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AEW President Tony Khan Secures the Rights to the NBA on NBC Theme Song "Roundball Rock"


AEW President Tony Khan has confirmed he has secured the rights to "Roundball Rock," the famous NBA on NBC theme song ahead of AEW's (All Elite Wrestling) special televised event Winter Is Coming on TBS.

Yes, you read that right. The president of AEW owns the rights to "Roundball Rock."

"Roundball Rock" Hits the Ring

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Khan said on Twitter, "We got the rights to my favorite song! See you tomorrow for Wednesday Night #AEWDynamite on @TBSNetwork at 8pm ET/7pm CT for Winter Is Coming! Thank you to everyone who watches @AEWonTV! See you tomorrow night on TBS for what will be a huge night on AEW Dynamite #WinterIsComing!"


The theme is interconnected with AEW's ongoing best of seven series for the AEW Trios Championships between Death Triangle and The Elite. The series enters match four on Wednesday night, with the Death Triangle currently up 2 wins to 1.

This is not the first time Tony Khan has secured the rights to a famous song, The Pixies "Where is My Mind?" is the former entrance song for Orange Cassidy. Now, it is "Jane" by Jefferson Starship. While 1985's "Tarzan Boy" by Baltimora is the theme for Jungle Boy. Most recently, Kansas's "Carry On Wayward Son" has been the entrance theme for the Elite since their return to AEW last month.

The use of the NBA on NBC theme song isn't the first basketball reference swirling around this best of seven series. Kenny Omega's introduction by ring announcer Justin Roberts also carries a confirmed subtle tribute to Michael Jordan, along with the style of Chicago Bulls starting lineup read by public address announcer Ray Clay in the 1990's. After listing off many of Omega's accolades, Roberts will add in that Omega (who is from Canada) once "performed in," "flew over," or "mailed a letter to someone who lives in "North Carolina" in the same manner Clay would introduce Michael Jordan before Chicago Bulls home games.

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