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Harley Race

Harley Race


4/11/1943, Quitman, Missouri, USA

Birth Name

Harley Leland Race



Also Known As

Jack Long, 'Handsome' Harley Race, The King of Wrestling, 'King' Harley Race
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Harley Race is a retired American professional wrestler that trains other pro-wrestlers and has his own independent wrestling promotion.


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • These are the wrestlers Harley Race trained and are in his wrestling promontial World League Wrestling or in the World Wrestling Entertainment:

      T-Money (WLW)
      The Young One Darin Waid (WLW)
      Stunning Tyler Dunning (WLW)
      Wild Wade Chism (WLW)
      Super Star Steve (WLW)
      Trevor "Murdoch" Rhodes (WWE)*

      *- Trevor is also a trainer in the World Leauge Wrestling when he is not on the road in tag team matches with his tag team partner, Lance Cade.

    • Race has one finisher and 3 favorite moves:

      The PileDriver- Finisher
      Belly to Belly Suplex
      The Knee Drop
      The Body Slam

    • In May 1999, Race was the last person to speak to Owen Hart before his tragic death at the WWF Over the Edge PPV.

    • When Harley retired from in ring physicality, he managed other wrestlers.
      They were Big Van Vader, "Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff, The Collosal Kongs, Super Invader, Vinnie Vegas and Mr. Hughes.

    • Race debuted in the then WWF in June of 1986, known as "Handsome" Harley Race managed by Bobby "The Brain" Heenan.

    • Race has wrestled in many different wrestling promotions and they were the AWA, NWA, NJPW, ASPW, Stmapede Wrestling, CSW, CWF, WWF (now known as the WWE), WWC, WWA-LA, NWA M-A, IWA, MLW, GCW and ESA.

    • He is a former 5 time AWA World Tag Team Champ, 4 times with long time tag partner Larry "The Ax" Hennig and one time with Chris Markoff.

    • Race began his career in the 1960's known as Jack Long and was in a tag team called The Long Brothers for a short period of time.

    • These are the people that he has feuded with in his tenure as a wrestler, Crusher Lisowski, Dick the Bruiser, Dory Funk, Terry Funk, Ric Flair, Junk Yard Dog, Jim Duggan, King Haku, Dusty Rhodes and Bobby Heenan.

    • Before the start of the October 1999 Bret Hart vs Chris Benoit Owen Hart Tribute Match, that was held on WCW Monday Nitro, Race introduced both competitors.

    • On November 19, 2004, he released his autobiography called King of the Ring: the Harley Race Story.

    • Race won his very first NWA World title in 1973 and held it for almost 4 years.

    • Race was trained by fellow wrestling legends, Stanislaus & Wladek Zbyszko (brothers), Buddy Austin, Ray Gordon and
      Gus Karras

    • In 1979 and 1983 he was awarded the Pro Wrestler of the year award from Pro Wrestling Illustrated.

    • Race has his own wrestling academy as well as his own promotion called Harley Race's Wrestling Academy in 2000 and he runs it himself.

    • Race started the WLW, his own wrestling promotion in 1999.

    • He was inducted into the NWA Hall of Fame October of 2005.

    • Harley has wrestled for the defunct promotions the AWA, NWA and WCW.

    • Race began his pro career in 1960 and retired in 1991.

  • Quotes

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