Professional wrestling personality Paul Heyman shocked fans today when he announced his first foray into music: a recording of “I Am the Walrus” for an upcoming Beatles’ tribute album.
The former ECW promoter and current manager of wrestling champion CM Punk tweeted that he can “totally relate” to the 1967 Beatles classic from the Magical Mystery Tour album.
He cited the song’s lyrics, such as “crabalocker fishwife, pornographic priestess, boy, you been a naughty girl you let your knickers down,” saying that they “perfectly describe ECW in its heyday.”
But many music fans, including noted Beatles’ historian Nigel McSamson, fear that Heyman’s distinctive voice may not be suitable for the lushly orchestrated, psychedelic song.
“Mr. Heyman speaks with the shrill squawk of a rodent that has been stepped upon,” McSamson wrote on BeatlesBlog.com. “I shudder to imagine his singing voice.”
Contacted by Kayfabe News, Heyman provided only a short, cryptic retort: “Goo goo g’joob.”