Before the Bell: Locker room rituals explained

The moment before a Superstar or Diva’s music hits and he or she steps into the bright lights of a WWE arena makes for a pressure-packed moment. Some stretch and others jam to a pre-match playlist, but all competitors cherish that final moment before they transform from peaceful to warriors. WWE Magazine cameras have caught these private moments for the last three years, and these are the best, most unforgettable pre-match warm-ups captured behind-the-scenes.

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