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Forgotten Legends103: Fabulous Freebirds

A team like no other in it's own unique way with a charismatic musician turned wrestler, Michael P.S Hayes being at the helm, Gordy being the strongman and Roberts being the fast guy and consisting of three men in a tag team instead of the usual two plus manager format or four men stable format.

Starting out in WCCW, their feud with Von Erichs was legendary by itself started on account of Gordy slamming Kerry Von Erich on to steel cage, something that did not happen as frequently as now then I suppose.

They went out to perform across NWA, AWA, UWF sticking together as a team with their second most famous feud coming against the Road Warriors in AWA which ended with a loss for the latter when Freebirds helped out their friend Jimmy Garvin and Steven Regal (not William Regal).

They started to pursue singles titles but sticking together and looking out for each other as a stable in WCCW with Gordy and Roberts winning the Heavyweight and TV titles respectively while Hayes took care of managing them. When Roberts started to slow down, they took in Jimmy Garvin as a freebird in their WCW stint winning numerous tag titles reigns before dissolving in 1994.

Their brief WWF run in 1984 ended with Vince Mcmahon wanting to break up the team putting their team above working for WWF staying as friends and a team outside kayfabe as well as inside.

With 28 tag title runs across all promotions that mattered in North America, Their most important contribution would be freebird rule where the freebirds are the tag champions but the title can be defended by any two of the three and bringing in Rock and Roll music for entrances; both things that has been used a lot ever since.

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Freebirds were a revolutionary stable.Their feud with Von Erich is one of the greatest and most brutal feuds ever.I believe entrance music became truly popular after they started using it.Freebird Rule-I hope something like that happens in today's WWE.As you have said,Hayes is truly one of the most charismatic wrestlers of all time even though he was quite limited in the ring.If anybody were to ask me who are the most hated heels ever,Freebirds would be in my top 5 easily.

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Freebirds were a revolutionary stable.Their feud with Von Erich is one of the greatest and most brutal feuds ever.I believe entrance music became truly popular after they started using it.Freebird Rule-I hope something like that happens in today's WWE.As you have said,Hayes is truly one of the most charismatic wrestlers of all time even though he was quite limited in the ring.If anybody were to ask me who are the most hated heels ever,Freebirds would be in my top 5 easily.
Can you share some more details on their feud with Von Erichs, while I read and understand that it built their promotion, I could not get a lot of details other than matches.

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Can you share some more details on their feud with Von Erichs, while I read and understand that it built their promotion, I could not get a lot of details other than matches.
I have witnessed some stuff on YouTube but this site gives a good account of their match

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With Buddy Roberts passing away last month, Michael Hayes is all that is left of the Freebirds. R.I.P. Mr. Roberts and Mr. Gordy.
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With Buddy Roberts passing away last month, Michael Hayes is all that is left of the Freebirds. R.I.P. Mr. Roberts and Mr. Gordy.
Jimmy Garvin is also a member. As he joined in WCW.


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Jimmy Garvin is also a member. As he joined in WCW.
I liked Garvin, but I don't consider him as a part of the Freebirds. Nor do I count the later reincarnations of the Freebirds in WCCW when it was going down the toilet. Technically, he was a part of the Freebirds, but its kinda like Sid, Mongo, and Roma being a part of the Horsemen.
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See, I missed out on the original Freebirds and only caught them in WCW with Garvin and some random masked guy I can't remember but I think he was an Armstrong.

But, I have seen clips of them in WCCW when the feud with the Von Erich's started and I remember that amazing promo they cut at an abandoned house with Gordy for some reason being the only 1 in the house.

And I've heard that the Freebirds were the first to use entrance music but then I have a shoot interview with Porkchop Cash that said he was the first and I also heard Gorgeous George, if I'm not mistaken, was the first.
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I liked Garvin, but I don't consider him as a part of the Freebirds. Nor do I count the later reincarnations of the Freebirds in WCCW when it was going down the toilet. Technically, he was a part of the Freebirds, but its kinda like Sid, Mongo, and Roma being a part of the Horsemen.
I suppose. But i do consider him as a member as opposed to weird incarnations like the Blackbirds and the Extreme Freebirds.


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See, I missed out on the original Freebirds and only caught them in WCW with Garvin and some random masked guy I can't remember but I think he was an Armstrong.

But, I have seen clips of them in WCCW when the feud with the Von Erich's started and I remember that amazing promo they cut at an abandoned house with Gordy for some reason being the only 1 in the house.

And I've heard that the Freebirds were the first to use entrance music but then I have a shoot interview with Porkchop Cash that said he was the first and I also heard Gorgeous George, if I'm not mistaken, was the first.
Well, It can be said that Freebirds were the first to use Entrance music as we know it today but Gorgeous George started it all.

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