Colt Cabana's 15 Favorite Songs About Wrestling
Independent wresting icon Colt Cabana has had quite the year. Outside of the unfortunate hurdle of almost losing his finger (which lead #SaveColtsFinger to trend worldwide) he's continued to be a force in the worlds of wrestling, comedy and podcasting. As wrestling's unofficial pop culture ambassador, he returns to Brooklyn this Saturday night, October 12th, to face Ted Dibiase Jr. in his first match after leaving the WWE for FWE's Openweight Grand Prix (8 p.m., St. Patrick's Gym, 9511 4th Ave.) as well as a comedy performance on November 21st as part of the Insane Clown Posse affiliate Kevin Gill's Rocks Off Pro Wrestling Film Festival with New York comedians Mike Lawrence and Chris Gethard.
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Colt's impact on social media entertainment has been seen in both his Worst Promo Ever comedy shorts and his weekly The Art of Wrestling podcast, and the latter features a song of the week. Colt compiled 15 of his all time favorite tribute songs to professional wrestlers for us and shared his thoughts.
"Viva La Lucha Libre"
Danny Secretion reached out early to me when I had my Podcast after I had found it. They're just huge wrestling fans and it's a fun punk rock catchy song.
They live in New York by way of Japan, and they're also huge wrestling supporters. They're friends with my friend M-Dogg 20 Matt Cross and these guys are just crazy. I'm very upset that I've never seen one of their live shows. I think "Terry Punk" is a tribute to Terry Funk who is almost a wrestling god in Japan, and they're sort of gimmicky as a wrestling band with different outfits and different colors. They're fun to watch.
"The Wrestling Queen"
This is the theme song for The Wrestling Queen movie, and Baldwin wrote it specifically as a 70s folk song for the movie. It's really beautiful. I had it when I had Sara Del Ray on the Podcast. She was my first woman guest and I was looking for a woman's wrestling song. It makes me so happy when I find a great song that I'm really proud of. It's an obscure movie that was originally supposed to be about the Vachon family. It's such a great soft, quiet folk song. 30-40 years later, it's almost better when you find this kind of song, especially since music is done so differently now.
"The 14 Masks of Danger"
I don't know much about these guys, but I found a live performance on YouTube and I'm always a sucker for a good lucha mask. It's got a reggae beat and a reggae flow to it. The guy's got a wonderful voice and you can see the people get into it as he sings it.
"Captain Lou Albano"
If you're a wrestling fan, you probably have heard of this. It's one of the more famous ones. NRBQ is a pretty well known band and on one of the live performances Captain Lou is out there singing with them. Just hearing it, it makes you think of Captain Lou and those Hawaiian shirts and rubberbands.