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The Rock 'n' Roll Express To Be Inducted Into The 2017 WWE Hall Of Fame

Posted By: Ben Kerin on Jan 31, 2017

The Rock 'n' Roll Express To Be Inducted Into The 2017 WWE Hall Of Fame

The Rock 'n' Roll Express are to be inducted into the 2017 WWE Hall Of Fame class.

The tag team consisted of Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson and was formed in 1983 in Memphis by head booker Jerry Lawler. They were originally paired together as an alternative to the popular team of The Fabulous Ones (Steve Keirn and Stan Lane) when they could not wrestle in certain towns.

The would go on to compete for the National Wrestling Alliance's Jim Crockett Promotions (JCP) where they held the NWA World Tag Team Championship four times. They also feuded with the Four Horsemen alliance. In the late 1980s, they were contenders for the American Wrestling Association's AWA World Tag Team Championship.

In the 90's the team reformed in Smokey Mountain Wrestling, where they held the SMW Tag Team Championship ten times. The duo also worked in the World Wrestling Federation and WCW.

The only name confirmed for the 2017 WWE Hall Of Fame is Kurt Angle who will headline the class. Rumor from PWInsider also suggests DDP and Rick Rude will also be inducted while Wrestling Observer notes that other names being discussed include: Christian, William Regal, IRS and the Natural Disasters.

Source: PWInsider, WWE.com Tags: #wwe #wwehof #rocknrollexpress
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