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- Charles Laffere
FREEBIRDS 1987: BUSINESS AS USUAL
“We never claimed to be perfect people, but we are good people…and the people that did this are evil people.
…Two sayings we’ve heard all our lives, ‘United we stand and divided we fall’…we have not fallen and we are more united than we will ever be…’Be careful what you ask for, because you might just get it’…and I can’t personally wait to see those responsible get it.”
Michael Hayes on WWF Smackdown, September 13, 2001
"We will be strong, We will be strong
“We Will Be Strong” by Thin Lizzy
Hello, I am Charles Laffere. Welcome to another installment of my UWF tales here at the wonderful Kayfabe Memories mothership. This week has been unlike any other we have ever lived through as American citizens. I won’t attempt to be profound. The pictures seen, the words written, the voices that are heard in relation to the attacks on innocent Americans are everywhere. Our nation mourns, yet its resolve is the strongest I have ever seen. I have been deeply moved by the sight of American flags everywhere, the altruism and devotion of those seeking to help victims, the dedication to seek justice for those responsible for such cowardly acts of mass murder, the genuine unity that exists in our great country today. May God truly bless America.
The last time we met, the Freebirds had suffered a setback. Although they seemed prohibitive favorites to win the UWF Tag Team Title Tournament, both Freebird tandems-Terry Gordy and the Angel of Death, Michael Hayes and Buddy Roberts-were eliminated in the first round.More...