Re: Missouri Wrestling Icon Harley Race died yesterday. Archived Message
Posted by opinionated on August 3, 2019, 8:38 pm, in reply to "Re: Missouri Wrestling Icon Harley Race died yesterday."
I had the opportunity to meet Harley Race and Pat O'Connor at the Missouri Athletic Club on a couple of occasions. |
While we all know today's wrestling is 100% fake and pure entertainment for the weak of mind, the wrestlers from the 60's era actually had wrestling ability.
Harley Race introduced his souplex (sp) moves which were some intense body slamming techniques. Of course he later became part of the sideshow for today's fake programs.
Not many people know it but Harley lost a wife after a very short marriage in a car accident that nearly took his life as well. He was a gruff voiced but very easy going man when you met him out of his ring persona.
I won't call him a sports legend but he was clearly an innovator in wrestling world. RIP Mr. Race.