David Marquez clears up the rumors about Harley Race and World League Wrestling issues a statement.
Earlier today, rumors traveled through social media that former 7-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion Harley Race was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. The Twitter user who shared that information noted that Ric Flair revealed the news about Harley Race's health at the 'Legends Of The Ring' event in Atlantic City. 'Championship Wrestling From Hollywood' President and on-screen interviewer David Marquez took to Twitter and noted that he has spoken with the family of Harley Race and Race has been diagnosed with lung cancer but it is not terminal. Marquez added that Harley is being treated by his doctors and is still involved with 'World League Wrestling' which is the promotion that he launched in 1999.
I’ve just spoke to Harley Race’s family and yes he has been diagnosed with Lung Cancer but it’s not terminal. He’s being treated and supervised by his doctors. He is still very active in @worldleaguewlw and appreciates everyone’s concerns. pic.twitter.com/jn2uYLFeDF— David Marquez (@CWFHMarquez) March 2, 2019
World League Wrestling also issued a statement about Harley Race and asked that fans respect the boundaries of his private and public matters.
There are many things being said about the health of the owner of WLW - @8XNWAChampion. At this time, he asks that fans please respect the boundaries of private and public matters. Thank you for your concerns however.— World League WLW (@worldleaguewlw) March 2, 2019
On Monday morning, Ric Flair took to Twitter to issue a comment on his misinformation.
After Being Misinformed, I Am Overjoyed To Report That I Was So Wrong For Stating That Harley Race Had Terminal Lung Cancer. It's Great News To Hear That The Former World Champ And My Lifetime Hero Is Doing Well! pic.twitter.com/QMeXZGC8rc— Ric Flair (@RicFlairNatrBoy) March 4, 2019
World League Wrestling's next event takes place on March 9th and appearing on the show will be Ryback, NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion Nick Aldis and NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa. Ciampa has also been announced for Chaotic Wrestling's 'Cold Fury 18th' show on March 15th.