Monday, July 13, 2015

Breaking Wahoo's Leg (And Other Transgressions)

by Dick Bourne
Mid-Atlantic Gateway
Ok, this is amazing. An alt-country-rock song that has a title referencing one of the most infamous moments in Mid-Atlantic Wrestling history.

It's actually kind of sick, too. The song's narrator is all like - - well, I don't know - - like Satan meets Brian Williams. You know, like the guy that says he's always around when stuff is going down. Given some of the real tragedies written about in this song, it likely was ol' Satan indeed.

The song is "I Broke Wahoo's Leg" by Sweet G.A. Brown. Some of the (brilliant) lyrics, as best I can make them out:

Well I'm the man that turned Hank on to heroine,
Yeah, I'm the man that broke Wahoo's leg,
Well I'm the man who taught John Denver how to fly the plane,
And I sold shotgun shells to Curt Cobain.

Well I gave Tyson twenty bucks for Evander's ear,
And I'm the dude that bought George Jones his first round of beers...

There are some other references to shoving Jimmy Buffett off a stage, helping Hank, Jr. get his career turned around, and a Jimi Hendrix reference, too. 

And by the way, none of us are safe; the devil reminds us that as soon as he figures us out, he'll get us, too.  
"Your vice is your undoing," he says, "and I'm here for you."

The video features a brief clip of Greg Valentine delivering a "bionic elbow drop" to Wahoo McDaniel. As any old fan of Mid-Atlantic Wrestling knows, the title of the song (which is the the second line of the chorus) is a reference to one of the most famous matches (and most infamous t-shirts) in Mid-Atlantic Wrestling history.
This song just rocks.

I have to tell you, I love the twisted idea of throwing Greg Valentine's evil deed in with all those other tragedies. I guess Wahoo McDaniel's vice was thinking he could get away with taking the Mid-Atlantic championship belt from Valentine. He learned the hard way on that sad Wednesday night in 1977 in Raleigh, NC, that he couldn't for very long.

Sweet G.A. Brown is bound to be an old-school rasslin' fan. I love that, too.

The song is titled "I Broke Wahoo's Leg" and is written and performed by Sweet G.A. Brown. It is from the album "Wordsmith" and is available for download here.

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A nice review at The Pulse.