WWE's 'Fabulous Freebirds' to be inducted into 2016 Hall of Fame

By Alex Butler  |  March 1, 2016 at 6:22 PM
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Earlier today, Rolling Stone announced the #FabulousFreebirds will be inducted into the #WWEHOF Class of 2016. JoJo interviews founding member Michael "P.S." Hayes backstage at WWE Raw to get his thoughts!

Posted by WWE on Monday, February 29, 2016

DALLAS, March 1 (UPI) -- WrestleMania 32 will have some extra flair.

The Fabulous Freebirds will be inducted into the 2016 WWE Hall of Fame class on April 2 in Dallas.

"The group was founded in 1979, when Michael "P.S." Hayes, Terry "Bam Bam" Gordy and Buddy "Jack" Roberts joined forces to wreak havoc on professional wrestling," the WWE said in a statement. "Gordy provided raw power and fury, Roberts lent his technical prowess and Hayes was dripping with charisma that made sure the spotlight was always on them. The Fabulous Freebirds quickly found success in the Georgia territory, where they captured the NWA National Tag Team Titles and instituted the "Freebird Rule," where any two members of the trio could defend the titles."

Rolling Stone first reported the news.

"During their hard-charging heyday, the Fabulous Freebirds never waited for anything," James Montgomery wrote in Rolling Stone. "From their legendary rivalries inside the ring to their equally legendary reputations out of it, Michael "P.S." Hayes, Terry "Bam Bam" Gordy and Buddy "Jack" Roberts (so named because of his affinity for Jack Daniel's) did what they wanted, when they wanted, shaking up the pro wrestling world and forever changing the concept of what a tag team could be."

Hayes in the only surviving member of the Freebirds, after Gordy dided in 2001 and Roberts died in 2012.

"I've never been a person who is at a loss for words, so I'm pretty sure I'll have some things to say," Hayes told Rolling Stone. "They may not let me curse, but I want to pay homage to Terry and Buddy and the group, so I'm going to tell as many stories as they'll let me get away with. Believe me, I've got plenty of them."

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