WWF Piledriver music videos recalls the super cheesiness of 1980s wrestling: September 21, 1987
I don’t know why I think of GLOW when i see these videos. Probably the excessive cheesiness of it all (see “Mean” Gene Okerlund, Rick Derringer and the Hulkster redoing “Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo”). And “Jive Soul Bro” is still one of the most racist things that I’ve ever seen … other than Virgil, who apparently plays a tough guy in the last video. Ha.
Kane chokeslams Pete Rose, Slick transforms the One Man Gang into Akeem, and Vladimir Kozlov can’t get over: August 12, 2012
I didn’t mind the Kane-Pete Rose trick-or-treat commercial since it played off their history at WrestleMania. But the One Man Gang’s transformation into Akeem “the African Dream” was just tasteless.
“Mean Gene” met “the Doctor of Style” Slick in a ghetto (described as “the deepest, darkest parts of Africa” where tribal dancers in high-tops danced and chanted around a burning garbage can. Through an explosion of of fire, Akeem emerged and strutted and spoke in the most stereotypical way possible before hitting play on Slick’s boombox and dancing to “Jive Soul Bro.”