Friday, September 04, 2015

Big Jim's Home Away from Home: The Charlotte Coliseum

by Matthew Worsman
The Crockett Foundation (

There were some things that were a staple in Charlotte, NC and one of them was wrestling at the Charlotte Coliseum. By the time the coliseum was built in 1955, Jim Crockett was a veteran in the promotional business. He also was looking for ways to give back to the community that had treated him so well. He decided that all of the proceeds from the annual Christmas night matches would go to Charlotte area Non-Profits and it would be donated anonymously. Pro wrestling was still evolving into the giant of an industry it has now become but that didn’t keep Big Jim from clearly see the future. He made the Charlotte Coliseum a home away from home.....

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