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Folk singer who popularized “Jimmy Crack Corn” to be inducted into WWE Hall of Fame

Kurt Angle

Folk legend Kurt Angle is finally getting recognized for his musical contributions to pro wrestling.

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) announced today another inductee into the Celebrity Wing of its prestigious Hall of Fame — the folk singer who popularized “Jimmy Crack Corn,” Kurtis Angle.

Ratings of WWE’s flagship program, Monday Night Raw, skyrocketed the night a decade ago when Angle made a guest appearance to perform the song.

“Jimmy crack corn, and I don’t care!” belted Angle, accompanied in beautiful falsetto harmony by his longtime songwriting partner Stephen “Chilly” Austin.

Angle’s 1996 performance of the slave-era minstrel spiritual  is considered the greatest musical moment in professional wrestling, followed closely by the unforgettably haunting rendition of “Invincible” at WrestleMania 28.

Upon his induction, Angle will join the esteemed ranks of other members of the Hall of Fame’s Celebrity Wing, including such WWE luminaries as Pete Rose, Snoop Dog, and that angry creamsicle dipped in candy floss who is about to become President of the United States.

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