ICP Mentioned in ESPN’s Five Craziest WWE SummerSlam Moments

Some of you younger ninjas may not remember this, but J and Shaggs were both members of the WWE (then called the WWF) back in 1998 during the Attitude Era. They were members of a stable called the Oddities; a group of wrestlers considered misfits and freak shows. Fitting, right?

ESPN has released a list of their five craziest SummerSlam moments and the Wicked Clown made the list. I’m not exactly sure why. I guess wicked rapping clowns would seem pretty crazy to ninjas that aren’t exposed to it everyday like us.

You can check out that entire article over at tv5.ESPN.com by CLICKING HERE or you can check out the excerpt about ICP below.

1998: The Insane Clown Posse sings The Oddities to the ring at MSG

It might be a little hard to believe 20 years later, but for a short stretch of time in 1998, The Oddities were one of the most positively received acts in the WWE, thanks to two major elements working in their favor. First and foremost was their entrance theme sung by the Insane Clown Posse, which had a hook and a beat that fans took to immediately. Secondly, one of the four members of the group, Golga (aka the late John Tenta) took to wearing T-shirts and carrying dolls depicting South Park’s Eric Cartman at a time during which South Park was starting to catch fire.

It was the late ’90s and the WWE’s Attitude Era … so it didn’t always make the most sense.

The previously dead-in-the-water group that featured Golga, Giant Silva, Kurrgan and Luna Vachon found new life as crowd favorites, and ICP began appearing with the group and helped whip up the crowd. While the wrestling wasn’t stellar by any means, the arm waving and energy during the song was undeniable. Trust me. This anomaly of a spike in popularity culminated at SummerSlam 1998, when the Insane Clown Posse sung the aptly named “Oddities” live to the crowd at Madison Square Garden to bring the group out for their match against Kai En Tai.

By the start of 1999 the ride was over, and The Oddities ceased to be. The live performance is no longer featured on the WWE Network version of the broadcast (though a full version of the performance can be found with a little bit of Googling), but for a moment in time, The Oddities and the Insane Clown Posse had their moment to shine.

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