As many of you already know, the Freebird Rule enables three performers to defend the tag team championship. It was made famous by the Fabulous Freebird and is currently being used by New Day. During a podcast interview with Ric Flair, Michael Hayes admitted that it was not his idea in the first place. He revealed that Ole Anderson was the person that was responsible for the idea.
October 8, 2015
In a rather bold statement, Steve Austin revealed during a podcast interview that he was going to boycott Wrestlemania next year if WWE does not induct Michael Hayes into the hall of fame as an individual. Austin feels that Hayes should have been inducted when the pay per view was in Georgia. He thinks that Dallas would be a suitable place because of the history that Hayes and the Von Erich family created in that region.
October 5, 2015
When it comes to worthiness, there really should be no questions about the Fabulous Freebirds and their place in professional wrestling history. That's why many in WWE are pushing for them to be inducted when Wrestlemania takes place in Dallas, which is where they made the most impact on the industry. The only thing preventing it from being a surefire thing is the fact that Michael Hayes was once involved in a racial controversy backstage.
October 2, 2015
In a very interesting note, Vince McMahon was not at the funeral for Roddy Piper this week. The two of them have had a rocky relationship over the years, as both are alpha males and very outspoken. WWE recently terminated the legends contract that Piper was under before he passed away from a heart attack. Triple H and Michael Hayes represented the company at the funeral.
August 13, 2015
When the racial controversy involving Hulk Hogan erupted, WWE was extremely worried about the blow back that might come their way. By quickly cutting ties with Hogan, they managed to cushion the blow a bit. While management will never admit it, the belief was that the company was internally worried that the Michael Hayes situation would come back to light in the mainstream media.
August 1, 2015
Earlier in the week, Michael Hayes took to social media to promise WWE fans that there would be some surprises on the latest episode of Monday Night Raw. After the telecast was over, angry fans told Hayes that he did not keep his words. The legendary member of the Fabulous Freebirds decided to issue a response by stating that he never said that it would be huge surprises. He never promised Steve Austin or The Rock.
April 17, 2015
While it is being said that the decision was not a last minute one, Seth Rollins was not aware of the plans when Wrestlemania started. In fact, he didn't even know what was to come while he was doing the job for Randy Orton. Management informed him of their decision during the segment with Ronda Rousey. That was when everyone involved was sent into a room with Michael Hayes to go over the revised finish of the match.
April 3, 2015