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YouTube Finds: Stan Lane humbly speaks about the Midnight Express’ World title win

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With Jim Cornette on the sidelines, Stan Lane takes over the promo duties for the Midnight Express following a moral victory over the rival Rock ‘n’ Roll Express in 1987. This clip is notable for several reasons: yet another twist on the Dusty Finish (with an official from the back overruling an apparent World title switch), the future Big Boss Man (Ray Traylor, known then as “Big Bubba Rogers”) makes an appearance, Ricky Morton proves he can sell like no other, longtime WWF ref Dick Wohrle (that name certainly rolls off the tongue) makes a somewhat rare NWA/WCW appearance, Lane shows he’s more than capable on the mic in the aftermath…and obnoxious babyface announcer David Crockett goes ballistic (“Noooo!”) at the apparent injustice. (I cannot confirm if Crockett always wore a Ricky Morton T-shirt underneath his button-down.)

  1. June 3rd, 2010 at 13:20 | #1

    I was at this match and short of the Road Warrior entrance,this brought the biggest pop of the night.
    A legit sellout,not one of the millions that are always touted on various shoot interviews…

  2. June 3rd, 2010 at 13:26 | #2

    “His mother, God rest her soul, was right there beside him” Huh?!

    I was at the first match of the Lane/Eaton version. They faced the Road Warriors at the Boston Garden and I was shocked to see Lane come out and instead of Condrey. This was JCP’s first show in Boston…I was very excited. I think there was even a story about it in the Apter mags.

    It was announced the next week on TV that Lane was replacing Condrey.

  3. June 3rd, 2010 at 14:45 | #3

    Jim Cornette a good Christian! lol

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    June 4th, 2010 at 08:53 | #4

    Yeah, I believe Stan meant “God bless her.” Other than that, great promo by Sweet Stan. I have to say, David Crockett’s announcing was a guilty pleasure…I thought it was hilarious that he would mark out and urge the babyfaces to “Look out, look out…NO!” When Stan crows about being the champs, David interjects, “NO! You’re not!”

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