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SouthBound: Wrestling Announcer David Crockett On Life Around (And Sometimes In) The Ring


David Crockett spent years as one of the announcers for Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling, the wrestling promotion based in the Carolinas from the '50s through the '80s. His dad, Jim Crockett, founded the business.

David spent most of his working life in wrestling, in front of the camera and behind it, outside the ring and in. It was part of his family from the time he was born. In this conversation he talks about partying with Ric Flair, taking a clothesline from Nikita Koloff, the plane crash that nearly killed him, and the coin flip that changed his life.

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Show notes:

Other music in this episode:

Pierlo, "Wrestling Zergling"

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