All Elite Wrestling is going with a classic Elton John song as the opening theme song for their new TV show, Collision.
When it comes to legendary musical performers, the talented Englishman Elton John is one of the most recognizable artists in the world.
The musical giant started his career in 1962 and is still active to this day although he is planning to retire in July 2023. There have also been comments that there may be more shows after that, but the touring days are coming to an end.
How this relates to pro wrestling is that All Elite Wrestling is debuting their new Saturday night TV show Collision this Saturday, June 17th in Chicago and the company’s President Tony Khan announced that a famous Elton John song will be a part of it. The song is “Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting.”
It’s only fitting that a song like “Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting” is being used for a show like Collision. It likely wasn’t a cheap purchase for AEW, but it should fire up the crowd because it’s a well-known song that was released way back in 1973.
Tony Khan announced Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting in a tweet on Friday:
It’s official! Our opening theme for Saturday Night #AEWCollision on TNT is Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting by Sir Elton John! While
Our opening theme for Saturday Night #AEWCollision on TNT is
Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting by Sir Elton John!
— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) June 16, 2023
The advertised lineup for Collision on June 17th looks like this:
* Jay White, Samoa Joe and Juice Robinson vs. CM Punk and FTR
* TNT Championship: Wardlow (C) vs Luchasaurus
* Skye Blue & Willow Nightingale vs Toni Storm & Ruby Soho
* Buddy Matthews vs Andrade El Idolo
* Miro in action
If you haven’t heard the song in a while or want to listen to it for the first time before AEW Collision airs, you can check it out below and there’s also a classic live version of Elton John performing the song as well.