By Kevin Hunsperger
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I'm sad to hear of the passing of one of the most talented tag team wrestlers from my childhood, Tommy Rogers. He and Bobby Fulton competed for years as The Fantastics. The name suited the team to a tee, as they were impressive in the ring. I don't know all the circumstances surrounding Tommy's death, but Dave Meltzer has more details here.
My memories of The Fantastics start in the mid-80's in World Class Championship Wrestling. Rogers and Fulton had some of the best matches on the card against The Midnight Express (then Bobby Eaton and Dennis Condrey) That feud lasted the entire time both teams were with WCCW. I believe the teams swapped the tag team titles while they were there.
The two returned to WCCW and feuded with the Rock 'n Roll RPMs, which culminated in a scaffold match. I know they had more matches against the Midnight Express (this time with Stan Lane in the duo) when they headed to World Championship Wrestling. And I vaguely remember Rogers and Fulton actually being opponents in a WWF match in the late 90's.