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Ric Flair, Steve Austin, Vince McMahon, Triple H & More React To Harley Race’s Death

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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (August 2, 1998) – ECW Heat Wave 1998

On this day in Pro Wrestling history on August 2, 1998, Extreme Championship Wrestling aired ‘ECW Heat Wave 1998’ LIVE on PPV from the Hara Arena in Dayton, Ohio.

This was the 5th out of 7 ECW Heat Wave events the company produced from 1994 to 2000, but only the 1998, 1999 & 2000 shows made it to pay-per-view.

The results of the show can be found here:

– Justin Credible defeated Jerry Lynn

– Chris Candido defeated Lance Storm

– Masato Tanaka defeated Mike Awesome

– ECW World Tag Team Championship: Rob Van Dam & Sabu (c) defeated Hayabusa & Jinsei Shinzaki

– Falls Count Anywhere – FTW Heavyweight Championship: Taz (c) defeated Bam Bam Bigelow

– Street Fight: Tommy Dreamer, The Sandman & Spike Dudley defeated The Dudleys

• Ric Flair, Steve Austin, Vince McMahon, Triple H & More React To Harley Race’s Death

As we noted yesterday, WWE Hall of Famer Harley Race 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 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

R.I.P Harley Race

[April 11, 1943 – August 1, 2019]

Below is how the wrestling world reacted to Harley Race’s death:

        
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