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Dirty Honey has made headlines this week for being the first unsigned act to top the Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs chart with their single “When I’m Gone.”

Dirty Honey - When I'm Gone [Official Video]

The official music video for "When I'm Gone" by Dirty Honey. Hear "When I'm Gone" as the official theme song of WWE's Extreme Rules 2019 Watch the behind-the-scenes video for a look at how the official music video was made → Listen to / Download the 'Dirty Honey' EP → See us on tour now - visit for dates and tickets!

In addition to the support it received from rock radio, “When I’m Gone” got a huge boost in exposure thanks to the WWE who used the track as the theme song to their July 14 PPV Extreme Rules. “When I’m Gone” was not only featured during the PPV broadcast but was utilized in various promos on WWE’s weekly programming (Monday Night Raw and Smackdown) leading up to Extreme Rules.

WWE has a track record for using rock songs as the themes to their various PPVs and have often used music from emerging artists. Who else has gotten a boost from WWE? Check out the songs below to see a just a small selection.

Dorothy – “Wicked Ones”

In addition to being used as the theme for 2015’s TLC, “Wicked Ones” was also used in ads for Gatorade and Levi’s.

DOROTHY - Wicked Ones [Official Video]

DOROTHY's debut album, ROCKISDEAD is out now! iTunes: Google Play: Amazon: Physical: Tidal: Directed by George Robertson Filmed by Aris Jerome Music "Wicked Ones" by DOROTHY (Google Play * AmazonMP3 * iTunes) Category Music License Standard YouTube License


The Struts – “Could Have Been Me”

“Could Have Been Me” was used as the theme for NXT: Takeover London in 2015. The Struts would be utilized again by WWE in 2018 when they used “Body Talks” as the theme for TLC.

The Struts - Could Have Been Me (Official Music Video)

"Everybody Wants" by The Struts is available now.


Dead Posey – “Don’t Stop The Devil”

Emerging artist Dead Posey got some major exposure when the single “Don’t Stop The Devil” was used as the theme for 2019’s Elimination Chamber. The band has since gone on to make the rounds at some major rock festivals, with their appearance at Louder Than Life being the most recent.

Don't Stop The Devil (Official Video) | Dead Posey

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Halestorm – “Uncomfortable”

The lead single from Halestorm’s 2018 album Vicious was used as the theme for 2018’s NXT: Takeover Chicago II. Lzzy Hale has since appeared during PPVs, including playing Ember Moon’s entrance music live at 2018’s NXT TakeOver: New Orleans and with Nita Strauss during 2018’s WWE Evolution, the WWE’s first all-women PPV.

Halestorm - Uncomfortable [Official Video]

Halestorm's new album 'Vicious' out everywhere now: Exclusive VICIOUS merch available, get yours here: Lyrics: I did it cuz I wanna and I did it cuz I'm gonna I did it just because I can I did it cuz it makes me feel so good, and I did


Asking Alexandria – “Into The Fire”

Asking Alexandria’s heavy “Into The Fire” served as the theme of 2018’s NXT: Takeover Philadelphia.

ASKING ALEXANDRIA - Into The Fire (Official Music Video)

Asking Alexandria // OUT NOW CD/LP/Bundles: iTunes: Amazon: GooglePlay: Directed by: Jensen Noen Produced by: Sam Malko Production by: Scissor Films Executive Producer: Steven Contreras -- ATTENTION ATTENTION WORLD TOUR 2019 9/17 - Roanoke, VA @ The Berglund Center 9/20 - Albany, NY @ Times Union

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.