10 Most Obscure Wrestling References In Hip Hop Songs

The rap and wrestling worlds combine to give you hard lyrics and suplexes in abundance...

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Wrestling and music have had a strong connection for decades,

From watching Cyndi Lauper work with former Wendi Richter to Little Richard singing "America The Beautiful" at WrestleMania X, they've gone hand-in-hand with each other for a long time. However, if there was a particular genre that has completely embraced the world of wrestling and its various colourful characters, it has been hip-hop.

Whether they're giving props to legendary wrestlers like Roddy Piper or Bob Backlund or more recent main-eventers like Randy Orton and The Undertaker, there's just something about the world of the squared circle that rappers love. Which is why hip-hop fans with a keen ear instantly notice those references and pop for them.

So which of our favourite rappers are secret - and not so secret - wrestling fans?

There are plenty of well-known tracks with entertaining references, but we found the ones that you might've missed or didn't even realise existed. From LL Cool J completely changing the WWF acronym to something nobody ever considered before he said it to Westside Gunn giving younger wrestling fans a history lesson on Bruno Sammartino, these are the rap songs that gave the ultimate shout out to the legends...


Co-host of The Ill-Informed Podcast, jiu-jitsu fiend, MMA lover, movie fan, anime nerd, music snob.