Since the news broke of Jim Crockett Jr. passing away at the age of 76 on Wednesday, the wrestling world has been reacting.
In addition to battling kidney and liver failure, he reportedly had COVID-19. He had been in hospice care in the days leading up to his death. Crockett took over Jim Crockett Promotions in 1977 from his father. He had to sell the business to Ted Turner in 1988, which led to it being known as WCW.
You can see the reactions from various wrestlers and promotions here:
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! 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/qbcyubrtkI
— Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) March 4, 2021
ROH mourns the passing of Jim Crockett Jr. https://t.co/vxSf5LTqyn
ROH extends its deepest condolences to Crockett’s family and friends. pic.twitter.com/BZrpq55djx
— ROH Wrestling (@ringofhonor) March 4, 2021
— Dax FTR (@DaxFTR) March 4, 2021
Thanks, Jimmy and rest in perfect health.
You and your family were always very fair to me.
I’m grateful. 🙏🤠 pic.twitter.com/lYfXCY1An5
— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) March 4, 2021
R.I.P. Jim Crockett Jr.
Thank you for moving the pro wrestling business forward & expanding its reach.
— MATT HARDY (@MATTHARDYBRAND) March 4, 2021
Jim Crockett Jr. helped usher in a new era for professional wrestling and gave fans truly amazing memories that will never be forgotten. RIP Jimmy. My thoughts are with his family and friends. pic.twitter.com/tzNMvhn2WN
— Tim Hornbaker (@TimHornbaker) March 4, 2021
— Bill Apter (@apter1wrestling) March 4, 2021
Very sorry to report the death of Jim Crockett Jr., all the best to his family and friends.
— Bryan Alvarez (@bryanalvarez) March 4, 2021
RIP Jim Crockett Jr.
The promoter that brought some of my absolute favorite moments ever in wrestling. He's a large part of the reason for me being a lifelong fan. pic.twitter.com/7z37IqQDPZ
— Matt Farmer (@mattfarmer93) March 4, 2021
We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of legendary wrestling promoter Jim Crockett Jr. We send our sincerest condolences to his family.
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) March 4, 2021
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 pic.twitter.com/IOpl74syNb
— NWA (@nwa) March 4, 2021
If not for my love of Jim Crockett promotions I doubt I ever would have considered a pro wrestling career.
Thank you Jim Crockett jr.
May you Rest In Peace.
— Lance Storm (@LanceStorm) March 4, 2021
Rest in Peace Jim Crockett Jr. Thank you for all you and your family gave to the business. Such a tremendous loss! pic.twitter.com/N7hEo6KloW
— Brian Heffron aka The Blue Meanie (@BlueMeanieBWO) March 4, 2021
Jim Crockett Jr. signed me to my first Wrestling contract. I’m so thankful he believed in me and put me on the path to success just as he did with so may others in the Wrestling Industry. He will be greatly missed. My earnest prayers and condolences to his family 🙏🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/BDgqQjMtwf
— Lex Luger (@GenuineLexLuger) March 4, 2021
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
— CauliflowerAlleyClub (@CACReunion) March 4, 2021
Jim Crockett Jr. was ambitious, courageous and a force in our sport. I wish we all could’ve enjoyed more of his presence as we all would’ve been better for it. I’m forever inspired by JCP, his tenacity and rebel approach against an adversary with deep pockets. RIP, Mr. Crockett. https://t.co/53Wsy4Ty1c
— Court Bauer (@courtbauer) March 4, 2021
Sorry to hear of Jim Crockett Jr.'s passing. He was a good man &an architect of some of the wrestling I loved most. Condolences to family& friends.
— Mark Madden (@MarkMaddenX) March 4, 2021