How Wrestling Explains the World, Episode 11 – Cover Songs

The Wrestling Estate‘s David Gibb and our own Nick Bond are here weekly to provide a pleasantly in-depth discussion on a specific subject that professional wrestling helps explain in ways you may not have realized.

This week, it’s Cover Songs: We start off with the DDT and successful post-Jake versions/why they work when so many others haven’t, Ric Flair’s “cover” of Buddy Rogers’ Nature Boy gimmick, Buddy Landel’s cover of Ric Flair’s gimmick and why so very few bands and musicians can cover The Beatles in a way that resonates beyond the original work. Then we end the show with an extended conversation about how the WWE’s women’s division has transcended their “cover band” status in a way that the men’s division has struggled to over the last twenty years.

If you liked our theme song, “Dog of War” by the Hell Yeah Babies, you should buy their album All The Things You Believe on Bandcamp

If you like the show after the theme song, rate review and subscribe to us on Podbean or iTunes.

Join the Kayfabemetrics Institute on Patreon!
Become a patron at Patreon!