Harley Race Available For Bookings, 2011 Wrestling Camp Set



#### Press Release ####

World League Wrestling proudly announces it’s 11th annual Harley Race Wrestling Camp. Established in 2000, this wrestling camp gives wrestlers from all over the world with many different levels of experience the chance to get advised by “The King” of professional wrestling, Harley Race. 2011’s camp will start Monday, October 17th and end on Friday, October 21st. Following the conclusion of the camp, there will be a show on Saturday, October 22nd located in Eldon, MO. Participants of the camp WILL have a chance to showcase their talents depending on approval from the camp instructors and Harley himself.

This camp will feature not only the former 8-time World’s Heavyweight Champion, but also officials and wrestlers from Pro-Wrestling NOAH along with W.W.E. Pro-Wrestling NOAH is the sister company based in Tokyo, Japan.

NOAH has a long and outstanding working relationship with W.L.W. and the Harley Race Academy that has led to many students going to wrestle/train with the Japan-based company. Past participants have included Keith Walker (former NOAH Tag-Team Champion), Brian Breaker, Superstar Steve Fender (Cauliflower Ear Club Future Legends Award Winner), Matt Murphy, Ace Steele, Daniel Cross, Jason Jones, Steve Anthony, and most recently former W.W.E. Tag-Team Champion Trevor Murdock facing Pro-Wrestling NOAH Champion Takashi Suguira in a GHC Heavyweight Title match.

W.W.E. also has a great working relationship with World League Wrestling and Race’s professional wrestling school. Past participants of the world-renowned camp that have gotten signed to W.W.E. contracts include Ted Dibiase, Michael McGuillicutty, Ryan Tran, John Cone, Ace Steele, Richie Steamboat, and 3-Time W.W.E. Tag-Team Champion Trevor Murdock.

While the dates of the camp have been announced, the special guest(s) will be announced at a future date in the forthcoming weeks. Past guest trainers of the annual camp have included Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat, Ted Dibiase Sr., Japanese Wrestling Legend Kenta Kobashi, Naomichi Marufuji, Atsushi Aoki, Takashi Suguira, Go Shiozaki, KENTA, John Laurinaitis just to name a few.

Cost for this year camp is $500.00. This year, to reserve a spot you must mail one-half ($250.00) and the registration form to the address provided below. To download the registration form, please visit the following website: http://www.harleyrace.com/camp09.html and click “download registration form here”. Once completed, please mail back the form to World League Wrestling, 26 Karen Drive, Eldon, MO 65026. Check or money orders are the only forms of payment being accepted at this time. Information about hotels, lunches, gym access, and Missouri wrestling licenses and blood work will be provided at a date in the near future. For more information, please contact the World League Wrestling office at 573-392-4100 or email 2011wlwcamp@earthlink.net. ######

##### Press Release #####

Available to all wrestling media outlets and promoters: “The King” Harley Race is available for booking for appearances and signings for wrestling promotions around the country.

The former 8-time World’s Heavyweight Champion’s career speaks for itself. One of the only “true champions” left in the world of professional wrestling, his storied career still carries on. Harley Race is a name recognized in the world of professional wrestling around the world. He has wrestled in nearly every country on every continent on the globe. Along with the many matches he has had, he has earned countless championships that only heighten his status as a professional wrestler.

Starting in the early 1960’s, Race wrestled for St. Joseph promoter Gust Karras. After a car accident that put Race out for months, he returned to the ring and formed a tag team with Larry “The Axe” Hennig. The two wrestled for the American Wrestling Alliance (A.W.A) and won tag team championships along the way.

After achieving tag team success, Harley then went on to pursue singles stardom. After leaving the A.W.A., he joined the National Wrestling Alliance (N.W.A.). Race had many memorable feuds with Terry and Dory Funk Jr., Ric Flair, Dusty Rhodes, Tommy Rich, Jack and Jerry Briscoe, the entire Von Erich family and numerous other wrestlers. While in the N.W.A., Harley was able to have many different types of matches all over the world, and also wrestled at the very first Starrcade in 1983. At this event, he wrestled Ric Flair in a memorable steel cage match at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, NC. Having won the World’s Heavyweight Championship on 8 different occasions, Harley signed with the World Wrestling Federation (W.W.F.)

While in the W.W.F., he continued success by winning the King of the Ring tournament by beating Pedro Morales. By beating Morales, he earned the moniker “The King” Harley Race. From here, Race engaged in feuds with the Junkyard Dog, Hulk Hogan, and Jim Duggan. While wrestling for the W.W.F., he was able to wrestle at the “biggest show of them all”, Wrestlemania.

His accolades in this profession have earned him many awards and spots in hall of fames with the N.W.A., W.W.E., W.C.W., and the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame.

After retiring from in-ring competition, Harley moved to the Lake of the Ozarks located in Mid-Missouri. He founded World League Wrestling and the Harley Race Wrestling Academy. Here, he trains students that want to pursue a career in professional wrestling. The company and school has working relationships that send his students to Japan and occasional television tapings for W.W.E. To inquire about booking Harley Race, please contact the W.L.W. office at 573-392-4100 or email wlwmom@earthlink.net.



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