Owen Hart

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Owen Hart
Ring name(s) Owen Hart[1]
Owen James[1]
Blue Angel
The Blue Blazer[1]
The Rocket[1]
The King of Harts[1]
Billed height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Billed weight 102.8 kg (227 lb)[1]
Born May 7, 1965(1965-05-07)[1]
Calgary, Alberta, Canada[1]
Died May 23, 1999(1999-05-23) (aged 34)[1]
Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
Billed from Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Parts Unknown (as the Blue Blazer)
Trained by Stu Hart [1]
Debut May 30, 1986[1]

Owen James Hart (May 7, 1965 – May 23, 1999)[1] was a Canadian professional wrestler. He competed for many professional wrestling promotions including Stampede Wrestling, New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW), World Championship Wrestling (WCW), and the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) where he was most well known. While in the WWF, Hart competed under his real name and the ring name The Blue Blazer. He was a member of the Hart wrestling family and was the youngest of 12 children of Stampede Wrestling promoter and WWE Hall of Famer Stu Hart and Helen Hart.

He was a one time WWF European Champion, two time WWF Intercontinental champion, four time WWF Tag Team champion and was the 1994 King of the Ring.

Death[change | change source]

Hart died on the night of May 23 1999, while performing a stunt which involved him being lowered down to the ring from the rafters, the cape he was wearing with his Blue Blazer gimmick got stuck in the release hatch of the cord he was trying to yank it out but when he did the release hatch released and he fell 78 feet down into the ring landing on the top rope (this happened during the 1999 Over the Edge.)

The next WWF Raw was a two hour special tribute show to Hart called Raw is Owen, It featured remembrance matches and shoot interviews with fellow wrestlers. They tolled the bell ten times (known as a ten bell salute) in memory of Hart.

In wrestling[change | change source]

  • Nicknames
    • "The Rocket"
    • "The King of Harts"
    • "The Black Hart"
    • "The Lone Hart"
    • "The Two-Time Slammy Award Winner"

Championships[change | change source]

  • Legends Pro Wrestling
    • He was inducted into the LPW Hall of Fame on May 28, 2011.
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
    • Editor's Award (1999)
    • Feud of the Year (1994) (vs. Bret Hart)
    • Rookie of the Year (1987)
    • He was ranked #10 of the 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 1994.[3]
    • He was ranked #66 of the top 500 singles wrestlers of the "PWI Years" in 2003.
    • He was ranked #84 of the 100 best tag teams of the PWI Years with Davey Boy Smith in 2003.

1The Slammy was awarded to Shawn Michaels for collapsing but Hart accepted the award for himself instead.

2After he presented the Award, Hart did not award it to any of the possible candidates and instead stole it for himself.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 "Owen Hart Profile". Online World Of Wrestling. http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/profiles/o/owen-hart.html. Retrieved 2008-04-27.
  2. "IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title (Japan) history". Wrestling-Titles.com. http://www.wrestling-titles.com/japan/newjapan/iwgp-j.html. Retrieved 2014-12-22.
  3. "Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 1994". The Internet Wrestling Database. http://profightdb.com/pwi-500/1994.html. Retrieved 2014-12-22.
  4. "British Commonwealth Mid-Heavyweight Title (Alberta & Saskatchewan) history". Wrestling-Titles.com. http://www.wrestling-titles.com/canada/ab/stampede/ab-bc-mh.html. Retrieved 2014-12-22.
  5. "Stampede International Tag Team Title (Alberta & Saskatchewan) history". Wrestling-Titles.com. http://www.wrestling-titles.com/canada/ab/stampede/ab-int-t.html. Retrieved 2014-12-22.
  6. "North American Heavyweight Title (Alberta & Saskatchewan) history". Wrestling-Titles.com. http://www.wrestling-titles.com/canada/ab/stampede/ab-na-h.html. Retrieved 2014-12-22.
  7. "Stampede Wrestling Hall of Fame". Wrestling-Titles.com. http://www.wrestling-titles.com/canada/ab/stampede/hof.html. Retrieved 2014-12-22.
  8. "Unified World Heavyweight Title (USWA) history". Wrestling-Titles.com. http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/tn/uswa/uswa-uh.html. Retrieved 2014-12-22.
  9. "European Championship - Owen Hart (January 22, 1998 - March 16, 1998)". WWE. http://www.wwe.com/classics/titlehistory/euro/358458. Retrieved 2014-12-22.
  10. "Intercontinental Championship - Owen Hart (April 28, 1997 - August 03, 1997)". WWE. http://www.wwe.com/classics/titlehistory/intercontinental/322536. Retrieved 2014-12-22.
  11. "Intercontinental Championship - Owen Hart (October 05, 1997 - November 09, 1997)". WWE. http://www.wwe.com/classics/titlehistory/intercontinental/322544. Retrieved 2014-12-22.
  12. "World Tag Team Championships - Owen Hart & Yokozuna (April 02, 1995 - September 24, 1995)". WWE. http://www.wwe.com/classics/titlehistory/worldtagteam/30445413212114. Retrieved 2014-12-22.
  13. "World Tag Team Championships - Owen Hart & Yokozuna (September 25, 1995 - September 25, 1995)". WWE. http://www.wwe.com/classics/titlehistory/worldtagteam/30445413212123. Retrieved 2014-12-22.
  14. "World Tag Team Championships - Owen Hart & Davey Boy Smith (September 22, 1996 - May 25, 1997)". WWE. http://www.wwe.com/classics/titlehistory/worldtagteam/30445413212222. Retrieved 2014-12-22.
  15. "World Tag Team Championships - Owen Hart & Jeff Jarrett (January 25, 1999 - March 30, 1999)". WWE. http://www.wwe.com/classics/titlehistory/worldtagteam/30445413213122. Retrieved 2014-12-22.
  16. "Owen Hart Makes History: King of the Ring 1994". WWE. http://www.wwe.com/videos/owen-hart-makes-history-king-of-the-ring-1994-26118884. Retrieved 2014-12-22.
  17. "Owen Hart Steals a Slammy Award: 1997 WWE Slammy Awards". WWE. http://www.wwe.com/videos/owen-hart-steals-a-slammy-award-1997-wwe-slammy-awards-26884388. Retrieved 2014-12-22.
  18. "WWF SummerSlam '94 results". The Internet Wrestling Database. http://profightdb.com/cards/wwf/summerslam-3994-36.html. Retrieved 2014-12-22.

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