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Harley Race Passes Away
WWE Hall of Famer and wrestling legend Harley Race has passed away. He was 76 years old. WWE announced that Race passed away due to complications from lung cancer.
WWE is saddened to learn that WWE Hall of Famer Harley Race passed away today at age 76. WWE extends its condolences to Race’s family, friends and fans. https://t.co/lO4OimLsSd
— WWE (@WWE) August 1, 2019
Race was an eight-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion. A star of the 70s and 80s, Race feuded with Ric Flair and Dusty Rhodes in the NWA. He came to WWE in 1986 and became “King” Harley Race after winning King of the Ring. Race also appeared in WCW and other promotions over the years. Our condolences to Race’s family, friends and fans.
Two Potential Summerslam Matches
The Summerslam card continues to fill out. Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio (h/t Wrestlinginc) mentioned two matches that WWE is yet to announce. Dolph Ziggler will take on Goldberg, and Daniel Bryan will take on Roman Reigns.
Ziggler has a match already announced against The Miz. That match will reportedly be changed to be against the WWE Hall of Famer Goldberg. Ziggler has been calling out wrestling legends, specifically Goldberg, for the past few weeks. No word on if Goldberg will respond in-person to Ziggler to set up the match.
The Bryan-Reigns match was set up on SmackDown Live this week. Reigns had scaffolding fall on him when he was going to announce his Summerslam challenge. Rumors indicate that Bryan will be the one behind the attack, leading to the match.
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AEW Women’s Title Plans
The AEW Women’s Championship will be decided at their first television show. Sports Illustrated reported that the first champion will be crowned on October 2nd during AEW on TNT. Brandi Rhodes also told SI that the first challengers for the title will be announced on the next episode of The Road To All Out.
#BreakingNews … As reported by Sports Illustrated's @JustinBarrasso @AEWrestling will crown the FIRST #AEW Women’s World Champion when @AEWonTNT debuts in Washington, DC at the @CapitalOneArena.
Tix go on sale TOMORROW at Noon ET / 9am PThttps://t.co/ZabEWdxcLg pic.twitter.com/gtjoklEr0k
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) August 1, 2019
The debut of AEW Women’s Championship is scheduled for All Out on August 31st.