Cartoon series featuring the out-of-ring escapades of the stars of the World Wrestling Federation. Hulk Hogan and Mean Gene Okerlund led the "face," or good guys, team (which included Andre the Giant, Hillbilly Jim, Jimmy Snuka, Junkyard Dog, Tito Santana, Wendi Richter and Captain Lou Albano); while Rowdy Roddy Piper and his team of "heels," or bad guys (including the Iron Sheik, Nikolai Volkoff, Big John Studd, Mr. Fuji, Bobby Heenan and the Fabulous Moolah), usually caused trouble. Intersperced between the cartoon segments were live-action comedy vignettes featuring the WWF cast. "Rock 'N' Wrestling" was among the WWF programs which helped the Vince McMahon-run promotion establish professional wrestling as "sports entertainment." Written by
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The series theme song, entitled "Hulk Hogan's Theme" and available on The Wrestling Album, was an edited instrumental version of Bonnie Tyler's song "Ravishing" from her Secret Dreams and Forbidden Fire album. The theme, written by Jim Steinman, was also used by Hulk Hogan as his entrance music, prior to adopting "Real American" by Rick Derringer (which at the time was being used by the tag team of Mike Rotunda and Barry Windham). See more »
[Hogan goes into a cabin on the boat, looking for Hillbilly Jim who's been kidnapped.]
Do I look like a Hillbilly to you, mister?
[throws a boot at Andre]
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At the end of the show the WWF Logo is shown. See more »
Rock 'n' Wrestling was fun entertainment for adults and children alike. Storylines were light and fluffy and great fun. There's no reason why a similar show made now with the latest WWF wrestlers couldn't work either. I'd watch it. Imagine Rock, Stone Cold, HHH, Kurt Angle and Undertaker in a cartoon together!
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