Watch: WWE superstar Edge used Slayer's South Of Heaven for his spectacular, metal-as-hell entrance at Wrestlemania last night

Edge at Wrestlemania 39
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WWE legend Edge has made no attempts to hide the fact that he's a massive metalhead, but at last night's Wrestlemania 39 event, he took things to a whole new level. Battling bitter foe Finn Balor inside Hell In A Cell on the second night of WWE's two-night Wrestlemania spectacular, Edge - real name Adam Copeland - made his entrance in memorable style, donning a glimmering skull helmet and walking to the ring as bursts of fire erupted behind him. The soundtrack? None other than Slayer's classic anthem, South Of Heaven. To top it all off, Edge then opened his arms to reveal some terrifying bat wings as a part of his elaborate entrance gear. Pretty damn badass, we have to say.

Watch the incredible entrance below. 

Edge, who paid tribute to his 'Brood era' with the entrance (referencing the vampire-themed stable he was once a part of alongside Gangrel and Christian in WWE's beloved Attitude Era), revealed in an exclusive interview with Metal Hammer in 2021 that Nine Inch Nails were a major influence on his character when he first joined WWE in the 90s.

He also expressed a wish to see Metallica play Wrestlemania one day, asking: “How has that not happened? It’s a very good question. Especially when we were in San Francisco. I don’t know, but it feel like it needs to happen. [WWE Chairman] Vince McMahon’s favourite song is America The Beautiful; I would love to hear Metallica scorch America The Beautiful. It’d be so good.”

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Merlin Alderslade
Executive Editor, Louder

Merlin moved into his role as Executive Editor of Louder in early 2022, following over ten years working at Metal Hammer. While there, he served as Online Editor and Deputy Editor, before being promoted to Editor in 2016. Before joining Metal Hammer, Merlin worked as Associate Editor at Terrorizer Magazine and has previously written for the likes of Classic Rock, Rock Sound, eFestivals and others. Across his career he has interviewed legends including Ozzy Osbourne, Lemmy, Metallica, Iron Maiden (including getting a trip on Ed Force One courtesy of Bruce Dickinson), Guns N' Roses, KISS, Slipknot, System Of A Down and Meat Loaf. He has also presented and produced the Metal Hammer Podcast, presented the Metal Hammer Radio Show and is probably responsible for 90% of all nu metal-related content making it onto the site.