The Passing of Jim Crockett

Pro Wrestling Central is very sorry to hear of the passing of Jim Crocket Jr. , the former promoter of Jim Corckett Promotions. Whicn is effectionally remembered for its run on TBS under the World Championship Wrestling banner.

The former NWA President inherited the company from his own father, Jim Crockett Sr. Crockett Promotions was already a successful regional promotion in the Carolinas. Crockett Jr. took advantage of the declining territory era by purchasing or gaining control of much of the remaining NWA territories. He was about to purchase the GCW timeslot on TBS after the network had a falling out witn Vince McMahon. The show which had become WCW by that point , allowed Crockett to run as the main opposition to Vince McMahons’s WWE . When the promotison’s success waned , Crockett sold off his company Turner Broadcasting.

Crockett attempted a brief comeback a few years later under the World Wrestling Network banner. But has spent the many decades since mostly running a real estate business. He did make an appearance at the Starrcast Fan conventions just a few years ago.

Pro Wrestling Central sends best wishes the Crockett Family. And hopes Mr. Crockett rests in peace.


GoFundMe Set Up For Ailing Wrestling Observer Live Host

edit: 1/26/21 Jim went home on the 16th and is doing much better. But he is still recovering and the costs of the hospital stay was astronomical.. So he could still use donations.

edit: 12//11/20 Jim is off the ventlator and is working on strengthening his lungs. We hope he makes a full recovery.

edit 12/8/20: Jim has had a major set back and is back in the hospital fighting for his life. Our thoughts and prayers are with him.

Edit: Jim’s done with dialysis and is Kidneys are back to normal.

Jim is thankfully doing better. He is now in a rehab facitily but still has a long road to recovery.

Wrestling Observer Live Host Jim Valley has been fighting for his life on a ventilator fighting for his life. A GoFundMe account has been set up to help him and his wife, Kari.


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