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Anytime they announce each member of the Hall Of Fame class of that year, I try to cover a match they may have had at WrestleMania in tribute to them. For today’s Countdown To WrestleMania match, the one that I chose was the only option available if I wanted to choose a match with legendary tag team The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express (Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson) because WrestleMania XIV was the only appearance they made in their careers. The team was one of the teams that was entered into the tag team battle royal to determine a number one contender for the WWF Tag Team Championship. The battle royal featured such tag teams as L.O.D. 2000 (Hawk and Animal with Sunny), The New Midnight Express (Bombastic Bob & Bodacious Bart), Savio Vega & Miguel Pérez Jr. of Los Boricuas, The Truth Commission (Sniper & Recon), Funk and Blackman (Flash Funk & Steve Blackman), Chainz and Bradshaw, D’Lo Brown and Mark Henry, The Quebecers, Farooq and Kama Mustafa, Jose Estrada Jr. and Jesús Castillo Jr. of Los Boricuas, The Headbangers, Too Cool, Skull & 8-Ball, and The Godwinns.
It was absolutely mayhem as the match began with all 15 teams (30 wrestlers) were all in the ring at the same exact time. You have to remember going into this that as soon as your partner is eliminated, then you are eliminated as well. It wouldn’t be long though before we had our first elimination as Savio Vega was eliminated. Our next two eliminations were a little controversial and kind of dumb the way they set it up, but Kurrgan came down to ringside and he forced his former partner Sniper to be eliminated. Then seconds later, Barry Windham came down to the ring and eliminated Chainz forcing his former partner Bradshaw to also be elminated. Then about three or four minutes in, our WWE Hall Of Famers for this year The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express were eliminated. Fast forward to our final four which consisted of Skull & 8-Ball, The New Midnight Express, L.O.D. 2000, and the Godwinns. 8-Ball was eliminated out of nowhere by Henry O. Godwinn, but that pissed off 8-Ball enough that he came back in and Phineas was eliminated. The Godwinns would help out The New Midnight Express by coming back into the ring and hitting L.O.D. 2000 with the slop buckets. After taking some shots from The New Midnight Express, Hawk and Animal were able to come back and just mop the floor with them as Hawk eliminated Bodacious Bart to win the battle royal. While you’re at it, don’t forget to like our page on Facebook at Facebook.com/MRXPUNCHOUT and follow us on Twitter too