Jim Cornette

WWE announced on Monday afternoon that Jim Cornette will be inducting The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express (Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson) into the WWE Hall of Fame during WrestleMania 33 weekend in two weeks in Orlando, Florida.

It had been rumored that Cornette would be picked to take part in the induction. Given Cornette’s rather outspoken comments in recent years towards many in the wrestling industry, it wasn’t a given at the time he would get the offer.

Cornette himself seemed to joke about this on Twitter earlier today.

The announcement features a quote from Cornette about the influence Morton and Gibson on the professional wrestling industry.

“By any standard, Ricky and Robert belong in the Hall of Fame. And that’s whether its longevity as a team, the attendance records they set, or the great matches that they had, which fans can still see on WWE Network.”


  1. Cornette is the perfect person for this induction. His Midnight Express (both incarnations) had some of the greatest tag team battles in JCP/NWA/WCW history with the Rock ‘n’ Roll Express. His Heavenly Bodies had some great matches against the Rock ‘n’ Roll Express in Smoky Mountain Wrestling and once or twice in WWE. A third incarnation of Cornette’s Midnight Express had a couple of matches against the Rock ‘n’ Roll Express in WWE as well.

  2. They need to just let him come back and be a character on TV, maybe I might watch their god awful boring show again… but I doubt even Cornette could save the WWEvil trainwreck.

  3. He doesn’t want to come back to WWE as it is right now. He isn’t doing this for the WWE. He’s doing this for Ricky and Robert.

  4. Jim called out Vince on his podcast a few months ago, saying he should be brought back, because almost everyone else has been given more chances. He is doing it for the WWE, they are just making money off the bogus hall of fame.

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