This week's wrestler is 1/2 of The Rock N' Roll Express: Ricky 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
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.)