Reported by Steve Gerweck of WrestleView.com
Sandy Scott passes away
On Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 10:53 AM EST
credit: The Wrestling Globe Newsletter
Angus "Sandy" Scott passed away this morning following a lengthy battle
with pancreatic cancer. He was 75 and his family had just moved him to a
nursing home earlier this week.
Scott broke into the business in 1954, when older brother George brought
him into the Calgary territory to work for Stu Hart. From the 1950s
until the 1970s, Scott and George competed as The Flying Scotts tag team
and as singles wrestlers in regional promotions across the country
including the National Wrestling Alliance, particularly the Midwest and
Mid-Atlantic territories, as well as successful stints in the American
Wrestling Association, Maple Leaf Wrestling and Stampede Wrestling.
In the 1980s, Scott became a key front office executive for Jim Crockett
Promotions, booking towns and venues, and for the most part keeping a
lucrative business thriving during it's glory years. As well as
influence and responsibility behind the scenes, Scott was also a
prominent on air personality, and was involved in some of the biggest
Crockett angles of the 1980s.
He also worked for World Championship Wrestling when Ted Turnerís
company took over JCP, and was one of the driving forces behind Jim
Cornette's Smoky Mountain Wrestling during the early 1990s.
Scott was inducted into the Mid-Atlantic Wrestling Hall of Heroes in
He is survived by his brother George, and his wife Sandra, daughter
Tracy and grandson Coleton.
Messages of condolence can be sent to:
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