Ricky Morton’s Wild Story
PART 2 and 3 below...
|Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson|
The Rock and Roll Express
The interview began. Connie squeezed Ricky's hand as she wanted Tully's appearance to make Ricky seriously think about changing his life.
Pat Robertson turned the interview over to Tully.
|The Devil Himself!!! |
As Tully started talking about his life, Tully blamed the sinful ways of the wrestling profession for making him dance with the Devil. Tully thanked God for helping him. Pat said amen brother. Connie looked at Ricky and said, "That's the same thing I've been telling you honey."
Tully continued by saying it was the evilness of the wrestling profession that made him do drugs and drink liquor and take pills. Tully thanked God for saving him. Pat said amen brother. Connie looked at Ricky again and told him, in her sweetest voice, "See, I've been telling you the same thing baby."
Connie told Ricky...”See Ricky...Tully saw the light."
|Devil at work???|
Connie was now saying 'amen' along with Pat Robertson every time Tully would make a point, according to Ricky. Ricky said he watched Tully's appearance on the 700 Club and told me he believed Tully was lying like a dog. Ricky told me that he didn't buy for one second Tully's 'alleged' BORN AGAIN CHRISTIAN BULLS**T.
According to Ricky, he knew that Tully was nearing the end of his wrestling money days and felt that Tully was just looking for another 'scam' to take over the wrestling one that Tully had parlayed into a pretty good income for the last 15 years. Ricky said that he knew Tully well...knew his ways and how he operated and felt that Tully's newly found CHRISTIAN GIG...was just PRO WRESTLING REVISITED but on a different level. Instead of an arena, Tully now had a church. Instead of ringside seats, Tully now would have pews. Instead of a ring, Tully had a pulpit. But Ricky thought that if this was what it took to get him back in good graces with Connie, then he'd play along with it.
Ricky said that Connie was squeezing his hand and touching him in a way that he had not felt from her in months but he had to admit that even though he really didn't believe Tully, he believed that this could draw him and Connie closer. Ricky admitted to me that up to this point, this whole 'come to Jesus' thing was actually working pretty good so far.
Finally, Ricky said Tully got stronger and stronger in his testimony. Old Pat Robertson was really buying into it, the studio crowd was eating it up and Connie was hanging on every word. Then Ricky said, Tully said the WRONG THING!!! Tully mentioned something that he should have stayed away from. Tully mentioned the word WOMEN. And not only just women...he used the term 'loose women'.
OH GAWD....Ricky thought....please don't start talking about the women. Ricky's brain was spinning in overdrive trying to send a psychic message to Tully to shut the hell up. In Ricky's head, if Tully had shut the hell up right then, he would have converted instantly to being the most gung ho Born Again Christian of all time but he felt it all slipping away in an instant. He knew Tully and he knew that Tully liked to talk...a lot. Ricky was fine with the alcohol references, the pills and the drugs and even the cocaine. But please, please Tully, Ricky implored silently in his head, don't start talking about the women that hung around around the matches.
In the past, Connie had seen the 'loose women' around the matches literally throw themselves at Ricky as she had seen them do with other wrestlers. She had also seen the divorces that the wrestling lifestyle had wrought upon some of her friends who had been married to wrestlers. The females who hung around 'wrestlers' were no different than the ones who hung around the rock stars. The rock stars called their followers, 'groupies'. The wrestlers, however, weren't so politically correct. The wrestlers called the females that followed them, ring rats or arena rats. Personally, I never called them that..I always simply referred to them under another title....'little ladies of the matches'.
|ACTUAL PHOTO OF SEVERAL YOUNG |
LADIES OF THE MATCHES. FACES HAVE
BEEN BLURRED TO PROTECT THE
ATLANTA MARRIOTT AIRPORT
Ricky's thought processes had suddenly swung 180 degrees back to the right. He had liked Tully up to this point but that Ricky's opinion of him was rapidly changing with every sentence Tully spoke.
Ricky said he glanced over at Connie and said her eyes changed and her mood changed. Ricky said that up to this point, he hadn't really thought about praying but now, he started praying that Tully would shut the ‘F’ up and downplay the women angle a little bit seeing as how it was a serious bone of contention between Ricky and his wife.
But, according to Ricky, Tully just couldn't keep his big fat mouth shut as Tully was bound and determined to go there.
As Connie's undivided attention was devoted to the screen, Ricky said he was helpless to do anything but he felt something bad coming on. But surely, Ricky thought, Tully would not be so stupid as to actually tell everything that went on. Could he? Would he?