Born: Michael P.S. Hayes — March 29, 1959, in Pensacola, Florida
Buddy Roberts — June 16, 1947, in Del City, Oklahoma — Died: Nov. 26, 2012, in Chicago, Illinois
Terry Gordy — April 23, 1961, in Chattanooga, Tennesee — Died: July 16, 2001, in Soddy Daisy, Tennesee
Jimmy Garvin — Sept. 25, 1952, in Tampa, Florida
Finishing move: Torpedo Lariat, Oriental Spike
Titles: Mid-South tag team champions (two times), NWA Mid-America tag team champions (two times), WCW United States tag team champions (two times), WCW world six-man tag team champions, WCW world tag team champions (two times), NWA American tag team champions (two times), WCCW six-man tag team champions (six times)
Bottom line: The Freebirds paved the way for many of the theatrics showcased in the modern-day product.
Spectacles such as entrance music, dance routines and in-ring concerts became a regularity with the Freebirds, who entered the ring to "Bad Street, USA."
The song holds up as one of the most recognizable entrance themes. The team played foil to the great Von Erik’s in the NWA in one of the most heated rivalries in tag team history.