Michael P.S. Hayes makes a triumphant re-emergence to the Dallas area and World Class Championship Wrestling. However, upon arrival, he finds out that his longtime Freebird teammates, Buddy Roberts and Terry Gordy, have aligned with The Iceman King Parsons and The Angel of Death.
Hayes immediately accepts the Iceman, but balks at the idea of having anything to do with The Angel of Death, planting the seeds for a feud. Hayes would go on to tag with former rivalKerry Von Erich in an unlikely war against his Freebird brethren.