This was covered in a recap I did of a Slam! Wrestling article back in 2011. It was a fascinating read because they had a ton of great information about Buddy.
Looking back at his career now, I believe the quote below from a previous SAW article, sums it up pretty well.
Much like I didn't have the proper appreciation for Ole Anderson as a Horsemen as a kid, I did not properly understand how important Buddy Jack Roberts was as a Freebird.Rest in peace Buddy. The ring has lost another legend.