As an aspiring comedian and ’smart’ wrestling fan whose constantly tuned into the ever-flowing internet chatter of other like-minded fans, it was a real treat to see the ‘WWE Universe’ get blasted by a super-nova of the ridiculously funny hash-tag trend #wwecovrbands on Twitter this week. Started by Twitter user @Bar_Nez and Chicago comedian @MartyDerosa this past Wednesday, the joke started with one tweet between the two wrestling fans, steamrolled out of Chicago, and onto becoming a world-wide trending topic by the end of the day. WWE superstars like @CMPunk, @IamJericho (Chris Jericho), and @ZackRyder joined in on the rock ‘n wrassl’n humor as well. I found myself writing and reading other tweets about this joke for well over 2 hours while at work on Wednesday. It may not have been a productive day at the office, but it was certainly a day where I laughed hardest ever at any job I have ever had.
Here is the origianl Tweet that started the whole thing…
The joke formula is pretty simple. You take a pro wrestling star’s stage name and combine it with the name of a popular (or once popular) musical act. It sounds silly because it is, but the results are entertaining even if you can’t come up with a clever phonetic spin on the formula. Here is a collection of the some of the funniest #WWEcoverband tweets posted this week. You can share your own #WWEcoverband joke with me @KevKellam.
@WWEMagazine : Husker Duke the Dumpster Droese
@Mikki_Sixx Akeem the African Dream Theater
@Mikki_Sixx Billy Guns ‘N’ Roses
@Joekillgallon The Velvet Undertaker
@RyanBudds Greg the Hammer My Bloody Valentine
@joemcadams They Might Be Andre the Giants
@CMPunk George Straight Edge Society
@MartyDerosa Crosby, Stills, Kevin Nash & Eric Young.
@GlitterCheese Daniel Bryan McKnight
@BdRick DJ Jazzy Jeff Hardy
I could go on and on for days. There is literally thousands of the smile-enducing gems like these on this page on twitter.com. Check out Marty Derosa continue to make Pro Wrestling funny with NWA World Champion @ColtCabana with their weekly web series, “Creative Has Nothing For You” where they spoof the behind-the-scenes life of wrestlers at the bottom of the card. The comic/wrestler duo also produce the must-see $5 Wrestling DVD series for Highspots.com, which had a sold-out crowd for a live show in Miami during Wrestlemania weekend earlier this month.