With both competitors having made their in-ring debuts over
40 years ago, The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express are to finally make their debut for New
Japan Pro Wrestling.
In a shock announcement, New Japan released the below video
to reveal that the WWE Hall of Famers will be competing as part of the NJPW
Fighting Spirit Unleashed Tour.
Ricky Morton, 62, and Robert Gibson, 61, have toured the
globe and competed in pretty much any and all wrestling promotions of note
throughout their legendary careers, yet the duo have never set foot in a New
This latest NJPW tour commences on Tuesday, September 17th in
Lowell, Massachusetts before taking in New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom on
Saturday, September 28th and Philadelphia’s former ECW Arena on Sunday, September
Matches have yet to be officially announced for the tour,
although we do know that The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express will be joined on the cards
by Roppongi 3K and Lance Archer.
As a tandem, Morton and Gibson have been teaming together as far back as 1983 – their iconic babyface act winning gold in the likes
of the NWA, Mid-Atlantic, Mid-South, Jim Crockett Promotions, USWA, and Smoky