Great American Bash

Great American Bash

The first Great American Bash was held on July 6, 1985 at Memorial Stadium in Charlotte, NC. It was a typical July evening in Charlotte, NC. It was hot, humid and there was the ever present chance of thunderstorms. Jim Crockett Promotions had put together a great card for this event. Jimmy Valiant vs Paul Jones in a Dog Collar …

Elvis Presley

Crockett Foundation Elvis Presley

On this the 38th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death, the Crockett Foundation would be remiss if we didn’t take a quick trip down memory lane. One of the corner stone’s of Jim Crockett Promotions for approximately 20 years was concert promotions. Jim Crockett, Sr. brought Elvis to Charlotte for a press tour in February 1956. The scared kid chewed on …

Charlotte Coliseum

Charlotte Coliseum

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 …

The Park Center

The Park Center

It is the late 1960’s-1970’s and a blonde hair, blue eyed, tanned little girl is perched on the back of an old wooden folding seat, the kind that were the seat of choice for that time, while her younger sister sits in the seat itself. The seat is located on the highest row in Charlotte’s Park Center and is wedged …

Hall of Heroes

Hall of Heroes

*Above: Jim Cornett – Master of Ceremonies, 2015 Hall of Heroes Induction Ceremony The 2015 Hall of Heroes Induction Ceremony was filled with both laughter and tears. Held on a warm Friday night in Charlotte, NC, it was brought to order by emcee, Jim Cornett, with the ceremonial 10 rings of the wrestling ring bell honoring the life of Roddy …

Jim Crockett, Sr.

Jim Crockett Sr.

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 …