Jeezy vs. Ross? Gucci vs. Jeezy/T.I/Young Joc? Chris Brown & Rihanna getting back together? Compelling story lines have always fueled Hip-Hop and nowadays it seems there’s more to talk about than ever. With exciting feuds, outlandish characters, and high stakes show downs, rap and professional wrestling have always shared a lot of attributes. Naturally, there’s a handful of rappers who are wrestling aficionados and vice versa, so check out 28 of our favorite pro wrestling references in rap lyrics. —XXL Staff
"Oh, I'm about to go Andre the Giant, you a sell out, but I ain't buying"
"I been known for cheap birds since Rowdy Roddy Piper was putting Hulk Hogan's ass in the sleeper"
"Wrestle with the work, we was like the 4 horsemen / Ric Flair with the flame, I'm motherfuckin' gorgeous."
"I'mma make you dance around like you Disco Inferno / I'mma do the Ruff Ryder till I rock you world / Then I'm leaving out the building with the Nitro girls."
"We the kind that supply the rock like Chris Paul / The same kind that aim nines, insane conscience / And then we get rid of the rock like Dwayne Johnson."
"Fuck you talkin' bout? Bitch, I'm Kenneth Cole / My goons masked up, Rey Mysterio."
"My fo-fo peace talking sound oh so sweet talking / Do mo, mo street talking, than Stone Cold Steve Austin"
"Vocabulary spills, I'm ill + matic, I freak beats, slam it like Iron Sheik."
"Pop you while your roof off, on top of a rooftop / Oswald, Mankind, all you niggas gettin' socked"
"Just me and my posse / Strapped up when you gotta know the ropes like Ted Dibiase"
"Dreamin' about Toni Braxton / Blowin' her back out like Bob Backlund"
"Chess? Yes, Baby I'm Jerry Lawler / Rebel with a cause, outlaw with a lawyer"
"F if you lift weights or if you tone, I'mma empty and throw the pick in your face like Razor Ramone"
"Half my niggas down so I'm screaming fuck the law, Monday Night Wrestling, I'm so fuckin' Raw"
"I'm Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, Bob Backlund, Part actin', Ha, Ha, Who they think they car jackin?"
"I keep some bud like Rudy Huxtable, I body slam the beat, nigga Dusty Rhodes."
"You know that I'm loaded but please don't think it's sweeter / Beat one of you bitch niggas up like John Cena"
"I'm wild, Drizzy tough, and the kid vicious / The three horsemen, we just need Sid Vicious"
"Go hard like Iverson playin' with hurt ankles / Plus wrestle the topic from a different Kurt Angle."
"When it come to paper chase, I dealt with major cake / Ever since Jake the Snake, all I rocked was Bathing Apes"
"I'm Chris Tucker, fly like Snuka / A badass slam with a can like Smucker."
"But when we at them red carpet affairs? aw, man / My baby break necks like the Honky Tonk Man"
"Jadakiss baby, throw plenty of blows / Cause the ryders roll thick like NWO"
"Earl was shippin' them coffins / Cause we sellin that frost, that stone cold, that Steve Austin"
"I had to stash near the boiler / Night time playing the moon, a Houston Oiler / Brought the raw to ya / Had this diesel fiend tying up both his arms, Ultimate Warrior"
"It's real talk, shade niggas couldn't get a tan from me / Cause I get in the ring for that Vince Mcmahon money"
"On the chest of a biz-oss, it's a must I fliz-oss / My team wrestle for cheese like Eric Bischoff."
"The cycle is Shawn Michaels, heartbreak / And yeah I like you, but not enough to wife you"