The Rock ‘N Roll Express’ Ricky Morton has discussed what he sees as the problems of modern wrestling, saying he could still go an hour with someone who knows what they’re doing in the ring.
Morton is one-half of one of the most celebrated tag teams of all time alongside Robert Gibson. As The Rock ‘N’ Roll Express, the duo won the NWA World Tag Team Title five times over a span of thirty-four years. Their first run with that title came in July 1985 when they defeated The Russian Team of Ivan Koloff and Krusher Khrushchev.
Morton was speaking to fellow WWE Hall of Famers Gerald Brisco and JBL on their ‘Stories with Brisco and Bradshaw.’ The wrestling legend explained what he sees as one of the issues with modern wrestling, in that competitors these days want to come flying out of the gates.
“It’s hard when you’re on the independent circuit finding someone to work with, holy sh*t, it’s a part about not understanding. I’m 64 years old, I still love my business – I’m not here to impress anybody, I’m not here to do that. If I had a guy that knew how to work, I could still go an hour with him. Now you don’t – nowadays at the start of the match they want to shoot you out of a cannon and kick out at one, so I don’t know.”
Although their heyday may have been the 1980s, The Rock ‘N’ Roll Express are still fixtures on the wrestling scene. Over the past three years, they have competed in Ring Of Honor, New Japan Pro Wrestling, and the revamped NWA. Ricky and Robert have also appeared on AEW Dynamite, where they were attacked by FTR as that duo took a villainous turn in that company.
Ricky Morton discussed some of the great tag teams of the modern era, calling the AEW Tag Team Champions The Young Bucks the perfect team for this day and age.