Friday, February 22, 2008

Flashback: The "Original" Midnight Express' Stunning N.W.A. Debut

The second of my two favorite storylines is featured in the video above. As many wrestling fans may already know, there once was a tag team known as the Midnight Express managed by Jim Cornette. The team originally comprised of Randy Rose, Dennis Condrey and Norvell Austin. Eventually it became Condrey and Bobby Eaton. However, while in the N.W.A. after a run with the tag team titles, Condrey was dropped in favor of “Sweet” Stan Lane.

Condrey and Rose would reunite in the A.W.A. and align themselves with an upstart manager named Paul E. Dangerously, a.k.a. Paul Heyman. They were known as the “Original” Midnight Express and the video illustrates how the three made their presence felt when they jumped to the National Wrestling Alliance, soon after Bobby Eaton and Stan Lane had dropped the tag team titles to the Road Warriors.

This is just absolutely classic television. By the way, for those that don’t know, the commentators are Tony Schiavone and David Crockett. The latter could quite possibly be the worst broadcaster in the history of just about anything, but admittedly he sold this moment pretty well at the time.

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