Triple H Tweets Props To The Fabulous Freebirds

WWE Superstar Triple H recently posted props to Michael Hayes and The Fabulous Freebirds regarding their future induction into the WWE hall of fame. The announcement made earlier today regarding their induction into the WWE Hall Of Fame during WrestleMania 32 weekend in April. The current WWE World Heavyweight Champion tweeted the following below:

You can’t have a party in Dallas without the #FabulousFreebirds. A long-deserved place in the #WWEHOF. #BadstreetUSA pic.twitter.com/JjWbraUbFs

— Triple H (@TripleH) February 29, 2016

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TNA To Celebrate Kurt Angle’s Final Week With The Company

TNA sent out the following today, announcing that starting tomorrow they are celebrating Kurt Angle’s final week with the company…

>b>THE FINAL STAND: KURT ANGLE WEEK KICKS OFF TOMORROW ON IMPACT WRESTLING AT 9/8c ON POP

· Final two matches of decade-long TNA IMPACT WRESTLING career

· Exclusive content delivered daily onimpactwrestling.com and social media

· Fans invited to share favorite Kurt Angle TNA moment using #ThankYouKurt

· Exclusive commemorative Farewell Tour bundle available at ShopTNA.com

NASHVILLE, TENN. – Feb. 29, 2016 – In celebration of his storied decade-long career with TNA (Total Nonstop Action), IMPACT WRESTLING is dedicating March 1-8 as Kurt Angle Week.

The Olympic Gold Medalist and TNA Hall of Famer Kurt Angle will close out his illustrious tenure with the company as he fights in his final matches the next two weeks on IMPACT WRESTLING airing Tuesday nights at 9/8c on Pop. (click here to find where you can watch Pop).

On the March 1 episode of IMPACT WRESTLING, Angle, who is the first and 6-time TNA World Champion, will kick off the show in a penultimate main event that pits him against TNA original Bobby Roode.

On the March 8 broadcast of IMPACT WRESTLING, Angle will battle a man many have called his protégé – a decorated amateur and professional wrestler whose career path is strikingly similar to his own, the Destroyer Lashley

Beginning Tuesday, March 1,IMPACTWRESTLING.com will deliver exclusive content spanning Angle’s 10 years with TNA, with never-before-seen footage, greatest moments and interviews with IMPACT WRESTLING Stars and Knockouts, past and present, on how Angle has influenced them and the entire professional wrestling industry.

Fans are also invited send a thank you video message to Kurt, or share a favorite Kurt Angle TNA moment or memory via social media, including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, using#ThankYouKurt and tagging @IMPACTWRESTLING. Select fan video messages will be featured on IMPACTWRESTLING.com and on the March 8 broadcast of IMPACT WRESTLING.

Fans can also own a part of history with the commemorative Kurt Angle Farewell Tour bundle, which includes a Farewell Tour t-shirt, Farewell Tour poster, select 8×10 marking key moments in Angle’s career and other Angle-themed merchandise, available now exclusively at ShopTNA.com

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Michael Hayes Reacts To The Fabulous Freebirds To The WWE Hall Of Fame

Michael Hayes spoke with Rolling Stone about the Fabulous Freebirds finally getting the call for the WWE Hall of Fame. Here are some highlights…

On Finally Getting in The WWE Hall of Fame: “Well, I don’t know what the rush was. Every year around this time, I’d be on pins and needles, hoping we’d get in, because our career speaks for itself. We put asses in seats…and I think you could take a poll of anybody who ever paid their hard-earned money to come see us, and they’d say they got more than their money’s worth. And that was huge to us, because we were wrestling fans too.”

On The Induction Speech: “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. 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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Confirmed – The Fabulous Freebirds To The WWE Hall Of Fame

UPDATE: Here is the official WWE.com announcement:

The Fabulous Freebirds, one of the most infamous and influential groups in sport-entertainment history, will finally be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame on the eve of WrestleMania 32. As first reported by Rolling Stone, The Freebirds will be immortalized in Dallas, the city they famously antagonized in their heyday.

Freebirds’ Hall of Fame profile | Photos | Video highlights

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. 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.

After running roughshod through Georgia, The Freebirds made their way to Texas and World Class Championship Wrestling, where their careers changed forever. On Christmas Night 1982, during Kerry Von Erich’s NWA World Title Steel Cage Match with Ric Flair, Gordy slammed the cage door shut on Von Erich’s head, costing him the title and setting off a rivalry that would captivate The Lone Star State during the ’80s. The ruthless Freebirds battled the clean-cut Von Erich family in some of the most heated wars in squared circle history.

It was during this time that the Freebirds revolutionized the industry in another way. After years of using Lynyrd Skynyrd’s southern rock anthem “Freebird” as their entrance music, Hayes recorded “Badstreet U.S.A.” in 1983, a hard-rocking tune that became synonymous with the group and opened the door for competitors to have individual, original entrance music.

The Freebirds had a brief run in WWE, before heading back down south, this time to Bill Watts’ Universal Wrestling Federation. There, Gordy won the promotion’s top title and Roberts became Television Champion, all while Hayes backed them up and sung their praises while honing his skills as a color commentator.

As the ’80s drew to a close, Hayes and Gordy made their way to World Championship Wrestling, with longtime Freebird ally Jimmy “Jam” Garvin joining them as an official member of the group. Hayes and Garvin made an immediate impact, winning a tournament at Clash of the Champions VII to become the NWA World Tag Team Champions — titles they held on two occasions, in addition to two reigns as United States Tag Team Champions and a run with the WCW Six-Man Tag Team Titles.

Though they disbanded in the early 1990s, The Fabulous Freebirds’ influence can be felt to this day. The Freebird Rule has been used by numerous teams over the years, including Demolition, the nWo Wolfpac and reigning WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day.

Don’t miss The Fabulous Freebirds’ return to Texas, as they take their rightful place in sports-entertainment history during the 2016 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday, April 2.

ORIGINAL: According to WWE.com, the Fabulous Freebirds (Michael “P.S.” Hayes, Terry “Bam Bam” Gordy, Buddy “Jack” Roberts and Jimmy “Jam” Garvin) are the latest additions to the 2016 Hall of Fame class. They join Sting and the Godfather in this year’s class.

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AJ Styles Says He’s In His Prime & Belongs In WWE & More

AJ Styles recently spoke with Rapzilla.com, here are the highlights…

On How He Feels: “I’d say I’m in my prime now. You don’t really get there until you’re in your thirties. Unless you have been wrestling the top guys for a long time you really don’t get that experience. I feel like I really got that now. I’m able to capitalize on the things I normally wouldn’t. Now is a good time as any. Experience is everything…it’s just like life. We learn from everything we’ve faced in our lives and we know what not to do. Everything that’s happened to me no matter where I’ve been has worked to this point now. I get it, this is where I need to be. I belong in the WWE.”

On Daniel Bryan’s Retirement: ”We had unbelievable matches and selfishly I was hoping I’d have the chance to wrestle Daniel Bryan and have one of those classic matches that we had years ago. I know we could definitely do that. It’s unfortunate what had happened and he handled it better than I handled it. That was very emotional for him and he seemed pretty strong and confident that everything is going to be ok. A class act. I can’t say enough great things about him.”

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Rusev Announces Bodyslam Challenge For RAW – Details

Rusev has made his big announcement for tonight’s Raw. You can see the Twitter post below, in which the League of Nations member says anyone who can bodyslam him tonight will win a Maserati Gran Turismo:

Tonight #RAW is in my city NASHVILLE, here is your big announcement! pic.twitter.com/RqjZwrK4Hg

— Rusev (@RusevBUL) February 29, 2016

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