By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
Harley Race died Wednesday at age 76. The eight-time NWA Champion battled a number of health issues, including lung cancer, in recent years.
Powell’s POV: Race is a true legend and one of the all-time greats. He remained involved in pro wrestling after his retirement by promoting the World League Wrestling and running a training academy. My condolences to his family, friends, and many fans.
Today the world lost one of the toughest men ever to walk God’s green earth.
RIP Harley Race!
8X NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion.
The entire sport of professional wrestling and the National Wrestling Alliance sends its deepest condolences to the family and friends of Harley. pic.twitter.com/rEiHknbYn1
— NWA (@nwa) August 1, 2019
RIP HARLEY,love you my brother HH
— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) August 1, 2019
AEW is saddened to learn that Pro Wrestling Hall of Famer Harley Race has passed away. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and fans at this difficult time. pic.twitter.com/Ik29DwZIQ4
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) August 1, 2019