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

Sporting News
 2021-03-04

Cover picture for the articleJim 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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