Brian Fritz of The Sporting News recently interviewed Jimmy Garvin about The Fabulous Freebirds being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame this year. Below are a couple of highlights:
If he thought the announcement of The Freebirds being inducted into the into the WWE Hall of Fame was coming this year with WrestleMania taking place in Dallas:
“No, I was really quite surprised. Michael has mentioned something about it. We didn’t really talk too much about it because it was in Atlanta a few years back. People would say “Atlanta feels like the place” but Dallas is a great place, too, because of what we accomplished and what we did in Dallas.”
If his time in Dallas feuding with the Von Erichs was his favorite period of his career:
“I’d say it’s one of them. I had a pretty good run down in Florida. I wrestled Harley Race for the world title and went an hour broadway with him. I wrestled with the Briscos down in Florida. I had a J.J. Dillon as a manager. I had the legendary Buddy Rogers as a manager at one time. I had Killer Karl Kox as a manager at one time. That’s pretty heavy company to be with and we had some good feuds down there. That was good times for me. The AWA was good times for me with Rick Martel. We used to have magical matches. It reminded me of the matches David and I would have because we blended so well together. In Crockett’s territory, there was Wahoo McDaniel. I never felt I had a great match with (Ric) Flair. I just never did. I really never felt that I had anything to be proud of working with Ric. It just didn’t mesh that good. I don’t know why. The chemistry just wasn’t there.”
Garvin also discussed the impact the Freebirds had in the business, if he was surprised how well the feud with the Von Erichs worked, how he became a Freebird, being stabbed overseas, what the scene will be like at the Hall of Fame and more. You can read the full interview by clicking here. You can also listen to the interview at this link.