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10 Wrestling Facts We Didn't Know Last Week (August 9)

Think The Rock is wrestling's 'Most Electrifying Man' ever? Think again...

The wrestling world mourned the loss of another great when former eight-time NWA World Champion Harley Race passed away on 1 August. Tributes from all and sundry flooded in for the gravelly-voiced legend, and it became obvious to fans that Harley was cherished as a man as well as a performer by his peers.

He also loved a damn good rib.

This week's article includes a hilarious story involving Race and ex-SmackDown General Manager Teddy Long that will bring tears to your eyes for a different reason. It's twinned with another, more serious tale about Harley's friendship with Trevor Murdoch and the steps WWE took to ensure Trev would be able to spend some more time with his hero.

Aside from NWA greatness, there are stories about Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler, The Miz, Natalya, Scott Hall and more. You'll learn what McIntyre's very first thought was when he began teaming with Dolph, hear more about George Mizanin's ridiculousness, find out why Natalya almost quit the biz and empathise with Hall's excitement.

There are tasers, knock backs, gym quirks and more...

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