UPDATE: Harley Race is recovering nicely!


From CAC Executive Vice President Karl Lauer:


The Cauliflower Alley Club is pleased to announce that “Handsome” Harley Race is feeling great!  He has recovered nicely from his surgery and is ready to start promoting shows again, his first is on the books for August 29, 2014.  Harley is quite a fighter!



I just talked to Rose and the rumors that Harley Race broke his hip are not true, but he is facing some serious surgery on his spine this next Monday Aug 4th.

X-rays and MRI’s have shown a cyst growth that is pressing against Harley’s spinal cord and it will be removed Monday.  The surgery is delicate but not considered life threatening, and it will take 3 to 5 hours.  He will be in post-op for 3 to 5 days then in special rehab for 3 to 4 weeks.

Harley welcomes your prayers and thanks his friend for their concern.  Please do not call the hospital before next Wednesday.  Give him time to feel like talking.  To show your support, the best would be to send a card to Harley Race c/o St Joseph Hospital  300 First Capitol Rd St Charles MO 63301.

NOTE: The CAC will post information on our web site that comes direct from Harley or Rose after the surgery.

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10 Responses to “UPDATE: Harley Race is recovering nicely!”

  1. James Tolar (JT) August 1, 2014 at 11:58 am

    Harley Race,

    Ever one here from Kansas City an myself, hereby send are love an best wishes on your quick recovery. Get well my friend, enjoyed are talks when ya came into the Argosy Casino.. Me an Shirley Black wish you a very get well soon. Your the man an the Legend Handsome Harley Race the King !!

    Your Friend,
    James Tolar (JT)

  2. The Masked Fan August 1, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    I agree 100%. Get well to one of the toughest SOB’s ever to step in the ring.

  3. Carlotta Akins August 1, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    Handsome Harley Race & Family, I will keep you all in my heart & prayers…Mr. Race, I watched you wrestle in person & on tv as a child…You, Bruiser Brody, Bob Giegel, Bob Brown, Referee Richard Moody, Pat Patterson, Cowboy Bob Orton, The Little Twins that ALWAYS sat @ ringside, Mertie & Gertie (I may have spelled their name’s wrong, sorry, it’s been a while) The Stomper, Danny LittleBear & many, many more wrestled @ the Memorial Hall in KCKS…I remember you had a Russian Chain match that was off the charts…I never got a chance to meet you & shake your hand, but I pray that I could meet you just once, shake your hand, have an autograph, take a pic with you, THE MOST OUTSTANDING WRESTLER OF ALL TIMES!!!…Take Care Mr. Race…I’m praying for you & Family…with <3, Carlotta.

  4. Michael Harper August 2, 2014 at 6:59 am

    Get well soon sir. Thank you for being a big part of my younger years. You were a part of wrestling when it was the best and not the x rated soap opera it is now. Thoughts and prayers big man. From Lexington TN

  5. Get well soon Sir.

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery from all at Team DBS – Davey Boy Smith Hall of Fame Class.

  6. Keep the good Fight up Harley and beat this too were all in your corner fighting for you Get better soon thoughts with his whole family and his Wrestling family too!

  7. Art & Judy Crews August 6, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    Dear Harley; Sorry to hear about your surgery but glad with the results you will experience once it’s done and over. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and Rose. Keep us posted, brother. If there is anything, no matter what it is, that we can do for you or to help you, we are only a phone call away. Your pal, Art, and his better half, Judy.

  8. it awesome that he is feeling better. if anyone want to learn from the best you should think about Buying this dvd.

  9. http://www.highspots.com/p/race-great.html

    Harley Race: The Greatest Wrestler on God’s Green Earth takes a look at one of wrestling’s biggest attractions of the 70’s and 80’s. In the world of professional wrestling there is no one else like Harley Race he is truly a one of a kind. When people talk about Harley Race they talk about respect and toughness.

    On this 2 disc DVD set you will hear from Harley Race like you never have before as he opens up about his life and career. From his beginnings on the carnival circuit, to teaming with Larry Henning, the 8 NWA World Title reigns, passing the torch to Ric Flair at Starrcade 83, what it was like working for Vince McMahon, and so much more. Also you will hear from all the key figures throughout Harley’s career, the people who helped and witnessed his success.

    When people put a list of all time great wrestler’s together Harley Race is at the top of most of them because he is The Greatest Wrestler On God’s Green Earth.
    Disc 1 – Full Documentary – 1 hour 40 minutes, total run time disc 1 is 1 hr 51 minutes
    Chapter 1: Early Life
    Chapter 2: Happy Humphrey
    Chapter 3: Jack Long
    Chapter 4: Pretty Handsome
    Chapter 5: 1st World Title
    Chapter 6: The Champ
    Chapter 7: Starrcade 83
    Chapter 8: War With Vince
    Chapter 9: The King
    Chapter 10: WCW
    Chapter 11: Training School
    Chapter 12: Legacy
    Chapter 13: Harley Race v. Ric Flair (All Star Wrestling courtesy of Harley Race)

    Disc 2 – Bonus Footage – Approximately 1 hour 45 minutes
    Chapter 1: Harley Race v. David Von Erich (courtesy of Larry Matysik)
    Chapter 2: “The Doublecross” as told by Jim Cornette and Harley Race
    Chapter 3: Harley Race v Ted Dibiase (8 MM footage courtesy of Mike Gratchner
    Chapter 4: “Great Times” told by Terry Funk
    Chapter 5: Harley Race v. Ric Flair (8 MM footage courtesy of Mike Gratchner)
    Chapter 6: “His Hands” as told by Vader
    Chapter 7: Harley Race v. Dick Murdoch (8 MM footage courtesy of Mike Gratchner)
    Chapter 8: “Bruno folklore” as told by Larry Matysik
    Chapter 9: Harley v. Tommy Martin (8MM footage courtesy of Mike Gratchner)
    Chapter 10: “New Zealand” as told by Ric Flair/Jim Cornette
    Chapter 11:Harley Race v. Pierre Lefeber (8 MM footage courtesy of Mike Gratchner)
    Chapter 12: “Outlaws” – Les Thatcher
    Chapter 13: Harley Race v. Spike Huber (courtesy of Larry Matysik)
    Chapter 14: “Vader” – Magnum TA
    Chapter 15: Harley Race v. Dory Funk Jr (courtesy of Harley Race)
    Chapter 16: US Title – William Murdock
    Chapter 17: Harley Race v. David Von Erich (8MM footage courtesy of Mike Gratchner)
    Chapter 18: “Driving Harley” featuring George South
    Chapter 19: Harley Race v. Ron Sexton (courtesy of Larry Matysik)
    Chapter 20: “Broadway” featuring Larry Matysik

    a great dvd those too videos should been a preview of this dvd. a must buy if your Harley fan.