Member Names: Ricky Morton (left) &
Robert Gibson (right)
Real Names: Rick Morton (left) & Reuben
Height: Morton 5'9"; Gibson 6'
Weight: 445 combined
From: Memphis, TN.
WWF Titles Won:
The Rock 'n Roll Express are one of the
most legendary tag teams in the history of the business. Although smaller
than most teams they've faced, the Express held the NWA World tag team
titles on various occasions, and defeated every top team in the business,
including the Road Warriors, the Midnight Express, the Fabulous Freebirds
and the Russians (Ivan Koloff and Khrusher Khruschev). Morton also teamed
with the Junkyard Dog and Tommy Rich (while Gibson was out with a leg injury)
to capture the WCW 6-man titles. The Rock 'n Rollers even broke up at one
time and engaged in a bitter feud with each other, with Morton taking on
the heel role before the team reconciled. The Express' bitter feud with
the Midnight Express and particularly Jim Cornette is legendary.
In 1993, the Express saw their first
WWF action. They had just renewed their feud with Jim Cornette and Cornette's
new team, the Heavenly Bodies, in the now-defunct Smoky Mountain Wrestling.
Due to the WWF's affiliation with Smoky Mountain Wrestling, the Express
appeared on WWF television as the SMW tag champs, and even had a match
at the Survivor Series that year, during which they lost the belts to the
After several years of wrestling on independent
cards around the United States, the Rock 'n Roll Express once again became
affiliated with the "new" NWA. This affiliation brought them
back to the WWF in 1998. They alligned themselves with the same man they'd
feuded with for years, Jim Cornette. However, they would lose the NWA tag
team titles (that they brought with them into the WWF) to the Headbangers,
and ditched Cornette right after.