Harley Race Defeats Dory Funk, Jr. To Capture His First NWA World Heavyweight Championship

by Mark Long

Harley Race - historyofwrestling.comEleven years after his professional wrestling debut, Harley Race defeats Dory Funk, Jr. in Kansas City, Kansas, to capture his first NWA World Heavyweight championship. Over the course of the next eleven years, the legendary Race would enjoy no less than eight reigns as the NWA World Heavyweight champion.