Known as a wrestler's wrestler, Jimmy Golden graciously sat down for an exclusive one-on-one interview that looked back with a historical perspective of his lengthy career. Coming from family with deep roots in the pro wrestling business, Jimmy has worked in just about every single wrestling promotion you can name from coast to coast. Florida. Alabama. Smokey Mountain Wrestling. Memphis. Georgia. Mid Atlantic. World Class. And of course the one he is most recognized from, his run in World Championship Wrestling as Bunkhouse Buck.
Jimmy talked about growing up in a wrestling family, including memories of working for his father's territory in Alabama and working with his cousin Rod Fuller, more famously known as Col. Rob Parker, all across the country. Golden described what it took for him to break into wrestling and all his early trips to Florida to work under Eddie Graham. Jimmy gave great stories on all the guys who came through the Alabama territory, including Arn Anderson and Hulk Hogan.
Being involved in all the major territories gave Jimmy a chance to work alongside all the colorful characters in the wrestling business. Golden talks about working in Australia for the one and only Jim Barnett, Memphis for Jerry Jarrett, Smokey Mountain for Jim Cornette, and of course World Class for Fritz Von Erich. Every big name you can think of is brought up, including: Dusty Rhodes, Joe LeDuc, Dirty Dick Slater, Austin Idol, the Stud Stable, Jeff Jarrett, Scott Steiner, Mick Foley, Jerry Lawler, the Rock N Roll Express, the Von Erichs, and so many more. Wait till you hear Jimmy�s opinion of a very green Undertaker that he first saw back in Memphis!
Jimmy talked extensively about his time in WCW and detailed exactly who came up with the Bunkhouse Buck gimmick as well as going over all his major angles and feuds of the era. Golden explains what he thinks of Eric Bischoff as a boss and how Hulk Hogan had changed from the time he first saw him in Alabama. Wrestling historians are going to get a kick out of this interview, and Golden actually does the entire shoot in his Bunkhouse Buck attire! A one of a kind DVD for a one of a kind wrestler!
You come from a long line of wrestlers in your family, can you talk about that
Did you and your cousins talk about getting into wrestling as kids
How early were you exposed to the business
How close were you with grandfather growing up
Can you talk about what it was like to be a promoter during that time period
How big was Roy on kayfabe
Do you have any early road stories you can share
Your dad was also a promoter and booker, correct
How young were you when you started going to shows
What do you remember about going into the locker room as a kid
Were there any overly racist angles at the time considering the time period in history
When did you start training
Who helped your more? Your dad or grandfather
Were they overly hard on you
A lot of wrestlers stayed with your father, who were some of the guys you got closest with
Did your father's house turn into a big party scene with all of the boys
Talk about the influence of Frank Martinez
Memories of your first match
Can you talk about P