The Game

Songfacts®:

  • "The Game" is a song produced originally by Jim Johnston, the in-house producer of many of the WWE wrestling organization's biggest entrance themes. It was taken on by Motorhead and recorded as a bonus track for Hammered to become WWE superstar Triple H's new entrance theme, and as such has became his signature song (alongside another Motorhead track, "King of Kings"), having been used from 2001 onwards.

    Triple H (real name Paul Levesque) is a big fan of the band and is good friends with lead singer Lemmy Kilmister; on the album he also provides backing vocals on the track "Serial Killer."
  • Triple H spoke more about the genesis of his most distinctive walk-on music in a 2011 interview with MTV Newsroom. "Years ago I was making a transition to becoming this bad guy (known in wrestling as the 'heel' character), and they wanted me to change my music," he said. "We had our music guy Jim Johnston working on it, and it wasn't the sound I wanted. I kept saying, 'I want it more raw, more gritty,' and I kept saying, 'Think Motörhead, think Motörhead.' So finally Jim was like, 'Why don't we just get Motörhead to do it?' They were into it, and they did the song for me, and they came to one of the shows, and Lem and I just hit it off. They've played me to the ring a few times."

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  • Anthony from Guadalupe, AzThey performed "The Game" as Triple H made his way to the ring at WrestleMania 21.
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