It took just a minute for a WWE Hall Of Famer to render a Japanese wrestler pretty much unrecognizable when he came at him during a match.
The Rock ‘N’ Roll Express became household names for tag team wrestling, with Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson proving over the years that they could stand toe to toe with any team they came up against. This reputation took them around the world, although on one occasion in Japan it wasn’t so good for the person across the ring from them.
In a discussion with Wrestling Shoot Interviews, Morton recounted the time one of their opponents went for Gibson – but it didn’t take long for him to end up “looking like the Elephant Man”.
So we go to the ring and one of them has some f*cking deathwish so he just hauls off and slaps the f*ck out of Robert and I mean slaps him and then a matter of seconds later Robert had him between, and in the matter of about a minute this motherf*cker look like the Elephant Man. His g****** eyes are all swollen up and sh*t and the other one there came running and I don’t know why but I had a chair so I hit him with it sideways across his f*cking head.
Ricky Morton’s Son Continues Family Legacy
Whilst Robert Gibson finally hung up his boots last year, Ricky Morton still steps inside the ring for active competition, most frequently competing in the NWA. His son Kerry also works for the company, where he holds the World Junior Heavyweight Champion.
Kerry Gibson will have his father in his corner when he faces his next tough test as he takes on Colby Corino at NWA 75.
With thanks to Inside The Ropes for the transcription.