This Sunday, beloved indie-folk-rockers the Mountain Goats play First Avenue. They’ll be playing songs from their new record, Beat the Champ,
a concept album about professional wrestling. While Minneapolis is
known as a big wrestling town, the scope of topics explored on Beat the Champ is pretty vast.
So, we’ve decided to bring you up to speed on the subject of the squared
circle by offering a little history about each track, and digging into
all the wrestling references on Beat the Champ.