Memphis Wrestling legend Jackie Fargo passes away

“The Fabulous” Jackie Fargo passed away Monday morning at age 82. The wrestling legend had been hospitalized in critical condition for over a week after being found unconscious at his home.

Jackie Fargo’s bio at MemphisWrestlingHistory.com:

As much as Jerry Lawler was the city’s most important wrestler, Jackie Fargo was probably it’s most loved. He was the soul of Memphis Wrestling because of his 1960s and early 1970s run here. The majority of the success of the Fabulous Ones angle that was started in 1982 was because of the support Jackie gave the whole thing. Truly a Memphis Legend.

What Jerry “The King” Lawler said this morning:

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In the film Memphis Heat, Jim Blake explains Jackie Fargo’s magic:

 

Comments

  1. Leroy Mosley says:

    Rest in Peace Jackie Fargo You were my Grandma’s favorite wrestler because of you is why i’m a wrestling fan today. You are now in wrestling Heaven with Sam Bass and all the other great wrestlers who have passed on.

    RIP Jackie

    Leroy Mosley

  2. IF WASN T FOR JACKIE FARGO THERE NEVER BE A MEMPHIS WRESTLING TODAY
    HE MAKE MEMPHIS WRESTLING GUYS LIKE JERRY THE KING LAWLER BILL SUPERSTAR DUNDEE JEFF JARRETT FABS ONES ROCK N ROLL EXPRESS BUDDY WAYNE
    EDDIE GIBBERT AND DOUG GIBBERT TOMMY GIBBERT JIMMY HART LANCE RUSSELL AND
    DAVE BROWN TOMMY WILD FIRE RICH BUDDY LANDELL BRAIN CHRISTOPHER
    RIP IN PICE MY FRIEND JACKIE FARGO IM GOING MISS YOU BUDDY

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