Most of the songs were produced by Rick Derringer. David Wolff, at the time Cyndi's Lauper's manager and husband, was executive producer. The album was basically Wolff's concept. Jim Steinman composed and produced "Hulk Hogan's Theme", which was used on the Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n Wrestling cartoon. Cyndi Lauper participated on the album as a backing vocalist on "Real American" and as producer of "Captain" Lou Albano's track under the pseudonym "Mona Flambé."
The album was reissued in 1998 on CD by Koch Records, who licensed the master rights from Epic/Sony. A 30th-anniversary version was released in June 2015 on Sony's Legacy imprint.
The album's tracks are bridged with commentary from Vince McMahon, "Mean Gene" Okerlund, and Jesse "The Body" Ventura. Three singles were issued from the album: "Land of a Thousand Dances" in a shortened version with overdubbed saxophones, "Grab Them Cakes," and "Don't Go Messin' with a Country Boy." All three singles were issued in picture sleeves and used "Captain Lou's History of Music/Captain Lou" as the B-side.
The fold-out cover features majority of the WWF's 1985 roster posing in a recording studio, with McMahon, Okerlund and Ventura in the foreground and ring announcer Howard Finkel in the center. Lauper can be seen on the back cover wearing a black wig, holding a Rickenbacker guitar.
This was originally intended to be the theme song of the tag team of Barry Windham and Mike Rotunda, known collectively as The U.S. Express, and on the album Vince McMahon says the song is dedicated to Windham and Rotundo. However, shortly after the album's release, Windham and Rotundo left for the National Wrestling Alliance. "Real American" became much better known as the theme song for Hulk Hogan, and it remains associated with him to this day.
"Captain Lou" is a cover of a song originally recorded by NRBQ; Albano made an appearance on the original recording and was credited with playing all of the instruments on this track. However, he is actually heard playing the main leitmotif from Grieg's "Morning" (from Peer Gynt Suite) on the "History of Music" portion of the song.
The song is a cover of Mike Angelo & The Idols' "Fuck Everybody," written in 1980 by Michael Ray FitzGerald and released by Atlanta's Hottrax Records in 1984. The Piper version includes Rick Derringer on guitars and bass along with the Tower of Power horns. Cyndi Lauper sings in the background. However, WWF would not allow any profanity, which included the refrain "kiss my ass," which was changed to "kiss my trash."
Volkoff intentionally ruins the end of the song, denouncing Western music before proceeding to sing the Soviet National Anthem. Okerlund and McMahon promptly turn off Volkoff's microphone and declare the whole album a disaster. Ventura, in an attempt to salvage the recording, tells Okerlund and McMahon that the three of them should sing together to end the album; they respond by leaving him in the studio.