JIM CROCKETT JR.: Promoter Jim Crockett Jr passes away at 76

Posted on 3/04/121 by Colin Vassallo

Jim Crockett Jr., the former promoter of Jim Crockett
Promotions, passed away yesterday at the age of 76. Crockett
had liver and kidney failure and was in rough shape over the
past few days.

Crockett took over the family business in 1977 and three
years later, he was elected as the NWA President, a run
which ended in 1982.

In 1985, Crockett was once again elected as president of the
NWA and that year he bought McMahons Saturday night time
slot on Superstation TBS. In his third term as NWA
President, Crockett bought Championship Wrestling from
Florida and Universal Wrestling Federation and owned six NWA
territories at the time.

But in 1988, Crockett was almost bankrupt and sold all his
assets to Ted Turner, renaming Crocketts promotion to World
Championship Wrestling.

Crockett had not been involved in the business since 1995
and then transitioned to being a realtor in Texas.

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