The Antioch Pro Wrestling connection heads to Hall of Fame

What does Antioch, wrestling and Rock N’ Roll have in common? The Rock N’ Roll Express!

Who would\’ve thought there was an Antioch connection?

Antioch High School graduate and football player (1972-1974) Ricky Morton is being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

Paired with Robert Gibson and wrestling under the name Rock N’ Roll Express, Morton was one half of the several-time NWA/WCW World Tag Team champions (some reports say four-time, some say eight-time).

His wrestling start and early successes were primarily in Memphis, though he’d eventually move on to other wrestling circuits. Some of his more famous wrestling feuds were against Rick Flair, Rick Rude, Randy “Macho Man” Savage, and The Four Horsemen.

He currently operates the School of Morton, a professional wrestling school in Chucky, Tenn. He also makes occasional appearances at professional wrestling events and on the independent circuit.

Related links:

The Tennessean’s Coverage

Bleacher Report Coverage

CBS Sports Coverage

Ricky Morton’s Facebook Page

The School of Morton

Editor’s note/admission: Yes, I used to watch him wrestle in Memphis at the Mid-South Coliseum in the 1980s.

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