Harley Race is considered by many to be the greatest pro wrestlers to ever grace the ring. He is respect and honored by every credible Hall of Fames in the world as well as the WWE. The 8-time NWA World Champion has wrestled around the world against a who’s who in the sport.
Race has a long history of being not only a champion wrestler, but has been a manager, owner, and booker in some very successful wrestling aspects of the sport; there is so much that a young wrestler can learn from. He is so respected in his teaching skills that fellow greats have sent their children to train with him before making their mark in the WWE.
Since 1999 Race’s World League Wrestling has made their home in Eldon, Missouri. A small town that holds a special place in the heart of Race, and was the setting for many great moments in pro wrestling in the Midwest for close to two decades. Fans young and old have grown up with the memories of watching special guest such as “Macho Man” Randy Savage, Bret Hart, Roddy Piper, Ricky Steamboat and the Road Warriors join the likes of Trevor Murdoch, Matt Murphy, , Derek Stone, “Miss Natural” Heather Patera, Wade Chism, Bull Schmitt , the Drill Instructor and “Superstar” Steve Fender to start the foundation. Those men and women should hold their head up high and proud as they took the chance to train with the all-time great that resulted in years of great matches as well as several successful fundraisers for many great charities on the way for a personal opportunity to be looked at all the top promotions around the world including Japan and WWE.
On Jan 18th World League Wrestling made the choice to move their training facilities from Eldon, Missouri to Troy, Missouri. Troy is just a short drive from the St. Louis airport that could send you to California, Canada, Japan, Chicago just to name a few. Troy is a small enough town to enjoy living in, while big enough along with the location so close to St. Louis that wrestlers will have endless opportunities professionally and personally. Then you have the brand new facility itself that is big enough to hold two rings, a room that is set up to do studies for the students and enough inspiration in championship memorabilia to last a lifetime.
If you ever had the dream of being a pro wrestling there has never been a better opportunity for any man or women to reach that goal. Today WLW Harley Race leads this generation of stars that will be the future of the sport for years to come. You will have the chance to train and challenge yourself with the likes of Leland Race, Stacey O’Brien, the Black Hand Warriors ,High Level Enterprise, Dustin Bozworth, Kris Wallace, OTT Tucker and many more young stars.
So don’t hesitate , contact Harley Race to train with him to become the best that you can be .
Till then take a sneak peak at the Grand Opening of one of Pro Wrestling’s top wrestling schools today.
Enjoy the photos of Race, the students, fans and even a special appearance from the Artist of Champions Rob Schamberger.
The ribbon cutting of the new Harley Race Wrestling training center in Troy, Missouri.
Harley Race may have been in some of the most grueling, punishing and bloody matches in the history of Pro Wrestling, but deep down in his heart is a man that has been faithful to his fans. a supporter of the future of the sport and a lover of dogs as seen here with Oreo and his friend Rose.
A drawing of Harley Race from his fellow WWE Hall of Famer Tony Atlas can be found as you enter the building of the new WLW office.
The current WLW Champion Elvis Aliaga signs the WLW wall of signatures for the WLW Alumni.
Our good friend Travis along with his son Oliver his mother Cynthia and sister Lexi took the drive from KC to check out the new WLW school. Travis was also happy to see our good friend and the Artist of Champions Rob Schamberger. The family poses with Rob in front of this paintings of several the WLW Alumni and the Harley Race painting he did for the 100th MWR Trading card.
Troy resident and WLW Fan Darrell Bruce poses with the WLW Ladies Champion Stacey O’Brien and students from Italy, Dave Blosco, Karim Brigante, Chris Steel and Flavio. Bruce has made his way to WLW several times while they were in Eldon and stated that Ace Steel was his favorite WLW wrestler.
Leland Race, Harley and former Wrestling at the Chase photographer Butch Fletcher.
Even the bad guys will be good when asked to by Harley Race. Here WLW villians Dustin Bozworth, Elvis and the Black Hand Warriors pose with fans Bryan and Rebbecca Chrismer.
Ladies love Italians.
Two rings and all the excitement of the day has Rob Schamberger and his wife Katy going toe to toe. Our money is with Katy.
Be sure to look for this plaque from MWR hanging on the wall of the office of the great Harley Race if you are ever in there.
Our good friend Crimefighter of the Nose Bleed Seats was in attendance for the debut of WLW while constructing interviews on the day with several of the stars.
One of the most loved men at WLW is Dan Gier. Here he is with his lovely wife Stacey at the grand opening.
The loveable Jack Gamble photobombs the photo of Stacey O’Brien , Russ and Tim Bollinger and Leland Race.
Left to right is Kris Wallace, Jon Webb, Dwayne Jose and Jack Gamble. Jose was one of the first people through the doors at WLW and stated that he lived in Troy and has been a longtime WLW Fan. His favorite WLW wrestler is none other than “Superstar” Steve Fender.
The new four Horseman … Jack Tierney, Rob Schamberger, Brian Kelley and Rich Mince. – Photo credit Katy Schamberger.
In 2013, the Gamble family was in a horrific accident when they were hit head on from a drunk driver. Thankfully all of those that were in the car with Gamble made it out alive. The wreck put both Jack Gamble and Casey in the hospital for a lengthy amount of time. With faith, family and friends the Gamble family was able to get through it. Jack returned to the ring in December and Casey was able to recover as well. Here Jack, Casey and their sweet child,