The Rock 'n' Roll RPMs

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The Rock 'n' Roll RPMs
Tag team
MembersTommy Lane[1]
Mike Davis[1]
Name(s)The Rock 'n' Roll RPMs
The RPMs
Billed heightsDavis:
5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)

The Rock 'n' Roll RPMs were a professional wrestling tag team, consisting of Tommy Lane and Mike Davis,[1] that competed in several professional wrestling promotions throughout the Southern United States. They were known for their bright colored tights and hanging bandanas.

History[edit]

The Rock 'n' Roll RPMs started in the World Class promotion, which at the time was still affiliated with the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA).[2] They were known for their bright colored tights and hanging bandanas. The Rock 'n' Roll RPMs were glorified for their finishing move "The Spandex Splits". The move was later outlawed due to extensive neck injuries. They had feuds with several teams, including another "Rock 'n' Roll" tag team known as the Rock 'n' Roll Express. The Rock 'n' Roll RPMs went to World Wrestling Council in Puerto Rico and feuded with Ron & Chicky Starr over the WWC World Tag Team Championship. The RPMs feuded with The Fantastics over the WCWA Tag Team Championship, however they were unable to win the championship.

The RPMs also competed in the Continental Wrestling Association (CWA) in Memphis, where they won the American Wrestling Association (AWA)'s Southern Tag Team Championship twice. Teaming with Cactus Jack, the Rock-n-Roll RPMs lost a match against Hector, Chavo, and Mando Guerrero at the only AWA pay-per-view SuperClash III.[2]

After the demise of World Class, Davis and Lane moved on to World Championship Wrestling, where they were used as jobbers. Davis later entered the Global Wrestling Federation, where in 1992, he claimed to have returned to Earth with a "Moon Rock" after he made a bungee jump following a "bungee" match between Chaz Taylor and Steven Dane outside the Dallas Sportatorium.

Aftermath[edit]

Mike Davis formed another tag team with his brother Tom Davis known as the Dirty Davis Brothers.[2] He died on December 25, 2001 from a massive heart attack in Granbury, Texas, at the age of 45.[2]

Tommy Lane formed a tag team with "Big" Bobby Jones known as The NEW RPMs for Central All-Star Wrestling.[3]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Rock 'n' Roll RPMs profile". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-08-31.
  2. ^ a b c d "Mike Davis profile". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-08-31.
  3. ^ "Tommy Lee Jones profile". Obsessed With Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-08-31.
  4. ^ Duncan, Royal; Will, Gary (2006) [2000.]. "(Memphis, Nashville) Tennessee: Southern Tag Team Title [Roy Welsch & Nick Gulas, Jerry Jarrett from 1977]". Wrestling title histories: professional wrestling champions around the world from the 19th century to the present. Waterloo, Ontario: Archeus Communications. pp. 185–189. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
  5. ^ "Southern Tag Team Title". Wrestling-Titles. Retrieved January 19, 2020.
  6. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2000). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.