NWA And WWE Comment On Jim Crockett Jr’s Passing
WWE issued the following statement on the death of Jim Crockett Jr, who passed away on Wednesday due to organ failure at age 76.
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.
The National Wrestling Alliance has also issued the following statement on the promoter’s passing:
The NWA is saddened to learn that Jim Crockett Jr. has passed away. A 3x president of the NWA, Crockett was a titan in the wrestling industry who introduced countless legends to the world. We extend our deepest sympathies to his family, friends, and fans. #RIPJimCrockettJr