• BREAKING NEWS: Jim Crockett Jr. Passes Away
We are saddened to report that Old School NWA Promoter Jim Crockett Jr. has passed away. He was 76 years old.
WWE Hall of Famer Robert Gibson (of The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express) broke this sad news on Facebook.
Here’s what he wrote:
“Rest In Peace Jim Crockett, Jr. You will be missed by so many.”
For those who don’t know, Crockett recently went into hospice care with kidney and liver issues. He had reportedly taken himself off dialysis.
AEW tweeted the following about Crockett’s passing:
“AEW and the wrestling world mourn the passing of the legendary Mid-Atlantic Wrestling and NWA promoter Jim Crockett, Jr. Our thoughts are with his family, his friends and his fans.”
AEW and the wrestling world mourn the passing of the legendary Mid-Atlantic Wrestling and NWA promoter Jim Crockett, Jr. Our thoughts are with his family, his friends and his fans. pic.twitter.com/rZN7k9e350
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) March 4, 2021
Jim Jr. was the owner of the National Wrestling Alliance’s #1 main territory ‘Jim Crockett Promotions’ from 1977 until the promotion was sold to Ted Turner in November 1988, who renamed it ‘World Championship Wrestling’.
After selling his promotion, Crockett still remained the NWA President until 1991, a position he held since first being elected in 1980.
RIP Jim Crockett, Jr.
August 10, 1944 – March 3, 2021
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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (March 3, 1990) – NWA World Championship Wrestling
On this day in 1990, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘NWA World Championship Wrestling’.
This episode featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘NWA Capital Combat 1990’ PPV.
The card can be found here:
– Norman vs. Joe Cazana
– Kevin Sullivan & Buzz Sawyer vs. Zan Panzer & Robbie Idol
– Rick & Scott Steiner vs. Rick Fargo & Mark Kyle
– The Road Warriors vs. Hacksaw Higgins & Ned Brady
– The Midnight Express vs. The Italian Stallion & Chris Powers
– The Rock-n-Roll Express vs. The Fabulous Freebirds