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Rock-N-Roll Express [Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson]

  
  

Ricky Morton
Real Name - Richard Wendell Morton
Birthdate -
9/21/56
5'8" - 190 lbs. - Nashville, TN
Athletic background - n/a
Teachers - Paul Morton; Ken Lucas
Professional background - Memphis(`78-`82), SWCW(`82-`83); WCW(`92)
Aliases - Rick Morton, Richard Morton



Robert Gibson
Real Name - Reuben Cain
Birthdate -
7/19/57
5'11" 205 lbs. - Pensacola, FL
Athletic background - n/a
Teachers - Ricky Gibson
Professional background - Gulf Coast(`77-), Memphis(`79), SECW[Alabama](`83)
AliasesReuben Gibson


Professional Background (as a team) - Memphis(`83-`84), SWCW(`83-`84), JCP/NWA(`85-`88), Memphis(`89) WCW(`89-`90), Indies(`90-), SMW(`92-`95), USWA(`96), WCW(`96-`97), WWF(`97), PPW(`98), NWA-TNA(`03)

Peak Years - `84-`87


Finisher(s) - 
- Double Dropkick

Favorites -
- Missile Dropkick (Morton)
- Double Back Elbow
- Dropkick (Both)
- Drop Toehold/Elbowdrop (Combo)
- Punch (Both)


Ringwork Rating - 

 Move Set6/5
 Science3/2 
 Aerial6/4 
 Power5/5 
 Strikes5/4


Intangibles Rating - 

 Entertainment7/5
 Selling10/7
 Bumping7/5 
 Carrying7/5 
 Heat
 Legacy

  
Place in History - One of the great tag teams of the 80s, the Rock-N-Roll Express had the ability to work tag team matches in the babyface role better than perhaps any team to come along. The type of team who could have made it anywhere in the United States, the Rock-N-Rolls were best suited for Southern wrestling, where their approach worked very well. Robert Gibson had come up as the younger brother and partner of Ricky Gibson, who was a talented and successful wrestler in Alabama and Tennessee before an auto accident ended his career. More than the Fabulous Ones before or the Fantastics after, the Rock-N-Roll Express always found the perfect territories and success followed. Even after their ability to hang dropped off with the influx of youngsters in the 90s, they were continue strongly in the various Southern-based indies. A good worker who could expertly sell a beating and a matching partner, the Rock-N-Roll Express were more than just a pair of rock star babyfaces, they are pro-wrestling's probably the greatest babyface tag teams of all-time.
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