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WWE Hall of Fame 2017 Inductees 

I did what I did. I did a few things like moonsaults off the tops of cages, but usually I relied on wrestling and technique. A lot of people used to think you had to be really chancy, but I was never like that necessarily. If you know how to structure a match, you don’t always need that stuff. Other guys are starting to understand that, and I haven’t seen this much great talent in a long time. Obviously wrestling is doing something right.” — Kurt Angle 

It was a surprise. I had a message on my phone [from WWE] to call the number back. I think they got ahold of Ricky at the time. When they called, it was just like a suckerpunch. It just knocked us off our feet. It’s an honor for Ricky and me to go into the Hall of Fame.” — Robert Gibson (The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express)

I’m humbled and honored, man. Just to be a part of it. I remember Dusty telling me one time, “You know, D, there’s only two things left in our business that’s still real: your first world title, and the hall of fame.” That’s gonna be emotional for me.” — Diamond Dallas Page

If you looked at all the boxes you would check to make a main event guy that would go down in history as one of the best, Rude checked all the boxes. He was an all-around package. He looked good, he could play the part, he knew what to do. He could take great bumps, feed the babyface when it was time to feed, and he would never run out of gas.” — Ricky Steamboat, on 'Ravishing’ Rick Rude

People think because I do a lot of talking on TV and stuff and that I am an outgoing person, well I am really not, I am kind of a loner. You guys were able to do that for me, and get me back out there, get me on this podcast, and get my name out there. This Hall of Fame thing, I am just honored to be apart of that. I really want to thank the WWE, the WWE Universe, Vince McMahon, Steph, Hunter, all those guys that gave me the opportunity to portray my talents and gave me a break, I just want to thank them all and say I appreciate it.” — Teddy Long

When you are in WWE, you dream of that moment when you get to reflect on your career and the things that you did and you get that wonderful individual honor. It seemed so far off in the distance for me when I was wrestling. I didn’t know when — or if — I’d ever experience that feeling. I certainly didn’t think I’d have that opportunity this early in my life. It’s amazing and very, very humbling.” — Beth Phoenix

Perhaps the cult of Elvis, like the cult of Jim Morrison, is best understood as the latest chapter in a much older story: the emergence of music in the modernizing West as a substitute for religion. In an elegant essay, the historian H. G. Koenigsberger has surveyed ‘the rise of music to a quasi-religious status and cult, as a psychological compensation for the decline of all forms of traditional religion.’ Feared by the medieval church and also by puritan reformers for its potentially wayward effects on the soul, music gradually came to be seen in the West as the most divine of art forms, and a fitting medium for the worship of God. Once the Promethean rebels of the early nineteenth century had severed music from its liturgical moorings, a path was cleared for the deification of music and the musician. 'Just as Christianity arose in the international civilization of the Roman Empire,’ Wagner declared two generations later, 'so music emerges out of the chaos of modern civilization. Both proclaim: “Our kingdom is not of this world.”’
—  James Miller, Flowers in the Dustbin: The Rise of Rock and Roll, 1947-1977
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The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express
[March 31st, 2017]

The induction of The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express is one that has truly been a long time coming. Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson are two professionals who have traveled the world for decades as one of the most over and well-received duos in professional wrestling. Both men were workhorses of their era, traveling from territory to territory and putting more miles on cars in a week that map companies could print in a month. The two could be cited as the innovators of the hot tag- a move where one wrestler takes the beating for most of the match (usually Ricky) and reaches to tag his partner in (usually Robert), who would come in and clean house to set the team up for victory. This formula would always work the crowd into a frenzy, seeing the pretty boy of the duo in harm’s way and coming unglued when it was time for Robert to kick some ass!

As a team, Ricky and Robert would become prominent in a number of top promotions, gathering various championships in the NWA territories and being featured in such federations as WCW, USWA, Smoky Mountain Wrestling, the AWA, the WWF, and even TNA for two separate runs. The feud that perhaps defined the duo stronger than any was their war with The Midnight Express (Dennis Condrey and Bobby Eaton) in the 1980s, but also their feud with The Heavenly Bodies (Jimmy Del Ray and Dr. Tom Prichard) in the 90s. As someone who grew up in Kentucky, it’s nearly impossible to meet an older wrestling fan who didn’t adore The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express in their heyday, and I’ve personally seen the twinkle that comes to an old woman’s eye when she recalls the days of rooting for Ricky and Robert. The affect they had on not just the southern region of the United States but everywhere they laced up their boots makes me turn up my nose at everyone who claims that the WWE Hall Of Fame is “a work” or isn’t worth investing in. If there’s ever been a duo or a set of wrestlers more deserving that hadn’t been inducted before this year’s ceremony, their existence is lost on me. I’m proud to have gotten to see the induction of such a great team, who’s literally been kicking ass longer than I’ve been alive. Hell, being from Louisville, there’s a good chance that some of my close friends growing up may be one of their illegitimate children!

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Born on this day: May 8, 1940 - Singer and actor Rick Nelson (born Eric Hilliard Nelson in Teaneck, NJ). Happy Birthday to this rock & roll legend and television icon on what would have been his 77th Birthday.

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No I Don’t!

Ricky Horror x Reader

Warnings: Language

A/N: So, I’m not British, obviously. But the reader will be, and will also be talking with an accent, so if I use incorrect slang or terms, forgive me. At least I tried.


Ricky: R u coming 2 the show 2nite?

You: Gonna try! Plane lands at 7 so i should b able 2

Ricky: great! see u then?

You: course! <3


Ricky grins down at his phone, pleased.

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The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express Vs. The Midnight Express (w/ Jim Cornette)
NWA Main Event
[April 28th, 1990]

No conversation about The Rock ‘N’ Roll Express would be exempt from mentioning their multi-decade feud with The Midnight Express. The teams played off of each other quite like no other, with the flash and flair of The Rock 'N’ Roll Express meeting the rude and calculating Midnight Express. The team of “Sweet” Stan Lane and “Beautiful” Bobby Eaton worked so well because the duo would pick their spots to use their partners to their advantage, whereas RNR would try to stay within the rules. Keep an eye out for how slick Robert Gibson’s flying headscissors is, and how good Lane is at following Ricky Morton to the corner to allow Gibson to reach for a tag, just before knocking him off the apron. Another hot spot is the potato exchange at the 6:40 mark, where Lane and Morton slug the bejesus out of each other. It’s no wonder why these two teams packed screaming crowds in everywhere they went!

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From KiKi 😍❤️: what’re you doing baby?

From You : going to Ricky’s. Fixing to leave. Love you! xx

From KiKi 😍❤️: Be safe! Love you!

You smiled and plugged in your AUX. Kian was currently on tour and you just simply weren’t allowed to join according to their managers. You were heading to Ricky Dillon’s house. He asked if you wanted to hang with him, Trevor, and Shane Dawson (you was personally super excited to hang with Shane). You turned up your volume and jammed to ‘Toothbrush by DNCE’ an started heading to Ricky’s house.

You knocked on the front door, turning back and locking your car for the second time but only just for safety issues.

“Hey, (y/n)!” You turned around and seen Ricky smiling at you.

“Hey Ricky! How’re you?”

“I’m doing good! How’re you?”

“I’m doing great!” He stepped aside and opened the door wider so you could come in.

“(Y/n)!” Shane and Trevor called, waving at you.

“Hey Boys! How’re you two doing?”

“Awesome! Finally did another podcast yesterday.” Shane flipped his imaginary hair, causing you to laugh.

“I love your podcast!”

“Thank you!”

You turned and smiled at Trevor. “How’s my Trevor?”

“Good, hunni!”

You laughed and sat your car keys and pocket book. You walked into Ricky’s living room and seen that he had a Wii.

“Oh my gosh! Do you have Just Dance 2016?!”

“Yes!”

“Let’s play!”

“We should do this.” You an Shane were partners which was the best decision you ever made.

“Oh my god, (y/n). That’s like the hardest one. But we can do it.”

You laughed and clicked the next song, “William Tell Overture…” You mumbled. “This is that really cool song isn’t it?”

Shane smacked his hands against his thighs and laughed. “I just told you it was hard and you just asked if it was cool. Can’t you with right now.” You laughed and put your smartphone in your pocket.

You both started dancing. You messed up because you just noticed you had to jump over his back.

“My old fat self couldn’t do this.” Shane yelled.

You laughed and jumped up on his back. “I’m so out of breath!” You yelled, jumping off.

You both continued dancing until you had to fall down at the end. “Oh my gosh. Thank god it’s over.” Shane fell over an laid down the ground.

“(Y/n), how do you feel about that?”

You fanned yourself. “I feel like me and Shane make a good team even though we’re both out of shape and kept heavy breathing but we did good.”

“Preach honey!”

You laughed and fell down on the couch. You pulled out your phone and went on snapchat to see if Kian posted anything. Even though it was a selfie you still screenshot it.

“Ricky! you took a video of us dancing?! And Trevor?!”

“Bitches!” Shane yelled, throwing a pillow at Ricky.

You rolled your eyes, laughing at Shane. You went onto Twitter an seen that Kian tweeted.

’@kianlawley : my girlfriend is such a good dancer and a hot one ;)’

You blushed, favoriting the tweet.

’@y/t/n : @kianlawley I know sweetie. I’ll show you some dance moves when you get back ;)’

’@kian lawley : @y/t/n I wouldn’t miss it for the world ;)’

’@y/t/n : @kianlawley see you when you get back. AND TEXT ME YOU DICK’

’@kianlawley : @y/t/n iight bish. Luh u 😘’

’@y/t/n : @kianlawley luh u 😘’

You smiled when you seen his name pop up. You gladly answered the text and sat your phone down.

“Can you and Kian stop being cute for two seconds please?” Ricky asked.

You sighed, “I wish.”