12. The Fabulous Freebirds

12. The Fabulous Freebirds
(Michael Hayes, Terry “Bamm Bamm” Gordy & Buddy Roberts)

 

Talk about innovation. Before there was the N.W.O, D-Generation X or the Four Horsemen there was the original gang concept; The Fabulous Freebirds.

 

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?

 

 

Should The Fabulous Freebirds be in the Hall of Fame?

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Definitely put them in! - 76.9%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 15.4%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 7.7%

The Bullet Points

  • Other Aliases: None as a Team
  • Billed From: (U.S.A.) Badstreet, Atlanta, GA
  • Key Championships Held: NWA National Tag Team (3) (Hayes & Gordy)
    NWA Georgia Tag Team (Hayes & Gordy)
    NWA World Class American Tag Team (Hayes & Gordy)
    NWA World Class Six Man (5)
    UWF Mid South Tag Team (Hayes & Gordy)
    UWF Mid South Tag Team (Gordy & Roberts)
    Hayes, Gordy & Roberts held multiple individual titles and tag titles with other partners

  • Why they will get in: Michael Hayes relationship in the WWE really helps.
  • Why they won't get in: Their best moments were not in the WWE.
  • Five Greatest Matches/Moments: 1. Turned heel in World Class and began one of the greatest feuds in wrestling history against the Von Erichs (12/25/82)
    2. Lost the World Class Six Man Tag Belts to the Von Erichs at the David Von Erich Parade of Champions (5/6/84)
    3. Match of the Year in winning back the Six Man Tag Belts in an anything goes match against the Von Erichs (7/4/84)
    4. Wrestled in the WWF briefly with Cyndi Lauper & Dave Wolfe as their managers…the original Rock and Wrestling Connection (August/84)
    5. Had a DQ loss to the Road Warriors (9/28/85)

Should The Fabulous Freebirds be in the Hall of Fame?

(You must be registered and logged in to vote!)
Definitely put them in! - 76.9%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 15.4%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 7.7%
Last modified on Sunday, 03 May 2015 23:16

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0 #2 Zachary Schimmel 2015-07-27 04:05
Aren't you supposed to be a lock for the hall of fame after they name a rule after you? I.e., Larry Bird and Mel Blount.
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0 #1 Dale 2014-01-19 21:58
The Fabulous Freebirds might not go in this year because of Buddy Roberts just passing away. But yah they should put The Fabulous Freebirds in and have Kevin Von Erich induct them since Michael P.S. Hayes inducted The Von Erichs into the wwe hall of fame.
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