Otep Single Lands on TNA Wrestling Special — Video
Los Angeles metal band Otep, led by the inimitable Otep Shamaya, has landed the title track from their latest album, ‘Smash the Control Machine,’ as the theme for TNA Wrestling’s ‘Final Resolution’ pay-per-view special, airing live from Universal Studios in Orlando, Fla. on Dec. 20.
The song, also Otep’s single/video, is a bit of a strange choice — not the fierceness of the music, but the lyrics. The verses are about our sheep-like servitude to capitalism and greed, but the chorus definitely works: “Smash the control machine/Work, buy, consume, die/Smash the control machine/Happy little slaves for minimum wage (The revolution will be monetized/And streamed live via renegade WiFi).”
The original video has been re-edited with clips of wrestlers, male and female. ‘Final Resolution’ will feature TNA Wrestling faves A.J. Styles, Kurt Angle, Bobby Lashley, Mick Foley, Marr Morgan, Team 3D and many more, along with a ‘Feast or Fired’ match where someone from TNA Wresting will be fired.