The WWE was huge in 1985, with Hulk Hogan its biggest star. This was also the age of MTV, and the organization took pains to present their talent as rock stars. WWE boss Vince McMahon pushed the music angle, which was much more about the visuals than the sound. On The Wrestling Album
, some of the wrestlers (Junkyard Dog, Hillbilly Jim) sang, but unlike his daughter
, Hulk Hogan did not.
His proxy was Rick Derringer, who brought some musical credibility to the project. Derringer was heard and not seen, however, as the video was all about Hogan, with action footage and some "Born In The U.S.A.
"-inspired American flag visuals, including a not-so-subtle scene with Hogan playing guitar in front of a giant American flag.