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* EnemyMine: While normally they and the Road Warriors were intense enemies, they joined forces with Wrestling/DrDeathSteveWilliams to defeat the Fabulous Freebirds (Terry Gordy, Michael Hayes and Jimmy Garvin) and the Samoan Swat Team (Samu and [[Wrestling/{{Rikishi}} Fatu [Rikishi]]]) in [[GimmickMatches War Games]] at ''NWA The Great American Bash 89.''

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* EnemyMine: While normally they and the Road Warriors were intense enemies, they joined forces with Wrestling/DrDeathSteveWilliams to defeat the Fabulous Freebirds (Terry Gordy, Michael Hayes and Jimmy Garvin) and the [[Wrestling/TheHeadshrinkers Samoan Swat Team Team]] (Samu and [[Wrestling/{{Rikishi}} Fatu [Rikishi]]]) in [[GimmickMatches War Games]] at ''NWA The Great American Bash 89.''

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* FleetingDemographicRule: Subverted, Cornett claims that in the Mid-Atlantic region he still gets greeted with excited cries of “Midnight Express!”

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* EvilVersusEvil: The feud between Cornette’s Mignight Express and Paul E’s Original Midnight began while both teams were Heels.


* RealSongThemeTune: Music/GiorgioMoroder's "Chase" (the theme from ''Midnight Express'')


* TrainingMontage: {{Subverted| trope}} in the lead up to their Starcade scaffold match against Wrestling/TheRoadWarriors. The Midnight Express were too scared to do anything with the scaffold, only hired muscle Big Bubba Rodgers was able to even walk across it.

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* TrainingMontage: {{Subverted| trope}} in the lead up to their Starcade Starrcade scaffold match against Wrestling/TheRoadWarriors. The Midnight Express were too scared to do anything with the scaffold, only hired muscle [[Wrestling/BigBossMan Big Bubba Rodgers Rodgers]] was able to even walk across it.


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* BlondGuysAreEvil: Oh hell, even during their baby {{face}} run Bobby, Stan and Jimmy weren't much different. People just cheered for them because they weren't the worst guys in the ring against the likes of Paul E.


* {{Determinator}}: No matter how many times they were beaten and humiliated, the Midnight Express and Jim Cornette would not stop returning to hassle Mid-South's baby faces. This actually got fans coming back too, hoping ''this'' would be the time the no good Midnights were driven away for good.

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* {{Determinator}}: No matter how many times they were beaten and humiliated, the Midnight Express and Jim Cornette would not stop returning to hassle Mid-South's baby faces. This actually got fans coming back too, hoping ''this'' would be the time the no good Midnights were driven away for good. Sometimes they would be sent away for awhile (if only so new teams could shuffle around) but after a few months or a year, they'd be back again.


'''The Midnight Express''' were a ProfessionalWrestling TagTeam from the 1980s. It started in Alabama when "Loverboy" Dennis Condrey started teaming with "Ravishing" Randy Rose. After feuding with Norvel Austin and various partners, Austin turned heel and joined with Condrey and Rose. They spent some time in Memphis before returning to SECW. The team split in 1983.

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'''The Midnight Express''' were a ProfessionalWrestling TagTeam from the 1980s. It started in Alabama when "Loverboy" Dennis Condrey started teaming with "Ravishing" Randy Rose. After feuding with Norvel Austin and various partners, Austin [[FaceHeelTurn turned heel heel]] and joined with Condrey and Rose. They spent some time in Memphis before returning to SECW. The team split in 1983.



Today, Condrey/Rose/Eaton/Lane still get together in various combinations to compete at legends shows and on the indy circuit.

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Today, Even through the 2000s, Condrey/Rose/Eaton/Lane can still get be found together in various combinations to compete at legends shows and on the indy circuit.



* BlondGuysAreEvil: Oh hell, even during their baby face run Bobby, Stan and Jimmy weren't much different. People just cheered for them because they weren't the worst guys in the ring against the likes of Paul E.

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* BlondGuysAreEvil: Oh hell, even during their baby face {{face}} run Bobby, Stan and Jimmy weren't much different. People just cheered for them because they weren't the worst guys in the ring against the likes of Paul E.


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* {{Determinator}}: No matter how many times they were beaten and humiliated, the Midnight Express and Jim Cornette would not stop returning to hassle Mid-South's baby faces. This actually got fans coming back too, hoping ''this'' would be the time the no good Midnights were driven away for good.


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* ImprobableWeaponUser: Dennis Condrey would wrap Cornette’s belt around his fist. Stan Lane and Bobby Eaton once loaded Cornette's tennis racket carrying case with a brick to make its strikes more powerful.


* AmbiguouslyGay: Suspected of Bobby Eaton and Stan Lane, if not for each other than for the {{sissy| villain}} Cornette, whom fans didn't even thing was "ambiguous" during the 80s.

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* AmbiguouslyGay: Suspected of Bobby Eaton and Stan Lane, if not for each other than for the {{sissy| villain}} Cornette, whom fans didn't even thing think was "ambiguous" during the 80s.


* RingOldies: From the 1990s onward.

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* RingOldies: From the 1990s onward. They are the oldest International Wrestling Cartel Tag Team Champions in the promotion's history.

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* TrainingMontage: {{Subverted| trope}} in the lead up to their Starcade scaffold match against Wrestling/TheRoadWarriors. The Midnight Express were too scared to do anything with the scaffold, only hired muscle Big Bubba Rodgers was able to even walk across it.








* AmbiguouslyGay: Suspected of Bobby Eaton and Stan Lane, if not for each other than for the {{sissy| villain}} Cornette, whom fans didn't even thing was "ambiguous" during the 80s.



* BashBrothers

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* BashBrothersBashBrothers: Except for the managers, and even then Cornette had been forced to wrestle sometimes



* BlondGuysAreEvil

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* BlondGuysAreEvilBlondGuysAreEvil: Oh hell, even during their baby face run Bobby, Stan and Jimmy weren't much different. People just cheered for them because they weren't the worst guys in the ring against the likes of Paul E.
* {{Corpsing}}: Stan Lane when Cornette would be talking up how good he was and trashing the Midnight Express's opponents
* CowerPower: Cornette would often ask Bobby Eaten to give him hugs when he got scared.


'''The Midnight Express''' were a ProfessionalWrestling TagTeam from the 1980s. It started in Alabama when Dennis Condrey started teaming with Randy Rose. After feuding with Norvel Austin and various partners, Austin turned heel and joined with Condrey and Rose. They spent some time in Memphis before returning to SECW. The team split in 1983.

Condrey and Bobby Eaton formed the second version after Eaton was traded from Memphis to Mid-South. It was here where they started their epic feud with Wrestling/TheRockNRollExpress. The [=MX=] had a brief run in World Class before jumping to the Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance in Charlotte in 1985. They feuded with the [=RNRs=] and Wrestling/TheRoadWarriors until Condrey surprised a lot of people in 1987 by leaving without really giving notice. This led to Stan Lane, formerly of Wrestling/TheFabulousOnes, replacing Condrey after Jim Crockett brought him in after closing down Florida.

Meanwhile, Condrey and Rose had reformed their team in [[Wrestling/AmericanWrestlingAssociation the AWA]] with manager [[Wrestling/PaulHeyman Paul E. Dangerously]]. They surprised everyone by jumping to the NWA to feud with Wrestling/JimCornette, Eaton and Lane. Cornette's team ultimately won the feud, sending Condrey and Rose away. The MX left after 1990, with Lane eventually going with Cornette to set up Wrestling/{{SMW}}.

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'''The Midnight Express''' were a ProfessionalWrestling TagTeam from the 1980s. It started in Alabama when "Loverboy" Dennis Condrey started teaming with "Ravishing" Randy Rose. After feuding with Norvel Austin and various partners, Austin turned heel and joined with Condrey and Rose. They spent some time in Memphis before returning to SECW. The team split in 1983.

Condrey and "Beautiful" Bobby Eaton formed the second version after Eaton was traded from Memphis to Mid-South. It was here where they started their epic feud with Wrestling/TheRockNRollExpress. The [=MX=] had a brief run in World Class before jumping to the Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance in Charlotte in 1985. They feuded with the [=RNRs=] and Wrestling/TheRoadWarriors until Condrey surprised a lot of people in 1987 by leaving without really giving notice. This led to "Sweet" Stan Lane, formerly of Wrestling/TheFabulousOnes, replacing Condrey after Jim Crockett brought him in after closing down Florida.

Meanwhile, Condrey and Rose had reformed their team in [[Wrestling/AmericanWrestlingAssociation the AWA]] with manager [[Wrestling/PaulHeyman Paul E. Dangerously]]. They surprised everyone by jumping to the NWA to feud with Wrestling/JimCornette, Eaton and Lane.Lane and manager Wrestling/JimCornette. Cornette's team ultimately won the feud, sending Condrey and Rose away. The MX left after 1990, with Lane eventually going with Cornette to set up Wrestling/{{SMW}}.



** The Midnights vs. Midnights feud was the InUniverse beginning of the Cornette-Heyman feud.



** Condrey and Rose were in the Dangerous Alliance in the AWA.



* SaltAndPepper: When Norvel Austin was part of the team.

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* SaltAndPepper: When Norvel Austin was part of the team.team.
* WrestlingFamily:
** Bobby Eaton's son Dillon.
** Wayne Farris is, of course, Wrestling/JerryLawler's cousin.


* FinishingMove: Double Goozle, [[FastballSpecial Rocket Launcher]], Veg-A-Matic, Flapjack

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* FinishingMove: Double Goozle, [[FastballSpecial Rocket Launcher]], Veg-A-Matic, FlapjackFlapjack, Gravedigger


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** Paul E. filled the same role for Condrey and Rose in the AWA.


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* PowerStable: At one time, they were known as Midnight Express Inc., and included [[Wrestling/HonkyTonkMan Wayne Farris (The Honky Tonk Man)]], Ron Starr, the Midnight Stallion (Archie "The Mongolian Stomper" Gouldie) and Rick Harris (Black Bart), along with Condrey, Rose and Austin.

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