Crockett Jr.’s father founded Jim Crockett Promotions in 1931, he took over the promotion in 1977. In 1980, he became the president of the National Wrestling Alliance.
In 1982, Crockett Jr. started a second promotion, Southern Championship Wrestling with Ric Flair and Blackjack Mulligan. That venture lasted less than one year.
In 1985, he purchased the Saturday Night TBS timeslot from Vince McMahon, airing a weekly show under the World Championship Wrestling banner.
In 1988, Crockett Jr. sold the company to Ted Turner, who later named the promotion World Championship Wrestling. Turner Brodcasting System purchased a majority interest in Jim Crockett Promotions, with Crockett Jr. becoming a consultant for the company
Crockett Jr. attempted to get back into the wrestling business in 1994, starting World Wrestling Network with Paul Heyman as the head booker. The venture was short-lived, and Crockett Jr. left the wrestling business in 1995.
Our condolences to his family and friends.
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
Everyone here at the CAC is saddened to hear that legendary promoter Jim Crockett Jr has passed away at 76. We thank him for all the years of wonderful memories and send out our sincerest condolences to his family, friends & wrestling fans the world over. R.I.P. Mr Crockett. pic.twitter.com/IgzQdeKDsA