WWE has many incredible legends in their Hall of Fame, but there are some key people missing. Owen Hart has never received a Hall of Fame honor, and this is a sticking point with several people.
Owen Hart died on May 23, 1999, during a live pay-per-view event called “Over the Edge” in Kansas City, Missouri. Hart was performing a stunt in which he was to be lowered from the rafters of the Kemper Arena to the ring while still harnessed to a cable. However, the release mechanism failed and Hart fell 78 feet to the ring below. He died from injuries sustained in the fall. His death was a tragic accident and was widely mourned by the wrestling community and fans.
Despite the fact that WWE fans miss Owen Hart tremendously, his name is never uttered during their television shows. Martha Hart, Owen’s widow, made sure the company that was responsible for her husband’s death never profits from his name.
During a 2016 episode of Something To Wrestle With, Bruce Prichard mentioned Owen Hart, and how he deserves to be in the WWE Hall of Fame. Prichard also commented how the WWE Hall of Fame will be incomplete until a day comes when he is inducted.
I can’t disagree that Owen Hart should be in the Hall of Fame. I think Owen is deserved of a hall of fame spot, and it won’t be complete until he’s in there.
Odds are that Owen Hart will never have his name inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. Martha Hart aligned herself with AEW and the company has a yearly tournament in his honor. Owen Hart’s widow certainly made a statement with that move, and WWE will have nothing to do with her late husband’s name.
They say that you never know what can happen in WWE, and perhaps Vince McMahon selling the company could change things in time, especially if Tony Khan actually buys World Wrestling Entertainment.
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