Episode 8: WWF Legend Tugboat, Typhoon of the Natural Disasters, The Shockmaster: Mr. Fred Ottman

November 23, 2017
WWF Legend Tugboat, Typhoon of the Natural Disasters, The Shockmaster Mr. Fred Ottman discusses working with Hulk Hogan, Earthquake, and more.
 
The eighth episode of the School of Morton podcast co-hosted by WWE Hall of Fame Inductee Ricky Morton of the Rock n’ Roll Express is available for download right now! 
 
On deciding to go to the WWF and the presentation of the gimmick of Typhoon: “They called me in the office. Vince would sit down with all of his guys and they would have agents or whoever the powers may be. Pat Patterson was always his right hand man. They would throw things back and forth like a committee. He would call you into the office and talk to you. The thing is if they would come up with a gimmick for you they want you to be comfortable.”
 
How did that feel as a human being to be in the middle of huge feuds with Hulk Hogan in the WWF: “I couldn’t believe it, actually. You had the man that took the business to the next level and is that American icon.” He continued, “Once you went through that curtain, you get out there and feel the electricity of those people and Hulk was and still is a good, good guy and genuine guy and has helped so many guys in this business. Feel the electricity and the people’s response whether you are a heel or a babyface and getting that response.”  
 
Regarding WWF Legend “Earthquake” John Tenta his tag team partner in the Natural Disasters: “I got a picture of me and him at Disney World with our families. In Orlando on the Dumbo ride with Mickey Mouse ears on. People knew who we were from TV and here’s the two big rhinoceros with Mickey Mouse ears on to ride the dumbo ride.  We were lucky we didn’t snap them off. We were both over four hundred pounds!”  
 
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WWE Hall of Famer Ricky Morton will be in Madison, WV this Friday, at WrestleCade in Winston Salem, NC on Saturday and appears live for WWE’s Starrcade in Greensboro, NC on the same day. 
 
See details about upcoming School of Morton Shows in Rogersville, Johnson City , and Chuckey, TN on facebook.com/schoolofmorton Next week’s guest will be Tommy Dreamer. Send your questions via Twitter to @RealRickyMorton and @ScottyIsOn
 
The School of Morton Podcast is co-hosted by WWE Hall of Famer Ricky Morton of the Rock N’ Roll Express and Scotty Campbell, a news/talk show host. The podcast is available for download with new episodes released on Thursdays at: rickymorton.podbean.com and at iTunes, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play Music, TuneIn, as well as other platforms. 
 
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Episode 7: Tommy “Wildfire” Rich Talks Jim Cornette, Abdullah The Butcher, and more

November 16, 2017
The guest is Tommy “Wildfire” Rich with memories of working with Jim Cornette, Abdullah The Butcher, and more.
 
The seventh episode of the School of Morton podcast co-hosted by WWE Hall of Fame Inductee Ricky Morton of the Rock n’ Roll Express is available for download right now!
Regarding Jim Cornette and SMW, Tommy Rich said with a laugh: “I enjoyed everywhere I went. Cornette. As long as you weren’t around Cornette it was alright. At the show you had to deal with him but I didn’t go and have lunch with him.”
 
Ricky Morton said this about Jim Cornette, “Jimmy putting us in the WWE Hall of Fame. What can I say about him? Really he was the backbone of the Rock n’ Roll Express. Jimmy Cornette and the Midnight Express.”
 
Tommy Rich talked about working with Abdullah The Butcher, “I was about 200 pounds soak and wet and he was probably 400 or 450. He said slam me. He said it about three times. I said I can’t slam you. He said ‘kid slam me’. I said okay… I picked him up. He felt like he weighed 190 pounds. They were hanging from the rafters. That whole building popped.”
 
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See details about upcoming School of Morton Shows in Rogersville, Johnson City , and Chuckey , TN on facebook.com/schoolofmorton
 
Next week’s guest will be “Tugboat”, “Typhoon” of the Natural Disasters, “The Shockmaster” Fred Ottman. Send your questions via Twitter to @RealRickyMorton and @ScottyIsOn.
 
The School of Morton Podcast is co-hosted by WWE Hall of Famer Ricky Morton of the Rock N’ Roll Express and Scotty Campbell, a news/talk show host. The podcast is available for download with new episodes released on Thursdays at: rickymorton.podbean.com and at iTunes, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play Music, TuneIn, as well as other platforms.
 
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Episode 6: Austin Idol Talks Paul Heyman, Vince McMahon, Sr., and “Captain” Lou Albano

November 9, 2017
The “Universal Heartthrob” Austin Idol opens up about working for Vince McMahon Sr., he details being managed by “Captain” Lou Albano and Paul Heyman, plus provides graphic details about the plane crash that he barely survived. 
 
The sixth episode of the School of Morton podcast co-hosted by WWE Hall of Fame Inductee Ricky Morton of the Rock n’ Roll Express is available for download right now! 
 
Austin Idol commented on working for Vince McMahon Sr. and whether or not we was hands-on by saying, “He wasn’t there that much… he stayed in Florida. He’d only come in for the big ones. He’d only come in for New York and the Garden. You really didn’t see him much so everybody else was really running the operation.” 
 
Austin Idol went in-depth describing the plane crash that he survived, he said: 
“You could cut the tension and anxiety that was in that cockpit. You can cut it with a knife. Nobody’s talking. Everybody knows that this is really serious and it’s intense and everybody’s nervous.” He added, “I came up to the surface. Immediately you are in shock. I mean but I’ll never forget it. Here I am… I’m treading water out in Tampa Bay… and the water’s choppy and I don’t hear anything but water crashing. I hear nothing. Now I’m thinking I’m the only one that survived… I yelled out again and I hear Gary Hart say, ‘I’m over here’. 
 
On who chose Paul Heyman as his manager, “That was my doing… We kind of hit it off pretty good and I said to (Jerry) Lawler one day… I like this kid, why don’t you put him with me as my manager?” Idol concluded, “I thought it would give him a break and kinda freshen me up a little bit too, something different.”
 
Download and subscribe now on iTunes at:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/school-morton-podcast-ricky-morton-scotty-campbell/id1293270353 at  www.rickymorton.podbean.com, Apple Podcasts, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or Stitcher.
 
Live wrestling is at the School of Morton at 2085 Chuckey Highway in Chuckey, TN Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 5:00pm ET.  Admission is $5.00. Saturday, November 11th SOM Live Rock and Roll Wrestling 3:30pm at Lost And Found Records 3710 North Broadway
in Knoxville, TN. 
 
See the Rock n’ Roll Express Saturday, November 11th at CKCW at 1900 Carlton Road in Parma, Ohio.  Bell time: 7:05pm
 
Next week’s guest will be “Wildfire” Tommy Rich. Send your questions via Twitter to @RealRickyMorton and @ScottyIsOn.
 
The School of Morton Podcast is co-hosted by WWE Hall of Famer Ricky Morton of the Rock N’ Roll Express and Scotty Campbell, a news/talk show host. The podcast is available for download with new episodes released on Thursdays at: rickymorton.podbean.com and at iTunes, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play Music, TuneIn, as well as other platforms.
 
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Episode 5: WrestleMania 14

November 2, 2017

Ricky Morton goes in-depth with his memories of wrestling at WrestleMania 14 and during the Attitude Era. He recalls “Stone Cold” Steve Austin’s feud with “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels and the involvement of boxing legend Mike Tyson.

The fifth episode of the School of Morton podcast co-hosted by WWE Hall of Fame Inductee Ricky Morton of the Rock n’ Roll Express is available for download right now!

Ricky Morton shares this backstage memory from WrestleMania 14:

“What I really recall is… I was walking down the hall in the back and I heard somebody say ‘Hey Ricky Morton’ and it was Mike Tyson”. The WWE Hall of Famer offers his thoughts on an outsider such as Mike Tyson being brought in to participate in a WrestleMania. Ricky said, “I know where everything is going… it is to better our business. To look to him to come to be in the main event and having Shawn Michaels against Steve Austin with Mike Tyson (as referee)… it was great.”

Matches that night at WrestleMania 14 featured the first time the Undertaker faced Kane with Paul Bearer being a part of the evening. Ricky also details memories of wrestling Paul Bearer who was then known as Percy Pringle.

He talks about him booking in Memphis Wrestling with “Dirty” Dutch Mantell and the man that went on to be the Undertaker. Then he goes on to talk about the Undertaker’s WrestleMania streak ending.

Ricky talks about the first time he ever saw a dumpster being a part of a finish, which was during the match with Mick Foley, Terry Funk (as Chainsaw Charlie) vs. the New Age Outlaws.

Ricky speaks on their time in WWE in 1998 while feuding with multiple tag teams including Hawk and Animal, The Legion of Doom, the Road Warriors.

He also shares his memory of wrestling a bear and reveals his family kept one caged in their yard. Plus an incredible story about Don and Jackie Fargo and their on the road antics.

Download and subscribe now on iTunes at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/school-morton-podcast-ricky-morton-scotty-campbell/id1293270353 at www.rickymorton.podbean.com, Apple Podcasts, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or Stitcher.

Live wrestling is at the School of Morton at 2085 Chuckey Highway in Chuckey, TN Sunday, November 5, 2017 and Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 5:00pm ET. Admission is $5.00.

See the Rock n’ Roll Express Saturday, November 4th in Nahunta, Georgia for Big Time Wrestling at Nahunta Elementary School with a meet and greet at 6:00pm and bell time 7:30pm and Saturday, November 11th at CKCW at 1900 Carlton Road in Parma, Ohio. Bell time: 7:05pm

Saturday, November 11th SOM Live Rock and Roll Wrestling
3:30pm at Lost And Found Records 3710 North Broadway
in Knoxville, TN.

Next week’s guest will be the Universal Heartthrob Austin Idol. Send your questions via Twitter to @RealRickyMorton and @ScottyIsOn.

The School of Morton Podcast is co-hosted by WWE Hall of Famer Ricky Morton of the Rock N’ Roll Express and Scotty Campbell, a news/talk show host. The podcast is available for download with new episodes released on Thursdays at: rickymorton.podbean.com and at iTunes, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play Music, TuneIn, as well as other platforms.

Follow WWE Hall of Famer Ricky Morton at:

facebook.com/schoolofmorton
facebook.com/thebabyfacerickymorton
twitter.com/realrickymorton

Follow Co-Host Scotty Campbell at:

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Episode 4: Kevin Sullivan Talks Today’s WWE, Him Booking in WCW

October 26, 2017

The “Taskmaster” Kevin Sullivan details working in WCW and as booker for WCW, ECW, and the territories. He issues his thoughts on Brock Lesnar, Paul Heyman, Kurt Angle, A.J. Styles, and Finn Balor.

The psychology of wrestling is discussed at length including comparisons of today’s WWE to yesteryear.

The fourth episode of the School of Morton podcast co-hosted by WWE Hall of Fame Inductee Ricky Morton of the Rock n’ Roll Express is available for download right now! This week’s guest is Kevin Sullivan.

Kevin Sullivan said, “We were an illusion. I was 5’8” at tops but I was 250 and what I did was I would go to the ring first with a whirlwind and as Blackjack came down he was 6’ 9” I would jump him… beat him up and then throw him in the ring and when I came in the ring I was standing up above him and as you are looking at someone in the ring they’re up four feet anyway so the size difference was he was laying down and I was up so I looked like King Kong.”

Kevin Sullivan reveals the origins of his often used foreign object, the spike. He offers memories of working with Mick Foley and Abdullah The Butcher.

Download and subscribe now on iTunes at: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/school-morton-podcast-ricky-morton-scotty-campbell/id1293270353 at rickymorton.podbean.com, Apple Podcasts, TuneIn, Google Play Music, or Stitcher.

Friday, October 27th School of Morton presents live wrestling at the National Guard Armory in Erwin, TN.

Live wrestling is at the School of Morton at 2085 Chuckey Highway in Chuckey, TN Sunday, November 5, 2017 and Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 5:00pm ET. Admission is $5.00.

Saturday, November 11th SOM Live Rock and Roll Wrestling
3:30pm at Lost And Found Records 3710 North Broadway
in Knoxville, TN.

See the Rock n’ Roll Express Saturday, November 4th in Nahunta, Georgia for Big Time Wrestling at Nahunta Elementary School with a meet and greet at 6:00pm and bell time 7:30pm and Saturday, November 11th at CKCW at 1900 Carlton Road in Parma, Ohio. Bell time: 7:05pm

The School of Morton Podcast is co-hosted by WWE Hall of Famer Ricky Morton of the Rock N’ Roll Express and Scotty Campbell, a news/talk show host. The podcast is available for download with new episodes released on Thursdays at: rickymorton.podbean.com and at iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn, as well as other platforms.

Follow WWE Hall of Famer Ricky Morton at:

facebook.com/schoolofmorton

facebook.com/thebabyfacerickymorton
twitter.com/realrickymorton

Follow Co-Host Scotty Campbell at:

facebook.com/scottyontheradio
twitter.com/scottyison

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Episode 3: WWE Hall of Famer J.J. Dillon Talks WWE, Working for Vince McMahon

October 19, 2017
 
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Episode 2: Feuding with Ric Flair, Interview with NJPW Bullet Club’s Chase Owens

October 12, 2017

 

Ricky Morton responds to Missy Hyatt saying that she looks like a modern day Ricky Morton.

The WWE Hall of Famer has a new tattoo and details the ink including the location of the tattoo.

This week’s guests include New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Chase Owens of the Bullet Club and School of Morton student Kerry Morton (son of Ricky Morton).

Ricky Morton reflects on his 1986 feud with “Nature Boy” Ric Flair. This includes the training bra incident and Ricky having his nose shattered in the ring.

He offers his thoughts on WWE’s Hell in a Cell regarding Shane McMahon and Kevin Owens. In addition, he discusses the reuniting of the Shield on this week’s WWE Monday Night RAW.

The second episode of the School of Morton podcast co-hosted by WWE Hall of Fame Inductee Ricky Morton of the Rock n’ Roll Express is available for download right now!

Download now at: www.rickymorton.podbean.com, on Apple Podcasts and iTunes at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/school-morton-podcast-ricky-morton-scotty-campbell/id1293270353. The podcast has been added to TuneIn and Stitcher.

He comments on the recent announcement that Jim Cornette is going to manage for the final time at WrestleCade this November in Winston Salem, NC.

Ricky Morton reflects on the life of the “American Dream” Dusty Rhodes that would have turned 72 years old this week. This includes a road story regarding Dusty’s humor and personality. He also discusses Dusty’s creations including Starrcade.

This Saturday, October 14th Rock n’ Roll Express appear for AWE along with many other legends at officialawe.com in Waynesboro, VA.

Live wrestling is at the School of Morton at 2085 Chuckey Highway in Chuckey, TN Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 5:00pm ET. Ricky Morton previews the event. School of Morton Champion Ricky Morton defends the title against Elliott Russell. Admission is $5.00

Friday, October 20th and Saturday, October 21st Ricky Morton will be in Amarillo, Texas at WrestlePlex. This includes a seminar on Friday and wrestling on Saturday.

Friday, October 27th School of Morton presents live wrestling at the National Guard Armory in Erwin, TN.

Submit your questions for future episodes of the School of Morton Podcast via twitter @RealRickyMorton and @ScottyIsOn with the hashtag #ExpressYourself

The School of Morton Podcast is co-hosted by WWE Hall of Famer Ricky Morton of the Rock N’ Roll Express and a 1980’s wrestling fan/radio talk show host Scotty Campbell. The podcast is available for download with new episodes released on Thursdays at: rickymorton.podbean.com

Follow WWE Hall of Famer Ricky Morton at:

facebook.com/schoolofmorton
facebook.com/thebabyfacerickymorton
twitter.com/realrickymorton

Follow Co-Host Scotty Campbell at:

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Episode 1: An Important Night in 1985

October 5, 2017

What legendary promoter told Ricky Morton that he would never make it in wrestling… then tried to keep him working for him?

These answers and more have arrived. The new and free School of Morton podcast co-hosted by Ricky Morton is available for download right now! Download now at: www.rickymorton.podbean.com

Ricky Morton expresses himself in the new weekly podcast. He shares his stories with you.

WWE presents the Rock n’ Roll Express at Starrcade this November in Greensboro, NC. Will they wrestle at the event?

Ricky Morton talks personal memories of Bobby “The Brain” Heenan and the voice of Memphis Wrestling Lance Russell. Ricky Morton reveals how Bobby Heenan helped him in his early years in the business.

Ricky Morton talks about winning the NWA World Tag Team Titles for the first time ever in 1985. He details when Dusty Rhodes discussed the finish for that historic night. Ricky Morton reveals where he met Ivan Koloff for the first time and the location will probably surprise you.

Ricky Morton talks about WWE Games and the Rock n’ Roll Express appearing in WWE 2K18.

How did it feel to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2017 in Orlando?

His thoughts on working matches with Terry Funk, who is in his mid seventies, in 2017.

Experience of training Kid Kash and later feedback from Kid Kash.

School of Morton’s Maverick talks about his experience learning and wrestling at the School of Morton under the guidance of Ricky Morton. He talks fate and destiny.

Ricky Morton discusses some of the ins and outs of the operation of the School of Morton.

Live wrestling is at the School of Morton at 2085 Chuckey Highway in Chuckey, TN Sunday, October 8, 2017 and Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 5:00pm ET. Ricky Morton previews the events. School of Morton Champion Ricky Morton defends the title against Elliott Russell on October 15, 2017. Admission is $5.00

Submit your questions for future episodes of the School of Morton Podcast via twitter @RealRickyMorton and @ScottyIsOn with the hashtag #ExpressYourself

The School of Morton Podcast is co-hosted by WWE Hall of Famer Ricky Morton of the Rock N’ Roll Express and a 1980’s wrestling fan/radio talk show host Scotty Campbell. The podcast is available for download with new episodes released on Thursdays at: rickymorton.podbean.com

Follow WWE Hall of Famer Ricky Morton at:

facebook.com/schoolofmorton
facebook.com/thebabyfacerickymorton
twitter.com/realrickymorton

Follow Co-Host Scotty Campbell at:

facebook.com/scottyontheradio
twitter.com/scottyison

 

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