When I look back on all the time periods and all the various wrestling federation in wrestling history, the one that I look back on most fondly is the 1980s and Jim Crockett Promotions. They had an unbelievable roster, they had national TV on TBS and pro wrestling was HOT at the time!
Jim Crockett’s NWA was where Dusty Rhodes really became a superstar and where the Four Horsemen were born. It’s been said that if you were a wrestling fan in the 80s you were either an “NWA guy” or a “WWF guy” and I was definitely an NWA guy. Sure, I watched wrestling from all over and enjoyed the WWF, WCCW, AWA, Mid-South, UWF and many others but the NWA and Jim Crockett Promotions specifically was my favorite by far.
Now the guys from Highspots.com are running a Kickstarter campaign to produce a documentary telling the Jim Crockett Promotions story. They ran a successful campaign a few months ago for the Dynamite Kid documentary and now they are back at it again. This time their goal is $15,000 (they are at $7,498 as of this writing) and they have until April 26 to raise that much money.
I’m kind of on the fence on this one. I would like to see this documentary get made and I know I would enjoy watching it, but I am a little burnt out on these crowd-funded projects. I’ve contributed to the Nigel McGuinnes DVD, the Dynamite Kid project, the Resurrection of Jake Roberts project, the Jeff Cannata project and the Veronica Mars movie project. There are others that I’ve wanted to be a part of but just never pulled the trigger. It’s fun to be a part of these things and help get them made, but it gets expensive too. I just hope that it doesn’t become a trend where everything goes the crowd-funding way because I won’t be able to afford everything that I want!
Here’s the teaser trailer for the project. It does a pretty good job of making me want to contribute. Hmm…I might just have to do it!
Do you want to contribute to this project? If so head on over to Kickstarter and read up on the various rewards. I usually choose the first donation level where I get the DVD, which in this case is $30. You also get listed in the credits of the documentary which is kind of cool. Damn it! Now I really want to do it. Allright, I’m gonna contribute. How about you?