Found June 25, 2013 on WZR Online:
The following obituary for Jackie Fargo was published today… Jackie Fargo CHINA GROVE – Jackie Fargo, pro-wrestling legend “The Fabulous One,” died on June 24, 2013, surrounded by his family and friends. Born in Concord on June 26, 1930, he was the son of the late Lewis and Delmer Swink Faggart. Fargo began his career with his brother, Roughhouse, and was famous for wrestling primarily with the National Wrestling Alliance in the 1950s, continuing into the 1970s. He held tag team gold championships 45 times throughout his career and originated the famous “Fargo Strut,” still implemented today by wrestlers, including Ric Flair, Jeff Jarrett and The Fabulous Ones. Included in his lengthy wrestling career, he was awarded the NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Championship three times. Fargo was also credited for launching many careers such as Jerry “The King” Lawler. Fargo was inducted into the Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2009. Retired in the late 1980s, Jackie maintained close relationships wit...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Ric Flair Update – Strange Behavior + RAW Update

Source(s): WZROnline.com & Pwinsider Ric Flair appeared prior to the House of Hardcore 2 event this past weekend to sign autographs. He was seated next to his girlfriend, Fifi the Maid from WCW, and JJ Dillon. Word is that Flair appeared more interested in talking to them than greeting fans. Flair was also not happy when he had to sign some mail order items, and left before the...

News on Ric Flair's Behavior at House of Hardcore

There was a lot of talk about Ric Flair's behavior after Tommy Dreamer's House of Hardcore event his past weekend. Flair appeared before the event to sign autographs. He was sitting with JJ Dillon and his girlfriend, Fifi The Maid from WCW, and the talk was that Flair was more interested in talking to them than addressing the fans who came up to him for autographs. Flair...

JR Blog: WWE’s New Performance Center, The Wyatt Family, Ric Flair’s Daughter

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has published a new blog entry on JrsBarBq.com, talking about last week’s NXT tapings and more. Here are some highlights:- Ric Flair was on hand to see his athletic daughter, Charlotte, make her in ring debut and Charlotte did well for her first outing. She’s approximately a 6 footer who has a viable upside.- The Wyatt Family had a strong night and...

Ric Flair’s Behavior Reportedly Raises Some Eyebrows at This Weekend’s “House of Hardcore 2″

There was a lot of talk about Ric Flair’s behavior after Tommy Dreamer’s House of Hardcore event his past weekend. Flair appeared before the event to sign autographs. He was sitting with JJ Dillon and his girlfriend, Fifi The Maid from WCW, and the talk was that Flair was more interested in talking to them than addressing the fans who came up to him for autographs. Flair got...

Report on Ric Flair’s Behavior at House of Hardcore, The Briscoes Leaving ROH for WWE?, More

- ECW Original Raven had shoulder surgery last week and Scott Steiner will be having shoulder surgery this coming week.- There was a lot of talk about Ric Flair’s behavior after Tommy Dreamer’s House of Hardcore event his past weekend. Flair appeared before the event to sign autographs. He was sitting with JJ Dillon and his girlfriend, Fifi The Maid from WCW, and the talk was...

Jim Ross Blogs on Charlotte’s In-ring Debut, Wyatt Family & More

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross published a new blog entry on JrsBarBq.com. Here are some highlights. Charlotte’s in-ring debut: “Ric Flair was on hand to see his athletic daughter, Charlotte, make her in ring debut and Charlotte did well for her first outing. She’s approximately a 6 footer who has a viable upside.” The Wyatt Family: “The Wyatt Family had a strong night and...

AJ Lee Reveals WWE SummerSlam Poster, Ric Flair to Miss Upcoming Hall of Fame Ceremony

- Ric Flair will not be attending the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame due to family commitment, according to a press release issued by the establishment.“We regret that Ric cannot make this year’s hall of fame weekend,” said Kyle Klingman, director of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum. “However, we are very excited about the...

Jeff Jarrett & Al Snow Comment on Jackie Fargo Passing

- Jeff Jarrett commented on the passing of Jackie Fargo, writing on Twitter, "RIP Jackie Fargo... Huge influence on my career... Often imitated, but never duplicated..." - Al Snow also commented on the loss, writing on Twitter, "RIP the true King of Pro Wrestling Jackie Fargo . Jackie was an influence to generations of Pro Wrestlers ." Read Wrestling News &...

AJ Reveals SummerSlam Poster, Ric Flair to Miss Hall of Fame Ceremony

- Ric Flair will not be attending the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame due to family commitment, according to a press release issued by the establishment. “We regret that Ric cannot make this year’s hall of fame weekend,” said Kyle Klingman, director of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum. “However, we are very excited about the...

Ex-TNA Star Ric Flair Out Of NWHOF Weekend – Details

UPDATE: The National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum has sent along word that Ric Flair will not be able to attend the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame weekend due to “a family commitment”. The event takes place on July 12th; Flair is part of the glass of 2013 along with “Cowboy” Bill Watts, Chris Taylor (posthumously), Edge (Lou Thesz Award...

Jackie Fargo’s Obituary Released

The following obituary for Jackie Fargo was released: CHINA GROVE – Jackie Fargo, pro-wrestling legend “The Fabulous One,” died on June 24, 2013, surrounded by his family and friends. Born in Concord on June 26, 1930, he was the son of the late Lewis and Delmer Swink Faggart. Fargo began his career with his brother, Roughhouse, and was famous for wrestling primarily with the...

Marty Scurll Talks Experience With TNA Wrestling & More

“Party” Marty Scurll was recently interviewed by the Big WrestleShark Show during an appearance for British Championship Wrestling. Here are some highlights. How he became involved with the British Bootcamp: “I think I had been under TNA’s radar for a few years. The year before I did the UK tour with them I had a try out in Nottingham, I had spoken to them a few times and...
WWE News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.