Tragic news emerged on Thursday, as Harley Race passed away at the age of 76. He is known for his time spent in the NWA, where he won their World Heavyweight title eight times.
Race competed for the American Wrestling Association, winning the Tag Team titles with Larry Hennig three times. Hennig was later replaced by Chris Markoff.
As his career went on, Race won awards that included Match of the Year three times with Dory Funk Jr, Dusty Rhodes and Ric Flair. He was also named Wrestler of the Year in 1979 and 1983.
The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame inducted Race in 2004 before he was inducted again alongside his former partner Larry Hennig. On March 9th, it was announced that Race was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. It was later clarified by CWFH promoter Dave Marquez that it wasn’t terminal.
Race is recognized as one of the greatest to step foot in the wrestling ring. His legacy will continue to inspire those in the business.
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