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Former World Champion Doesn’t See AEW As A Legitimate Competitor To WWE

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• Old School Wrestling Veteran Would Have Celebrated His Birthday

Today would have been the 72nd birthday of Old School Wrestling Veteran Buddy “Jack” Roberts (Real name: Dale Hey).

Buddy Roberts wrestled for several different territories during his career, such as World Class Championship Wrestling, Mid-South Wrestling, the American Wrestling Association, the World Wrestling Federation and various others.

Most Old School Wrestling fans remember Buddy for being a member of Michael Hayes’ famous faction ‘The Fabulous Freebirds’ from 1979 until 1988.

Along with the other Freebirds Michael Hayes, Terry Gordy (†) & Jimmy Garvin, he was posthumously inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2016.


• Former World Champion Doesn’t See AEW As A Legitimate Competitor To WWE

During a recent interview with Chris Van Vliet, former World Heavyweight Champion “The Animal” Batista talked about All Elite Wrestling and said that he doesn’t see AEW being a legitimate competitor to WWE.

Below is what Batista said:

“I don’t see it as legitimate competition. I see it as competition, which is great because there should always be competition, but until they produce one of their own major stars and until they have a production that’s as big as WWE. Until they start — I mean WWE’s got the next three generations of Superstars because they’ve got NXT camps all over the world now.

They’re so far ahead of the game that I don’t see any real competition. Not even close.

I believe that competition is always good, especially in the sports entertainment industry, okay. I really support them.”

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