Jim Barnett (wrestling)
June 9, 1924|
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, US
|Died||September 18, 2004(aged 80)|
|Professional wrestling career|
Professional wrestling career
A former wrestler born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Barnett traveled in 1964 to Sydney with Johnny Doyle to inspect the Australian wrestling scene. They returned under the banner of World Championship Wrestling, presenting their first card on 23 October 1964, at the Sydney Stadium, and continued until 1974 when Barnett sold the promotion to Tony Kolonie and returned to the United States to become owner of Georgia Championship Wrestling.
Barnett died of pneumonia on September 18, 2004 at the age of 80. He had recently developed cancer and broken his arm in a fall.