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#ThemeSongTuesday: He's Just a Sexy Boy




On December 2, 1991, Brutus Beefcake's interview segment The Barber Shop was host to one of the wrestling world's most significant breakups. That was the day Shawn Michaels threw his partner Marty Jannetty through a glass, and thus marked the birth of one of wrestling's greatest characters. Soon after, the Heartbreak Kid was born, a vain, cocky asshole who would strut his way down to the ring and announce when he was leaving the arena (in a manner similar to Elvis Presley).

Shawn Michaels is one of the most iconic wrestlers to ever grace a ring, and nothing more can highlight the man than his theme song.




It's interesting to note that this was not the first edition of this song. The initial version of Sexy Boy was sung by Michaels' then-manager Sensational Sherri, who was kayfabe infatuated with him. That theme lasted a little less than a year, before changing to this version. The iconic version was sung by Shawn Michaels himself, which really drives his persona of a vain, arrogant man.

The lyrics involve much praise of Shawn Michaels, describing him as having looks that "drive the girls wild," as well as how girls' knees would get weak whenever he's around. The chorus is a repeated verse of "I'm just a sexy boy/I'm not your boy toy," which really drives home how conceited the Heartbreak Kid was. It's a theme that has grown to exemplify Michaels more than his gimmick, as even when he grew beyond the vain, conceited persona, Sexy Boy still meant that you were about to see Shawn Michaels.

One of the more popular wrestling themes, this has been parodied a number of times, with this song by Kurt Angle being one of the more memorable ones:




As well as this joint effort by current WWE superstars:





Do you have your own rendition of HBK's theme? Any other versions of it that you find memorable? Let us know in the comments section below!

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