Hall of Famer Fargo passes away
Jackie Fargo, who along with Jerry Lawler was one of the two biggest stars in the history of Tennessee wrestling, passed away this morning at the age of 82
He had been in critical condition for more than a week.
Fargo came to Tennessee as part the Fabulous Fargos tag team, with Don Kalt as brother Don. Fargo (Henry Faggart) was the legitimate brother of Sonny "Roughhouse" Fargo, who teamed with him on occasion and also refereed for Jim Crockett Promotions.
In a number of cities, including Memphis, Louisville, Chattanooga and Nashville, there was no bigger consistent weekly draw than Fargo in his prime, which peaked as far as star power went in the early 70s.
A later generation of fans in Tennessee would remember him as the man who brought The Fabulous Ones (Stan Lane & Steve Keirn; and a later unsuccessful remake of Eddie Gilbert & Tommy Rich) into Tennessee as their spiritual adviser. He remained someone who could increase the house for special appearances once or twice a year well into the 90s.
Fargo would have turned 83 on Wednesday.
Fargo was inducted in the Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame in 1996.
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