WWE Bringing Back Several Former 80’s Stars?, More

Ryan Clark


Partial Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter

WWE is so thin on veteran guys who can work, they’ve actually thought about bringing back a member of the legendary Rock ‘N Roll Express tag team to use as an active wrestler. WWE is thinking about bringing back Robert Gibson. Gibson is currently an assistant trainer in Ohio Valley Wrestling. If Gibson ends up being brought back, he’ll be used in similar capacity to Dave Taylor to help the young wrestlers get basic wrestling techniques down. Gibson turned 49 years old in July, although he’s said to be in good shape.

After being let go by WCW in 1991, Gibson briefly turned up in WWE in 1993 as a part of a Smoky Mountain Wrestling invasion angle. He then turned up again in WCW in 1996 for a brief run because Eric Bischoff was signing practically any wrestler with name value. Gibson turned up in WWE again in 1998 as a part of the short-lived “NWA” angle, but disappeared as soon as the angle ended. Gibson made a one-night appearance in WCW in 2000 on an episode of WCW Saturday Night. Immediately after Hacksaw Jim Duggan found the WCW Television Championship in a trash can, Robert Gibson came out of nowhere and challenged him to a title match later in the show. Gibson lost the match and was never seen in WCW again. In 2003, Gibson briefly turned up in TNA as a member of Vince Russo’s Sports Entertainment Xtreme faction. Gibson was brought in as an assistant trainer at OVW last December.

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