WWE Hall of Famer Robert Gibson of The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express took to his Facebook a little while back and announced that legendary wrestling promoter Jim Crockett Jr. passed away at the age of 76. Robert Gibson wrote, “Rest In Peace Jim Crockett, Jr. You will be missed by so many.”
Jim Crockett Jr.’s unfortunate passing comes just days after it was revealed by the official Facebook account of Crockett Sports Promotions that the legendary wrestling promoter had been hospitalized and was not doing well. It was then said on a recent edition of the Wrestling Observer Radio Program that Crockett was in “grave condition” due to issues with his kidneys and liver, and had taken himself off dialysis.
Jim Crockett Jr. was part owner and operator of the legendary Jim Crockett Promotions from 1977 up to 1989. Jim Crockett Promotions, a company that was affiliated with the NWA, was started by his father, and was sold in 1988 to Ted Turner, who re-named it WCW. Crockett Jr. was a three-term NWA President, last serving in the role in 1991. Crockett Jr. reportedly passed away last Wednesday, March 3rd.
A number of pro wrestling promotions, which includes AEW issued a heart-felt statement on the passing of Jim Crockett Jr.
AEW wrote, “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.”
You can check out AEW’s statement below:
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