I’ll tell you all about it when I see you again.
While the fan-made wrestler tribute video was first sparked into existence by the “My Sacrifice” WWE music video and all its clones, it’s only recently that it was perfected. That’s thanks to Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again” – ever since it was used to commemorate Paul Walker at the end of Furious 7, “See You Again” has become the defacto song for tribute videos and it’s raised the artform to new heights.
Here are some of my favourite “See You Again” tribute videos (or “tribvidz”, as we call them in the industry). Please note, I’ve limited myself just to videos for wrestlers who aren’t dead because it’d get a bit morbid otherwise and we’re all here to have a good time.
10. AJ Lee
A strong start but it doesn’t really go anywhere or properly capture April Jeanette Lee-Brooks-Punker’s spectacular career. It doesn’t even have the clip of that time she got clattered by Big Show! Forget it.
9. CM Punk
Too many photos, I’m here to watch a VIDEO, not a SLIDESHOW! Also, I bet Punker thinks he’s too good to watch The Fast and The Furious, the little shit.
8. Kelly Kelly
Solid stuff except it cuts off JUST as it’s getting to the good bit of the song. Rookie mistake that shows a disappointing lack of respect to the strong, sexy and powerful Kelly Kelly’s fantastic career.
7. Randy Orton
Competent but unremarkable, though I like how it makes it seem like Randy was very much in love with the WWE Title at one point in his life.
6. Jeff Hardy
Now we’re talking. Remember when Jeff Hardy was a big deal? I do, and so does EmimV2. The end title screen is a bit weird though:
5. The Bella Twins
The use of black and white really adds the necessary gravitas to The Bella Twins Saga.
4. Undertaker & Kane
Disappointing lack of Biker Taker having a lovely time on his motorcycle but otherwise excellent.
3. John Cena
When John Cena actually retires, they should skip a Raw and just play this on loop for three hours. The quotes make it especially strong stuff.
2. The Shield
This is maybe the weirdest one! Just a random collection of clips tossed together but the power of “See You Again” still makes it work.
If you’re not in tears right now, you are certified scum. Get this in front of Vince and Layla will be in the Hall of Fame ASAP, GUARANTEED.
– @TomBlargh will tell you all about it when he sees you again.