Owen Hart was regarded as one of the most gifted in-ring competitors to ever grace a WWE ring. Unfortunately, his life was snuffed out when he tragically lost his life at Over The Edge in 1999 as he fell to his death. Now it appears Jake Roberts made it clear that he believes Vince McMahon should have stopped the show after Owen Hart’s passing.
Owen Hart had doubts about the deadly Blue Blazer stunt that ultimately took his life as well. His passing led to lot of controversy that carries on even today. Owen Hart’s wife Martha sued WWE for wrongful death, and Vince McMahon sued her back.
While speaking on a recent episode of The Snake Pit, WWE Hall Of Famer Jake Roberts stated that he believes Vince McMahon should have stopped the show after Owen Hart’s passing.
“I think, yes, he should’ve stopped the PPV. A death in that ring should stop everything, just out of respect for the one that’s fallen.”
Many fans criticized WWE for carrying on the show despite Owen Hart’s tragic demise. Owen Hart’s loss to the pro wrestling world left a void that can never be filled and that is something fans must simply accept.
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