Harley Race Obituary

(1943 - 2019)
Harley Race was a professional wrestling legend whose popularity peaked in the 1970s and 1980s. The prolific wrestler won the NWA World Championship 8 times, many matches against Dusty Rhodes. He had a memorable feud with Ric “Nature Boy” Flair, leading to a steel cage match in 1983. Race won the King of the Ring tournament in 1986, beating Pedro Morales, and defeated the Junkyard Dog in WrestleMania III. Race went by a few nicknames in the ring, the most popular being “Handsome” Harley Race and “The King.” He was inducted into the Hall of Fame for the NWA and WWE.

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