After years of fans demanding it and months of rumors, WWE finally announced that The Fabulous Freebirds will be a part of the 2016 Hall of Fame class. Following the announcement Rolling Stone released an interview with Michael “PS” Hayes where he commented on the big induction.
“Well, I don’t know what the rush was,” he laughs. “Every year around this time, I’d be on pins and needles, hoping we’d get in, because our career speaks for itself. We put asses in seats…and I think you could take a poll of anybody who ever paid their hard-earned money to come see us, and they’d say they got more than their money’s worth. And that was huge to us, because we were wrestling fans too.”
As far as what he’s going to say when he gets to the podium Hayes ensured the fans he’s going to say as much as he’s allowed to.
“I’ve never been a person who is at a loss for words, so I’m pretty sure I’ll have some things to say,” he laughs. “They may not let me curse, but I want to pay homage to Terry and Buddy and the group, so I’m going to tell as many stories as they’ll let me get away with. Believe me, I’ve got plenty of them.”
Hayes tells some great stories about what it was like to be a part of the group in the full interview which is available here.