There really was something to WWE deciding to use Kid Rock’s cover of David Allen Coe’s “New Orleans” from his 2007 album, “Rock N’ Roll Jesus”. Turns out he’s being inducted into WWE’s Hall of Fame.
His involvement with WWE has actually spanned nearly 2 decades. The song “Cocky” from his 2001 album of the same name, was the theme for the 2002 Royal Rumble. “Lonely Road of Faith” from the same album was also used during a video WWE created around that same time for Vince McMahon and Ric Flair. “American Bad Ass” became the Undertaker’s theme during that period of his career and Stacy Keibler used Kid Rocks cover of the ZZ Top hit, “Legs”. That cover subsequently appeared on WWF’s 2002 album, “Forceable Entry” album.
“Every time I go to a WWE event I always have a good time; there is nothing like it and no better fans in the world,” Kid Rock told Billboard magazine – the publication that first broke the story. “The Hall of Fame ceremony will be a fun night and it will be great to see everyone again. I have so much respect for what those guys and girls do. I’m grateful to WWE for letting me be a part of WrestleMania weekend.”
Botch Take: This is what the celebrity wing is for. Kid Rock has legitimately contributed to the company and is a real fan of the WWE. While I’m no fan of Kid Rock in any way, this induction does make sense and I’m all for it.