WWE Hall of Famer Ricky Morton has named the promotion that he and long-time partner Robert Gibson will have their last match in as The Rock ‘N’ Roll Express.
Ricky Morton’s wrestling career stretches back over 40 years with the star competing in the ring in six different decades. For the vast majority of that time, he has been partnered with Robert Gibson as The Rock ‘N’ Roll Express. Together the team dominated tag team wrestling in the NWA territories in the eighties with their long-time rivals The Midnight Express.
The two stars previously announced a farewell tour at the beginning of 2022 with the partnership coming to an end when the tour was done.
Now speaking to Insiders Edge, Ricky Morton admits he doesn’t quite know when the last run will come to an end but he does know what promotion the icons will have their final match in:
“There are so many places we have on our farewell tour, I guess it’s going to turn into KISS’ farewell tour and go on for 14 years because there are so many places we haven’t been or we need to go back. There are a lot of towns that you want to go to. We’re talking about it. It has to be, our last match, it has to be at NWA. I have talked to Billy Corgan about it.”
“It will probably be June or July of next year. Robert and I have a few towns we still have to hit. We were going to end it this year, but we announced this and, we’re trying to make a living, we didn’t make millions, and there are towns that we’re going to make a lot of money off of in the next six months. It’s going to happen.”
Should the team compete into 2023 it will mark 40 years of The Rock ‘N’ Roll Express in wrestling. While their time in the ring will ultimately come to an end, the legacy of Robert Gibson and Ricky Morton truly means that rock ‘n’ roll is here to stay.