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The Wrestling Album is the first album released by the World Wrestling Federation in 1985. It features mostly theme music of wrestlers on the roster at the time.

Production

Most of the songs were produced by Rick Derringer and David Wolff. Jim Steinman composed and produced "Hulk Hogan's Theme", which was used on the Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n Wrestling cartoon. Cyndi Lauper participated on the album as a backing vocalist on "Real American" and as producer of "Captain" Lou Albano's track under the pseudonym "Mona Flambé".

The album was briefly reissued on CD by Koch Records, who licensed the master rights from Epic/Sony in 1998.

The album's tracks are bridged with commentary from Vince McMahon, "Mean Gene" Okerlund, and Jesse "The Body" Ventura. Three singles were issued from the album: "Land of a Thousand Dances" in a shortened version with overdubbed saxophones, "Grab Them Cakes", and "Don't Go Messin' with a Country Boy". All three singles were issued in picture sleeves and used "Captain Lou's History of Music/Captain Lou" as the B-side.

Track listing

The Wrestling Album
Land of a Thousand DancesGrab Them CakesReal AmericanEat Your Heart Out, Rick SpringfieldCaptain Lou's History of Music/Captain LouHulk Hogan's ThemeFor EverybodyTutti FruttiDon't Go Messin' with a Country BoyCara Mia
WWE Albums
Compilations
The Wrestling AlbumPiledriver – The Wrestling Album 2WrestleMania: The AlbumWWF Full MetalWWF The Music, Vol. 2We Gotta WrestleWWF The Music, Vol. 3WWF The Music, Vol. 4WWF AggressionWWF The Music, Vol. 5WWF Forceable EntryWWE AnthologyWWE OriginalsThemeAddict: WWE The Music, Vol. 6WWE Wreckless IntentWWE The Music, Vol. 7Raw Greatest Hits: The MusicWWE The Music, Vol. 8Voices: WWE The Music, Vol. 9WWE The Music: A New Day, Vol. 10WWE The Music: The Beginning
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