WWE and Beyond: 10 Odd Songs About Wrestling
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Who can forget Koko B. Ware belting out that classic hit, "Piledriver," or Mean Gene channeling Little Richard for "Tutti Frutti"?
The 80's Rock and Wrestle boom opened the door for every wrestler, manager and personality to exercise their vocal chords and try their hand at singing. The results were far from a Top 40 hit and didn't get Hulk Hogan any Grammy nominations.
Music has played a big part in wrestling every since, some good, some bad, and some just plain ugly—Insane Clown Posse, The Misfits and the Kiss concert in WCW.
You won't find Hulk Hogan or Randy Savage on this list because I tried to focus on actual musicians paying tribute to the sport of wrestling.
So sit back, turn up your speakers or plug in your headphones and enjoy.
"Total Destroyer," The Iron Sheik
This punk rock ode to the Iron Sheik comes in at a blistering two minutes and will leave you broken and humbled.
"Rasslin," Glen Goza
Goza is the only non-musician to make the list; I just had to include this little ditty.
Recording live at a World Class Championship Wrestling event, Goza refuses time-and-a-half from work and even a date, just so he could go to rasslin.
Listen to how the women pop every time he mentions one of the Von Erichs.
"Somebody Take That Damn Money," IfIHadAHiFi
This is based on the 1983 feud in the Carolinas where Harley Race put up a $25,000 bounty for anyone who could take out Ric Flair.
Milwaukee noise rock super group IfIHadAHiFi sum up Harley Race's frustration best with this fast-paced song.
This punk band from Louisville are huge wrestling fans. They wear lucha and Japanese masks when performing, and all their songs are about wrestling.
It was hard to pick just one song from them—I could do a whole list just on their songs, but I had to go with one.
The story of the Junkyard Dog won my pick.
Now everybody G-R-A-B-D-E-M-C-A-K-E-S
"I'm a Real Sexy American Boy," Armcannon
Armcannon is in the vein of Powerglove and other bands that cover songs from video games and cartoon shows.
Combining two of wrestling's most cheesiest theme songs is pure comedy.
"The Crusher," The Cramps
"Viva La Lucha Libre," the Secretions
This is a cool garage rock song about loving lucha libre wrestling.
"Terry Funk," Peelander-Z
Crazy noise rock band Peelander-Z's pays respect to Hardcore Legend, Terry Funk
Iron Sheik's "Love the Way You Lie," Metal Injection Radio
This is from the Metal Injection Livecast. I don't know who is rapping, but this is one of the funniest parodies I've ever heard.
"Wrestling Rock 'n' Roll Girl," Lightning Beat Man
Lightning Beat Man and his no-talent belt out this trashy rockabilly tune about Lightning's wrestling rock 'n' roll girl.
Thanks for viewing and I hope you enjoyed the songs.
As a bonus, here's Ric Flair's rendition of The Sugar Hill Gang's Apache.