John Mellencamp, eat your heart out!
In 1993 the WWF inexplicably turned Lex Luger from a Narcissist to an All American by having him body slam Yokozuna on the U.S.S Intrepid ship, put him on a Coach bus, and trotted him around the good ol’ U.S.A in an attempt to get him over and make him Hulk Hogan 2.0.
It didn’t really work and nobody bought Lex Luger as much of a “hero”. Possibly because he had all of the personality and charisma of an empty toilet paper roll.
With lame, sappy songs like this promoting him, it’s not hard to understand why fans never took to him and he was never given a World Title run at the time. He needed some kind of rousing, cheerful song like.. well… “Real American” behind him to make up for his lack of character and charisma.
P.S: If you really like the song for some reason, it’s on the WWE Anthology CD set which is out of print but readily available New and Used on Amazon Marketplace. The set has a ton of great theme songs and other songs on it.
Did any of you actually get to meet Lex on his “Lex Express” tour? When and where did you meet him? Any cool stories to share? Comment below!