Randy Rose

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Randy Rose
Birth name Randall Alls
Born (1956-07-19) July 19, 1956 (age 60)
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Randy Rose
Super Pro
Billed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Billed weight 240 lb (110 kg; 17 st)
Debut 1974
Retired c. 1992

Randy Rose (born July 19, 1956) is a retired professional wrestler.

Career[edit]

Randy Rose began his career in 1974 in Tennessee. He competed in 1981 in Alabama's Southeast Championship Wrestling and formed The Midnight Express with Dennis Condrey and Norvell Austin. They dominated the tag team scene there until Condrey signed with Mid-South Wrestling in 1984. While there, Condrey formed a tag team with Bobby Eaton under the same name, managed by Jim Cornette.[1]

After spending some time in International Championship Wrestling, Rose would reunite with former partner "Loverboy" Dennis Condrey in the AWA under manager Paul E. Dangerously. Now known as "Ravishing" Randy Rose, he and Condrey called themselves "The Original Midnight Express", and claimed the right to the name, which had since been used by Condrey and Eaton and later by "Beautiful" Bobby Eaton and "Sweet" Stan Lane) in the NWA.

They would defeat Jerry Lawler and Bill Dundee for the AWA World Tag Team titles on October 30, 1987, in Whitewater, Wisconsin. They would have a two-month title reign, losing the titles to the returning Midnight Rockers (Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty) on December 27, 1987 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Condrey and Rose resurfaced in NWA flagship promotion World Championship Wrestling (with Dangerously) in November 1988. During the November 5 episode of World Championship Wrestling, Jim Cornette kayfabe received an anonymous phone call. The caller ridiculed Cornette over Eaton and Lane's loss of the NWA World Tag Team Championship to The Road Warriors on October 29. Cornette recognized the caller and baically asked him to come say it to his face. At that point, Dangerously and the Original Midnight Express hit the ring and proceeded to pummel Cornette and Stan Lane, who was wrestling in a singles match. By the time Bobby Eaton showed up, it was three on one. Cornette showed up the next week on TBS carrying his blood stained suit jacket and the feud was on.

The teams wrestled at Starrcade '88, but nothing was solved. The Midnights vs. Midnights would be the hottest feud in WCW for months, building up to a six-man tag match involving the managers on pay-per-view in February 1989. The one who got pinned would have to leave the promotion. However, WCW (the former Jim Crockett Promotions) was under new ownership and in transition at the time and many wrestlers were coming and going. At the last minute, Condrey decided to leave WCW. Jack Victory was brought in as his replacement and the match went forward, but at this point no one really cared.

Rose would leave WCW for a time and Dangerously would go on to bring in the Samoan Swat Team or SST as his new team. Rose would return to WCW for a brief time in mid 1989. In 1990 and 1991, Rose wrestled for Georgia All-Star Wrestling and the Global Wrestling Federation. He retired from active competition in 1992 after 18 years.

Rose was also very involved with charity work during his wrestling career and tried to use his status as a pro wrestler to raise money.

In wrestling[edit]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

  • All Star Wrestling Alliance
  • ASWA Georgia Tag Team Championship (2 Times) - Ron Starr (1) and Doug Somers (1)[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Loverro, Thom (2007). The Rise & Fall of ECW: Extreme Championship Wrestling. Simon & Schuster. p. 16. ISBN 9781416513124. 
  2. ^ "Jim Cornette". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-11-20. 
  3. ^ http://wrestlingdata.com/index.php?befehl=bios&wrestler=1830&bild=1&details=3
  4. ^ Hoops, Brian (October 30, 2015). "DAILY PRO WRESTLING HISTORY (10/30): A SLEW OF TAG TEAM TITLES CHANGE HANDS". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 10, 2017. 
  5. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2000). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 

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