WWE Hall Of Famer Jeff Jarrett is a true veteran in the pro wrestling world. He is also a controversial figure in the pro wrestling world, mostly due to his troubling relationship with WWE. Now it seems Jeff Jarrett was happy to hear about the Owen Hart Cup tournament.

As reported earlier, AEW will be partnering up with the Owen Hart Foundation to honor the legacy of the legendary wrestler. The working relationship will include the annual Owen Hart Cup Tournament in AEW. The winner of the tournament will receive Cup known as “The Owen.”

While speaking on the It’s My Wrestling podcast, the WWE Hall Of Famer talked about how excited he is for the upcoming tournament in AEW. Jarrett stated that he is very happy to know that Owen Hart’s legacy will continue to live on.

“I was elated. I was super excited. You know at the end of the day, Martha, Oje and Athena, they absolutely know the husband, the father, the family man that Owen was, [as did] us that were friends and knew him personally and professionally. But there’s an entirely new generation of professional wrestling fans and I was just talking somebody recently, they asked me about this and you know, whether it’s trials or tribulations or championships or whatever it may be – those definitely just come and go but a legacy is something that lives on forever. Owen’s legacy of not only the human being he was, but the incredible athlete and the performer. He, like myself, grew up in this industry. His father was a promoter. My father was a promoter, that was our original connection. So you know, the family band and traveling up and down the roads and everything that goes with that,” Jarrett explained, “but Owen candidly, his legacy is now getting the opportunity and kudos to everyone involved.”


“I mean, everyone involved in the decision to bring this to light and most importantly, Martha, that now here we are and Owen’s legacy is going to be not only shared with the world, but in my opinion and most importantly is the Foundation is going to continue to grow and grow and the awareness is going to continue to grow, and it’s going to be able to impact lives in a really positive way. That is something that is at the very utmost [importance]. Sure Owen had great matches and was and a fantastic family man and husband and everything we know about Owen – and rumor has it he was a pretty good prankster! That’s a whole other interview [laughs] His legacy being able to impact lives in 2021 and 2022 moving forward, that’s something that is very inspiring to me and I could not be happier for all involved.”

It was said that the company worked on the Owen Hart deal for well over year. AEW’s partnership with the Owen Hart Foundation is likely to benefit the company in the long run and even Jim Cornette defended the partnership previously.

h/t to It’s My Wrestling podcast for the quotes.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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