||Buddy Jack Roberts
||Originally from Canada
Billed from Hollywood, California
Billed from Seattle, Washington
Billed from Bad Street Atlanta GA
Billed from Chicago, Illinois
|Height & Weight:
||5'10" - 225 lbs
||Dale Valentine (as Johnny's brother)
The von Erichs
Terry Taylor (UWF)
[Buddy Roberts Gallery]
(Louisiana/Oklahoma) United States Tag Team titles (3);
NWA (Los Angeles) Americas Tag Team titles (4);
NWA Florida Tag Team titles ();
(Tennessee) Southern Tag Team titles ();
World Class Texas Heavyweight title ();
NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag Team titles ();
SCW Southwest Television/Heavyweight title (3)
World Class 6-Man Tag Team titles (6)
World Class Television title ();
UWF (Universal Wrestling Federation) Television title ();
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 Southwest promotion..
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..
Buddy Roberts had throat surgury and has beaten throat cancer..