Rock 'n Roll Express selected for WWE Hall of Fame

(PHOTO: WCYB File 2015)

They wrestled in front of packed houses around the Tri Cities in the heyday of Jim Crockett Promotions' NWA touring series and Ted Turner's World Championship Wrestling in the 1980s.

Now, the Rock n' Roll Express is receiving one of pro wrestling's highest honors.

World Wrestling Entertainment announced Monday that the tag-team of Tri Cities resident Ricky Morton and partner Robert Gibson are part of the company's Class of 2017 Hall of Fame.

The pair began their careers in Mid South Wrestling back in the early 80s and then achieved bigger success in the NWA with a long-standing feud with Jim Cornette's Midnight Express.

Morton continues to reside in the area and operates the School of Morton professional wrestling school in Chuckey, Tennessee in Greene County.

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