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5 WWE Superstars who were inspired by famous musicians

Nakamura's attire and gyrations bear a striking resemblance to Michael Jackson.
Thomas Lowson
Modified 14 Apr 2019, 18:50 IST
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There has always been a close connection between professional wrestling and popular music.

Dating as far back as the Rock 'n Wrestling Connection in the 1980s, music and WWE have been a close pairing, with some of the biggest artists of all time lending their skills to the promotion.

From classical, well, classics like the Macho Man's Pomp and Circumstance, to the intense ballad of Ronda Rousey's Bad Reputation, there has been a plethora of different musical tastes in WWE.

But sometimes, not only will a Superstar get a sweet entrance theme, but they will even be inspired by famous musicians.

This inspiration can come in many forms, as Superstars may copy the look, the mannerisms, or even the voice of some of the biggest artists in music history.

Here are five WWE Superstars who found inspiration for their gimmicks by famous musicians.

5: John Morrison - Jim Morrison

Nitro changed his name to John Morrison after capturing the ECW World Championship in 2007.
Nitro changed his name to John Morrison after capturing the ECW World Championship in 2007.

When Johnny Nitro captured the vacant ECW World Championship at Vengeance 2007, change was in the air.


And weeks after capturing the gold, the former Intercontinental Champ and Tough Enough star debuted a new look, which bore a striking resemblance to The Door's Jim Morrison.

With a shorter, fluffier hair-do that resembled Jim, Nitro would develop an accent (that would later be dropped), and changed his name to John Morrison.

Even after dropping the accent, the comparison was still there, as Morrison's entrance, complete with ornate jackets and his hair billowing in slow motion, only made the Superstar seem more like the iconic rock-star.

No longer in WWE, Morrison now competes as Johnny Impact in Impact Wrestling, where he is the current World Champion for the promotion.

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