Jim Crockett Junior’s passing has led to many stars ,from the wrestling world, paying their homage to him. The wrestling promoter had many health issues, including kidney problems, which were further compounded with a positive test for covid 19 before his death.
Wrestling Stars Pay Their Respects To Jim Crockett Junior Following His Passing
Dave Meltzer told Wrestling Observer Radio about Jim’s various health problems: “So what happened, he had health issues, and he contracted COVID, and essentially because of the previous health issues and getting COVID, it put him in the hospital, and it got worse and worse.
“As we talked about the other day, he had kidney issues before, and he was on kidney dialysis, and his kidneys and other internal organs were shutting down. He made the call to get off dialysis and essentially knowing that was it. He knew it was a matter of time. I think it’s been pretty clear for a couple of days.”
Jim died at the age of 76, which marked an end to his illustrious career in the sport of wrestling. Ric Flair came out and revealed how Jim was responsible for his success. He had given Ric all the tools to succeed and the motivation at a time where Ric’s career could have gone either way. After all, wrestling was not so lucrative in those days as it is now.
He tweeted: “I Moved To Charlotte In 1974 With $150 In My Pocket. Jimmy Crockett Was My Friend And My Boss. I Can’t Put Into Words How Much He Did For Me And My Career. His Influence And Persistence Helped Me Become The World Champion. My Thoughts And Prayers Are With The Crockett Family”
In addition, Matt Hardy also praised Jim for making wrestling more mainstream that allowed it to compete with some of the biggest sports in the world. And the proof is in the pudding with WWE and AEW offering such great value for fans. He tweeted: “R.I.P. Jim Crockett Jr. Thank you for moving the pro wrestling business forward & expanding its reach.”
The passing of Jim marks a sad day in the sport, but the only way to honour his legacy is for the wrestlers and fans to continue delivering their support for the current crops of stars. Let us know what you think in the comment section down below. Please also remember to stay up to date with the latest news on TheOvertimer. Don’t forget to visit Gamestingr for great videos, news, and gameplay!