Former WWE Superstar Trevor Murdoch has revealed that Vince McMahon helped with Harley Race's medical bills shortly before he passed away.
Last week, we said goodbye to one of the best to ever lace a pair of wrestling boots. Harley Race passed away at the age of 76 after a long battle with lung cancer. Ever since, tributes have been pouring in left and right for the former NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion. Not only does he leave behind a legacy of one of the toughest men in wrestling history, but he clearly touched a lot of lives in the process.
There will undoubtedly be a tribute to Race on Raw tonight. That might be in the form of a video package, or perhaps just an image before the show goes live. Since Race is mainly known how his work outside of WWE, chances are it will be the latter. However, considering the mark he left on the business, and the video libraries WWE has access to, it would be nice to see a package dedicated to him during the show.
Despite Race only spending a relatively short time with WWE, it has been revealed that Vince McMahon made sure he was looked after during his final days. Former WWE Superstar Trevor Murdoch revealed on Facebook that WWE and Mr. McMahon's generosity allowed him to spend "2 more days with Harley."
According to Murdoch, a few days before Race passed away, the legend needed to take a Med flight from Atlanta to St. Louis. However, Medicare would not cover the cost of the flight. "A call was made to WWE and 10 mins later it was paid in full. Vince McMahon never blinked an eye," Murdoch wrote. He added, "he wanted to make sure Harley was taken care of."
Mr. McMahon is often talked about and discussed in a way that paints him to be the villain and some sort of evil genius. In some ways, he can be, but it should also be remembered that he also cares very much for those who have given to his company, no matter how long ago that might have been. Even though Race didn't work with WWE for long, Mr. McMahon wanted to make sure Race was comfortable and cared for before he passed away. The money might not have been much to someone who has that much of it, but it is still an incredibly touching gesture.