Source: Press Release
Before there was even a division, there was one runaway knockout. Now, former TNA interviewer, manager, and current songstress Goldy Locks joins James Guttman for a rare 40 minute ClubWWI.com shoot interview about all she’s done in the ring and out of it!
As one of the most memorable parts of TNA’s foundation years, Goldy stood out for her often insane reactions. From standing by the side of Erik Watts to interviewing a midget in a trashcan offering her “porridge”, Goldy Locks has been a part of some unforgettable moments in TNA. Now she alongside her band, Goldy Locks (check them out at Goldylocks.net), has worked with some of the top names in music and more. The band’s unique modern sound stands out to all, but especially to TNA fans, who hear her work each week in the entrance themes for many TNA knockouts and even Dixie Carter. Goldy Locks discusses all that with James Guttman in a controversial and sometimes shocking 40 minute interview with details on being sexually harassed during TNA’s early days, untrue rumors about her relationship with Erik Watts, the infamous midget in a trashcan interview, crashing booking meetings in disguise, and tons more. For a full list of topics head to: http://www.worldwrestlinginsanity.com/am2/publish/newsnotes/ClubWWI_Goldy_Locks.shtml
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Few fans can forget Goldy Locks. Early on TNA’s days, she was all over the show doing both interviews and managing. Her face was recognizable each and every show. Today, TNA fans may be more familiar with her voice. She currently sings the theme song for a number of TNA stars including Winter and Dixie Carter. She tells James Guttman how honored she is to be able to do that and how supportive TNA has always been of her musical aspirations. They gave her the opportunity to work regularly for the wrestling business while still creating music. Her latest video for “It’s a Sure Great Day For a Wedding” is already creating a buzz and she tells ClubWWI.com members about the very personal feelings behind it.
“That story is that I was dating a pretty famous country artist in town who comes from really amazing lineage and stock. I’m in my 30s and I really don’t plan on getting married or having kids. I just want to rock and do what I do. I met this guy and, for the first time in my life, I was actually thinking about what it would be like to be married to someone like this. We’re both in the business. Obviously, he’s in at a different level and his family is. What if I ever had a kid with someone like this? What a voice. This is about breeding! (laughs) I would marry into something really special and spectacular. Everything was going great. He brought me out at the Grand Ole Opry and introduced me to everybody as “this is the woman I’m going to spend my life with” and I was really getting into it. I wrote this song, “It’s a Sure Great Day For a Wedding”, and I spoke to his mom. She’s like, “Oh, we’re going to have the wedding at my house in the back” and we started to go down that road of thinking about that stuff – which I never did (before then). Then, then next day, it was off. The promise ring was off. Everything was off. So I came up with this idea that I wanted to give this song away free as a free download for everyone who is getting married or going to a bachelorette party or bachelor party.”
One thing that might strike long time fans is Goldy Locks’s admission that her run in TNA had moments she wishes had gone differently. Coming from a non-wrestling background, Goldy didn’t properly understand the business and handled herself in ways she wishes she can take back in some cases. She speaks to James about discovering respect for the wrestling industry and things she wishes she could do again including listening closer to advice from long time veterans. As Guttman points out, though, Goldy had a flair for what she did and her reactions to many on-air situations seemed real and related often to what the audience was thinking. While Locks appreciated his sentiments, she points out during her ClubWWI.com shoot that not everyone feels that way about her.
“It’s so great of you to say ‘someone so great in the ring’ when there’s so many things, there’s so many shoots I read online, with some of the people I worked with and actually tried to help get into the league and into the promotion, and then they’re just complete a**holes and pricks and talk a bunch of junk about me. But I’m really happy to have anyone diss me who feels like it because it’s just more publicity for me. So, I always like to say to those people, thank you for keeping my name alive in the wrestling business. I appreciate it very much.”
JG asks if there is someone she specifically takes issue with and she does. Goldy points to her former “Baby Bear” client, Alex Shelley, as someone who has taken aim at her. Shelley has publicly called her a “headache” and, as the ClubWWI interview goes on, she has something to say about that.
“I remember when they brought Alex Shelley in and I was just like, oh cool. I was excited to work with him and I was trying different things to push my character to just be nuts and insane and do all this crazy stuff. I’ve heard nothing but just complete negative crap that he said about me and it’s just like I don’t even know him that well. If he had such a problem with me and thought that I sucked so bad, I wish he would have had some balls and came up to me and said, “Hey, you suck” or “you can’t do anything in the ring” or “this is awful, let me show you how to do it better” or “let me teach you something”. I wish that. If someone sucks at something, let them know. I let people I work with know all the time.”
Goldy goes in-depth about her work in TNA including times with Shelley, Abyss, Erik Watts, and others. From the background story behind her famous midget trash can segment to crazy fans thinking she genuinely was dating Watts to the shocking case of being sexually harassed early on, she shies away from no subject. As Guttman points out, during the trash can interview segment on TNA, she stated, “When my music career takes off, I am so out of here.” Meant as a joke, it had a ring of truth because when she was done with TNA, she continued music as opposed to going up to WWE – something many fans and ClubWWI.com members assume is the usual next step. James asks her if that was ever even a consideration…
“It never was. I don’t have the talent it would take. Maybe to be a manager over there or to be an interviewer, but I started to get the point where people – like Vince (Russo) and Jeff (Jarrett) – said, “Once you enter the wrestling business, you’ll always end up in the ring.” You know what? I’m not a wrestler and I’m not going to go to school to try to cram in that education when there’s people who have been doing this ten, fifteen, or twenty years since they were little kids trying to abuse their bodies so they can be ready to do this. That’s not really what I was brought on to do. I was brought on to interview and I was brought in to do musical segments and then it developed into management. If I had gone to WWE, they would have wanted to just see me get splattered and that’s not where my talent lies. I know that and I would never try to act like that. I’ve done some independent things and kicked some people’s faces in at shows, but I’m not a wrestler and I know that. ”
It doesn’t end there. There’s tons more to the 40 minute interview with Goldy Locks and you can hear it all right now, along with hundreds of other stars the second you sign up on ClubWWI.com including Jesse Ventura, R-Truth, Kharma, Kevin Nash, and others.