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Several WWE talents sang on “The Wrestling Album”—including Junkyard Dogg, Jimmy Hart, and “Rowdy” Roddy Piper—but a notable singer-songwriter also appeared on the LP: Cindy Lauper.

Lauper, who was an integral appearance at WWE’s “Rock ‘n’ Wrestling Connection” during and before WrestleMania, was credited on the album as Mona Flambe. He provided backing vocals on Rick Derringer’s “Real American” and Piper’s song “For Everyone”. Backing vocals on the album were also “Turn the Beat Around” singer Vicki Sue Robinson, who appeared on Junkyard Dog’s “Grab Them Cake”.

Five Guys Received Producer Credits on “The Wrestling Album”: Derringer, Lauper (as Flambe), Dave Wolfe (Looper’s then-manager/boyfriend), Joel Dorn and Jim Steinman, the last of whom was cited as the creative force behind Meat Loaf’s iconic 1977 album “Bat Out of Hell”. known as. Steinman produced “Hulk Hogan’s Theme”.

Wolfe wrote the album’s liner notes, which read, “This album is the product of so many people who had the insight and courage to believe, most notably Vince McMahon, Mona Flambe, Don Dempsey and Lenny Petz. Performed as producers Rick Derringer, Mona Flambe, Joel Dorn and Jim Steinman gave everything on the record. I salute all these guys for a job well done. This is a great album that’s so much fun – I hope you enjoy it.”

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