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I’m saddened to learn of the recent passing of legendary champion Harley Race. It has often struck me that pro wrestlers sometimes parallel the Old West gunfighters of the past.  If so, Harley Race was “Wild Bill” Hickok. The real deal! He was a true icon, a trailblazer, and as tough as they come.  Harley was a great influence on me throughout my lifetime and I had the honor of wrestling him one time in 1980 in Billings, Montana. At the best of the times and the worst of times, he was there for me, my brothers, my father, and the rest of my family. Goodbye Harley. You were a true friend.

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