Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup Tag Team Tournament

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Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup Tag Team Tournament
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Sting, who won the 1988 tournament with Lex Luger
Other name(s)Crockett Cup
Created byJim Crockett Jr.[1]
Promotion(s)
First eventCrockett Cup (1986)
Last eventCrockett Cup (2019)
Event gimmicktag team tournament

The Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup Tag Team Tournament (also known simply as the Crockett Cup) was a tag team professional wrestling tournament held annually in the month of April from 1986 through 1988. Jim Crockett Promotions (JCP), headed by Jim Crockett Jr., hosted the Crockett Cup, held in honor of Crockett's father, JCP founder Jim Crockett Sr. The tournament format was single-elimination, with a promoted prize of $1 million (U.S.) awarded to the winning team. The Crockett Cup events also featured matches for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship.

In June 2019, the 1986 event was uploaded to the WWE Network.[3]

Event history[edit]

In July 2017, the Crockett Foundation, with Classic Pro Wrestling, held a new Crockett Foundation Cup Tag Team Tournament in New Kent, Virginia. Bobby Fulton, The Barbarian, and The Rock 'n' Roll Express were previous tournament wrestlers that took part in the event. The Geordie Bulldogs (Mark Denny and Sean Denny) were tournament champions. [4] In October 2018 during the NWA 70th Anniversary Show, it was announced that the Crockett Cup would be returning in 2019.[5]

List of winners[edit]

Crockett Cup dates and venues[edit]

Event Date City Venue Main Event Ref(s)
1986 April 19, 1986 New Orleans, Louisiana Louisiana Superdome The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) vs. Ronnie Garvin and Magnum T.A. [1][6]
1987 April 10, 1987 Baltimore Maryland Baltimore Arena Ole Anderson vs. Big Bubba in a Last man standing steel cage match [1][7]
April 11, 1987 The Super Powers (Nikita Koloff and Dusty Rhodes) vs. Tully Blanchard and Lex Luger
1988 April 22, 1988 Greenville, South Carolina Greenville Memorial Auditorium The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) vs. Ronnie Garvin and Magnum T.A. [1][8][1]
April 23, 1988 Greensboro, North Carolina Greensboro Coliseum Sting and Lex Luger vs. Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard
2019 April 27, 2019 Concord, North Carolina Cabarrus Arena Nick Aldis (c) vs. Marty Scurll for the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Cawthon, Graham (2013). the History of Professional Wrestling Vol 3:Jim Crockett and the NWA World Title 1983-1989. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. ASIN 149480347X.CS1 maint: ASIN uses ISBN (link)
  2. ^ a b "NWA partners with Ring of Honor to carry on the history of the Crockett Cup in North Carolina". Ring of Honor. Retrieved January 3, 2019.
  3. ^ Coulson, Steve (2019-06-20). "WWE Network Adds Latest 'Holy Grail' Hidden Gems Addition with Four Hour Long Crockett Cup 1986". WWE Network News. Retrieved 2019-06-20.
  4. ^ "Crockett Foundation Cup Tag Team Tournament is One Week Away". The Mid-Atlantic Gateway. Retrieved July 16, 2017.
  5. ^ "NWA's Crockett Cup tournament to return in 2019". 21 October 2018. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  6. ^ a b "1st Annual Crockett Cup". Pro Wrestling History. April 19, 1986. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  7. ^ a b "2nd Annual Crockett Cup". Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  8. ^ a b "3rd Annual Crockett Cup". Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved January 10, 2019.