Fabulous Freebirds next in line for Hall of Fame induction
According to PWInsider, WWE are set to announce iconic wrestling group The Fabulous Freebirds – who wrestled with the franchise when they went as WWF – as the next inductees into the Hall of Fame this year.
The honour will be bestowed on the group by former wrestler Kevin Von Erich, son of legendary wrestler Fritz Von Erich, who had a legendary feud with the trio and will hand the award to Michael “PS” Hayes and Jimmy Garvin, while Buddy Roberts and Terry Gordy will be inducted posthumously.
The Fabulous Freebirds were originally meant to be a tag team but ended up consisting of four wrestlers in the form of Hayes, Garvin, Roberts and Gordy – something that was an entirely new concept when they first started in 1979 and which went on to inspire future stables.
The group wrestled across various franchises before linking up with WWE – then known as WWF – in 1984, where they were a part of the Rock ‘n’ Wrestling era. The group created another wrestling milestone while at WWF, when they became the first wrestlers to use entrance music for their introductions in the form of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Free Bird, which is also from where their name was derived.