Memphis Wrestling promoter, political candidate and media personality Corey Maclin, 43, was killed in a car crash in Mississippi late Tuesday night. The Commercial Appeal reports that Maclin’s car rolled over just south of Sardis on Interstate 55 at approximately 10:30PM.
Corey was a mainstay in Memphis Wrestling for many, many years dating back to the old USWA days. Maclin started as a ring announcer for the USWA program before becoming a co-host alongside Dave Brown.
Throughout the years, Corey’s role changed significantly in the wrestling business, as he became the booker & promoter for Memphis Wrestling. Corey even brought Memphis Wrestling to primetime television.
Corey Maclin’s unique style of calling the action made him very fun to watch. His enthusiasm would draw your attention to the television screen no matter who was in the ring.
Maclin also owned his own marketing firm & worked as a sports anchor for the local ABC affiliate. Maclin was married with six children.
The wrestling world & anyone touched by Corey Maclin are with a very heavy heart.
Dustin Starr is an active sports entertainer and regular contributor to MemphiSport and MSL. Follow him @DustinStarr.