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Buddy Jack Roberts

[Freebirds Gallery]

Title History

  •  NWA (Tri State) United States Tag Team titles w/Jerry Brown defeating ????? (May 8, 1970);
  • NWA (Tri State) United States Tag Team titles w/Jerry Brown defeating Danny Hodge & Luke Brown (May 29, 1970);
  • NWA (Tri State) United States Tag Team titles w/Jerry Brown defeating Bull Bullinski & Dennis Stamp (Febuary 20, 1973);
  • NWA Florida Tag Team titles w/Jerry Brown defeating Stan Vachon & Dick Slater (March ??, 1974);
  • NWA (Los Angeles) Americas Tag Team titles w/Jerry Brown defeating Louie Tillet & Victor Rivera (December 6, 1974);
  • NWA (Los Angeles) Americas Tag Team titles w/Jerry Brown defeating S.D Jones & Porkchop Cash (Febuary ??, 1975);
  • NWA (Los Angeles) Americas Tag Team titles w/Jerry Brown defeating Louie Tillet & John Tolos (March 22, 1975);
  • NWA (Los Angeles) Americas Tag Team titles w/Jerry Brown defeating Black Gordman & Goliath (July 25, 1975);
  • NWA (L.A./Japan) North American Tag Team titles w/Jerry Brown defeating Strong Kobayashi & Seiji Sakaguchi (September 22, 1975);
  • NWA (Tri State) United States Tag Team titles w/Jerry Brown defeating Gorgeous George Jr. & Greg Valentine (March 18, 1976);
  • NWA Florida Tag Team titles w/Jerry Brown defeating Bob Backlund & Steve Keirn (October ??, 1976);
  • NWA Mid Atlantic Tag Team titles w/Jerry Brown defeating Tim Woods & Dino Bravo (January 17, 1977);
  • NWA (Mid America) Southern Tag Team titles w/Jerry Brown defeating Bob Ellis & Jimmy Garvin (July 25, 1977);
  • NWA (Mid America) Southern Tag Team titles w/Jerry Brown defeating Pat Barrett & Norvell Austin (August 22, 1977);
  • NWA (Mid America) Southern Tag Team titles w/Jerry Brown defeating Jim Bryant & Jimmy Garvin for vacant titles (September 5, 1977);
  • NWA Texas Heavyweight title defeating Al Madril (March 24, 1978);
  • SCW Southwest Televison title defeating Tully Blanchard (December ??, 1978);
  • SCW Southwest Televison title defeating Tully Blanchard (January 11, 1979);
  • SCW Southwest Heavyweight title defeating Tully Blanchard (June ??, 1979);
  • Mid South Tag Team titles w/Terry Gordy defeating Buck Robley & Junkyard Dog (June 9, 1980);
  • NWA (World Class) World Six Man Tag Team titles [The Freebirds] defeating Tom Steele, Mike & Ben Sharpe (December 25, 1982);
  • NWA (World Class) World Six Man Tag Team titles [The Freebirds] defeating Kevin, Kerry & David Von Erich (August 12, 1983);
  • NWA (World Class) World Six Man Tag Team titles [The Freebirds] defeating Kevin, Kerry & David Von Erich (January ??, 1984);
  • NWA (World Class) World Six Man Tag Team titles [The Freebirds] defeating Kevin, Kerry & Mike Von Erich (July 4, 1984);
  • NWA (World Class) World Six Man Tag Team titles [The Freebirds] defeating Brian Adias, Kerry & Kevin Von Erich (January 3, 1986);
  • WCWA (World Class) Televison title defeating Mark Youngblood (January 6, 1986);
  • UWF (Mid South) Televison title defeating Terry Taylor (September 28, 1986);
  • WCWA (World Class) World Six Man Tag Team titles w/Terry Gordy & Iceman Parsons defeating Chris Adams, Steve Simpson & Matt Borne (sub for Kevin Von Erich) (January 4, 1988);

Career Highlights

In The Beginning:

  • 1970: Buddy Roberts got his start wrestling in Canada, and then worked as enhancement talent for the AWA as “Buddy Smith”..
  • Early 1970s: Buddy Roberts later formed a tag team with Jerry Brown known as The Hollywood Blondes..
  • ~~~The Hollywood Blondes were top draws in Oklahoma, Grand Prix (Maritimes), All-South (Atlanta), Florida, Charlotte and L.A…
  • Buddy Roberts was eventually booked as Dale Valentine, the brother of Johnny Valentine for Joe Blanchard’s Southwestpromotion..

The Fabulous Freebirds:

  • Buddy Roberts was a member of one of the most famous factions ever, The Fabulous Freebirds with Terry Gordy & Michael Hayes..
  • August 2, 1980–Mid-South: Dusty Rhodes & Buck Robley defeated Buddy Roberts & Terry Gordy in a “Double Bullrope” match..
  • November 25, 1982–Mid-South: Ted DiBiase & Matt Borne defeated Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts to retain the Tag Team titles..
  • April 16, 1983–Mid-South: Kerry & David von Erich defeated The Freebirds (Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts)..
  • June 17, 1983–WCCW Star Wars: Buddy Robertsd defeated Iceman Parsons in a “Hair vs Hair” match..
  • ~~~After the match, Iceman Parsons used the infamous “Freebird hair cream” on Buddy Roberts’ head..
  • ~~~~~In the months following this match, Buddy Roberts appeared on television wearing a helmet..
  • July 16, 1983–Mid-South: Iceman King Parsons defeated “Freebird” Buddy Roberts..
  • September 5, 1983–WCCW Star Wars: Iceman King Parsons defeated “Freebird” Buddy Roberts..
  • November 24, 1983–WCCW Star Wars: The Missing Link defeated “Freebird” Buddy Roberts. ..
  • December 25, 1983–WCCW Star Wars: Kevin & Mike bon Erich beat Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts in a “Loser Leaves Town” match..
  • May 6, 1984–WCCW: Fritz & Mike & Kevin von Erich defeated The Freebirds to win the Six Man Tag Team titles..
  • September 3, 1984–WCCW: Kerry & Kevin von Erich defeated The Freebirds in a “Handicap Loser Leaves Town Cage” match..
  • December 25, 1984–WCCW: Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts & Chic Donovan beat Skandar Akbar & The Missing Link & Mr. X..
  • ~~~This was a “Loser Leaves Town” Battle Royal style match with Terry Gordy as the sole survivor allowed to stay..
  • March 30, 1985–Mid-South: The RNR Express beat The Road Warriors and Dirty White Boys and The Freebirds in a 4-WAY..
  • May 5, 1985–WCCW: The Freebirds formed an alliance with the von Erichs for a 5-fall 1-ring match with Gary Hart..
  • ~~~Together they beat Chris Adams & Gino Hernandez & Rip Oliver & Kamala & One Man Gang & Steve Williams w/Gary Hart..
  • June 1, 1985–Mid-South: Michael Hayes & Buddy Roberts defeated Brad Armstrong & Brickhouse Brown..
  • September 28, 1985 – AWA SuperClash: Mil Mascaras defeated Buddy Roberts to retain the IWA Heavyweight title..
  • December 25, 1985–WCCW: The Freebirds (Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts) defeated Mark Youngblood & Dave Peterson..
  • May 4, 1986–WCCW: Kerry & Lance Von Erich & Steve Simpson beat The Freebirds in a “Lumberjacks With Straps” match !
  • June 14, 1986–UWF: Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts defeated The Bladerunners (the future Sting & Ultimate Warrior)..
  • November 27, 1986–UWF: Terry Taylor defeated Buddy Roberts in a “Barbed Wire Cage” match..
  • April 11, 1987–UWF: Michael Hayes & Buddy Roberts beat Missing Link & Chavo Guerrero in a “Coal Miners Glove” match..
  • June 13, 1987–UWF: Buddy Roberts defeated Mike Boyette…
  • August 1, 1987–UWF: The Freebirds beat Black Bart & Bubba Rogers & Terminator in a “First Blood Elimination Cage” match..
  • December 25, 1987–WCCW: Kevin von Erich/Chris Adams/Steve Simpson beat Gordy & Roberts & Iceman Parsons in a Steel Cage..
  • May 8, 1988–WCCW: Buddy Roberts participated in a strange and innovative Triple Dome Texas Roundup match..
  • ~~~LATER: Bruiser Brody & Kevin von Erich defeated Buddy Roberts & Solomon Grundy in a tag team match..

Retirement:

  • Buddy Roberts had throat surgery and has beaten throat cancer..