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Jim Barnett

Name: - Jim Barnett
Born: - June 9, 1924
From: - Oklahoma City, Ok
Died: - September 18, 2004

Began in wrestling as a writer / booker for Fred Kohler in Chicago in 1949. Ran promotions in Chicago, Indianapolis and Cincinnati. First teamed up with Johnny Doyle in Detroit in 1959.

Came to Australia in 1964 with Doyle, on the advice of Jack Little, and established “World Championship Wrestling”. Shortly before Doyle's death in 1969, Barnett joined the NWA. Sold the promotion at the end of 1973 and moved to Georgia, where he bought 'Georgia Championship Wrestling'. He later became an advisor to World Wrestling Federation, Jim Crockett Promotions, and World Championship Wrestling (Global), before retiring from the business in 2001.

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Photo credit: Libnan Ayoub's 100 Years of Australian Professional Wrestling