Talk is Jericho Recap w/ The Rock N’ Roll Express – WWE Hall of Fame Induction, Stories from the Road, Art of the ‘Hot Tag’, More!
Jericho welcomes Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson of the Rock N’ Roll Express to the show.
Jericho says he hasn’t seen Morton and Gibson for over 20 years, since they worked together a lot in the early 90s. The Rock N’ Roll Express is still chugging along, and even though they’re both getting up in age at this point, they’re still working independent dates. Gibson mentions that they can still even throw their famous double dropkick.
Speaking about getting inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame this year, Gibson says he was thrilled to be inducted and he’s just happy it happened while they are still alive. Morton says he waited his whole life to get that call, and when he hung up the phone he cried because he was so happy.
Morton informs that the business has changed dramatically since their prime years. Gibson agrees and says that a big part of the business back in the day was ‘selling your gimmick’ in order to make a living. Morton recalls tearing up a bed sheet at one point and writing ‘R&R Express’ on each small piece, and selling them for $10 as ‘Rock N’ Roll Express headbands’.
Morton mentions that he and Gibson came together in Memphis Wrestling when Jerry Lawler wanted to pair them up and give them a ‘rock band’ gimmick. They shot vignettes leading up to their tag team debut, and when their music hit that first night they were popular right from the start.