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– by Michael Connally

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Accoring to CBS Sports, the WWE has announced that The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express will be the newest inductees into the WWE Hall of Fame.  Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson were one of the most popular tag teams in the 1980’s, making a name for themselves in the NWA and Jim Crockett Promotions.

While The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express doesn’t have much of a history in the WWE apart from a short stint in the late 90’s, this is a fine addition to the Hall. As a fan growing up watching wrestling in the 80’s, when you turned on wrestling Saturday Nights at 6:05 pm for some NWA World Championship Wrestling, watching The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express in action gave you some of the best in ring action you were going to see. Their brilliance as a team revolved around the fact that they were pretty much always the underdog in all their matches. Ricky Morton would be getting his tail kicked in the ring for most of the match until he was able to make the hot tag to Robert for the win. 

The WWE Hall of Fame is becoming a misnomer. What do I mean? With each year that passes, the WWE Hall of Fame includes folks who either spent little or no time at all in the company. There’s nothing wrong with that. I’m sure the way the WWE sees it, since they own the majority of pro wrestling’s video library in America, they can include anyone in their Hall of Fame that they want. Yet I do feel a name change to the WWE Sports Entertainment Hall of Fame would be more appropriate.

Overall, this is a great choice for the Hall of Fame. If you haven’t had a chance to check out The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express in action, fire up the WWE Network and check them out.