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MWR send their hearts and prayers to the family of BJ Race

Posted by flairwhoooooo on October 10, 2009

I went to bed last night looking for the right words (if there are any) to give my respects on the passing of Harley Race’s wife BJ.

There is no doubt that BJ Race was one of the most influential people in the Midwest wrestling scene. I last saw BJ a week ago in Eldon Missouri when WLW successfully celebrated their 10 year anniversary. We got there early for the meet and greet and the place was stacked with people excited about the day’s events. I wished that I would have said more than a hello but she looked to be stressed with all the hard work that it takes to put on a show so I knew that then was not the time.

Throughout the 10 years that I have been going to WLW events the first person I usually saw there was BJ. I would be lying if I told you that we were close friends but memories of her telling Bret Hart at the International Wrestling Institute and Museum in Newton Iowa at the time that my girlfriend Dubray and I were one of WLW’S biggest fans seemed to make the trip that much more special. I am forever grateful that she let us give away a free MWR T-shirt in Richmond MO at a WLW event and later allowed me to interview WLW Superstars Amy Hennig, Superstar Steve Fender and WWE’S Eugene.

She was a wonderful host to the MWR family when we took a tour of their training faculty and allowed us to come into Harley Race’s office for a memorable day. It’s amazing that the time we saw each other were indeed short, but unforgettable.

More importantly than the loss of BJ to the wrestling world, our hearts and prayers go out to Harley Race, her kids, family and friends in this time of sorrow.


Brian “Flair” Kelley and the MWR Team

2 Responses to “MWR send their hearts and prayers to the family of BJ Race”

  1. Steve Morris said

    My family an I send our deapest respects to Harley and his family!!!! We have been fans for decades. BJ will be missed greatly

  2. she was a great person and always nice and good to us when we worked for them our thoughts and prayers go out to Harley and the rest of the family and the WLW workers she will be missed by all …..The Lumberjacks Abe & Gabe

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