As announced by Rolling Stone, the long awaited induction of the Fabulous Freebirds to the WWE Hall of Fame has finally taken place.
The Freebirds induction will include the three original members, Michael P.S. Hayes, Terry Gordy, Buddy Roberts, and later member, Jimmy Garvin.
The original trio first came together in 1979, interchanging as heels and faces, though always maintaining anther southern rock and roll edge. It is believed that this was the first group to enter the ring to music, as “Freebrd” by Lynyrd Skynyrd would become their anthem. While they were making their mark regionally, it was the move to Fritz Von Erich’s World Class Wrestling that took them to the next level.
In a steel cage match between Kerry Von Erich and Ric Flair for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship, special referee, Michael Hayes, slammed the steel cage door on the head of Kerry, who had refused his help to become the world champion. This ignited a feud between the Freebirds and the Von Erich that lasted for years, and set the territory on fire.
The trio was perfect. Michael Hayes, was the flashy talker, and as such the defacto leader. Gordy was the big man and the muscle of the group. Roberts, who at this point was the veteran by a decade plus over the other two was the worker of the group. As such, they were the complete package of wrestling and entertainment and were almost as important for exploding the World Class territory as the Von Erichs.
The Freebirds would perform all over the country, even in the WWF for a brief spell in 1984. They were main event every where they went, up until the early 90’s, when it was just Hayes and his new partner Jimmy Garvin.
Hayes has been with the company since the mid-90’s in various capacities and that long time relationship was what many (including us) thought would have propelled the Freebirds into the WWE Hall of Fame long ago.
Regardless, we here at Notinhalloffame.com are absolutely thrilled with this induction and would like to congratulate this quartet of talent for making the WWE Hall of Fame
Seriously, this is a huge induction for us at Notinhalloffame.com, and we feel that this has long been overdue.