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Here is a list of the WWF(E) PPVs, that had a theme song:

  • SummerSlam 1998's theme song was "Highway to Hell" by AC/DC.
  • Armageddon 2000's theme song was "Sweet Home Alabama" by Lynyrd Skynyrd.
  • Invasion 2001's theme song was "Fight Song" by Marilyn Manson.
  • WrestleMania 17's theme song was "My Way" by Limp Bizkit.
  • SummerSlam 2001's theme song was "Bodies" by Drowning Pool.
  • No Mercy 2001's theme song was "Click Click Boom" by Saliva.
  • Survivor Series 2001's theme song was "Control" by Puddle Of Mudd.
  • Vengeance 2001's theme song was "Sinner" by Drowning Pool.
  • Royal Rumble 2002's theme song was "Cocky" by Kid Rock.
  • No Way Out 2002's theme song was "Feel So Numb" by Rob Zombie.
  • WrestleMania X-8's theme songs were "Tear Away" by Drowning Pool & "Superstar" by Saliva.
  • Backlash 2002 's theme song was "Young Grow Old" by Creed.
  • Judgment Day 2002's theme song was "Broken" by 12 Stones.
  • King of The Ring 2002's theme song was "Ride Of Your Life" by Neurotica.
  • Vengeance 2002's theme song was "Downfall" by Trust Company.
  • Unforgiven 2002's theme song was "Adrenaline" by Gavin Rossdale.
  • Survivor Series 2002's theme song was "Always" by Saliva.
  • Armageddon 2002's theme song was "The End" by The Doors.
  • Royal Rumble 2003's theme song was "Falling Apart" by Trust Company.
  • No Way Out 2003's theme song was "Bring Me to Life" by Evanescence.
  • WrestleMania 19's theme song was "Crack Addict" by Limp Bizkit.
  • Backlash 2003's theme song was "Remedy" by Cold.
  • Bad Blood 2003's theme song was "Headstrong" by Trapt.
  • Vengeance 2003's theme song was "Price To Play" by Staind.
  • St. Anger by Metallica was the official theme song for WWE Summerslam 2003.

Cyndi Lauper & Wrestling

  • Cyndi Lauper appeared as a guest VJ on MTV with Captain Lou Albano in 1984.
  • At the 1985 Grammy's, Hulk Hogan escorted Cyndi Lauper to the award ceremony.
  • She appeared again with Hulk Hogan and Wendi Richter as guest VJs in 1985.
  • Cyndi Lauper escorted "Rowdy" Roddy Piper to a Hollywood move premiere in June of 1987.
  • At the beginning of her solo career, Cyndi Lauper participated in some wrestling events, even being a manager. What is less known is that all of the wrestling bouts with Wendy Richter, "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, among others, were actually MS fund raisers. Cyndi Lauper, Dave Wolf, and Captain Lou Albano organized the events and raised over four million dollars for research.
  • Cyndi participated in women's wrestling, assisting Wendi Richter ringside for a total of four televised matches. The first match, billed as "The Brawl to Settle it All," was aired live on MTV in June of 1984 and was repeated, in 1985 frequently, with all the press hype. Basically, Cyndi Lauper was invited on a wrestling program, "The Piper's Pit," for wrestler, "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, to interview her. Her association with Captain Lou Albano at this point made her known to the wrestling fans. When "Rowdy" Roddy Piper interviewed her, Captain Lou Albano snuck out from behind the set and they both began insulting her and women. Cyndi Lauper, who was offended, turned violent and began hitting them both. Captain Lou Albano then made wild claims that he made Cyndi Lauper famous and managed her career. Cyndi Lauper retorted by challenging him to find a female wrestler to wrestle a woman she would manage. Captain Lou Albano went to the WWF women's champion, The Fabulous Moolah, and Cyndi Lauper found a wrestler, Wendi Richter. They hyped the match up constantly on wrestling shows and MTV. Wendi Richter ultimately met The Fabulous Moolah in the ring and won the women's championship belt by defeating The Fabulous Moolah, and Cyndi Lauper even jumped in and slugged The Fabulous Moolah, at one point in the match. A prior agreement to the match was that if Captain Lou Albano lost the match, he had to publicly apologize to Cyndi Lauper. At that point, Captain Lou Albano turned good and together with Hulk Hogan and Wendi Richter set up an award ceremony for Cyndi Lauper and her contributions to wrestling during one of the matches in December of 1984. Once Hulk Hogan and Wendi Richter temporarily exited the ring, Captain Lou Albano publicly apologized to her and presented her with a gold record. At that point, "Rowdy" Roddy Piper snuck in the ring, smashed the gold record over Captain Lou Albano's head and kicked Cyndi Lauper in the face, sending her rolling across the ring. When Hulk Hogan came running to Cyndi Lauper's rescue, "Rowdy" Roddy Piper left the ring and Hulk Hogan challenged him to a new match to defend Cyndi Lauper's honor: "The War to Settle the Score."
  • Wendi Richter's opponent, at Wrestlemania 3, was a woman named Leilani Kai, who was managed by the legendary Fabulous Moolah. During the match, The Fabulous Moolah tried to get involved in the match by attacking Wendi Richter. So, Cyndi Lauper got involved and she started fighting Moolah on the outside the ring before the officials broke it up. Wendi Richter went on to defeat Leilani Kai for the WWF women's championship that night, and afterwards, Cyndi Lauper and Wendi Richter were dancing around the ring, celebrating, and showing off the title belt, which has become one of the best remembered pictures from any WrestleMania.
  • In February of 1985, the "War to Settle the Score" was to take place with Cyndi at ringside. However, The Fabulous Moolah was so desperately wanting both her title back and revenge on Cyndi Lauper, so she trained a new lady wrestler, Leilani Kai to wrestle Wendi Richter the night of the big match between Hulk Hogan and "Rowdy" Roddy Piper. Cyndi Lauper escorted Wendi Richter to the ring, as well, as The Fabulous Moolah did with Lelani Kai. However, The Fabulous Moolah was up to her dirty tricks, that night, and constantly interfered in the match. When Wendi Richter was prevailing, The Fabulous Moolah began viciously attacking Cyndi Lauper, and even choked her, until Cyndi Lauper fell to the ground. At that point, Wendi Richter went to help Cyndi Lauper, but Lelani Kai snuck up behind her to roll her up for the pin and win the championship belt. When Cyndi Lauper came to, she and Wendi Richter chased The Fabulous Moolah and Lelani Kai back to the dressing rooms.
  • During Wrestlemania 1, Wendi Richter won her title back with Cyndi Lauper began pounding The Fabulous Moolah outside the ring.
  • Essientally, the first Wrestlemania came together, in part, due to Cyndi Lauper's involvement in wrestling, which was now at its peak in popularity.
  • Cyndi Lauper escorted Wendi Richter once more to ringside when The Fabulous Moolah wanted a re-match. However, The Fabulous Moolah had a document that "banned" Cyndi Lauper from ringside due to Cyndi Lauper's previous attacks on The Fabulous Moolah. Cyndi Lauper then had to sit backstage and watch from a television set. Wendi Richter beat The Fabulous Moolah once again, and Cyndi Lauper came running out to congratuate her. It was the last time Cyndi Lauper would escort Wendi Richter to ringside. Cyndi Lauper later got revenge backstage by shoving The Fabulous Moolah into a huge cake.
  • Cyndi Lauper used wrestlers numerous times in her early videos. Captain Lou Albano, of course, was in "Girls Just Want to Have Fun," "Time After Time," "She Bop," and both videos for "The Goonies 'R' Good Enough." Wendi Richter was the waitress that was blowing a bubble and singing the first verse in the video for "She Bop." She also appeared in The "Goonies 'R' Good Enough" videos as a cook in a vegetable stand at the Mom 'n' Pop's gas station. Andre the Giant, The Fabulous Moolah, "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, the Iron Shiek, Nikolai Volkoff, and famous manager, "Classie" Freddie Blassie, all appeared as pirates in the "Goonies 'R' Good Enough," videos as well. Cyndi Lauper returned the favor by appearing in a WWF music video called "Land of a 1000 Dances," later in
  • 1985. Her manager/boyfriend at the time, Dave Wolf, was also in the video and produced the Wrestling album on which the song was featured.
  • After 1985, Cyndi Lauper minimized her association with professional wrestling, and this caused the women's division in the WWF began losing steam without Cyndi Lauper's appearances. Wendi Richter still continued to wrestle, using "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" as her theme song, but without Cyndi Lauper at her side. She lost her championship title to The Fabulous Moolah in November of 1985. She still wrestled quite frequently but never had the hype and popularity she once had when Cyndi Lauper escorted her to ringside. The Fabulous Moolah remained the women's champion for a long time after regaining her belt.
  • In 1988, Cyndi Lauper and MTB held a Wild Island Carribbean Cruise contest and weekend with Cyndi Lauper, promoting "Vibes" and her "Hole in My Heart" (All the Way to China) single. Captain Lou Albano escorted her on the cruise ship, but that was the second to last time she was seen publicly with him.
  • The last time Cyndi Lauper and Captain Lou Albano were seen together, was in 1989 or 1990 when they made the Super Mario Brothers' show together: "Captain Lou is missing".

Other Wrestling Music Facts

  • Vader can play the piano,
  • Billy Corgan was once involved in a wrestling angle with ECW.
  • Madusa is an accomplished singer and has released her on CD in Japan. Jeff Hardy and Shannon Moore have a band called Peroxwyh?gen.
  • Chris Jericho is the lead singer of Fozzy.
  • "The Mouth of The South" Jimmy Hart used to write all of the wrestler's theme songs when he was in WCW.
  • The WWF(E) tried to get the rights to "Down With The Sickness" by Disturbed to be used as X-Pac's theme song, but a deal could not be reached.
  • Disturbed created a song called, "Glass Shatters" that was used for Stone Cold Steve Austin's entrance song at one time.
  • The Sandman uses "Enter Sandman" by Metallica as his theme song. New Jack used "Natual Born Killers" by Dr. Dre and Ice Cube as his theme song in ECW.
  • Raven once used "Come Out And Play" by the offspring as his theme song in ECW.
  • Edge uses "Never Gonna Stop" by Rob Zombie as his theme song.
  • The Undertaker used to come to the ring to the tune of "American Bad Ass" by Kid Rock, as well as, "Rollin" by Limp Bizkit.
  • Hulk Hogan wanted to use "Eye of The Tiger" as his theme song but he couldn't get the rights, thus, he settled for "Voodoo Chile" by Jimi Hendrix.
  • While in ECW, Rob Van Dam used "Walk" by Pantera as his official theme song.
  • Wrestler Kid Kash, who resembles Kid Rock, comes out to the ring to "Bawitdaba" by none other than Kid Rock.
  • Tazz uses a version of "Rock Superstar" by Cypress Hill, as his theme song in the WWE.
  • "Across The Nation" by the Union Underground is the current official theme song of Monday Night Raw.
  • "Beautiful People" by Marilyn Manson used to be the official theme song for Smackdown!
  • WWE ring announcer, Lillian Garcia, has put out her own album and one of her songs, "Shout," is the theme song for Torrie Wilson. Lillian Garcia also sings the National Anthem for all of the TV and house shows the WWE does.
  • The Rock made his singing debut on, "WWF The Music Volume 5, when he performed the song "Pie," with guest vocalist Slick Rick.
  • Triple H's theme song, "The Game," is performed by Motorhead.
  • On the WWF CD, "WWF The Music Volume 4," the H-BLOCKX sing Stone Cold Steve Austin's song, "Oh Hell Yeah."
  • Wrestling stable, The Oddities, had their theme song sung and written by the Insane Clown Posse.
  • The Insane Clown Posse have also wrestled in the WWF, as well as managed The Oddities.
  • The Insane Clown Posse have also wrestled in WCW, as well as managed Vampiro.
  • The Insane Clown Posse have also created their own wrestling organizaion, Juggalo Championshit Wrestling, or JCW.
  • Rick Derringer was the singer and songwriter of Hulk Hogan's WWF theme song, "Real American."
  • The Rock was in Wyclef Jean's video, both acting and singing with the chorus, for "It Doesn't Matter!"
  • Joe C was also involved in an angle in the WWF in which Edge & Christian threw him in the trash can for saying some choice words to them. Joe C was also considered a huge fan backstage amongst the wrestlers.
  • Chad Brock was under contract for 2 years with the WCW, before a serious injury put him out of action.
  • Reportedly, Chad Brock claims to have needed a theme song and found "Lightning Does The Work," to be just the song Chad appeared on WCW Monday Nitro one night and performed his theme song in front of the live audience. He even managed to get into a scuffle with Curt Hennig, of the West Texas Rednecks, on that night.
  • Ozzy Osbourne was in attendance for Wrestlemania 2.
  • Megadeth's song, "Crush Em," was the official theme song for Bill Goldberg for a short while in WCW. They also performed that song live on Monday Nitro.
  • When the WWE wrestler, Test, made his debut, it was right after a live performance by Motley Crue on Raw. Test's original gimmick was that he was a bodyguard for the band.
  • On June 14, 1999, hip-hop and pro-wrestling merged once again when Master P signed a contract with WCW to perform and wrestle. Wrestlers Konnan and Rey Mysterio, Jr. were allies of Master P's group of wrestlers, put together by Swoll called the "No Limit Soldiers." Master P. performed and made a few appearances at WCW PPVs and on Monday Night Nitro. Master P performed "Hoody Hoo" off his current album, at the time, "Tru Da Crime Family," on June 13, 1999.
  • Stuck Mojo's guitarist, Rich Ward, was backstage one night at Monday Night Raw and he and Chris Jericho got to talking and Chris Jericho expressed his interest in music to Rich Ward. Rich told Jericho that he had a jam band and Jericho should sing vocals for them sometime. The rest is history and Fozzy was born.
  • Fozzy has had a 30 minute documentary on MTV.
  • Fozzy has performed, "To Kill A Stranger," off of their CD, "Happenstance," live on Monday Night Raw.
  • The band, Shock Therapy, is made up of former Independent wrestlers.
  • Bill Goldberg's mother is a concert violinist.
  • Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock once did a duet of Jimmy Buffet's song, "Margaritaville."
  • Finger 11 made an appearance at Wrestlemania X-8's Fan Axxess event.
  • VH1 has had a documentary on the life of The Rock.
  • At Wrestlemania 19, the WWE announced that Limp Bizkit was the company's favorite band.

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