King Harley Race. Abgerechnete Höhe, 1,85 m (6 Fuß 1 Zoll). Abgerechnetes Gewicht, kg. Abgerechnet von, Kansas City, Missouri, USA. geriet zu Beginn seiner Karriere in einen schweren Autounfall; er selbst verlor bei dem Unfall beinahe ein Bein, sein damaliger Promoter hielt die Ärzte von. Mar 27, - Acrylic and spray paint on 24" x 24" wood In Kansas City, Harley Race is possibly the most respected and revered wrestler in the city's history.
Harley RaceAlias, Great Mortimer, Harley Race, Jack Long, King Harley Race. Spitznamen, Handsome, The King of Wrestling, Mad Dog. Trainer, Wurde von Stanislaus. King Harley Race. Abgerechnete Höhe, 1,85 m (6 Fuß 1 Zoll). Abgerechnetes Gewicht, kg. Abgerechnet von, Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Harley Leland Race (* April in Maryville, Missouri; † 1. August in St. Charles, Missouri) war ein US-amerikanischer Wrestler, Trainer und Promoter.
Harley Race Navigation menu VideoJunkyard Dog vs. Harley Race: WrestleMania 3 - Loser Must Bow Match Harley Leland Race war ein US-amerikanischer Wrestler, Trainer und Promoter. Race war in seiner aktiven Karriere in allen großen Wrestlingorganisationen Nordamerikas und Japans tätig. Er erhielt acht Mal den Weltmeistertitel des Dachverbands. Harley Leland Race (* April in Maryville, Missouri; † 1. August in St. Charles, Missouri) war ein US-amerikanischer Wrestler, Trainer und Promoter. Der verstorbene Harley Race war ein großer Rivale von Ric Flair und Vorbild für Triple H, WWE-Boss Vince McMahon schätzte und. Er ist eine Ikone des Wrestling, prägte den Sport über Jahrzehnte mit. Nun ist Harley Race mit 76 Jahren gestorben. Viele Stars nahmen ihn. The most notable name in professional wrestling is still involved in this industry. Harley Race, WLW, and the Harley Race Wrestling Academy continue to bring to you the best pro-wrestling on God's Green Earth!. Harley Leland Race (April 11, – August 1, ) was an American professional wrestler, promoter, and trainer.. Race wrestled in the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), the American Wrestling Association (AWA), the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE), and World Championship Wrestling (WCW). The wrestling world is mourning the death of legend “Handsome” Harley Race, a WWE Hall of Famer whose career spanned nearly four decades. Race, known as one of the toughest guys in and out of the. Harley Leland Race (April 11, - August 1, ), was a American professional wrestler and promoter. On Harley Race (nickname: Leland) was born in Quitman, Missouri, United States. He made his 12 million dollar fortune with National Wrestling Alliance, American Wrestling Association, WWF, WCW, 8 time NWA World Heavyweight Champion. The celebrity & athlete is currently single, his starsign is Aries and he is now 77 years of age.
Race would spend feuding with Hulk Hogan and Jim Duggan , who during a televised confrontation took Race's crown and robe, though Race later attacked Duggan and took them back.
In early , he suffered an abdominal injury in a match against Hogan in which he tried to hit Hogan, prone on a table at ringside, with a swan dive headbutt.
Hogan moved out of the way and Race impacted the table inwards. The metal edge forced its way up into Race's abdomen giving him a hernia.
Following this incident and during his recovery, the WWF ran an angle where they acknowledged his injury, and his manager Heenan vowed to crown a new king.
Race left the WWF in early , following a brief comeback from hernia surgery and an attempt to regain his crown from the new King, Haku , at the Royal Rumble.
The match ended in a double countout. He began making appearances on house shows and immediately would fill in for Ric Flair in several tag team matches, pairing up with Barry Windham against Lex Luger and Sting.
During a house show match in St. Joseph, Missouri on December 7, , Race sustained a shoulder injury and would ultimately retire from active competition.
Race made his first subsequent appearance six months later as a guest referee during a house show on June 14, in St. Louis, Missouri.
Hughes from Alexandra York. The stable was short-lived, and after Vader defeated Sting for the world championship on July 12, he became Race's primary charge.
During his management of Vader, Race met with racial controversy when Vader was feuding with WCW wrestler Ron Simmons when saying during a promo , "When I was world champion, I had a boy like you to carry my bags!
This was actually part of the booking strategy of then-WCW head Bill Watts to build support for Simmons, whom he would eventually make champion.
The wily veteran was popular among the young WCW talent, and developed close friendships with Mick Foley and Steve Austin , among others.
Race returned to the ring a final time on a trio of Florida house shows November 26, in Davie, Florida, November 27 in Orlando, Florida and November 28 in Jacksonville, Florida , when he substituted for an injured Vader to face Flair.
His former rival would come out victorious on each occasion. After losing the title at Starrcade in December , Vader quickly became Race's sole stable member again.
As his early wrestling career had been nearly derailed due to a car accident, another car accident in January forced Race out of the wrestling business altogether.
Race required hip replacement surgery, which, along with injuries accumulated after years in the ring, prevented him from even being a manager.
Race would make a few independent appearances against Flair but his inability to work was just too great. Race, along with the other legends who were in the ring, gave Rob Conway a lesson in respect.
Despite reportedly being an authority figure as a member of the committee, he never made any official decisions and only made the occasional on-screen appearance for the company.
Race also made an appearance at Total Nonstop Action Wrestling 's Lockdown pay-per-view in as the special guest gatekeeper for the main event.
Earlier in his career, Race became involved in the ownership side of wrestling, buying a portion of the Kansas City and later St.
Louis territories known as Heart of America Sports Attractions. Louis, in his ambition to build a truly national wrestling promotion.
Race spent several years away from the business, working briefly as a process server before retiring with his wife in small-town Missouri.
In , he started World League Wrestling originally called World Legion Wrestling, but the name was changed a year later , an independent promotion which runs shows near Race's hometown of Eldon, Missouri and other cities in Missouri including Kansas City.
Race's events are family-oriented, and usually raise funds for local charities. Along with relocating his wrestling academy and promotion, Race also built the Race Wrestling Arena - where events are put on once a month.
Race was born to sharecroppers George and Mary Race in She died five weeks after their wedding in the same car crash in which Race nearly lost a leg.
Shortly after Vivian's death, Race married Sandra Jones, who he briefly mentioned in his autobiography King of the Ring.
This second marriage produced a daughter, Candice Marie, and ended in divorce. His fourth wife, Beverly - B. They married in late , shortly after Race's career-ending car crash.
She often traveled with Race until she died of pneumonia. Race had five grandchildren. Over the years he needed surgery to his neck, hip replacements, knee replacements and had five vertebra in his back fused together due to the years of taking hard bumps.
In May , he broke both legs in a fall at his home, one in several places. He needed four blood transfusions during surgery.
Race would continue to promote WLW until his death whilst in rehab. Rest In Peace, Harley Race pic. Who is B. Race Parents and Siblings.
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Harley and wife BJ, along with Les and his wife Alice and I went out on the lake and had a great time. We were telling stories, and I got to ask Harley about many legendary stories and folklore throughout the years.
Slatton was the promoter as well as a legend in West Texas. He booked a Russian Chain Match as the main event for the World Heavyweight championship between himself and the champion, Harley Race.
Anyone who held the title during that time would travel from territory to territory defending the belt. Prior to the match against Slatton, Harley got a call from then-president Bob Giegel telling him to watch his back because the Lawman was looking to steal the title.
The only way to win is to drag your opponent around the ring and touch all four corners in succession. No problem. They would do something where the champ squeezed by.
We were saddened to hear of the death of Harley Race on August 1st, This news was confirmed by Dustin Rhodes and later his official account on Twitter.
After 13 years in the business, Race achieved the pinnacle of success on May 24, in Kansas City. Race beat Dory Funk Jr.
He appeared on October 13th in St. He had a long reign. Race endured many challengers until the 24th of May, when Dory Funk Jr.
Race beat Dory Jr. Louis on February 21, He traveled to Florida. Louis to a young Bob Backlund on April 23, The date was February 6, Harley used his Indian Deathlock to force Funk to submit.
Race became the first man to defeat two different brothers for a major World Championship. Louis on January 6, Referee Joe Tangaro disqualified the challenger after Race was tossed over the top rope in the first fall.
Brusier won the second by pin and Race took the final with a pin of his own. The match ended in a two-of-three-fall draw.
Race was originally scheduled to meet Graham in a rematch of their Orange Bowl contest but Graham had been beaten by Backlund in New York three days earlier.
Race and Backlund drew in minutes. A scientific classic. In July , Race suffered a near loss to Ricky Steamboat.
The two went to a minute draw when both wrestlers agreed to go another five-minutes. Promoters and officials of the Alliance stated that the contract was for only minutes and anything extra was done on their own time.
Officially, Race remained the champion. Masao Hattori began to advise Race. Only five days later in Orlando, Race beat Rhodes to regain the title for his third victory at the Sports Stadium.
It was a bloody contest between the two in Saga. Race regained the coveted championship six days later in Ostu. His fifth reign began.
Backlund defeated Race by disqualification after Harley began interfering with the referee, Jack Lotz, in one-fall. As in the past, it did not take long before Race regained his championship.
Three straight changes in Georgia. The legendary tag team came in fourth place.Harley Race On Harley Race (nickname: Leland) was born in Quitman, Missouri, United States. He made his 12 million dollar fortune with National Wrestling Alliance, American Wrestling Association, WWF, WCW, 8 time NWA World Heavyweight Champion. Harley Race was considered by many to be one of the legitimately toughest men ever to grace the squared circle. This is a man who beat polio as a child, survived cancer, plus a near-fatal car crash. As Bobby’ The Brain’ Heenan once said, "The only two men in the world that Andre the Giant feared were Meng and Harley Race." He packed a hard Author: Pro Wrestling Stories. Harley Race is one of the most legendary and decorated athletes of all-time. He was an eight time former NWA recognized World Heavyweight Champion during a time in which it was the most prestigious championship on the planet. It was a coveted strap which had been worn by.