NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 23: Iron Sheik attends the 2013 GQ Gentlemen Give Back Concert with Robin Thicke at Highline Ballroom on October 23, 2013 in New York City.

What’s happening, Rat Rock Nation! Davey Mac here and…ahhh…the 1980’s…when every famous person apparently thought they were a musician. Whether the Chicago Bears were doing “The Super Bowl Shuffle,” super comedian Eddie Murphy was putting out R&B singles, or action movie legend Bruce Willis putting out a blues album where he played the harmonica…it seemed like every celebrity wanted to secretly be a rock star.

And so it only made sense that the WWE (then called the WWF) would put out a record in 1985 simply called The Wrestling Album. Produced by Rick Derringer, David Wolff, Jim Steinman, and Mona Flambé…this trippy L.P. is a psychedelic voyage into the hearts of wrestlers through music. And, my Lord, is it weird.

You’ve got the two excellent ensemble tracks (one at the beginning and one at the end of this article) in the vain of a “We Are The World”-type track, you have a pretty awesome performance by Roddy Piper (who turns out to be a good rock singer), you hear a very odd performance from Nikolai Volkoff, and more. To see the Iron Sheik, Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, Mr. Fuji, “Classy” Freddy Blassie, “Mean” Gene Okerlund, King Kong Bundy, and more just warms the heart. Call me crazy…but that’s just the way I feel.

So go check out these insane wrestling musical numbers! And check out The East Side Dave & Son Wrestling Show for more fun and action-packed wrestling talk right here on the RAT! BOOM!

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  • "Land Of A Thousand Dances" by the WWF (WWE) Wrestlers

    It’s a fantastic who’s who of professional wrestling in this star-studded song.

  • "Grab Them Cakes" by the Junkyard Dog

     The Junkyard Dog sings this very strange tune about…um…grabbing cakes.  Hmmmmm…

  • "For Everybody" by "Rowdy" Roddy Piper

    Maybe my favorite track on the album…I actually think the legendary Roddy Piper does a great job on the lead vocals!

  • "Don't Go Messin' With A Country Boy" by "Hillbilly" Jim

    Hillbilly Jim was a mountain of a man.  He also was a country singer, baby.  Try not to tap your toe on this one…I dare you.

  • "Cara Mia" by Nikolai Volkoff

     I’m not sure how or why the villainous Russian wrestler was chosen to sing this track…nor do I care…it’s peculiar awesomeness.

  • "Eat Your Heart Out, Rick Springfield" by Jimmy "The Mouth Of The South" Hart

     One of the greatest managers of all time, Jimmy “The Mouth of the South” Hart unleashes on Rick Springfield in what could be considered the first diss track.

  • "A Real American" by Rick Derringer

     The classic theme for Hulk Hogan as written by Rick Derringer.

  • "If You Only Knew" by the WWF Superstars

    Another excellent ensemble piece…I rank this song right up there with Piper’s as one of the best on the album.

  • Check Out The East Side Dave & Son Wrestling Show

    For more fun wrestling talk on the RAT…check out The East Side Dave & Son Wrestling Show!   BOOM!

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