The continued love affair between rock and wrestling continues, as the recent relationship between WWE and AC/DC bears yet more fruit.
With AC/DC’s surprise but highly anticipated new album Power Up released tomorrow, the biggest company in sports entertainment has jumped on the highway to hell.
Angus and co. already supply the opening theme for WWE’s Friday night SmackDown show, in the shape of Are You Ready.
But the Aussie/Brit rockers will also supply the soundtrack to next week’s Survivor Series PPV.
Shot In The Dark, from the band’s first new album in six years, is the track selected to accompany WWE’s second longest running PPV event.
With the band’s line-up currently consisting of Cliff Williams, Phil Rudd, Angus Young, Stevie Young and a returning Brian Johnson, AC/DC are starting yet another chapter in one of the most steeped careers in music history.
Curiously, this isn’t the first time the two titans in their industries have collaborated on a PPV theme this year.
For Those About To Rock was briefly selected to open WrestleMania 36 back in April and WrestleMania 25 featured Black Ice track, War Machine.
This isn’t even the first Survivor Series that AC/DC have featured on, with the aforementioned Black Ice also supplying Spoilin’ For A Fight for the event back in 2008.
For WWE, 2020 has showcased the diverse mix of artists it works with: from chart topper The Weeknd to cult favourites like Poppy and Code Orange and established names like Corey Taylor to headline acts like Metallica.
It may have been a deeply depressing year for many people around the world but listening to new tracks from the gravelly, dulcet tones of Johnson and sublime axe work of Angus is enough to raise even the briefest of smiles for rock fans.
Laying those tracks over hype videos of Raw and SmackDown Superstars colliding for bragging rights and it might be more of a shot in the arm than a shot in the dark heading in to the dark winter months ahead.
Remember to visit Rushonrock for the very best wrestling features in the build-up to Survivor Series as WWE honours 30 years of The Undertaker.
And look out for a review of Power Up — hotly tipped to be this week’s Rushonrock Record Of The Week!