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The Rock 'n' Roll RPMs were a professional wrestling tag team, consisting of Tommy Lane and Mike Davis, that competed in several professional wrestling promotions throughout the Southern United States. They were known for their bright colored tights and hanging bandannas. Allen Martin (aka Silent but Deadly) was later added as a tag team partner after Tommy Lane left. Since then, Mike Davis died in his home state of Texas. Martin continued to wrestle in Birmingham, AL under the name "Rock 'n' Roll RPM" until recently when he retired.


The Rock 'n' Roll RPMs started in World Class promotion, which at the time was still affiliated with the NWA. They were known for their bright colored tights and hanging bandannas. The Rock 'n' Roll RPMs were glorified for their finishing move "The Spandex Splits". The move was later outlawed due to extensive neck injuries. They had feuds with several teams, including another "Rock 'n' Roll" tag team known as the Rock 'n' Roll Express. The RPMs feuded with The Fantastics over the WCWA Tag Team Championship, however they were unable to win the championship. The RPMs also competed in the CWA in Memphis, where they won two AWA Southern Tag Team titles. Teaming with Cactus Jack, the Rock-n-Roll RPMs lost a match against Hector, Chavo, and Mando Guerrero at the only AWA pay-per-viewSuperClash III.

After the demise of World Class, Davis and Lane moved on to World Championship Wrestling, where they were used as jobbers. Davis later entered the Global Wrestling Federation, where in 1992, he claimed to have returned to Earth with a "Moon Rock" after he made a bungee jump following a "Bungee" match between Chaz Taylor and Steven Dane outside the Dallas Sportatorium.


Mike Davis formed an another tag team with his brother Tom Davis known as the Dirty Davis Brothers. He the died on December 25, 2001 from a massive heart attack in Granbury, Texas, at the age of 45.

Tommy Lane formed a tag team with "Big" Bobby Jones known as The NEW RPMs for Central All-Star Wrestling. He continued to wrestle until recently when he retired.

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