Before his passing, Tony Schiavone was able to tell Jim Crockett Jr. just how much he meant to his career and ultimately, the Schiavone family. On March 3, 2021, the wrestling world lost one of the most influential promoters of the modern era when Jim Crockett Jr passed away. Jim Crockett was the promoter of Jim Crockett Promotions, the home promotion for Superstars such as Ric Flair, Dusty Rhodes, Magnum TA, Tully Blanchard, Barry Windham, and many of the great stars that are synonymous with the National Wrestling Alliance.
Famed Wrestling Promoter Jim Crockett Jr. Passes Away At 76! RIP. WWE is saddened to learn that Jim Crockett Jr. passed away at the age of 76. An influential promoter who helped champion the careers of WWE Hall of Famers such as Ric Flair, Ricky Steamboat and The Road Warriors, Crockett Jr. stewarded the family’s Crockett Promotions from 1977 to 1989. As part of the promotion’s affiliation, Crockett Jr. was later named President of the National Wrestling Alliance in 1980. During his tenure, Crockett Jr. helped expand the promotion’s footprint and held the inaugural Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans. Under Crockett Jr.’s leadership, the NWA would eventually be sold and renamed as World Championship Wrestling.
News broke on Wednesday night that Jim Crockett Jr., the former owner of Jim Crockett Promotions, had died at the age of 76. Crockett took over as the promoter for the southern-based wrestling promotion in 1973, and over the next 15 years it grew into a national promotion that rivaled Vince McMahon's World Wrestling Federation. He served three terms as president of the National Wrestling Alliance and sold the company to Ted Turner in 1988, who renamed it World Championship Wrestling (WCW).
On today's edition of Wrestling Weekly, Les Thatcher and Vic Sosa discuss Jim Crockett Jr. and the Crockett legacy in wrestling. Les also shares stories from his time working for the Crockett family. Plus, we touch on the success of Shaq's AEW in-ring debut as well as how to book...
WWE announced the death of legendary professional wrestling promoter Jim Crockett Jr. at the age of 76 on Thursday. Crockett's death was first announced Wednesday by Rock 'n' Roll Express member Robert Gibson on Facebook: "Rest In Peace Jim Crockett, Jr. You will be missed by so many." Dave Meltzer...
WWE is saddened to learn that Jim Crockett Jr. passed away at the age of 76. An influential promoter who helped champion the careers of WWE Hall of Famers such as Ric Flair, Ricky Steamboat and The Road Warriors, Crockett Jr. stewarded the family’s Crockett Promotions from 1977 to 1989. As part of the promotion’s affiliation, Crockett Jr. was later named President of the National Wrestling Alliance in 1980. During his tenure, Crockett Jr. helped expand the promotion’s footprint and held the inaugural Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans. Under Crockett Jr.’s leadership, the NWA would eventually be sold and renamed as World Championship Wrestling.
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Jim Crockett Jr., legendary wrestling promoter and titan in the grappling industry, has died at age 72. Crockett is best known as the head of Jim Crockett Promotions, which he took over from his father in the 1970s. JCP's role, played during wrestling's territory days in the '70s and '80s, was titanic, helping grow the National Wrestling Alliance and serving three different terms as president of the NWA in the '80s.
WWE has released a statement on legendary pro wrestling promoter Jim Crockett Jr. passing away at the age of 76. As noted, Crockett Jr. passed away Wednesday just days after he went into hospice care with kidney and liver issues. Through the statement, WWE credited Crockett Jr. for championing the...
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Jim Crockett Jr. passed away at 76 years old Wednesday, succumbing to liver and kidney failure brought on by a bout with COVID-19. Previous health issues combined with the virus exacerbated the worsening of his condition. Dave Meltzer first reported last Saturday that things were looking grim for the legendary...
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Legendary wrestling promoter Jim Crockett Jr. has passed away at age of 76. WWE Hall of Famer Robert Gibson of The Rock N’ Roll Express confirmed the news Wednesday evening on his Facebook page.
Legendary pro wrestling promoter Jim Crockett Jr. died on Wednesday at age 76. Crockett had been hospitalized over the weekend and reports stated that he was suffering from liver and kidney failure. Powell’s POV: Jim Crockett Sr. started Jim Crockett Promotions, which Jim Crockett Jr. took over in the seventies....
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Jim Crockett Jr. is reportedly dealing with very serious health issues. Jim Crockett Jr. promoted the Mid-Atlantic wrestling territory in the 1970s and 1980s. It is this territory that would eventually be sold to Ted Turner and become WCW, arguably the biggest competition Vince McMahon in the WWE ever had.