The combination of the three wrestlers was perfect. Michael P.S. Hayes was the boisterous leader and brilliant promo guy, Terry “Bamm Bamm” Gordy was the muscle (and very accomplished wrestler for a big man), and Buddy Roberts was the wily veteran mat worker of the group. Collectively, they had no weaknesses and with the threesome they had, there was no match or situation that they could not do. In addition to being the first real “gang” in wrestling, the Freebirds are credited with being the first wrestlers to bring Rock and Roll entrance music to the ring. They are also credited with the “Freebird” rule whereby any two of the unit could defend a Tag Team Title that they won. Considering how hard it is to come up with anything innovative in wrestling and the Birds were responsible for so much, how can this triumvirate not be Hall of Fame material?