WWE Confirms Rock n Roll Express Joining 2017 Hall Of Fame Class

Last week, the rumor mill started working overtime about legendary tag team Rock n Roll Express getting inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

Turns out, the rumors are true.

CBS Sports reported, and WWE confirmed on their website that Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson are joining Kurt Angle in the 2017 Hall of Fame class.

The two first joined forces in 1983, in Jerry Lawler's Mid-South Wrestling, immediately beginning a rivalry with The Midnight Express and winning the tag team titles on three occasions before moving on to the National Wrestling Alliance in 1985. They immediately made an impact in their new home, taking the NWA Tag Titles off of the dastardly Russians Ivan Koloff and Krusher Kruschev. They had four runs with the NWA tag team titles, and had several run-ins with the legendary Four Horsemen, before moving to Jim Cornette's Smoky Mountain Wrestling (where they held that promotion's tag titles on 10 occasions), which had a partnership with the WWE (then the WWE). Their most famous moment in a WWE ring was when they faced their greatest rivals The Heavenly Bodies at Survivor Series 1993. They also were part of a 15 Team Battle Royal at Wrestlemania 14 in 1998. They still take independent bookings across the country, even though Gibson is 58 and Morton is 60. They were featured in the Tag Team Apocalypto match as part of TNA's Total NonStop Deletion special back in December. You can see a clip of them from that show at the top of the page.

Expect an announcement about their induction tonight on Raw.

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