Tony Khan has purchased the rights to ‘Tarzan Boy’ by Baltimora, the theme Jungle Boy used as his entrance music during his tenure on the independent scene.
Jungle Boy came out to the song once again during Tuesday’s episode of AEW Dark – in which he defeated Nick Comoroto in singles action. After that, Khan took to Twitter to reveal that he had, in fact, purchased the rights to the song, before jokingly wishing him a belated Merry Christmas.
The 1985 debut single from from Italian 80s synth-pop group’ Baltimora’ has been found in popular culture over the last few decades, from movies such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3, Beverley Hills Ninja & Hot Summer Nights. But we’ll now know it as Jungle Boy’s entrance theme.
Can Evil Uno get Yello's Oh Yeah?!
— EVIL UNO of DARK ORDER (@EvilUno) January 6, 2021
Taz on commentary couldn’t resist the urge to sing along to the tune once Jungle Boy appeared, later on commenting on Twitter that “It’s AWESOME!” and that he cannot wait for packed arenas to be singing along.
The goodwill gesture from AEW CEO Khan hadn’t gone unnoticed by other members of the AEW roster, Evil Uno responded to Khan’s tweet requesting a song of his own to use, opting for an equally top tier 80’s classic “Oh Yeah” by ‘Yello‘ – a choice which I am sure you’ll agree would be fantastic.
This news comes just days after Khan also purchased the Brodie Lee tribute song ‘Ol’ 55′ recorded by Tom Waits which was used during a touching tribute video to the late Brodie Lee during the December 30 edition of AEW Dynamite.
The importance of good entrance music has not gone unnoticed to Tony Khan and AEW, with multiple stars now having larger than life themes accompanying them to the ring including Chris Jericho’s “Judas”, Cody Rhodes’ “Kingdom” and Derby Allin’s “I Fell”.