WWE Issues Statement On The Passing Of Jim Crockett Jr.

2 years ago by Tempest

WWE Issues Statement On The Passing Of Jim Crockett Jr.

It was reported last night that legendary wrestling promoter Jim Crockett Jr. has passed away at the age of 76. Since the news broke there has been an outpouring of emotion from those who knew him and those who were fans of his work.

Now, WWE has issued a statement regarding Crockett’s passing. Crockett has worked as a rival to the WWE during the 80s, running one of the biggest promotions in the National Wrestling Alliance, Jim Crockett Promotions.

Here is the full statement:

“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.”

“WWE extends its condolences to Crockett Jr.’s family and friends.”

We here at WrestleTalk continue to extend our deepest condolences to the friends, family and fans of Jim Crockett Jr.

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