The 25 Most Ridiculous Songs Ever Recorded by and About Wrestlers
Today's pro wrestlers aren't just wrestlers—oh no, they're also entertainers.
Throughout the decades numerous wrestlers have attempted to branch out and extend their talents beyond the ropes of the squared circle. Hulk Hogan, John Cena, and of course The Rock are probably the most noted examples due to their ventures into feature film.
However, it's music featuring wrestlers that's truly "entertaining." Whether produced by WWE or otherwise, there are some absolutely ridiculous, embarrassing, cringe-worthy, and borderline awesome songs out there both recorded by and about pro wrestlers.
Because this list could quite obviously have been three times as long as it currently is, it has been tailored to include only WWE-related wrestlers and songs.
So with that in mind, here are 25 examples of the most ridiculous songs either performed by or about WWE's Superstars and Divas
Author's Note: A huge thank you to an awesome fellow pro wrestling journalist and enthusiast—you know who you are—whose bottomless wealth of random wrestling knowledge saved me hours of research.
Jerry "The King" Lawler: "Wimpbusters"
As we all know, WWE Hall of Famer Jerry "The King" Lawler hails from Memphis, Tennessee, home of that other king, Elvis Presley. So it's really no surprise that he decided to try his hand at music.
While wrestling in the Memphis independent scene, Lawler brought in his high school friend and singing buddy, Jimmy Hart, to manage him. After the two split in the mid-80s, Hart became known as "The Wimp" and was a constant enemy of Lawler's.
Thanks to that storyline and the release of the blockbuster hit Ghostbusters in 1984, Lawler came up with the idea for "Wimpbusters."
The video is rather cheesy in all its 1980s glory, and features a few cameos from some pro wrestling greats, including Randy Savage. But the song itself, although ridiculous, is also pretty brilliant.
Most ridiculous lyric: I ain't afraid of no wimp!
Junkyard Dog: "Grab Them Cakes"
In November of 1985, WWE released its first of many albums, The Wrestling Album. It went on to become a certified gold-selling album—perhaps because many of the songs are performed by wrestlers themselves.
"Grab Them Cakes" sung by Junkyard Dog and Vickie Sue Robinson was a theme of Junkyard Dog's and the second of three songs released as singles from The Wrestling Album.
Quite possibly the only way to describe it is as a forefather to Fergie's "My Humps."
Most ridiculous lyric: And when you get yourself started it's hard to stop / You just go for your partner's you know what / And then ya GRAB THEM CAKES
Hillbilly Jim: "Don't Go Messin' with a Country Boy"
The final single released from The Wrestling Album was "Don't Go Messin' with a Country Boy" by Hillbilly Jim; and it is stereotyping at its absolute finest.
Hillbilly Jim, a popular babyface during the mid-to-late 1980s, wrestled under the gimmick of a simple-minded Appalachian hillbilly fan who was trained by Hulk Hogan to become a wrestler. The song "Don't Go Messin' with a Country Boy," what with its banjo, fiddle, and folk-style lyrics speaks to a longstanding stereotype that many Americans have about "hillbilly" Southerners and country music.
Most ridiculous lyric: When I was a lil boy baby / I cut my teeth on a big ol' tree / Mama filled my bottle from a moonshine still / My first meal was the bass he killed
Koko B. Ware: "Piledriver"
Following The Wrestling Album came Piledriver: The Wrestling Album 2 in September 1987—and it featured even more songs as performed by the wrestlers themselves.
Piledriver was originally released as a vinyl LP and is the only album in WWE's extensive collection not to be released as a CD. Additionally, an accompanying VHS tape of music videos for eight of the songs was also released in 1987.
The title track, "Piledriver," is sung by WWE Hall of Famer Koko B. Ware. Not only does Ware possess a pretty darn good singing voice, but perhaps what makes this song so ridiculous is the all too relevant comparison of falling in love to the feeling of receiving a piledriver.
The music video, however, is just plain ridiculous.
Most ridiculous lyric: But sometimes love, it sounds like a fight / It sounds like an argument, it sounds just like a piledriver
Hillbilly Jim & Gertrude: "Waking Up Alone"
Hillbilly Jim makes a second appearance on the list with another classic from the Piledriver album.
In the ballad "Waking Up Alone," Hillbilly Jim sings a duet with a female vocalist credited only as "Gertrude." The song tells the story of the woes of a life on the road and the toll it takes on relationships—an issue which is all too real for professional wrestlers.
However, what with the rather cheesy lyrics and crying electric guitar, it can easily come off as more humorous than sentimental.
Most ridiculous lyric: By God, I'm tough / Lord knows I'm big and strong / But nothing hurts me half as much as waking up alone
Vince McMahon: "Stand Back"
Piledriver strikes again.
Who doesn't know this? This video has been used to roast and humiliate Vince McMahon for years now. "Stand Back" is the eighth track on Piledriver, and in a moment that he will absolutely never live down, the all-powerful Chairman and CEO of WWE delivered a flashy choreographed live performance of it at the 1987 Slammy Awards.
This is ridiculous—ridiculously hilarious, that is.
Most ridiculous lyric: Never slowin' down and I'm never gonna stop / Along the way you're gonna see a lotta men drop / Baby, watch 'em drop / Baby, baby, headed for the top / Stand back!
The Fabulous Rougeaus: "All-American Boys"
Perhaps the only word to sufficiently describe this next song is, in fact, fabulous.
Brothers Jacques and Raymond Rougeau, billed as the Fabulous Rougeaus, were a tag team in the then-WWF from 1986-1990. Their most notable storyline occurred in the fall of 1988, when they began a feud with the Hart Foundation.
Both teams hailed from Canada: the Harts from Calgary and the Rougeaus from Montreal. However, in an effort to get more heat the heel Rougeaus took on a patronizing pro-American gimmick, billing themselves as "soon to be relocated to Memphis, Tennessee" and using the entrance theme "All-American Boys," which they sing themselves as they proclaim their love for all things American, including preppy hair cuts and Barry Manilow.
Most ridiculous lyric: We don't like heavy metal / We don't like rock n' roll / All we like to listen to is Barry Manilow!
The Quebecers: "We're Not the Mounties"
Jacques Rougeau's vocal performance didn't stop with the Fabulous Rougeaus.
In 1993, Rougeau and fellow French Canadian Pierre—also known as Carl Ouellet—formed the tag team the Quebecers. Prior to teaming with Pierre, however, Rougeau had wrestled under the gimmick of a Royal Canadian Mounted Police Officer, known as The Mountie.
The Mountie gimmick was controversial in that it became the subject of litigation in Rougeau's home country, ironically leading him to be banned from performing as The Mountie in Canada. So, in order to distance themselves from that gimmick, the Quebecers began using an altered version of The Mountie's theme, entitled "We're Not the Mounties."
Most ridiculous lyric: The entire song, as it uses the exact same adjectives to describe them as not the Mounties as were used to previously describe The Mountie.
The Undertaker: "The Man in Black"
In 1993 WWE released its WrestleMania: The Album CD, which was, oddly enough, produced by none other than Simon Cowell.
It's surprising someone so exacting and critical as Cowell put his name on the likes of this album considering some of the songs it boasts—although it did somehow manage to reach #10 on the UK Billboard charts.
"The Man in Black" is without a doubt the most unfitting song to ever be associated with The Undertaker; it's mind boggling how the songwriters even came up with it.
When you think of The Undertaker, the Dead Man, the iconic wrestler who has gone unbeaten at WrestleMania 19 years in a row, do you think of synthesizers?
The answer is "no."
Most ridiculous lyric: The entire song itself is just terrible.
Tatanka: "Tatanka Native American"
Also from WrestleMania: The Album comes "Tatanka Native American," which features a rapping Tatanka referencing nearly every aspect of Native American culture under the sun.
Aside from the fact that Tatanka is rapping, what makes this song so ridiculous is its heavy reliance on Native American stereotypes. Throughout the entire song, a chorus of men can be heard shouting in the background, "Tatanka! Buffalo!"
Most ridiculous lyric: Tatanka! Buffalo!
Road Dogg: "With My Baby Tonight"
"With My Baby Tonight" isn't just a song sung by a wrestler; it's a song sung by a wrestler that was recorded to be used as the spark to start an onscreen feud.
In 1995 Road Dogg Jesse James was known as The Roadie, an assistant to "Double J" Jeff Jarrett, who was wrestling under the gimmick of a wannabe country singer. Jarrett released the song "With My Baby Tonight" and even performed it alongside Sawyer Brown at the In Your House 2: The Lumberjacks pay-per-view.
The intended angle was to have The Roadie reveal himself as the actual voice on the track, and that Jarrett it had lip synched his performance at the PPV. However, before it could pan out both James and Jarrett abruptly left WWE for the United States Wrestling Association.
Nevertheless, when James returned in 1996 as "The Real Double J" Jesse James, he revealed himself as the actual vocalist, anyway.
Most ridiculous lyric: I'm the kinda guy who likes to get things right / So you won't find me complaining if it takes all night
Hulk Hogan: "I Wanna Be a Hulkamaniac"
For some strange reason, at one point in time the one and only Hulk Hogan was struck with the inspiration to form a band. Dubbed Hulk Hogan and the Wrestling Boot Band, his musical endeavor even released an album in 1995, Hulk Rules.
If the name of the band and the album doesn't make it obvious enough, it becomes pretty clear that the whole project was nothing but a massive ego trip once you realize that the 80% of the songs feature "Hulk" in the title.
The most narcissistic of them all is without a doubt "I Wanna Be a Hulkamaniac," which is nothing short of egregious self-praise.
Most ridiculous lyric: I wanna be a Hulkamaniac, have fun with my family and friends!
Shawn Michaels: "Sexy Boy" WWF the Music, Vol. 2 Version
Quite possibly the most beloved of all theme songs performed by a wrestler is Shawn Michaels' iconic "Sexy Boy."
Throughout the years there have been multiple versions of the song. Before he began using the version which all wrestling fans are familiar with today, he used a version that was sung exclusively by his manager, Sensational Sherri.
However, there is another unused version, one which was released in 1997 on WWF The Music, Vol. 2.
Let's be glad it was never used; electric guitars are definitely sexier than jazz saxophones.
Most ridiculous lyric: Not a lyric this time. Again—jazz saxophones.
3 Count: "Can't Get You Outta My Heart"
Before Shane Helms and Shannon Moore made it to the WWE, they were members of a boy band in WCW.
In 1999 Helms, Moore, and Evan Karagias formed a stable known as 3 Count, a blatant rip off of such popular boy bands as 'N Sync and The Backstreet Boys. They sang, danced, had matching ugly outfits—the whole shebang.
Their first "single" and entrance theme—penned by none other than Jimmy Hart—was "Can't Get You Outta My Heart."
It's hard to decide which is more ridiculous: the song itself, or the thought of Shannon Moore and Shane Helms singing it.
Most ridiculous lyric: I cant get you outta my heart / I knew we were in trouble right from the start / We should've played it smart / Now I can't get you outta my heart
West Texas Rednecks: "Rap Is Crap (I Hate Rap)"
Believe it or not, 3 Count wasn't the only horrible band gimmick to come through WCW in 1999.
The short-lived stable the West Texas Rednecks consisted of "Mr. Perfect" Curt Hennig, Bobby Duncum, Jr., Barry Windham, Kendall Windham, and Curly Bill. Formed in June of 1999, they were intended to be a heel stable in order to feud with Master P's—yes, that Master P—babyface stable No Limit Soldiers.
However, because the majority of WCW's fans hailed from the South, they instead cheered the countrified West Texas Rednecks and booed the rappers instead.
The result was "Rap is Crap (I Hate Rap)", which admittedly walks a very thin line between absolutely ridiculous and absolutely awesome.
Most ridiculous lyric: I like NASCAR racing / Richard Petty's still the king / Yeah, they call me a redneck / But you know, that's a beautiful thing!
Snoop Dogg & W.C.: "Hell Yeah"
In 2000 WWE released WWF Aggression, the first in a series of albums in which various commercial artists recorded versions of superstars' official entrance themes. This album in particular featured rap artists; and while some WWE Superstars lend themselves well to rap music, others really don't.
Stone Cold Steve Austin is in the latter category.
Rappers Snoop Dogg and W.C. recorded a version of Austin's entrance music entitled "Hell Yeah." The song itself isn't nearly as ridiculous as a lot of the others on this list; but again, the hell raisin', beer drinkin', mudhole stompin' Texas rattlesnake and rap music don't quite mix.
Most ridiculous lyric: Total chaos, deadly as snake eyes / So cain't none of you bustaz hurt me / Fool I'm a G with no mercy
Mystikal & Rass Kass: "Game"
Even stranger than Snoop Dogg and W.C. rapping about Stone Cold—yes, stranger—is Mystikal and Rass Kass rapping about Triple H.
When wrestling fans think about Trips' theme music, we automatically think about heavy rock—in particular, Motorhead. Several of Triple H's themes have been recorded by the iconic band, and his current theme is one of the most recognizable in all of WWE history.
So to listen to "Game" from WWF Ruthless Aggression is really rather jarring.
Most ridiculous lyric: So many enemies I don't know who to fight next—c'mon! / I'd like to see you try to explain that to my fist / ...Why it's in yo' forehead!
Wyclef Jean Feat. the Rock: "It Doesn't Matter"
In the summer of 2000 hip hop artist Wyclef Jean released his second studio album, The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II a Book. The first single released from that album was "It Doesn't Matter." The song was inspired by The Rock's signature catchphrase, and it actually features him shouting said catchphrase.
That's right; Wyclef did this just because he felt like it.
Somehow "It Doesn't Matter" managed to reach #3 on the UK Singles Charts. However, the dynamic of the song is just strange. It's almost as if Wyclef wanted to record this just so that he would have the privilege of being publicly dissed by one of the best talkers in the WWE.
That's a true fan.
Most ridiculous lyric:
Wyclef: Yo Rock I just bought a fresh Bentley!
Rock: It doesn't matter you just bought a fresh Bentley!
The Rock Feat. Slick Rick: "Pie"
Apparently Rocky didn't get enough rapping in with Wyclef.
In 2001 WWE released WWF The Music, Vol. 5, yet another compilation album of some of the Superstars' and Divas' most recent themes at the time.
However, "Pie" by The Rock and Slick Rick was never a theme song—and thank the wrestling powers that be that it never was, because it's just terrible. It alternates between sounding like a perverted bluesy gospel song and a rap, and features a short skit in which Rock enters Slick Rick's bakery and asks him what kind of "pie" he has.
The innuendo is ridiculous enough all on its own. It certainly doesn't need an entire song dedicated to it—and such a horribly disgusting one, at that.
Most ridiculous lyric: Grandmother said, "Be polite, eat mine first" / So I sat down, tried hers, she looked quite glad / Had a strange tasting mold, but it wasn't so bad
Macho Man Randy Savage: "Be a Man"
By 2003 the late, great Macho Man Randy Savage had been retired from wrestling for quite some time. He surely had a lot of free time on his hands; so, naturally, he decided to record a rap album.
The album, Be a Man, was far from a success—however, its title track has become quite infamous among pro wrestling fans.
"Be a Man" is a blatant open challenge to none other than Savage's former tag team partner, Hulk Hogan; and what makes it completely crazy is that it seems like a legitimate shoot. There weren't any storylines between Savage and Hogan going on anywhere. For some reason, Savage apparently really wanted to fight the Hulkster.
Longtime wrestling fans the world over certainly fondly remember the colorful character that was Randy Savage; but "Be a Man" is definitely a strange piece of his legacy.
Most ridiculous lyric: Your movies straight to video the box office can't stand / While I got myself a feature role in Spider Man
Eddie & Chavo Guerrero: "We Lie, We Cheat, We Steal"
When WWE Originals came out in January 2004, Latino Heat was in full effect. "We Lie, We Cheat, We Steal," performed by the late Eddie Guerrero and his nephew Chavo, perfectly captures the spirit of Eddie's beloved character.
For that, it's pretty awesome. But that doesn't mean it's not ridiculous.
Most ridiculous lyric: Just like the girls, find 'em and forget 'em / They want to sit up front, but don't let 'em / They may be hot, but it's not worth it / Put 'em in the back seat, more room, that's perfect
Kurt Angle: "I Don't Suck (Really)"
Thanks to Edge and the all too perfect beat of Kurt's Angle's theme song, Angle became the victim of one of the most famous chants in all of WWE history: the "You Suck" chant.
However, that chant also spawned this doozy of a number from the WWE Originals album, titled "I Don't Suck (Really)"
Really, we all know Angle doesn't suck; he's one of the best wrestlers to ever step inside the squared circle.
But hearing him attempt to rap is hardly making his case.
Most ridiculous lyric: Anything you can do, I can do better / Even when I rap, I rap more better / It's like this body when wrapped in leather / Perfection—and it gets no better
Rikishi: "Put a Little Ass on It"
Last but certainly not least from WWE Originals comes this gem from Rikishi, "Put a Little Ass on It."
It sounds like it belongs on the soundtrack to a bad porno. Seriously—just give it a listen.
Most ridiculous lyric: Oh, I know you're lost and searchin' / But now I'm gonna show you how to stop all this hurtin' / Put a little ass on it
John Cena: "Summer Flings"
You all had to know something from John Cena was coming.
In May of 2005 Cena released his debut album, You Can't See Me. It debuted at #15 on the Billboard 200 charts and has sold over one million copies.
But what is probably most interesting about Cena's album is that there is no chance in hell—pun intended—that today's WWE would allow one of its wrestlers to release anything remotely like this.
Picking which song from You Can't See Me to include on this list was a bit of a chore; but "Summer Flings" has some especially embarrassing lyrics.
Most ridiculous lyric: This chick was like a fitted cap, all over my dome / Said she wanna be down, but I ain't takin' her home / That's when she said she live right down the street / She love white chocolate, well I got somethin' sweet
R-Truth: "What's Up"
R-Truth's "What's Up" is far from the only theme he has rapped himself—but it could very well be the worst.
When he turned heel in the spring of 2011 and ceased from using any entrance music at all, many fans were thrilled. Not only because it was a brilliant heel move, but because we didn't have to listen to "What's Up"—or, at least, the parts that are understandable. Even the "You Suck" remix was more bearable.
Now that R-Truth has been forced to return as a babyface after his suspension, however, we unfortunately might have to suffer through "What's Up" all over again.
Most ridiculous lyric: Most of the time you see me I'm tryin' to keep it simple / These are the type of people that get popped like a pimple
25 Songs Is Only the Tip of the Iceberg
As stated in the opening slide, this list could easily be much, much longer. There's a veritable gold mine out there of ridiculous and embarrassing songs sung by and about professional wrestlers—and the ridiculousness will likely only increase with time.
What are your favorite—or most loathed—songs by or about pro wrestlers? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below, and thanks for reading.