Weird Al Yankovic is known for his infamous parody albums. But did he ever do a pro wrestling album, like rumors claim?
He spoke to Sports Illustrated recently and confirmed that he, in fact, has never done a pro wrestling album. However, there is one connection between pro wrestling and his work: an infamous music producer who helped produced Yankovic's music as well as some great pro wrestling music.
“That’s an urban legend” Yankovic told them. “The closest I can relate to wrestling is through Rick Derringer, who produced my first six albums, because he produced a wrestling album.”
Derringer is most famous in pro wrestling circles for contributing to the tracks that eventually would be Hulk Hogan and Demolition's theme songs, and producing the WWF album Piledriver. But despite the connection, Yankovic has never done anything relating to pro wrestling.
“Rick Derringer worked with all those people in wrestling, but I never wrote a wrestling song or had any connection with that world” he told them.
When asked if he would ever like to play at a Wrestlemania, Yankovic balked, saying that he had bigger ambitions, even though it's unlikely to ever happen.
“I’m almost positive I’ll never be on the NFL’s short list, So I wouldn’t hold your breath for that to happen” he added.
Yankovic is still putting out albums to this day. His latest, Mandatory Fun, came out in 2014.