Trevor Murdoch is a professional wrestler who is currently signed to the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) where he is the reigning NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion. He is also a former three-time WWE World Tag Team Champion with his partner Lance Cade. But is he related to another wrestling legend, Harley Race?
The answer is no, but there is a strong bond between them
Trevor Murdoch is not related to Harley Race by blood, but he considers him as his mentor and father figure in the wrestling business. Trevor trained at Harley Race’s Wrestling Academy in Missouri, where he learned the ropes and honed his skills under the guidance of the eight-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion.
According to Trevor, Harley was instrumental in his success and helped him get signed by WWE in 2005. Trevor said that he was overjoyed when he won the WWE World Tag Team titles with Lance Cade, and the first thing he did was to show the belt to Harley and thank him for his support.
Harley was also very proud of Trevor and his accomplishments, and often gave him advice and feedback on his matches. Trevor said that Harley was always honest and blunt with him, and never sugarcoated anything. He also said that Harley had a great sense of humor and a sharp wit, and recalled how he reacted when he saw Trevor perform a Canadian Destroyer for the first time.
Trevor Murdoch continues to honor Harley Race’s legacy
Harley Race passed away in 2019 at the age of 76, leaving behind a legacy of excellence and respect in the wrestling industry. Trevor Murdoch was devastated by the loss of his mentor, but vowed to continue his legacy and make him proud.
Trevor joined NWA in 2019, where he competed for the prestigious NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship, which Harley held eight times in his career. Trevor finally achieved his dream of winning the title at NWA 73 in August 2021, defeating Nick Aldis in a hard-fought match.
Trevor dedicated his victory to Harley Race, and said that he felt his presence during the match. He also said that he hopes to be a worthy champion and represent NWA with honor and dignity, just like Harley did.
Trevor Murdoch is not related to Harley Race by blood, but he is related by wrestling. He is one of the many wrestlers who have been influenced and inspired by Harley Race, and who continue to pay tribute to him in their own ways. Trevor Murdoch is proud to be part of Harley Race’s wrestling family, and so is Harley Race proud of him.