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Legendary wrestling promoter Jim Crockett Jr. helped shape industry

As president of Crockett Promotions from 1973 until its sale to Ted Turner in 1988, Jim Crockett Jr. presided over one of the most successful and talent-laden territories in the history of professional wrestling. As a three-time National Wrestling Alliance president during that period, the influential Crockett utilized the services...
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Wrestling Weekly: Jim Crockett Jr. and the Crockett legacy

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...
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Legendary Wrestling Promoter Jim Crockett Jr. Dies at Age 76

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...
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Jim Crockett Jr. dies at 72; wrestling world mourns loss of legendary promoter

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.
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The Pro Wrestling World Mourns the Death of Jim Crockett Jr.

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).
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WWE Issues Statement On Jim Crockett Jr. Passing Away

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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WOR: Shaq's AEW debut, Jim Crockett Jr. passes away, NXT to Tuesdays

Wrestling Observer Radio with Bryan Alvarez and Dave Meltzer is back with tons to talk about including the death of Jim Crockett Jr., NXT moving to Tuesdays, Monday's Raw ratings, New Japan notes from Wednesday, UFC this weekend, full reviews of AEW vs. NXT including the debut of Shaquille O'Neal and more.
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Jim Crockett Jr., legendary pro wrestling figure, dead at 76

Jim Crockett Jr., the legendary professional wrestling promoter, has died. World Wrestling Entertainment confirmed the news. He was 76. Dave Meltzer recently reported Crockett was in “grave condition” due to kidney and liver failure. Born in Charlotte, Crockett ran his family’s Jim Crockett Promotions from 1977 until the late 1980s,...
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Jim Crockett Jr. passes away

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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Ric Flair & Tony Schiavone Pay Tribute To The Late Jim Crockett Jr.

WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair took to Twitter today, paying tribute to the late Jim Crockett Jr. He said,. “I Moved To Charlotte In 1974 With $150 In My Pocket. Jimmy Crockett Was My Friend And My Boss. I Can’t Put Into Words How Much He Did For Me And My Career. His Influence And Persistence Helped Me Become The World Champion. My Thoughts And Prayers Are With The Crockett Family!”
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Various News: Ric Flair Pays Tribute To Jim Crockett Jr., NXT Video Highlights, NXT UK Lineup

– Ric Flair posted a tribute message on Twitter to Jim Crockett Jr., who passed away last night. He wrote: “I Moved To Charlotte In 1974 With $150 In My Pocket. Jimmy Crockett Was My Friend And My Boss. I Can’t Put Into Words How Much He Did For Me And My Career. His Influence And Persistence Helped Me Become The World Champion. My Thoughts And Prayers Are With The Crockett Family!”
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Ring Of Honor Issues A Statement On Jim Crockett Jr.

Ring of Honor sent out the following statement today, remembering JCP Promotions owner and former NWA and WCW President Jim Crockett Jr:. ROH MOURNS THE PASSING OF INFLUENTIAL PROMOTER, FORMER NWA PRESIDENT JIM CROCKETT JR. Ring of Honor is saddened to learn that influential wrestling promoter and former NWA President...
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Jim Crockett Jr. Reportedly Had COVID-19 Before Passing Away

We reported last night here on eWn that legendary wrestling promoter Jim Crockett Jr. passed away at the age of 76. According to the latest Wrestling Observer Radio, the death was due to COVID-19. Crockett had been hospitalized late last month after he contracted COVID-19 and had prior health issues....
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