The Birth Of Dokkenator

April 13, 2009

It was that wet Spring afternoon Dokkenator was created. Power came to him while listening to the Rolling Stone compilation “Headbanging Heroes of 80’s Metal”. This amazing CD featured 16 tracks from the following artists:

Poison, Twisted Sister, David Lee Roth, Warrant, Winger, RATT, Autograph, Skid Row, Cinderella, Kix, Vixen, Dokken, Enuff Z Enuff, L.A. Guns, Lita Ford & Quiet Riot.

Four of those artists signal the arrival of Dokkenator at his workplace. However, it was “In My Dreams” by Dokken which made him a household name. The vocals from Don Dokken, coupled with the 1-2 guitar combination of George Lynch & Jeff Pilson always succeed in firing him up. The entire workplace hears the following lyrics once the employee entrance opens:

Callin’ your name, but you’re turning away. Please don’t leave.
Running in circles waiting to see you in my dreams.
What can I say or do? You won’t come back we’re through.
I realized too late that baby your love has turned away
In my dreams it’s still the same, your love is strong it still remains
In my dreams you’re still by me, just the way it used to be.

It never fails to light his fire for an awesome shift. It also holds a special place in his heart. More on that in another chapter.


Welcome to the world of Dokkenator

“You are truly the highlight of my shifts.”

“We need your energy behind the line.”

“Where do you get your energy from?”

“Where have you been all night? You’re truly amazing.”

Those are just a sprinkling of the complements Dokkenator has received before, during & after his shifts. From the moment the employee entrance opens, the power of high energy 80’s Rock makes its presence known. Tracks from Def Leppard, Warrant, Winger, RATT & of course Dokken are being belted at full volume. Heads suddenly turn & workers look over, then say to themselves “Our favorite worker has entered the building.” It’s a power that Dokkenator has harnessed & built from the moment he entered Paradise Banquet Hall.

There’s buzz killers such as his scheduler or manager who fire the following:

“Why must you have those stupid things in your ears?”

“This isn’t a concert hall, take those things off.”

“When you enter this building, those headphones are to disappear.”

Nevertheless, Dokkenator is never phased by their complaints. If more workers possessed his energy & enthusiasm, there wouldn’t be complaints of ineffectiveness inside the workplace.

Why Dokkenator Does What He Does

Back in the 80’s, Dokkenator was a huge wrestling fan. He loved listening to amazing Hard Rock & 80’s MetalĀ  when many of his favorites entered the arena. Those memories never left him, which is why entering the workplace with these anthems makes him a favorite among workers. The sounds blasting from his Bluetooth speakers or hearing him singing them signals his arrival.

Three tunes stood out among entrance themes:

  1. Living After Midnight, Judas Priest
  2. Welcome To The Jungle, Guns N Roses
  3. Rocket, Def Leppard

The rush given when The Steiner Brothers, Midnight Rockers & Flyin’ Brian Pillman entered to those themes were the foundation for this character. Nobody gets a bigger rush making an entrance to these tunes.

Rock hard or don’t rock at all