killswitch Engage-related stories.
We recently published a feature naming the 10 greatest metalcore albums of all time, and among the records on the list, we included Killswitch Engage’s The End of Heartache. Below you will find a link to that full feature, but here is what we had to say about the KSE record:
“It is undeniable how remarkable of an experience 2004’s The End of Heartache is. Featuring vocalist Howard Jones, Killswitch Engage not only delivers harder-hitting metalcore but also provides a greater range of mood and technical ferocity throughout this release. What is astounding about this range is that the band provides intense heaviness through beautiful-sounding melodies and serene passages exuding sorrow. The End of Heartache is, without a doubt, one of the most moving metalcore albums of all time.”