Yesterday, I wrote a thing about WWE’s pro wrestling-themed charity/parody ‘Jingle Bells’ video, a clip that you either found hilarious or soul-crushing depending on how seriously you take fake fighting. If you watch it long enough, it goes from one side of the spectrum to the other, both ways.
With Leather reader Colin Plint dropped in to mention that wrestling Christmas carols are nothing new, and shared this link of the roster of Japan’s Pro Wrestling NOAH singing Tatsuro Yamashita’s “Christmas Eve” back in 2005. It features some legit pro wrestling legends (including Kenta Kobashi wistfully singing his ass off and the late Mitsuharu Misawa singing from behind his desk) and a few stars fans of mainstream U.S. wrestling would recognize, like Too Cold Scorpio (WWE’s Flash Funk) or Nigel McGuinness (of Ring Of Honor and TNA fame). Not to mention former ROH Champion Takeshi Morishima wearing a San Antonio Spurs jacket.
Anyway, what I’m getting at is “weird, endearing videos of pro wrestlers singing Christmas songs.” Video is below.
Start watching for the novelty reindeer hats, keep watching for the Ribera Steakhouse jackets.
Ideally, the month of December at With Leather will just be an advent calendar of wrestling Christmas carols. Somebody get Tito Santana to sing ‘Christmas Shoes’ already.