Jim Johnston: Triple H Had 'An Unusual Amount Of Say' In His WWE Theme Music
Triple H has had a number of themes in WWE
Former WWE composer Jim Johnston has revealed Triple H got 'an unusual amount of say' in how his WWE theme music started.
Johnston worked with WWE for 32 years before his departure in 2017, and wrote all of Triple H's music during his time with the promotion.
As The Cerebral Assassin climbed the corporate ladder and became romantically involved with Stephanie McMahon, Johnston noted that Triple H was permitted more of an opinion on how his music sounded.
Speaking to the RRBG podcast, Johnston revealed: "Triple H was very involved because he was a big star, but also even more involved when he became involved with Stephanie and ended up getting married and then became really up the corporate ladder. So, he had an unusual amount of say in his music.
"But I would say overall he was, even though he could have been more forward with me, I would say overall he was pretty respectful of my turf and let me come up with stuff. But he had a lot of different themes over the years. He had the Hunter Hearst theme, the harpsichord theme. Then he was a major player of DX for a long time. Then 'My Time.'"
When asked about working with Motorhead to come up with future themes for The Game, Johnston added: "Oh yeah, that was great. They did three of my songs for him. They did 'King of Kings,' 'The Game,' and 'Evolution.'"