Welcome to MWC's Wrestler of the Week where every Friday we feature a wrestler, whether they're from the past or present using a random generator!
This week's wrestler is 1/2 of The Rock N' Roll Express: Ricky Morton.
Name: Richard Morton
Birthday: September 21,1956
Weight: 227 lbs
Facebook: School of Morton
Ring Name: Ricky Morton
AWA Southern Tag-Team Champion (6x)
CWA Tag-Team Champion (2x)
NWA World Tag-Team Champion (7x)
NWA World Junior Heavyweight Champion
SMW Tag-Team Champion (10x)
USWA Tag-Team Champion (2x)
WCW World Six Man Tag-Team Champion (2x)
Notable Promotions Wrestled:
Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling
Smoky Mountain Wrestling
A lot of people don't know this but Ricky Morton is actually a 2nd Generation Wrestler! His father is the late Paul Morton who was a wrestler and referee. Ricky was trained both by his father & Florida legend; Ken Lucas.
He started out his career at the late 70's and wrestled for various territories in the Tennessee area. Then on 1983, thanks to Jerry Lawler; The Rock N' Roll Express was formed! And as they say the rest is history.
Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson won various tag-team titles in a lot of the promotions they wrestled for! They are a four-time NWA Tag-Team Champions! RnR Express was also at one point were the biggest babyfaces in all of America selling out many arenas and were a major hit with merchandise! The crowd loved them, especially the ladies!
The Rock N' Roll Express also wrestled in Smoky Mountain Wrestling wherein they became 10-time SMW Tag-Team Champions! They also held tag-team titles on other promotions such as AWA,CWA,USWA,and many more!
The Rock N' Roll Express are probably best remembered though for there decade-long feud against The Midnight Express! This feud is considered by many as the greatest tag-team wrestling feud of all time!
While he is always best known as a tag-team wrestler, Ricky Morton is a great performer on his own! As they say he is the "Shawn Michaels of the RnR Express" which I agree, with all due respect to Robert Gibson.
Morton has held 19 different World Championships on different small indie promotions and territories! While a lot of them aren't major recognized world titles, it's still a pretty impressive feat!
To this very day, Ricky Morton is still actively wrestling and for a man his age I can say he still got it! For 5 decades, it seems like Morton is not planning to stop doing what he loves, and that is wrestling!
In 2014, he started out his own wrestling school; School of Morton (SOM.)
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