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RIP Jim Crockett Jr.

Jim Crockett Jr. isn't always mentioned in the same conversations as Vince McMahon or Verne Gagne in terms of legendary wrestling promoters.... but perhaps he should be.

Much like Vince, Jim was born into a family of wrestling promoters and helped take over his father's entertainment empire, which in addition to wrestling included music and basketball. Of course, he's best remembered for Jim Crockett Promotions, the organization that made Ric Flair, Dusty Rhodes, The Road Warriors, The Rock 'n' Roll Express and so many other huge talents household names.

While he largely stepped out of the spotlight after JCP was purchased by Turner Broadcasting in the late 1980s (with the exception of a failed promotion attempt with Paul Heyman as booker), the group he led to success is easily one of the most recognizable and influential in wrestling history.

Rest in peace.


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