Wrestling Nonsense…A Jingle with Jillian
It’s Monday the 23rd of December. 9:25 am, I’m at work and I’ve been told to ‘cheer up’ because ‘It’s nearly Christmas’.
I’m 36 years old…I’m alright thanks.
It was then suggested to me that I play some Christmas music to ‘get into the spirit of things’.
This, in my world, is fight talk. So I began to scratch my head and think of the worst Christmas song I could think of. Then it hit me…A Jingle with Jillian!
What were they thinking?
For those of you lucky enough not to have lived through it the first time, Jillian was, I feel it’s fair to say, a comedic wrestler from 2004 – 2010. I say that because…well, she had a gimmick in which her entire character was defined by a grotesque mole/wart on her face, followed by her singing career (which again, was purposefully terrible)
Now, credit, where credit’s due Jillian Hall, gave it her all. Regardless of what crap was thrown her way, she always committed, and I respect that. It was (as lè champion would say) A stupid idea from bad creative.
Jillian the Singer
during 2006-2008 she took on the role of a ‘singer’. The core of the character is that she was proving to everyone else that ‘she was talented in areas beyond wrestling‘. And in 2007 she proved this by releasing a 5 track EP (bizarrely extended to 7 tracks in 2010) in which she sang the following classic Christmas singles;
- Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – 3:15
- Jingle Bell Rock – 2:29
- I’ll Be Home for Christmas – 2:54
- Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree – 2:17
- The Christmas Song – 3:27
According to Wikipedia ‘the album reached number 20 on the UK Holidays Top 100 shortly after its release before climbing onto the Top 50 albums on iTunes‘
Was it any good?
I mean, it is what it is for its time. But dear lord it’s bad (but intentionally so) would such a thing exist in 2019 WWE? honestly…who knows! the way some of these stories have been coming out recently (Lana, Lashley and Rusev anyone?) it wouldn’t surprise me.
Regardless of all this, it’s what I’m playing (on repeat!) for the next hour as I force myself to get into the holiday spirit while simultaneously annoying those at work who try to force me to have a good time.
Merry Christmas everyone.