Harley Race, one of the most beloved and celebrated performers in the history of professional wrestling, has died.
A charismatic performer with a noted penchant for playing the heel, Race spent nearly 60 years in the business, from wrestling, to managing, to operating his own promotion and training academy.
A long-time mentor and friend to his in-ring rival Ric Flair—on whom he once famously put out a $25,000 “hit”—Race was a long-time member of the WWE’s Hall Of Fame.
And while a number of injuries and tragedies marked his long life, he could never seem to stay away from the ring for long.
Fans and fellow wrestlers alike have flooded social media today to pay tribute to Race, whose accomplishments included a record-setting run of championships at the NWA, years of tag team supremacy, and even body slamming Andre The Giant.