Monday, December 28, 2015

Recent Wrestling Posts from the Crockett Foundation
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The Crockett Foundation continues to post some terrific memories of Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling in the form of some nostalgic blog posts from Debbie Ringly Mrozinski (Big Jim's grandaughter) and some rare photographs from the 1970s and 1980s provided by Jackie Crockett.

Most recently, blog posts have included:

He Gambles on Public and Wins

A transcript of a 1967 newspaper article written about Jim Crockett, Sr. in the Charlotte Observer. I just loved this little memory from grand-daughter Debbie Ringly Mrozinski in a brief preamble she included before the transcript:
"Belligerent. Impatient. Gruff….only if you tried to change the channel to Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom while napped in his chair with 60 Minutes on the television. “I was watching that” was about as gruff as it got as he closed his eyes again with smile on his face."
The article in a nice profile of "Big Jim" and a remionder of a time long past in the wrestling business.

Christmas, Crockett Style
Memories of Christmas mornings, paying it forward, and the wrestling shows that took place on Christmas day.

Headdress to Impress
Wahoo McDaniel was one of the toughest wrestlers in history, but no tougher than Elizabeth Crockett when it got right down to it. A wonderful memory of both Wahoo and Mrs. Crockett.

The photos are posted on the Crockett Foundation Facebook page and Twitter feed. These include recent rare images of Ricky Steamboat, Roddy Piper, Greg Valentine, Ric Flair, Dusty Rhodes, and many others.

The Crockett Foundation sells some terrific looking t-shirts, including a throwback shirt to the Four Horsemen of wrestling, part of Mid-Atlantic Wrestling and Jim Crockett Promotions lore. All of their shirts, hats, and other fund-raising items can be found in their webstore on their site.