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David Finley Crockett (born 1946) is a former professional wrestling announcer and executive from Charlotte, North Carolina. He is the son of Jim Crockett and brother to Jim Crockett, Jr. He was usually paired in announcing duties with Tony Schiavone, with Crockett providing color commentary and Schiavone providing play-by-play announcing. From 1985 to 1988, Crockett and Schiavone were the announcing team for TBS program NWA World Championship Wrestling and the syndicated World Wide Wrestling. When Jim Ross joined the show in 1988, Crockett stayed on but later left to become an executive producer for NWA/WCW television programming, a capacity he held from the time WCW was sold to Ted Turner up until the purchase of WCW's major assets (but not the promotion itself) by the World Wrestling Federation in 2001. Crockett also worked with Bob Caudle on Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling and its successor NWA Pro Wrestling. Following the closure of WCW, Crockett quietly left pro wrestling.

David Crockett is remembered for being clotheslined by Nikita Koloff on World Wide Wrestling in 1985 in Asheville, N.C. This led to Ric Flair coming to Crockett's aid and gave birth to the first Flair/Koloff feud and their money-making bout at the 1985 Great American Bash, held at the American Legion Memorial Stadium in Charlotte.

David Crockett was on board a private airplane that crashed on October 4, 1975 that also had Johnny Valentine and Ric Flair on board. Crockett was the least injured of the men on board the plane.

In addition, Crockett had a very brief career as a professional wrestler under the ring name Dave Finley.[1]

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