Freebirds in Georgia

Scott,


I have been looking for info on the Freebirds split in Ga and there seems to be two stories – some sites says Roberts and Gordy attacked Hayes after a loss. In a promo Hayes claims Gordy walked out on him during a match against Ole and Gene Anderson.

In his promo Hayes says Ole sold him out. Not sure how that would work since Gordy was his partner.

can't find any results of a match between the Andersons and the Birds. Did Hayes turn face off camera and they created the phantom walk out to explain the face turn? Was there an attack and a reconciliation before Gordy walked out on him?

I will say first up, I love the font.  That being said, that era is WAY before my time as a fan, so perhaps some of the other grumpy and older farts here on the blog can be of more assistance to you on that one.  

Snake Roberts books Georgia Championship Wrestling

So I'm re-watching the Jake the Snake DVD (because sometimes the holiday season just isn't depressing enough as is) and there's a segment where the Brisco's hire Jake to book Georgia. How did this come about? Was Jake any good at it? Does anything stand out specifically? Was Jake really going to take over for Pat Patterson in the WWF? 

Jake was apparently quite talented when he wasn't stoned out of his mind.  In fact, when he made his comeback to the WWF in 1996, part of his deal was booking Shotgun Saturday Night, so yeah, they were definitely grooming him for bigger things there.  I don't know any specifics of his time in Georgia as far as booking the shows because that was well before my time, but he was supposed to be pretty good.