Following the passing of Harley Race this afternoon, wrestlers from all eras have taken to social media to pay tribute to the wrestling legend.
As we previously reported, Race’s passing was announced today on his official social media pages.
“The wrestling world has lost another legend and I have lost a dear friend and mentor. RIP Harley Race. You are loved and will be very much missed,” Ted DiBiase wrote in tribute.
William Regal tweeted: “On January 25th 1993 [I] met a great man who became a great friend and mentor. A proper man in and out of the ring. One of the true greats. Harley Race passed today. I will be forever grateful for the time I’ve spent with him.”
Check out more tributes from the pro wrestling community below.
Harley Race was literally the King of his profession for 25 years. Long live the King. pic.twitter.com/nY3V5hyp3N
— Vince McMahon (@VinceMcMahon) August 1, 2019
Harley Race, one of the greatest Professional Wrestling legends of all time, passed away today. For years Harley was the standard bearer for all of Wrestling. He was revered and respected by all and feared nothing. I am thankful for all of his advice. Condolences to his family.
— Steve Austin (@steveaustinBSR) August 1, 2019
So sorry to hear about one of the TRUE GREATS, Harley Race passing away.
He was one of my hero’s for many reasons.
There will never be another one like him!!
My condolences to his family, friends and fans.
— Michael PS Hayes (@MichaelPSHayes1) August 1, 2019
— Dustin Rhodes (@dustinrhodes) August 1, 2019
#RIP Harley Race. This is why we should not throw the term Legend around freely. It needs to be saved for people like Harley who truly are.
— Lance Storm (@LanceStorm) August 1, 2019
Learning under Harley Race at his school in Eldon, MO, in our early years, will forever be a career highlight.
— Singh Brothers (@SinghBrosWWE) August 1, 2019
RIP Harley Race. In a day and age where real men seem to be an endangered species, he embodied every bit of the word “real” in and out of the ring. A rough, tough man and a gentleman. Honored to have known him. Godspeed. #RIPHarley
— Frankie Kazarian (@FrankieKazarian) August 1, 2019
The Hart family loves you forever King Harley Race. Grateful I got to tell you what you meant to my grandfather Stu Hart, who adored you. My thoughts and prayers to Harley’s family today🙏 pic.twitter.com/t5PqOJW0Lx
— Nattie (@NatbyNature) August 1, 2019
So Sad To Hear Harley Race Has Passed😔Wonderful Man That I Admired & Loved❤️He Taught Me So Much In & Out of The Squared Circle #RIP Champ🙏🏻
— SGT SLAUGHTER (@_SgtSlaughter) August 1, 2019
RIP Harley Race. IMO one of the greatest. Did everything slightly different and had the ability to make everything and anyone look incredible. Innovative wrestler that was way ahead of his era.
— Devil's Blood (@WWEAleister) August 1, 2019
One if the true pioneers of displaying toughness, skill, talent, credibility & physicality in a wrestling ring. That’s who #HarleyRace was…complete Champion, Legend, Icon. #RIP pic.twitter.com/quiN1Z5WfM
— TAZ (@OfficialTAZ) August 1, 2019
Thank you Harley. So many legends in the industry will tell you he was the toughest to ever do it. He never stopped giving. I remember when he managed Vader in wcw, he would still try and scare me backstage. Ten pounds of gold never looked better on anybody. https://t.co/Q1qq4qEeGT
— Cody Rhodes (@CodyRhodes) August 1, 2019
A few years ago I was fortunate to coach at the @8XNWAChampion camp.
Harley wasn’t feeling good , but then there was this short window of where he was the Harley that the old school wrestlers talked about. It was amazing being under his learning tree.
Rest well Mr. Race. pic.twitter.com/jlXyT0buIV
— CORINO (@StevenCorino) August 1, 2019
We lost a true ledend today; one of the toughest men and one of the greatest champions our sport has ever known. I loved working with him, I loved talking with him. I was proud to be his friend. pic.twitter.com/1W103AZt67
— Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) August 1, 2019