Buddy Roberts - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Buddy Roberts, with his Career History, real name, age, height and weight, the Promotions he worked for, all the Face/Heel turns, the Championship Titles he won, his Finishers, Theme Songs, Tag Teams and Stables, his appearance changes through the years, and more.

Dale Hey was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on May 16, 1947.

He died on November 26, 2012 at the age of 65.

Buddy Roberts was inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame in 2016 as part of the Groups wing (as a member of The Fabulous Freebirds) and in the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) in 2015 as part of the Groups wing (as a member of The Fabulous Freebirds).

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name Dale Hey
  • Ring Names
    • Buddy Roberts ( April 7, 1970 - April 2, 1993)
    • Dale Valentine ( March 24, 1978 - July 28, 1979)
    • Dale Roberts ( April 22, 1968 - July 14, 1973)
    • Buddy Smith ( October 11, 1969 - March 26, 1970)
    • Dale Hayes ( January 1, 1965 - March 1, 1967)
  • Born May 16, 1947
  • Died November 26, 2012 (aged 65)
  • Nationality Nationality: CanadaCanadaNationality: United StatesUnited States
  • Birth Place Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Billed From
    • Badstreet U.S.A.
  • Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
  • Weight
    • 225 lbs (102 kg)

Career History

  • Roles
    • Part Time Wrestler ( April 2, 1993 - April 2, 1993)
    • Wrestler ( January 1, 1965 - May 22, 1989)
    • Manager ( October 16, 1988 - May 22, 1989)
  • Promotions / Brands
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion World Class Championship WrestlingWCCW December 25, 1987 May 19, 1989
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA April 10, 1987 August 12, 1987
    Promotion Jim Crockett PromotionsJCP May 17, 1987 August 9, 1987
    Promotion World Class Championship WrestlingWCCW October 29, 1982 May 18, 1986
    Promotion American Wrestling AssociationAWA April 7, 1985 January 10, 1986
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA January 6, 1985 April 19, 1985
    Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPW October 5, 1984 November 1, 1984
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWF August 4, 1984 September 18, 1984
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA February 28, 1974 June 18, 1981
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPW August 28, 1979 October 4, 1979
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPW January 6, 1978 February 9, 1978
    Promotion Continental Wrestling AssociationCWA July 4, 1977 September 19, 1977
    Promotion Jim Crockett PromotionsJCP January 10, 1977 June 15, 1977
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPW August 22, 1975 October 9, 1975
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA April 7, 1970 February 5, 1971
    Promotion American Wrestling AssociationAWA October 11, 1969 March 26, 1970
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Heel December 25, 1987 May 22, 1989
    Face January 1, 1965 December 24, 1987
  • Images History
    Oct 1988
    Oct 1988
    Jul 1984
    Jul 1984
    Oct 1982
    Oct 1982
    Jun 1980
    Jun 1980
    Apr 1970
    Apr 1970
    Jan 1966
    Jan 1966

  • Finishers
    • DDT ( January 1, 1965 - May 22, 1989)
  • Theme Songs
    • Theme Song "Badstreet USA" by Michael Hayes & The Backstreet Band - with The Fabulous Freebirds - Team ( April 7, 1985 - April 15, 1988)
    • Theme Song "Free Bird" by Lynyrd Skynyrd - with The Fabulous Freebirds - Team ( June 12, 1982 - April 6, 1985)
    • Theme Song "Georgia on My Mind" by Willie Nelson - with The Fabulous Freebirds - Team ( June 2, 1980 - July 25, 1981)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • Halls of Fame
    • WWE Hall of Fame - Year 2016, Groups, The Fabulous Freebirds
    • Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) - Year 2015, Groups, The Fabulous Freebirds
  • NWA Big Time Wrestling / World Class Championship Wrestling / World Class Wrestling Association

    • 1 NWA Texas Heavyweight Championship
    • 6 NWA World Six-Man Tag Team Championship (Texas version) (5 with Michael Hayes & Terry Gordy, 1 with Iceman Parsons & Terry Gordy)
    • 1 WCCW Television Championship
    • 1 WCWA World Six-Man Tag Team Championship (with Michael Hayes & Terry Gordy)

    New Japan Pro Wrestling

    • 1 NWA North American Tag Team Championship (Los Angeles/Japan version) (with Jerry Brown)

    Continental Wrestling Association

    • 1 AWA Southern Tag Team Championship (with Jerry Brown)

    Championship Wrestling from Florida

    • 2 NWA Florida Tag Team Championship (with Jerry Brown)

    Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling

    • 1 NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Championship (with Jerry Brown)

    NWA Hollywood Wrestling

    • 4 NWA Americas Tag Team Championship (with Jerry Brown)

    NWA Tri-State / Mid-South Wrestling Association / Universal Wrestling Federation

    • 3 NWA United States Tag Team Championship (Tri-State version) (with Jerry Brown)
    • 1 Mid-South Tag Team Championship (with Jerry Brown)
    • 1 UWF World Television Championship

    Southern Pro Wrestling

    • 1 SPW Arkansas Heavyweight Championship

    Southwest Championship Wrestling

    • 1 SCW Southwest Heavyweight Championship
    • 2 SCW Southwest Television Championship
  • Other Accomplishments
    • Cauliflower Alley Club's Other honoree (2003)
    • Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame induction (class of 2005 - as a member of The Fabulous Freebirds)
    • WON Match of the Year (1984 - with Terry Gordy & Michael Hayes vs. The Von Erichs (Kerry, Kevin & Mike) in an Anything Goes match on 07/04)
    • WON Tag Team of the Year (1980 - with Terry Gordy)
    • WON Best Three-Man Team (1983 - with Terry Gordy & Michael Hayes)

Relations

Buddy Roberts Games Appearances (2)

WWE Main Series (2/24)

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