|Cornette, Lane, Condrey and Eaton|
By Kevin Hunsperger
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One of my favorite tag teams of all time is the Midnight Express. I'm talking about the "Beautiful" Bobby Eaton, "Sweet" Stan Lane and Jim Cornette version. Not "Bombastic" Bob and "Bodacious" Bart from the late 90's. While the Eaton/Lane version of the Express is my favorite, I do appreciate and respect the work that "Loverboy" Dennis Condrey added to the team. I don't go back far enough in my fandom to remember the original Express of Condrey, Randy Rose and Norvell Austin.
|The early years|
|The Express gets sweeter|
Their feuds with the Rock 'n Roll Express, The Road Warriors and Tully Blanchard and Arn Anderson are what defined an era of tag team wrestling. Lane and Eaton's chemistry as well as their abilities in the ring and Cornette's skills on the mic made them nearly flawless.
The Midnight Express simply never had a bad match as far as I'm concerned. Their work still holds up more than 30 years later. Watching their matches reminds me of an era in wrestling that's long forgotten when it comes to putting on compelling tag team matches. So I say Cornette, Eaton, Lane and Condrey all deserve to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.