He said, "well, I'll send you to Minneapolis." He grabbed the phone and called Wally Karbo, who at the time was the promoter with (Verne) Gagne. I've been on the road ever since." Gagne and his partner Wally Karbo gave the young French-Canadian his first opportunity with a large promotion, but they decided to make a small change before putting him in their ring. " Hennig had nothing but praise for his old friend. "Always trained hard, worked hard." After nearly a decade in the Minneapolis territory, Goulet would occasionally wrestle with other promotions during the summer when Gagne would run fewer shows.
We were local boys back home in Quebec and we couldn't get any break whatsoever.
The promoters decided to call him Buddy Rogers, Jr.
He was amazed by the use of lighting and entrance music before match, something which was being done 10 years before North American promotions.
No offense to some of the guys today, but that's what it was." Upon returning to North America, Goulet made a decision which would alter the course of his career.
"I said I didn't want to work babyface anymore," said Goulet.