The Midnight Express has gone through a few configurations since their debut in 1981. Perhaps the best or most well-known version consisted of Bobby Eaton and Dennis Condrey.
The Condrey-Eaton combo won a bunch of tag team titles in many organizations. Their original run ended in 1987. Eaton stayed with the Express and was joined by Stan Lane.
The Midnight Express was so successful and so popular that they were often cheered, despite being bad guys. Their feud with the Rock and Roll Express was so well-received that independent organizations still bring in the teams for matches against each other.
I met Eaton and Condrey in Kokomo several years ago. I had met Eaton previously and he was such a nice guy. Condrey proved to be cool as well. We talked about their run as a team and how they still team on occasion. Neither of them ever envisioned the longevity they would have.
Whatever success and longevity these two have had is well-deserved. They are certainly two of the good guys (even when they are "bad guys").