Harley Race (born April 11, 1943) is an American Former Wrestler, Promoter and Trainer from Quitman, Missouri (USA). He started his wrestling training in his teenage.
Furthermore, he trained by professionals like Buddy Austin, Wlasdek Zbyszko, Stanislaus Zbyszko, and Ray Hirsch. In 1960-1965, he recruited as the promoter for the St. Joseph Wrestling. Gust Karras hired Race for odd jobs.
The veteran wrestlers helped him for the training. He moved to Nashville at the age of 18. Furthermore, his full real birth name is Harley Leland Jones.
Professional Wrestling Career & Net worth
Then, Harley joined Jack Long. Meanwhile, he wrestled in the American Wrestling Association (AWA), National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), World Wrestling Federation (WWF/WWE) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW).
On the other hand, he won the nine championships that include NWA World Heavyweight Championship, WWA World Heavyweight Championship, and NWA United States Heavyweight Champion.
He was the six top wrestlers inducted in the NWA Hall of Fame, Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and WWE Hall of Fame.
In 2019, Harley Race’s net worth is accumulated at $2 Million US Dollars. In addition to this, he acquired a house after his retirement. He too performed as an actor in Hollywood movies.
Though, Race dead at the age of 76 on August 1, 2019, in St. Charles, Missouri. His close friend and a wrestling manager Ric Flair told that Harold diagnosed lung cancer. Meanwhile, his cause of death not announced.
Profile, Parents & Before Fame
WWE Hall of fame Wrestler, Harley Race was born on the 11th of April 1943 (age 76 years old, as in 2019) in Quitman, Missouri (United States). He was the adorable son of George Race (father) and Mary Race (mother).
Furthermore, he was an early fan of wrestling. He watched fight programs on the DuMont Television Network. However, he struggled with the polio disease too.
He fought and injured in his class friend in high school. Then, the school authorities expelled him.
Personal Affairs, Spouse, Girlfriend & Children
The retired wrestler’s first wife was Vivian Jones. Moreover, they married in 1960. Vivian died in the crash after the five weeks of her wedding. During that time, she was pregnant with Harley’s child. Mr. Race almost lost his leg in the deadly accident.
He mentioned about his personal life in his book named “King of Jones”. His second spouse was Sandra Jones. He has a daughter Candice Marie from Sandra. However, they parted their ways. Harley’s third partner name is not available.
She requested Race not to discuss her in the book. As a couple, they shared a son Justin Race (Amateur Wrestler). Still, he divorced his unknown third spouse in early 1990s.
Finally, he married Beverly B.J. Jones in 1995. On the other hand, Beverly was the Vice President of Kansas City’s commercial bank. Still, he also died due to pneumonia. his other son is Leland Jones.
Trivia & Quick Info
|Real Full Birth Name||Harley Leland Jones.|
|Nick name||Harley Race.|
|Profession||Former Wrestler, Promoter & Trainer.|
|In The News For||Declared dead at the age of 76 on August 1, 2019.|
|Age (As of 2019)||76 years old.|
|Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday||April 11, 1943.|
|Birthplace/Hometown||Quitman, Missouri (United States).|
|Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian)||Straight.|
|Ethnicity||White Caucasian Descent.|
|Sun Sign (Zodiac Sign)||Aries.|
|House In||St. Charles, Missouri (USA).|
|Date of Death||August 1, 2019.|
|Cause||Lung Cancer (Not Confirmed).|
|Place||St. Charles, Missouri (USA).|
|Height (Tall)||Feet & Inches: 6' 1".
Centimeters: 185 cm.
Meters: 1.85 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 102 Kg.
Pounds: 225 lbs.
|Body Measurements (Chest-waist-hips)||42-32-35.|
|Shoe Size (UK)||12.|
|Tattoo details?||Yes, on his right hand.|
|Parents||Father: George Race.
Mother: Mary Race.
|Personal Life Relationship|
|Wife/Spouse Name||1. Vivian Jones (Dead).
2. Sandra Jones (Divorced in 1990).
3. Beverly B.J. Jones (Dead).
|Son||Leland Jones & Justin Race (Amateur Wrestler).|
|Highest Qualification||High School Pass Out.|
|Alma Mater.||Will update.|
|Hobbies & Favorite Things|
|Favorite Celebrities||Actor: Tom Cruise.
Actress: Emma Watson.
|Dream Holiday Destination||London.|
|Love to do||Traveling & Watching Fights on TV.|
|Favorite Food||Continental Dishes.|
|Net worth (approx.)||$2 Million US Dollars.|
|Salary, Income & Earnings||--|
|Mobile or Phone Number||--|
|Home Details||Lived in St. Charles, Missouri.|
|Email Address||Not found.|
Some Lesser Known Facts about Harley Race
- As per Wikipedia, Harley opened a wrestling camp in Eldon, Missouri.
- Furthermore, he participated in the NBCs special show i.e. “Exposed! Pro Wrestling Greatest Secrets”.
- He prepared a wrestling guidebook named The Professional Wrestler’s Workout and Instructional Guide.
- Meanwhile, he visited Japan with his trainees to gain extra experience in wrestling.
- In the past years, he struggled with his health issues connected blood transfusions, broken legs, and knee replacements.
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- He spent his retired life in a small town of Missouri.
- On the other hand, he started the Harley Race Wrestling Academy.
- Physique Details: Harley Race’s height is 6 feet 1 inch tall (185 cm) and weight 102 Kg (225 lbs). As a result, he was among the strongest wrestlers of the United States.
- He used his unique experience to train the amateur wrestlers.
- Apart from that, he portrayed a ring announcer’s role in Mil Mascaras vs. the Aztec Mummy (2007) Hollywood film.