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Wrestler: Buddy Jack Roberts
Real Name: Dale Hey
Birthday:
Hometown: Originally from Canada
Billed from Hollywood, California
Billed from Seattle, Washington
Billed from Bad Street Atlanta GA
Billed from Chicago, Illinois
Marital Status:
Height & Weight: 5'10" - 225 lbs
Trained by:
Debut: 1970
Previous Gimmicks: Dale Valentine (as Johnny's brother)
The Rebel
Buddy Smith
Dale Roberts
Finishing Move: Spinning Neckbreaker
Favorite Moves:
Notable Feuds: Tully Blanchard
The von Erichs
Terry Taylor (UWF)
Michael Hayes


[Buddy Roberts Gallery]
[Freebirds 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..

    Retirement:
  • Buddy Roberts had throat surgury and has beaten throat cancer..