Jim Johnston Hasn't Heard From AEW Despite WWE Departure
The legendary composer's 35-year tenure in WWE ended in 2017
Jim Johnston says he hasn't heard from All Elite Wrestling since departing WWE.
Johnston served as a composer for WWE for 35 years, creating the legendary entrance music for the likes of The Undertaker, Steve Austin, The Rock and Mr. McMahon. His time with the promotion came to an end in 2017.
The 61-year-old made an appearance at the All In event produced by Cody Rhodes and The Young Bucks in September 2018 but says he hasn't had any conversations about producing music for AEW.
Speaking to Chris Van Vliet, he said: "No (they never reached out) and it always amazed me from a business angle. If I was in that work room, I would say ‘Vince just fired Jim, this is a way we could really stick it to them. Find that guy and get him in here this afternoon.’ It doesn’t make sense to me."
The iconic music producer once again bemoaned the current state of entrance music in professional wrestling, saying that the songs don't relate to the characters they accompany.
He added: "I felt a great responsibility, like part of these guy’s careers and successes were in my hand. The music now in WWE and in AEW, I’m sorry if this is mean, it’s all really homogenous and really mediocre and it doesn’t have anything to do with the characters.
"And I think that’s why there are less big stars. I don’t think that there are no potential big stars on the rosters hiding there. Before Steve Austin was Steve Austin, he was The Ringmaster and there are lots of stories like that. These people need the right storyline, the right costuming and definitely the right music to lift them up."
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