Ricky Morton - Pro Wrestler Profile
The Rock N' Roll Express
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On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Ricky Morton, with his Career History, real name, age, height and weight, the Promotions he worked for, all the Face/Heel turns, the Championship Titles he won, his Finishers, Theme Songs, Tag Teams and Stables, his appearance changes through the years, and more.

Richard Wendell Morton was born in Nashville, Tennessee on September 21, 1956, and he is currently 67 years old.

He is currently working for NWA and GCW, under the ring name of Ricky Morton.

Currently, he is a member of the teams of The Rock N' Roll Express (with Robert Gibson) and The Mortons (with ).

Ricky Morton was inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame in 2017 as part of the Groups wing (as a member of The Rock 'n' Roll Express), in the NWA Hall of Fame in 2006 as part of the Groups wing (as a member of The Rock 'n' Roll Express) and in the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) in 2021 as part of the Groups wing (as a member of The Rock 'n' Roll Express).

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name Richard Wendell Morton
  • Ring Names
    • Ricky Morton ( July 19, 1992 - Present)
    • Richard Morton ( June 12, 1991 - July 18, 1992)
    • Ricky Morton ( January 14, 1979 - June 11, 1991)
  • Born September 21, 1956 (age 67)
  • Nationality Nationality: United StatesUnited States
  • Birth Place Nashville, Tennessee
  • Billed From
    • Nashville, Tennessee
  • Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
  • Weight
    • 227 lbs (103 kg)

Career History

  • Roles
    • Wrestler ( January 14, 1979 - Present)
  • Promotions / Brands
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA May 7, 2022 Present
    Promotion Game Changer WrestlingGCW October 10, 2020 Present
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA October 1, 2019 May 12, 2020
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA January 26, 2008 October 17, 2015
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPW September 27, 2019 February 1, 2020
    Promotion Ring of HonorROH April 27, 2019 August 25, 2019
    Promotion TNA / Impact WrestlingTNA January 29, 2003 July 30, 2003
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWF January 21, 1998 May 11, 1998
    Promotion Frontier Martial-Arts WrestlingFMW April 15, 1997 August 31, 1997
    Promotion Extreme Championship WrestlingECW January 11, 1997 February 1, 1997
    Promotion World Championship WrestlingWCW June 3, 1996 October 30, 1996
    Promotion Smoky Mountain WrestlingSMW August 8, 1992 November 25, 1995
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA July 26, 1994 April 27, 1995
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWF September 27, 1993 July 14, 1994
    Promotion World Championship WrestlingWCW January 25, 1993 February 21, 1993
    Promotion World Championship WrestlingWCW January 20, 1990 July 18, 1992
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA January 20, 1990 December 31, 1990
    Promotion American Wrestling AssociationAWA March 19, 1988 December 13, 1988
    Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPW May 14, 1988 October 28, 1988
    Promotion Jim Crockett PromotionsJCP July 7, 1985 September 12, 1988
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA May 13, 1981 September 12, 1988
    Promotion Continental Wrestling AssociationCWA July 7, 1979 November 18, 1985
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Face July 31, 2003 Present
    Heel January 29, 2003 July 30, 2003
    Face March 18, 1998 January 28, 2003
    Heel January 12, 1998 March 17, 1998
    Face July 19, 1992 January 11, 1998
    Heel June 12, 1991 July 18, 1992
    Face January 14, 1979 June 11, 1991
  • Images History
    Oct 2020
    Oct 2020
    Jan 1979
    Jan 1979

  • Finishers
    • Calf Branding - Diving Knee Drop Bulldog ( January 14, 1979 - Present)
    • Diving Crossbody ( January 14, 1979 - Present)
    • Double Dropkick - with Robert Gibson ( March 13, 1983 - Present)
  • Theme Songs
    • Theme Song "Rock 'n' Roll Is King" by Electric Light Orchestra - with Robert Gibson - Team ( July 26, 1994 - Present)
    • Theme Song "S.E.X. Sells" by Dale Oliver - with S.E.X. - Team ( January 29, 2003 - June 18, 2003)
    • Theme Song "Rockin' Rockers" - with Robert Gibson - Team ( January 21, 1998 - May 11, 1998)
    • Theme Song "Here I Go Again" by The Whitesnake - with Robert Gibson - Team ( January 1, 1995 - November 25, 1995)
    • Theme Song "Old Time Rock and Roll" by Bob Seger - with Robert Gibson - Team ( August 8, 1992 - December 31, 1994)
    • Theme Song "Guitar Bash" - with Robert Gibson - Team ( September 27, 1993 - July 14, 1994)
    • Theme Song "Boogie Woogie Dance Hall" by Ricky Morton - with Robert Gibson - Team ( January 20, 1990 - June 11, 1991)
    • Theme Song "Rock and Roll All Nite" by Kiss - with Robert Gibson - Team ( March 13, 1983 - December 26, 1988)
    • Theme Song "Heatseeker" by AC/DC - with Robert Gibson - Team ( September 19, 1984 - December 13, 1988)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • Halls of Fame
    • WWE Hall of Fame - Year 2017, Groups , The Rock 'n' Roll Express
    • NWA Hall of Fame - Year 2006, Groups , The Rock 'n' Roll Express
    • Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) - Year 2021, Groups , The Rock 'n' Roll Express
  • National Wrestling Alliance & Jim Crockett Promotions

    World Championship Wrestling & National Wrestling Alliance

    National Wrestling Alliance & World Wrestling Entertainment

  • National Wrestling Alliance

    • 1 NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship
    • 3 NWA World Tag Team Championship (with Robert Gibson)

    Smoky Mountain Wrestling

    • 10 SMW Tag Team Championship (with Robert Gibson)

    304 Wrestling

    • 1 304 Championship

    3XW Wrestling

    • 1 3XW Tag Team Championship (with Kerry Morton)

    All Star Wrestling (Virginia)

    • 1 ASW Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 ASW Southern Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 ASW Tag Team Championship (with Robert Gibson)

    All Star Wrestling (West Virginia)

    • 1 ASW Legends Championship

    Allied Independent Wrestling Federations

    • 1 AIWF World Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 AIWF United States Championship
    • 1 AIWF All Star Championship

    Alternative Championship Wrestling

    • 2 ACW Heavyweight Championship

    American Pro Wrestling

    • 1 APW Heavyweight Championship

    Appalachian Mountain Wrestling

    • 1 AMW Heavyweight Championship

    AWA Supreme

    • 1 AWA Supreme Tag Team Championship (with Todd Morton)

    Carolina Wrestling Association

    • 1 CWA Heavyweight Championship

    Championship Wrestling

    • 1 CW Triple Crown Tag Team Championship (with Wayne Adkins)

    Continental Wrestling Association / Championship Wrestling Association

    • 8 AWA Southern Tag Team Championship (1 with Sonny King, 4 with with Ken Lucas, 1 with Eddie Gilbert, 2 with and Robert Gibson)
    • 1 CWA Heavyweight Championship
    • 2 CWA Tag Team Championship (1 with Robert Gibson, 1 with Todd Morton)
    • 1 CWA World Tag Team Championship (with Robert Gibson)

    Exodus Wrestling Alliance

    • 5 EWA Heavyweight Championship

    Extreme Wrestling Federation

    • 1 EWF Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 EWF Tag Team Championship (with Chris Hamrick)

    Great American Wrestling Federation

    • 1 GAWF Tag Team Championship (with David Jericho)

    Joe Cazana Promotions

    • 1 JCP Tag Team Championship (with Kerry Morton)

    Korean Pro-Wrestling Association

    • 1 NWA World Tag Team Championship (with Robert Gibson)

    Memphis Wrestling

    • 1 Memphis Wrestling Southern Tag Team Championship (with Kid Kash)

    Mid-South Wrestling

    • 3 Mid-South Tag Team Championship (with Robert Gibson)

    Mid-South Wrestling Association

    • 1 MSWA Tennessee Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 MSWA Southern Tag Team Championship (with Robert Gibson)

    NWA Mid-America

    • 1 NWA Mid-America Tag Team Championship (with Ken Lucas)
    • 1 NWA Mid Atlantic Championship Wrestling
    • 4 MACW Tag Team Championship (3 with Robert Gibson, 1 with Brad Armstrong)

    NWA Rocky Top

    • 1 NWA Rocky Top Tag Team Championship (with Brad Armstrong)

    NWA Southwest

    • 1 NWA World Tag Team Championship (with Robert Gibson)

    NWA Texas

    • 1 NWA Top of Texas Tag Team Championship (with Phoenix)

    NWA Tri-State

    • 2 NWA Tri-State Tag Team Championship (with Eddie Gilbert)

    NWA Wildside

    • 1 NWA Wildside Tag Team Championship (with Robert Gibson)

    North American Championship Wrestling

    • 2 NACW Tag Team Championship (with Buff Bagwell)

    Peach State Wrestling

    • 1 PSW Cordele City Heavyweight Championship

    Professional Wrestling Federation

    • 1 PWF Heavyweight Championship

    Renegade Wrestling Alliance

    • 1 RWA Tag Team Championship (with Robert Gibson)

    Southern Michigan Championship Wrestling

    • 1 SMCW United States Heavyweight Championship

    Southern States Wrestling

    • 1 SSW Texas Heavyweight Championship
    • 3 SSW Tag Team Championship (1 with Bobby Fulton, 1 with Beau James, 1 with Ricky Harrison)

    Southwest Championship Wrestling

    • 3 SCW Southwest Tag Team Championship (2 with Ken Lucas, 1 with Eddie Gilbert)

    Total Combat Wrestling

    • 1 TCW Tag Team Championship (with Robert Gibson)

    Traditional Championship Wrestling

    • 2 TCW World Tag Team Championship (1 with Dustin Heritage, 1 with Robert Gibson)

    Ultimate Championship Wrestling

    • 2 UCW Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 UCW Tag Team Championship (with Robert Gibson)

    United States Wrestling Association

    • 1 USWA Unified World Heavyweight Championship
    • 2 USWA World Tag Team Championship (with Robert Gibson)

    United Wrestling Association

    • 1 UWA Texas Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 UWA United States Championship
    • 1 UWA Southern Heavyweight Championship

    UPW Pro Wrestling

    • 1 UPW Tag Team Championship (with Robert Gibson)

    Viral Pro Wrestling

    • 2 VPW Tag Team Championship (with Robert Gibson)

    Virginia Championship Wrestling

    • 1 VCW Championship

    Virginia Wrestling Association

    • 1 VWA/CCW Heavyweight Championship

    World Organization of Wrestling

    • 1 WOW Tag Team Championship (with Robert Gibson)

    Xtreme Maximum Championship Wrestling

    • 1 XMCW Legends and Superstars Championship
    • 1 XMCW Tag Team Championship (with Tommy Gibson)
  • Other Accomplishments
    • AIWF Hall of Fame induction (class Of 2015)
    • SCW Hall of Fame induction (class of 2009)
    • NWA World Tag Team Championship Tournament Winner (1995 - with Robert Gibson)
    • NWA The Anderson Brothers Classic 5 Tournament Winner (2011)
    • SMW Smoky Mountain Cup Winner (2013)
    • NCWA 10th Annual Ivan Koloff Tag Team Tournament Winner (2018 – with Chase Stevens)
    • OPW Rock 'n' Roll Cup Tag Team Tournament Winner (2006 – with Aaron Armor)
    • Cauliflower Alley Club's Tag Team Award (2022 – with Robert Gibson)
    • PWI Tag Team of the Year (1986 – with Robert Gibson)
    • 4° in PWI Years Top 100 Tag Teams (2003 - with Robert Gibson)
    • Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame induction (class of 2014 – with Robert Gibson)

Relations

Ricky Morton Games Appearances (6)

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Other Games (4)

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