AEW will honor Owen Hart with an annual tournament and so much more. This is the result of over a year of talking with Martha Hart, and Tony Khan is not taking this opportunity lightly. He has some big things planned.
Martha Hart made it clear that she wants nothing to do with WWE, because she doesn’t want them benefiting since they had a hand in Owen’s death. AEW worked hard to gain her trust, and now the deal is official. The Owen Hart Foundation and AEW are now prepared to do some great things, including releasing more Owen Hart merchandise.
While speaking to Busted Open Radio, Khan opened up about the upcoming Owen Hart Cup. He said that many wrestlers will want to win “The Owen,” and he has some big things up his sleeve for matches in that tournament as well.
“This is going to be a tremendous event. It’s a great partnership with Martha Hart and the Owen Hart foundation. Martha is a very principled woman, to say the least. She is a very intelligent woman. She thought long and hard about this, and we talked for a long time about this. I talked to Martha about this for over a year on a regular basis. She put a lot of thought into it, and we put a lot of thought into it. That’s how this came together. She’s a really good person, and I think she wanted to make sure we’re good people too. I really like Martha a lot. You can’t say enough great things about the legacy of Owen Hart, how much it means to so many of us, and what a great opportunity this is to celebrate his life. We’ve had this in the works for a long time.”
“The Owen, I think, can be a very special prize in wrestling. I think people are going to want to win The Owen. I believe we will really establish that as a very special thing in AEW, and a very special annual tradition. I’m excited to tell people more about that. I’ve got a few match announcements and a few big booking plans up my sleeve that I’m excited for people to find out about. That’s all coming I think in due time, and the Owen Hart announcement is really, really big for us. When we get through this huge night tonight on Friday Night Rampage, I think next week we will have a lot of cool stuff when the dust settles.”
Many fans mentioned Kevin Owens as the first winner of The Owen Hart Cup, but Owens hasn’t even left WWE. That is possible, because his contract expires on January 31st, but you also never know if WWE will convince him to stay. No matter who wins The Owen, AEW fans will be treated to some unforgettable action along the way.
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