Wrestling Promoter Maclin Dies

Corey Maclin, 43, a former business partner of wrestler Jerry Lawler and Memphis wrestling promoter, died in a motor vehicle crash July 30 in Mississippi.

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Maclin fell out with Lawler – who also gained notoriety as foil to comic Andy Kaufman – and the two became embroiled in a trademark lawsuit over the name “Memphis Wrestling.”

Maclin was a sports anchor for a Memphis television station for more than two years, and worked for the Memphis Rockers basketball team of the WBL and the Memphis Hounddawgs of the ABA.