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    Default RIP Freebird Buddy Roberts

    No cause as of yet. Only Michael Hayes remains at this point.

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    I thought he had passed a while back. Sad news, RIP. He was the bumper of the group.
    RIP Cammy youll be missed bro

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    Quote Originally Posted by ACIDBATHBELFORT View Post
    I thought he had passed a while back. Sad news, RIP. He was the bumper of the group.
    Yeah, he had a unique position in the group and was added to basically mentor Hayes and Gordy. Both the young guys started really young and showed alot of promise (Hayes doing promos and Gordys ring work) but it it was felt (dont remember by who) that they needed an older wrestler to guide them, show them the ropes and keep them out of trouble. Roberts had been around and so he joined them and needless to say there was no calming down done, those guys partied like rock stars. Roberts was usually the bumper of the trio and if a loss was required he usually did the job to keep the other two over. He was pretty damn good at comedy too so if any goofiness was required, he was there too.

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    Original vid for Badstreet Atlanta GA. The birds may not have invented the music entrance but they were the ones who blew it up. I always liked them using Freebird.

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    Classic heat up angle with the Birds invading Florida and trashing Mike Graham. The set up of this angle is that Mike father, promoter and wrestler Eddie Graham, had recently committed suicide and Mike was wanting to win the world title in his honor and the birds took exception to that. Buddy Roberts words "like father like son" were prophetic as Mike graham also killed himself earlier this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cbear View Post
    Yeah, he had a unique position in the group and was added to basically mentor Hayes and Gordy. Both the young guys started really young and showed alot of promise (Hayes doing promos and Gordys ring work) but it it was felt (dont remember by who) that they needed an older wrestler to guide them, show them the ropes and keep them out of trouble. Roberts had been around and so he joined them and needless to say there was no calming down done, those guys partied like rock stars. Roberts was usually the bumper of the trio and if a loss was required he usually did the job to keep the other two over. He was pretty damn good at comedy too so if any goofiness was required, he was there too.
    Definitely one of the all time great groups in wrestling history. They were great at being the heels. I remember seeing Buddy wasnt in the best condition because he appeared on various wrestling programs. Ive been watching at lot of youtube videos with interviews or the WWE round table discussions or whatever its called.

    There was a specific show about wrestling groups. I dont remember how many mentioned them. I cant see any group other than the Four Horseman being at the top.

    Here it is if you want to watch it. Ill re-watch it when I get off work.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZ94t9ZBHDo
    RIP Cammy youll be missed bro

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    A rassler that made it to his mid-60's

    That's like 110 in regular person years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onion View Post
    A rassler that made it to his mid-60's

    That's like 110 in regular person years.
    More like 140 in Freebird years. Those guys partied HARD. It wasnt an act, they lived the gimmick just like Flair does.

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    I'm a lot like Werewolf when it comes to wrestling - prefer old to new.

    Anyways, big fan of The Fab Free.

    One thing leads to another - Buddy Gordy Mongolian Stomper and an infamous moment in Stampede Wrestling's history (grew up on that Sat. afternoon bloodbath):

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    Stampede Wrestling

    Gouldie held the North American heavyweight title a record ten times between 1968 and 1984, quite a streak of longevity for that time frame. He was also the first champion, defeating former NWA World Heavyweight Champion Pat O'Connor in the tournament finals. Gouldie feuded with British mat technician Billy Robinson, among others, for the title.
    Although he wrestled as a heel during the majority of his Stampede tenure, Gouldie made a face turn late in 1983 after Bad News Allen turned against Gouldie and his storyline "son", Jeff, during a six-man tag team match and brutalized and injured Jeff (which led to Stampede TV host Ed Whalen to quit the company in protest); the attack led to a bloody feud which climaxed with Gouldie defeating Bad News for the Stampede North American title (his tenth, and what would be final, reign).
    Gouldie never used the Mongolian Stomper gimmick while wrestling in Stampede; instead, staying true to his roots, he went with the gimmick of a tough Alberta cowboy as just "The Stomper".
    BTW, for those who don't know the connection, Gouldie (aka Mongolian Stomper) trained the young Gordy
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