JIM CROCKETT, SR.
by Jeff at The Crockett Foundation (crockettfoundation.org)
Jim Crockett, Sr. was born to very poor parents in rural Virginia. His mother died at a young age and his father traveled to support his young sons. Life wasn’t easy for Jim but he always knew there was something bigger in store for him.
As a youth, he became a fan of pro wrestling, which had thrived during the 1920s with such grapplers as Strangler Lewis and Joe Stecher dominating the scene. In 1935, a 25 year old Jim, who was already a theatre and restaurant owner in Bristol, moved his businesses to Charlotte, NC along with his wife Elizabeth. Jim and Elizabeth had four children Frances, Jim, Jr., David and Jackie.
It didn’t take long for Big Jim to fine tune his ability to know how to give the people what they wanted.... >>>
(Read the entire article at the Crockett Foundation website.)