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Michael Hayes

Michael Hayes

Title History

  • NWA Mid America Tag Team titles w/Terry Gordy defeating Bobby Eaton & George Gulas (January 7, 1979);
  • NWA Mid America Tag Team titles w/Terry Gordy defeating Bobby Eaton & Mexican Angel (Febuary ??, 1979);
  • Mid South Tag Team titles w/Terry Gordy defeating Buck Robley & Bill Watts (November 24, 1979);
  • NWA Georgia Tag Team titles w/Terry Gordy won a tournament (October 10, 1980);
  • NWA (Georgia) National Tag Team titles w/Terry Gordy defeating Stan Frazier & Robert Fuller [Tornament] (November 27, 1981);
  • NWA (Georgia) National Tag Team titles w/Terry Gordy defeating Stan Frazier & Ted Dibiase (January 31, 1981);
  • NWA (Georgia) National Tag Team titles w/Otis Sistrunk defeating Terry Gordy & Jimmy Snuka (September 27, 1981);
  • NWA (Georgia) National Tag Team titles w/Terry Gordy defeating John Studd & Super Destroyer (July 2, 1982);
  • NWA (World Class) American Tag Team titles w/Terry Gordy defeating Bill Irwin & King Kong Bundy (November 26, 1982);
  • 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 (All Japan) United National Heavyweight title defeating Ted Dibiase (Janaury 28, 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 Kevin & Kerry Von Erich & Brian Adias (January 3, 1986);
  • WCWA (World Class) World Six Man Tag Team titles w/Kerry & Kevin Von Erich defeating Roberts & Gordy & Parsons (July 8, 1988);
  • WCWA (World Class) World Tag Team titles w/Steve Cox defeating Samoan Swat Team (Fatu & Samu) (September 16, 1988);
  • WCWA (World Class) World Tag Team titles w/Steve Cox defeating Samoan Swat Team (Fatu & Samu) (October 15, 1988);
  • NWA United States Heavyweight title defeating Lex Luger (May 7, 1989);
  • NWA (Mid Atlantic) World Tag Team titles w/Jimmy Garvin defeating Stan Lane & Bobby Eaton [Tournament] (June 14, 1989);
  • WCW World Tag Team titles w/Jimmy Garvin defeating Butch Reed & Ron Simmons (Febuary 24, 1991);
  • WCW United States Tag Team titles w/Jimmy Garvin defeating Tracy Smothers & Steve Armstrong (May 19, 1991);
  • WCW World Six Man Tag Team titles w/Jimmy Garvin & Badstreet defeating Junk Yard Dog & Tommy Rich [Handicap] (June 3, 1991);
  • WCW United States Tag Team titles w/Jimmy Garvin defeating Terry Taylor & Greg Valentine (May 17, 1992);
  • PPW (Power Pro Wrestling) Heavyweight title defeating Baldo during a tag team match (March 7, 1999);

Career Highlights

In The Beginning:

  • Mid-1977: Michael Hayes got his start in the wrestling business as a referee using his real name “Michael Seitz”..
  • Michael Seitz also started wrestling under the name “Lord Michael Hayes” in Jackson, Mississippi..

The Fabulous Freebirds:

The Fabulous Freebirds – World Wrestling Federation:

  • 1984: The Freebirds had a brief stint with the WWF where they were managed by Cindy Laupers boyfriend Dave Wolfe..
  • ~~~August 1984: The Freebirds (Hayes/Gordy/Roberts) make several appearance at WWF Madison Square Garden shows..
  • ~~~~~August 4, 1984: The Fabulous Freebirds vs Ron Shaw / Rene Goulet / Charlie Fulton..
  • ~~~~~August 24, 1984: The Fabulous Freebirds vs Pete Douerty / Ron Shaw / Butcher Vachon..
  • ~~~The WWF wanted the trio to split into singles wrestlers, they left the company and returned to World Classin Dallas..

The Fabulous Freebirds – World Class Championship Wrestling:

  • September 28, 1985 – AWA SuperClash: The Road Warriors defeated Freebirds (Gordy/Hayes) to retain the AWA Tag titles..
  • The Freebirds were involved in the most violent and bloody feuds in WCCW history against the von Erich Family..
  • April 20, 1986 – AWA WrestleRock: The Road Warriors defeated The Freebirds (Garvin & Hayes) in a “Steel Cage” match..
  • 1988: The Freebird/vonErich feud came to an end when Michael Hayes & Kerry von Erich called a truce and became tag partners..

National Wrestling Alliance & World Championship Wrestling:

  • May 17, 1989 – WrestleWar: Michael Hayes defeats Lex Luger for the NWA United States title..
  • Michael Hayes would later join forces with Jimmy Garvin under the Freebird name managed by DDP & Big Daddy Dink..
  • June 14, 1989 – CotC 8: The Freebirds defeat the Midnight Express in the finals to win the vacant NWA Tag Team titles..
  • The masked wrestler known as Baddstreet (Brad Armstrong), was added to the Freebirds..
  • February 17, 1991: The Freebirds (Hayes/Garvin/Baddstreet) defeated Tommy Rich/Ricky Morton/Junk Yard Dog for the 6 Man Tag titles..
  • February 24, 1991 – WrestleWar: Michael Hayes/Jimmy Garvin defeated Doom (Ron Simmons/Butch Reed) for the World Tag Team titles..
  • May 19, 1991 – SuperBrawl: Hayes/Jimmy Garvin defeated The Young Guns (Smothers/Armstrong) to win the vacant US Tag titles..
  • The Freebirds broke up and Michael Hayes briefly managed the tag team of Arn Anderson and Bobby Eaton..
  • Michael Hayes later became a commentator until he left WCW..

World Wrestling Federation:

  • 1995: Michael Hayes resurfaced in the WWF under the name Dok Hendrix, playing a heel commentator beside Vince McMahon..
  • Dok Hendrix made his Pay Per View announcing debut at the first ever In Your House show along with Vince McMahon..
  • Dok Hendrix’s on-air duties consisted of commentating on WWF Superstars, weekend shows as well as International broadcasts..
  • Dok Hendrix also provided backstage interviews for Monday Night Raw and numerous monthly pay per views..
  • Dok Hendrix hosted the Free For All pre-PPV shows and occasionally filling in for RAW commentary..
  • April 29, 1999 – Smackdown! special: The Brood called Doc Hendrix by his real name and delivered a blood bath to him!
  • Michael Hayes began managing The Hardy Boyz against The Brood, and also leading them to a brief Tag Team title run!
  • ~~~Michael Hayes occassionally took part in Six-Man Tag matches against The Brood (Gangrel, Edge and Christian)..
  • May 11, 1999 – RAW: Edge, Christian & Gangrel vs The Hardy Boyz & Michael Hayes ended in a Double DQ.
  • June 13, 1999 – HEAT: Edge, Christian & Gangrel defeated The Hardy Boyz & Michael Hayes in a elimination match when Christian pinned Michael Hayes.
  • July 11, 1999 – Shotgun Saturday Night: Michael Hayes defeated Tracy Smothers.
  • July 25, 1999 – No Mercy: The Acolyes defeated WWF Tag Team Champions The Hardy Boyz & Michael Hayes in a handicap match to win the titles.

World Wrestling Entertainment – Road Agent & Creative Team Member

  • WrestleMania X-7: Michael PS Hayes made his return to the ring participating in the 20 Man Gimmick Battle Royal..
  • 2002: Michael Hayes was a WWE Road Agent as well as a contributing booker and storyline writer..
  • November 13, 2003 – Smackdown!: Michael Hayes got into some trouble with WWE management..
  • ~~~During the day, he had been pushing for an angle with John Cena that everyone knew wouldn’t work..
  • ~~~So he went over everybody else, straight to Vince McMahon, who he convinced that it was a good idea..
  • ~~~The angle occured, but was given such a bad reaction with the live crowd, that it was edited off the broadcast..
  • December 5, 2005 – RAW: Edge & Lita went on a verbal assault Ric Flair after Flair “backed out” due to some “legal advice”..
  • ~~~Michael “PS” Hayes and Sgt. Slaughter came down and told Edge to cut the segment immediately and go backstage..
  • ~~~Edge got on Michael Hayes’ case, implying that he couldn’t do anything because his best friend, Terry Gordy, was DEAD!
  • ~~~Michael Hayes then shot back saying Edge was only there because he was “banging Matt Hardy’s ex girlfriend!”..
  • ~~~~~A fight broke out and Edge ended up leaving Michael Hayes & Sgt. Slaughter laid out in the ring..
  • December 7, 2007–SmackDown!: MVP had “Freebird” Michael Hayes as a guest on the VIP Lounge to hype the WCCW DVD..
  • April 2008: Michael Hayes was suspended for 60-days for using a a racial slur (n-word) in front of SD! wrestler Mark Henry..
  • April 4, 2009–WWE Hall of Fame: The von Erich Family was officially inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by Michael Hayes..
  • June 28, 2010–RAW: Jerry Lawler and some other legends honored Ricky Steamboat and hyped the release of his new DVD..
  • ~~~The other legends in the ring consisted of Arn Anderson & Dean Malenko & Mike “IRS” Rotunda & Michael P.S. Hayes..
  • ~~~The Nexus showed up and attacked Ricky “The Dragon Steamboat” and physically destroyed him with all their finishers.
  • May 12, 2011–Superstars: Tyson Kidd w Michael Hayes defeated Trent Barreta.