It Came From YouTube: The Honky Tonk Man didn’t always have great music

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Longtime Crapper Randall B. sent in this clip of The Honky Tonk Man’s first WWF theme (when he was a face!) and it is awful!

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17 Responses to "It Came From YouTube: The Honky Tonk Man didn’t always have great music"
  1. Saint Stryfe (@saintstryfe) says:

    Ok I’m going to call it: They brought back that intro for the Bushwacker’s theme. Close your eyes and listen to it. You know it to be true!

    • Steve says:

      Ok good, somebody else noticed the Bushwackers thing.

      And there is nothing whatsoever wrong with that song. I’d almost forgotten it, but now it’ll be in my head all day.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I’ve heard worse.

    Also, The Honky Tonk Man as a face is one of the worst ideas in the history of professional wrestling. The was the GOAT chickenshit heel, and the character never really worked in any other version.

  3. Sean Bateman says:

    At least it is not like 3 Count’s theme

  4. Brad says:

    It’s still better than Hunka Hunka Honky Love

  5. Matt Soileau says:

    Kinda sounds like Weird Al.

  6. dan says:

    I kinda like it, its what Rockabilly’s music should have been when Honky managed him

  7. Ruddiger says:

    I’d love to have sex to this song!

  8. Drew says:

    I’ve heard worse.

    Anyone have footage of his face matches?

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  9. Eric S. says:

    He actually even had this music as a heel because I vividly remember him facing Steve Gatorwolf on Saturday Night’s Main Event for some reason and he had this music. Even if it wasn’t Gatorwof he did have that music as a heel on SNME.

  10. Drew says:

    I think I’ve said this elsewhere on the site but as Honky aged and grew paunchier we started calling him ‘The Haagen-Dazs Man.”

  11. Quincy Hughes says:

    Now seriously, how could HTM NOT have gotten over in 1987 coming out to this?

    Maybe this should be BnB’s theme.

  12. Down With OPC says:

    I read the header for this like five times before I realized it did not actually say Honky Tank MAIL Man.

  13. theJawas says:

    I’m 98 percent sure he came out to this at Wrestlemania 3, but the later doctored versions may have switched it with “Cool, Cocky, Bad.”

    • nomangang says:

      He definitely came out to this at WrestleMania III. Around this time he kept talking about a song called “That’s All Right, Honky Tonk Mama.” I used to think this song was it.

  14. James says:

    I actually liked this theme. It might be the rarity of it, but I was glad to see it turn up on YouTube.

    Now if only someone could find a clean version of the pre-Derringer version of Demolition’s theme (same guitar riff, but no lyrics).

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