• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (August 1, 1987) – NWA World Championship Wrestling
On this day in 1987, Jim Crockett Promotions aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘NWA World Championship Wrestling’.
This episode was pre-taped at the WTBS Studios in Atlanta, Georgia and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘NWA Starrcade 1987’ PPV.
The card can be found below:
MIDNIGHT EXPRESS vs. SOUTH/JAY
JIMMY GARVIN vs. THUNDERFOOT #2
NIKITA KOLOFF vs. DAVID ISLEY
BARRY WINDHAM vs. DAVE SPEARMAN
ARN ANDERSON & TULLY BLANCHARD vs. WESCOTT/PATTERSON
SEAN ROYAL vs. RICK NELSON
RON GARVIN vs. THUNDERFOOT #1
LEX LUGER vs. ALAN MARTIN
IVAN KOLOFF vs. DALE LAPEROUSE
• Breaking News: WWE Hall Of Famer Harley Race Passes Away
We are saddened to report that WWE Hall of Famer Harley Race has passed away at the age of 76.
Harley was dealing with lung cancer and was recently hospitalized. He was scheduled to appear at the Knoxville Fan Expo last weekend, but he couldn’t make the appearance as he was in the hospital.
Below is what WWE Hall of Famer Sgt. Slaughter tweeted about Harley’s passing:
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
Below are Harley’s major accomplishments in Pro-Wrestling:
– 8x NWA World Heavyweight Champion
– WWF King of the Ring (1986)
– 1x NWA United States Heavyweight Champion
– 3x AWA World Tag Team Champion
– NWA Hall of Fame
– WCW Hall of Fame
– WWE Hall of Fame
Today at 12:50, we lost the man that fought up until the very last of his existence. More information will be released soon, but just know that he loved pro-wrestling and the fans that loved him.
Harley Race, we love you
— Harley Race (@8XNWAChampion) August 1, 2019
R.I.P Harley Race
[April 11, 1943 – August 1, 2019]