Where Wrestling's Regional History Lives!
- Jeff Luce
Welcome back Southeastern fans to this
month’s edition for Kayfabe Memories. How do
I begin talking about Robert Fuller
and Jimmy Golden?
Man the memories these two left are endless.
Behind Jerry Stubbs,
Robert Fuller is my favorite wrestler of all
time, and on some days if you ask me I’ll
tell you he’s my all time favorite. Robert
and Jimmy were magic together in my mind.
Whether they were baby faces or heels, I was a
fan. They worked like a well-oiled machine
when together. It’s a shame that most newer
fans know Robert as “Col. Parker”
and Jimmy as “Buckhouse Buck.”
If that’s what you know, then you missed
out. I also missed out too because prior to
1982 I never seen them wrestle, and from what
I’ve learned on Kayfabe Memories they had
great years dating back to the mid 70s. So
without further ado, let’s reminisce about
this most fantastic duo and their exploits in
Southeastern as a team and singly.
My introduction to Robert Fuller was in the
midst of his violent feud with the New
(Lord Jonathan Boyd
and Luke Williams).
Jimmy Golden and Robert’s brother “The
Tennessee Stud” Ron Fuller
were both out with injury, so a desperate
Robert, against his family’s wishes,
enlisted the aide of Randy Rose.
Well that turned out to be a mistake as Rose
turned on Robert, and the Sheepherders put a
beating on Robert. [A side note: This also led
to the formation of the Original
Midnight Express- Condrey, Rose and Norvel
Jimmy came back from injury, and he and Robert
gained revenge on the Sheepherders. In a match
in Dothan, Alabama, Robert and Jimmy were able
to break the arm of Luke Williams, and they
may have gained the Southeastern Tag Team
Championship in that same match, although
I’m not 100 percent positive. Anyway, Luke
was holding Robert’s arm for Boyd to come
off the ropes with the New Zealand flag and
hit Robert with it. At the last instance,
Jimmy pulled Robert, and Boyd “broke”
Williams’ arm. This exasperated the
situation, and added a new tweak to the feud.
Robert spent long stretches, before the formation of Continental, off TV and not in the arenas. As I’ve learned in later years, Robert booked, which could be a reason for it. At any rate, it seemed to me that when Robert returned it was a big deal, and Robert knew how to get baby face heat. A perfect example of this is during Bob Armstrong’s heel run; “Bullet” Bob spent a lot of time running down Ron Fuller, until one day on TV Robert came out. More...