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.
Let's keep the conversation going. Who do you want to hear from next on the SouthBound podcast?
- Nikita Koloff hits Crockett with the dreaded Russian Sickle
- Crockett referees Koloff vs. Ric Flair (and a fan runs into the ring!) at the Great American Bash 1995 (skip forward to 14:00)
- The Mid-Atlantic Gateway, an incredible trove of information about the Mid-Atlantic wrestling days
- A story on the 1975 plane crash that nearly killed Crockett, Ric Flair and several other wrestlers
Other music in this episode:
Pierlo, "Wrestling Zergling"
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