|Ring name(s)||Owen Hart
The Blue Blazer
The King of Harts
|Billed height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Billed weight||102.8 kg (227 lb)|
|Born||May 7, 1965
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
|Died||May 23, 1999
Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
|Billed from||Calgary, Alberta, Canada|
|Trained by||Stu Hart |
|Debut||May 30, 1986|
Owen James Hart (May 7, 1965 – May 23, 1999) was a Canadian professional wrestler who was widely known for his time in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). He is a one time WWF European Champion, two time WWF Intercontinental champion, four time WWF Tag Team champion and 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.
References[change | change source]
- "Owen Hart Profile". Online World Of Wrestling. http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/profiles/o/owen-hart.html. Retrieved 2008-04-27.