Michael Hayes

I've been watching the Legends of Wrestling episodes on the network. Whenever Michael Hayes is on, the panel always jokes about him not being in the Hall of Fame. Just wondering if there is a reason why Hayes/Freebirds have not been nominated for the Hall of Fame,

I find it more odd that of all the ways you can score off Michael Hayes with cheap jokes, "Not being a Hall of Famer" is the target they go with.  
Really, he should be in either as a solo deal or with the Freebirds, and I don't know that there's any specific reason why he's not.  Maybe they're just waiting for the next Wrestlemania in the south?  

Michael Hayes

Hello Scott,

Always enjoy a good mailbag, and would appreciate your opinion on something that has been bothering me for a while. Just what is the deal with Michael Hayes?
I appreciate the impact the Freebirds made, and he obviously must have a decent mind for the business given his career backstage and in the ring, but his ring-work came across as being centred around stalling and doing a crap moonwalk.

Yet he appears to be very well respected, and has ascended through the WWE from road agent to head writer. So is he a genius? Opportunist? Overrated?
Keep up the good work!

He's a smart guy, but a shit worker.  And a bit of a racist, apparently.  But yeah, he's always had a great mind for the business and he's a funny guy.  There's lots of guys like that, who were smart enough to make a good living for themselves but really found their calling as agents or writers (like BIG JOHNNY) because they can act as a muse for someone with better in-ring talent than them.  And then I guess you have the opposite like Ricky Steamboat, where he can still work circles around the guys he's supposed to be training.  

Discussion topic:  Who among today's guys are going to be the best agents and writers for the next generation?  Punk obviously.  Any dark horses?