George Scott passes away
Les Thatcher via Facebook:
I just heard that I have lost another dear friend, and the wrestling world lost a talented legend, George Scott. The Flying Scotts George & Sandy were one of the top tag teams in the world for a long time, and as a booker George set fire to the Carolinas in the 70’s. I was proud to have worked & traveled with him as wrestler & part of his creative team.
Go in peace my friend and know you have left some great memories. With love & respect R.I.P.
George Scott (born August 29, 1929 – January 21, 2014) was a Canadian professional wrestler, booker and promoter. From the 1950s until the 1970s, he and his younger brother Sandy competed as The Flying Scotts in North American regional promotions 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.
Scott was also the longtime head booker for the Jim Crockett Promotions working under promoter Jim Crockett, Jr. during the 1970s and with Vince McMahon during the World Wrestling Federation’s national expansion during the early 1980s. He helped organize many of the early PPV events such as WrestleMania I and WrestleMania 2 as well as the early cards for the WWF’s weekly television shows Saturday Night’s Main Event, Prime Time Wrestling and Superstars of Wrestling.