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361. Bunkhouse Buck

Seemingly toiling around the regional territories of the South for what seemed like an eternity, Jimmy Golden got his taste of the big time in his mid 40’s by following his long time partner and friend Robert Fuller into WCW.  He was under Fuller’s (now Col. Robert Parker) guidance and was rechristened Bunkhouse Buck and was placed immediately into a high profile feud with Dustin Rhodes.  He was a key member of the Stud Stable and had a couple of years of mid card greatness with WCW.  He has recently resurfaced as Jack Swagger’s father in the WWE and it again gives reason to take a look back at what has been a very long and productive career.


Should Bunkhouse Buck be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 33.3%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 13.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 13.3%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 40%

The Bullet Points

  • Other Aliases: Jimmy Golden
    Avenger #1
    Jack Swagger Sr.
  • Billed From: U.S.A. (Bucksnort, Tennessee)
  • Key Championships Held: NWA Mid America Tag Team (2) w/Dennis Hall
    NWA Florida Tag Team w/Ron Fuller
    NWA Austra Asian Tag Team w/Dennis McCord
    NWA Tennessee Tag Team w/Ricky Gibson
    NWA Mid America Southern Tag Team w/Buddy Rose
    NWA Southeastern Tag Team (15) 7w/Ron Fuller, 2w/Ricky Gibson, 1w/Rip Smith, 1w/Norvell Austin, 1w/Bob Roop, 1w/Randy Rose, 1w/The Mongolian Stomper, 1w/Brian Lee
    NWA Alabama Heavyweight
    NWA Southeastern Heavyweight (8)
    CWA Tag Team (2) w/Robert Fuller
    World Class Tag Team w/Robert Fuller
    WCW World Tag Team w/Dick Slater
  • Why they will get in: Never underestimate the respect held toward the Southern territories.
  • Why they won't get in: If you finally get on WWE television as Jack Swagger’s dad, you are not a big enough star.
  • Five Greatest Matches/Moments: 1.  Won the NWA Southeastern Heavyweight Championship for the first of eight times (6/1/81)
    2.  Beat Bob Armstrong for the Southeastern Title (3/12/83)
    3.  Again, won the Southeastern belt, defeating Austin Idol (11/22/84)
    4.  Defeated Dustin Rhodes in a Bunkhouse Match (4/17/94)
    5.  Won the WCW World Tag Team Titles with Dick Slater from Harlem Heat (7/22/95)

Should Bunkhouse Buck be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 33.3%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 13.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 13.3%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 40%

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