Owen Hart

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Owen Hart

Born

5/7/1965, Calgary, Alberta Canada

Died

5/23/1999

Birth Name

Owen James Hart

Gender

Male

Also Known As

"The Black Hart", "King of Hart", "The Rocket", "Blue Blazer"
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Biography

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Owen Hart was one of the greatest pure wrestlers North America ever had. Many say he was better than his older brother Bret. He brought the High Flying style to WWF in the 80's as the Blue Blazer. He and Bret had some of the best wrestling matches…more

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • The brother of Bret Hart and one of the most exciting guys to watch in the ring.

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    I can't believe no one's reviewed this guy. Owen Hart was part of the reason the WWF in the 90's was so exciting to watch. Everybody talks about Stone Cold, The Rock, Undertaker but nobody talks that much about Owen since he's dead.



    Owen was likable, hard working and was great in practically everything he did. How the WWE crapped over him leading to his death was just a shame and a testament of how the WWE doesn't always give everyone what they deserve.



    Owen's feud included Bret Hart, Steve Austin, Shawn Michaels, Ken Shamrock, and Steve Blackman.



    Owen's great work started even before the WWF giving classic matches in Calgary Stampede wrestling, wrestling in Japan against legends like Jushin Thunder Liger and a brief stint in WCW.



    When he came to the WWF, the WWF didn't introduce him as Bret's brother (which they should have done) but instead gave him a rather lame gimmick known as the Blue Blazer.

    The Blue Blazer had Owen wearing a mask and wrestling. He was great even in this gimmick which really NEVER got him anywhere except jobbing to such stars like Curt Henning, Ted Dibiase and Honky Tonk Man.



    Owen went back to wrestling overseas then around 1992 came back in the WWF as "The Rocket". This time around the idiots of the WWE decided to reveal that he was really Bret's brother. From here on out things got a lot better for Owen. He was the IC Champ, Tag Champion and so forth although he was never given the Main Heavyweight Championship.



    Instead like before, he jobbed and put over Steve Austin, Shawn Michaels and others. Owen was a fan favorite for many years and he really had the pure package.



    Near 1999 for whatever stupid reason the WWE decided to repackage as the Blue Blazer. The rest is history Owen fell to his death performing a really high-risk stunt which really shouldn't have been approved at all. McMahon and the WWE made a ton of excuses but really his death is something that they will never live down.



    For his fans, Owen's passing is sad. Everyone knew he was great and while he accomplished more than most wrestlers ever do he still deserved than what he got in the end.



    This guy is one of all-time greats.moreless
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