At the 1987 WWE Slammy Awards, the roster got together on stage and sang "If You Only Knew" and yes, it is as weird and awkward as it sounds.
Old school wrestling fans compare today's product with that of the past and tend to pick out everything that the latter is doing wrong compared to their favorite era. Fans longing for a return to the Attitude Era is the best example. What most don't remember is that a lot of what was happening at that time was downright awful. It wasn't all Stone Cold running riot and Goldberg's undefeated streak.
Slightly older fans will hark back to the 1980s and the height of Hulkamania. With that time in particular, the phrase "keeping kayfabe" gets thrown around all too often. That wrestlers who were feuding in front of crowds weren't even allowed to travel in the same car together in fear of being spotted by fans. Well, on a certain day in 1987, apparently those rules went out the window.
During the second annual Slammy Awards, the WWE roster gathered together on stage, heels and babyfaces, and sang a song together. "If You Only Knew" from Piledriver: The Wrestling Album II. Yes, an entire album of songs performed by WWE Superstars and yes, it was the second of its kind. The live performance of "If You Only Knew" is as awkward and weird as it sounds. Don't believe us? Check it out for yourselves below.
Where do we even begin? Well, Virgil not getting involved is far and away our favorite part. Why wouldn't you put the guy who won't be participating front and center, right? It's a pretty stacked turn out as you can see. We don't understand how WWE persuaded some of these wrestlers to be a part of it. Jake Roberts, King Kong Bundy, and a young and happy-looking Bret Hart, clearly before life had ground him down.
We had personally never seen this before and are extremely glad that we discovered it more than 30 years later. Upon learning of its existence, we ask for just two things. Most importantly that it is released on CD. The album was only ever released on vinyl. Also, that a crop of WWE's current stars perform a cover version. Personally, we would like to see Kevin Owens filling the Virgil role in the remake.