Bunkhouse Buck

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Bunkhouse Buck
Birth name James Golden
Born (1950-08-01) August 1, 1950 (age 64)
Bucksnort, Tennessee[1]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Jimmy Golden[1]
Bunkhouse Buck[1]
Avenger 1
Jack Swagger, Sr.
James Golden
Billed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Billed weight 259 lb (117 kg)
Trained by Billy Golden
Pancho Villa
Frank Martinez
Lee and Bobby Fields
Debut 1970[1]

James "Jimmy" Golden[1] (born August 1, 1950) is a third generation American professional wrestler, who was known as Bunkhouse Buck between the 1970s and 1990. He also appeared at 2010 as Jack Swagger, Sr.[1]

Golden has many relatives in wrestling: his cousins are Robert and Ron Fuller, his father is Billy Golden and his uncle is Buddy Fuller and his nephew is Eddie Golden. His grandfather is Roy Welch. Also, Golden's son Bobby Golden followed in his father's footsteps, after being trained by his father he began wrestling for NWA Rocky Top.

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Jimmy Golden started wrestling in 1970 in his father's (Billy Golden) territory in Alabama. He started teaming with his cousin Robert Fuller in the 1970s and they still team on the independent circuit as of 2005.[1][2] Golden also wrestled in the early 1970s in Australia for Jim Barnett.

Among their feuds during this time were The Rock 'N Roll Express, Steve Armstrong and Tracy Smothers, Tommy and Johnny Rich and Kerry and Kevin Von Erich.[2] He also teamed with Dennis Hall as "The Avengers" in the early 1970s.

Jimmy Golden and Robert Fuller were members of the Stud Stable, managed by Ron Fuller in Southeastern Championship Wrestling, later Continental Championship Wrestling, throughout the early 1980s.[2][3] He was heel most of the time, while his cousins occasionally were face. Pensacola, Florida and Mobile, Alabama were his stomping grounds in the early 1980s.[2]

In 1994, Golden followed Fuller to WCW where Fuller was the manager "Col. Rob Parker" and wrestled for him as Bunkhouse Buck. He feuded mainly with Dustin Rhodes and then teamed with Dick Slater to win the WCW World Tag Team Titles.[4] By 1999, he had left WCW for the independent circuit again.

On the July 16, 2010 edition of WWE Smackdown, Golden appeared portraying the character of Jack Swagger's father, and Swagger abandoned him to be chokeslammed and tombstoned by Kane.[1] On the September 3, 2010 edition of Smackdown, Golden reprised his role of Jack Swagger's father, and Swagger again left his father to be attacked by Montel Vontavious Porter.[1]

On August 30, 2011 in New Tazewell, Tennessee, Jimmy Golden became the Tennessee Mountain Wrestling Heavyweight Champion.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Golden trained his son Bobby Golden in wrestling with TMW. He married Patricia Ward in the 70's.

In wrestling[edit]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

  • All-Star Championship Wrestling
    • ASCW Heavyweight Championship (4 times)[8]
    • ASCW Tag Team Championship (2 times) - with Thad Clark and Keith Hart[8]
  • Cajun Wrestling Federation
    • CWF Heavyweight Championship (1 time)[9]
  • Iron Ring Wrestling
  • Nationwide Championship Wrestling
    • NCW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)[8]
  • Premiere Championship Wrestling
    • PCW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Southern Championship Wrestling
    • SCW Southern Heavyweight Championship (1 time)[8]
  • Tennessee Mountain Wrestling
    • TMW Heavyweight Championship (3 times)[1][8]
  • United Atlantic Championship Wrestling

Notes: 1While this promotion operates out of the same region and uses some of the same regional championships, it isn't the same promotion that was once owned and operated by Jim Crockett, Jr.. That Mid-Atlantic promotion was sold to Ted Turner in November 1988 and went on to be renamed World Championship Wrestling.
2This promotion has no connection to the World Championship Wrestling promotion formerly owned by Ted Turner and purchased by World Wrestling Entertainment in 2001. It was an NWA affiliated promotion based out of Australia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Jimmy Golden profile". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-08-03. 
  2. ^ a b c d Pope, Kristian (2005). "Golden, Jimmy (1970s-2000s)". Tuff Stuff - Professional wrestling field guide. Iola, Wisconsin: KP Books. p. 179. ISBN 0-89689-267-0. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Stud Stable". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-09-08. 
  4. ^ a b Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). "WCW World Tag Team Title". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. pp. 16–18. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  5. ^ a b c d World Championship Wrestling (1994). "Bunkhouse Buck vs Kenny Kendall". WCW WorldWide.
  6. ^ "Bruno Lauer's profile". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-08-03. 
  7. ^ "Miss Sylvia profile". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-09-08. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2000). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  9. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2000). "CWF Heavyweight Title". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  10. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). "NWA Florida Tag Team Title". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. pp. 160–161. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  11. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). "CWA Tag Team Title". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. p. 199. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  12. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). "AWA Southern Tag Team Title". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. pp. 185–189. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  13. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). "NWA Tri-State Heavyweight Title". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. p. 235. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  14. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). "NWA Mid-America Tag Team Title". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. pp. 194–196. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  15. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). "NWA Macon Tag Team Title". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. p. 145. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  16. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). "NWA Alabama Heavyweight Title". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. pp. 182–183. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  17. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). "NWA Southeastern Heavyweight Title". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. pp. 180–181. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  18. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). "NWA Southeastern Tag Team Title". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. p. 181. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  19. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). "United States Junior Heayvweight Title". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. pp. 181–182. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  20. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). "NWA Tennessee Tag Team Title". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. pp. 206–207. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  21. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). "SSW Heavyweight Title". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. p. 209. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  22. ^ a b Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). "SSW Television Title". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. p. 210. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  23. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). "NWA Austra-Asian Tag Team Title". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. pp. 425–426. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  24. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). "WCWA World Tag Team Title". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. p. 268. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 

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