In 86, Ricky Morton challenged Ric Flair for the NWA title and had a great cage match with him during The Bash 86 tour. This was following the epic beat down the horsemen gave Morton including wiping his face on the locker room floor.
Could Morton of pulled off a short reign and drop it back to Flair quickly? The Rock N Rolls were pretty over at that point and Morton could go in the ring.
Or was he too small even by NWA standards to pull of a short run with the title?
Too small, too regional, too limited of a worker as a single, no credibility in that kind of position or role. He was fine as a challenger of the week, but there’s no way they would have been able to get that one past the NWA voters without getting laughed out of the office.