According to CBS Sports, the Rock n Roll Express have been confirmed as the second inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2017.
The Rock n Roll Express, while easily considered to be one of the best tag teams in the 1980s, had little to no involvement with the WWE. They appeared only twice, once in 1993 during the Smokey Mountain Wrestling partnership with WWE and again in 1998 during the NWA partnership with WWE. Neither time gave any real stand out moments.
Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson did have many great moments in the NWA during the 80s holding the World Tag Team and Us Tag Team championships 8 times. Morton would even a slight push to a singles career during a brief feud with NWA world champion Ric Flair.
Like many wrestlers throughout history, the Rock n Roll Express are ones which were unable to give up on the dream, still wrestling today on the indie scene well into their 60s. They’re continued performances are kinda sad.
Still, these two are a welcome addition to the Hall of Fame, and their inclusion will likely help them continue to get work in the old man, bad wrestler auditorium scene (which Jim Duggan, Scott Steiner and many others still participate in).
Do check out their latest foray into national television with the Hardy’s Tag Team Apocalypto. So weird. So great.
Good for them on their inclusion. A full induction video will likely come out from the WWE tonight and I will do a full induction post later in this week.