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Rock ‘n’ Wrestling: The Mountain Goats “The Legend of Chavo Guerrero”

The Mountain Goats - Legend of Chavo Guerrero

The Mountain Goats channel Korn’s Twisted Transistor video, and do a much better job of getting other people to mouth their lyrics, as they pay homage to Chavo Classic.

Before he became the oldest WWE Cruiserweight Champion and called out Konnan in 140 characters or less, Chavo was a major player in the Los Angeles wrestling scene of the 1970’s and the hero of one John Darnielle. Hence this song and video:

It’s a nice little tribute to how crappy everything looked on TV before HD became a thing and, of course, wrestling itself. You have Joey Ryan ripping up a picture of your grandma, and a couple of other indie wrestlers dropping by to do cameos, like Dolph Ziggler’s brother, Ryan Nemeth, and Empire Wrestling Federation’s Ray Rosas. Oh yeah, and Rob Corddry doing his best Mean Gene impression and then later looking like Tyler Breeze’s unstable father.

The rest of The Mountain Goats join in on the fun as other wrestling-type characters, but the most notable one is John Darnielle doing his best CM Punk impression, sitting criss-cross applesauce style, delivering a soothing pipe bomb.

The only thing missing from this video was a cameo from Al Madril, especially after the song pauses right after John mentions his name. Chavo Guerrero Sr., sporting Los Guerreros tights, finally shows up at the end to get his shit in. When the song ends the video luckily loses its feed as Chavo overshoots a moonsault which no doubt would’ve ended up on an episode of Botchamania.

This song is off of The Mountain Goats’ Beat the Champ album, which is the best wrestling-themed album since WrestleMania: The Album.

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