During the summer of 1986, somewhat coinciding with the Great American Bash tour, Jim Crockett Promotions presented the "Rock and Roll Express Super Summer Sizzler Tour."
The ticket stub above is from the event in Florence, SC on August 9, 1986 - - 29 years ago today!
Contests were held for the following:
- Rock 'N Roll Express Look-Alike Contest
- Miss Rock 'N Roll Express
- Rock 'N Roll Express Dream Date Contest
The contests were primarily designed to develop a mailing list to market the Rock 'N Roll Express Fan Club kits that came out early the next year.
There was nothing really special about the tour events themselves. They were basically just regular house shows or put on in conjunction with the Great American Bash tour.
The winners of the Rock 'N Roll Express Look-Alike Contest were presented on Mid-Atlantic Wrestling with Ricky and Robert during an interview with Bob Caudle.
The winner of the Miss Rock 'N Roll Express contest, along with the runners-up who formed her "court", accompanied Ricky and Robert to the ring for a match on television taped in Asheville, North Carolina. It was a six-man match against three of the Four Horsemen (Ole and Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard) with Ricky and Robert taking Dick Murdoch as their partner.
Not sure how that Rock 'N Roll Express Dream Date Contest turned out!