The show-opening performance of America the Beautiful has become an annual WrestleMania tradition, and WWE announced today that the honors next weekend will be handled by universally beloved rap-metal virtuosos and future WWE Hall of Famers Limp Bizkit.
Sports-entertainment mogul Vince McMahon said at a press conference this morning that Limp Bizkit “is quite frankly the greatest musical act in the world today,” and will bring a “hip, nifty groove” to the beloved patriotic song.
Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst (real name Orville Mendelbaum) said his band’s performance of America the Beautiful will be “so [expletive deleted] dope that you will [expletive deleted] out your [expletive deleted].”
Durst, 64, is no stranger to WrestleMania, having performed the Undertaker’s theme “Rollin'” at WrestleMania 19, and having returned to the event several years ago under the stage name “Machine Gun Kelly.”
Limp Bizkit is one of numerous musical acts scheduled for WrestleMania, including Elias, Flo Rida, The Fabulous Freebirds, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and Strike Force with Robbie Dupree performing Girls in Cars.