Pro Wrestler Profile - Harley Race

Profile Info

Gender Male
Real Name Harley Leland Race
Ring Names
  • Harley Race
  • Jack Long
  • The Great Mortimer
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight
  • 245 lbs (111 kg)
Born April 11, 1943
Died August 1, 2019 (aged 76)
Birth Place Quitman, Missouri
Billed From
  • Kansas City, Missouri
Nicknames King, Handsome, Mad Dog

Career History

Roles
  • Manager ( July 14, 1991 - January 1, 1995)
  • Wrestler ( January 1, 1960 - December 7, 1990)
Companies / Promotions
Promotionfromto
Promotion World Championship Wrestling WCW July 7, 1990 January 1, 1995
Promotion World Wrestling Entertainment WWE May 4, 1986 January 15, 1989
Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPW February 10, 1973 June 12, 1986
Promotion National Wrestling Alliance NWA May 18, 1967 May 15, 1986
Promotion American Wrestling Association AWA January 29, 1984 April 20, 1986
Promotion World Wrestling Entertainment WWE December 18, 1978 September 22, 1980
Promotion Stampede Wrestling STAMPEDE July 15, 1977 July 11, 1980
Promotion American Wrestling Association AWA August 3, 1963 March 18, 1971
Promotion National Wrestling Alliance NWA January 1, 1963 September 26, 1964
Face / Heel Turns
Alignmentfromto
Heel
Images
Jan 1989
Jan 1989
May 1986
May 1986
Jan 1963
Jan 1963
Finishers
  • Bridging cradle suplex
  • Diving headbutt
  • Piledriver
Theme Songs
  • Theme Song "Roadhouse USA", by Billy Roues, Gary Solomon & Steven Roues - Single

Titles & Accomplishments

Hall of Fame
  • WWE Hall of Fame - Year 2004, Individual
Titles Won

American Wrestling Association

  • 3 AWA World Tag Team Championship - with Larry Hennig

All Japan Pro Wrestling

  • 2 NWA World Heavyweight Championship
  • 1 NWA United National Championship
  • 1 PWF World Heavyweight Championship

All Star Pro-Wrestling (New Zealand)

  • 1 NWA World Heavyweight Championship

Central States Wrestling

  • 1 NWA World Heavyweight Championship
  • 9 NWA Central States Heavyweight Championship
  • 1 NWA North American Tag Team Championship (Central States version) - with Roger Kirby

Championship Wrestling from Florida

  • 1 NWA World Heavyweight Championship
  • 3 NWA Florida Tag Team Championship - with Roger Kirby (2), Bob Roop (1)
  • 1 NWA Southern Heavyweight Championship (Florida version)
  • 1 NWA United States Heavyweight Championship (Mid-Atlantic version)

Continental Wrestling Association

  • 2 NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Championship

Eastern Sports Association

  • 1 IW North American Heavyweight Championship

Georgia Championship Wrestling

  • 1 NWA World Heavyweight Championship
  • 1 NWA Georgia Heavyweight Championship
  • 1 NWA Mawith Tag Team Championship - with Buddy Colt

Maple Leaf Wrestling

  • 1 NWA World Heavyweight Championship

St. Louis Wrestling Club

  • 1 IWA World Tag Team Championship - with Larry Hennig

Stampede Wrestling

  • 1 Stampede North American Heavyweight Championship

World Championship Wrestling (Australia)

  • 1 SMW Tag Team Championship - with Unabomb

World Wrestling Association

  • 1 WWA World Heavyweight Championship

World Wrestling Council

  • 1 WWC Caribbean Heavyweight Championship
Other Accomplishments
  • WWE Hall of Fame induction (class of 2004)
  • WCW Hall of Fame induction (class of 1994)
  • NWA Hall of Fame induction (class of 2005)
  • St. Louis Wrestling Hall of Fame induction (class of 2007)
  • Stampede Wrestling Hall of Fame induction
  • Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum induction (class of 2004)
  • 1986 King of the Ring
  • WWF Sam Muchnick Memorial Tournament Winner (1986)
  • 1987 WWF Slammy Award - Best Ring Apparel
  • 1987 WWF Slammy Award - Bobby "The Brain" Heenan Scholarship Award
  • Cauliflower Alley Club Iron Mike Mazurki Award Winner (2006)
  • PWI Wrestler of the Year (1979)
  • PWI Wrestler of the Year (1983)
  • PWI Match of the Year (1973 - vs. Dory Funk, Jr.)
  • PWI Match of the Year (1979 - vs. Dusty Rhodes)
  • PWI Match of the Year (1983 - vs. Ric Flair)
  • PWI Stanley Weston Award Winner (2006)
  • 8° in the PWI Years Top 500 (2003)

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