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
Owen was a 1-Time European Champion.
Owen pinned Bret Hart for the WWF title, and was pronounced champion. However, the referee later ordered the match restarted and Bret came out on top. Some call this a legitimate title win.
On the October 4, 1999 edition of WCW Nitro, Owen's brother Bret Hart wrestled Chris Benoit in an Owen Hart tribute match at Kemper Arena.
At his funeral, there was a WWF logo made entirely out of yellow flowers. Martha Hart immediately asked for it to be removed and replaced with Owen's initials.
Owen was a 2-time Intercontinental Champion.
Owen won PWI's "Editor Award" in 1999.
Owen won the "Feud of the Year Award," (versus Bret Hart) in 1994, by PWI.
Owen was named "Rookie of the Year" by PWI in 1987.
In 1992 Owen was named the Most Underrated Wrestler.
Owen's first choice for a career was not wrestling.
Owen defeated his brother, Bret, at WrestleMania X.
Owen's widow, Martha, settled a wrongful death lawsuit against the WWF for a reported $19 million.
Owen has been a member of both The Hart Foundation and The Nation of Domination.
Owen's debut in the WWF was in 1988 wrestling under a mask as The Blue Blazer.
His son Oje was seven and his daughter Athena was four when he died.
Owen had held every WWE belt except the WWF Championship belt.
Owen injured the necks of both "Stone Cold" Steve Austin and "The Beast" Dan Severn. Both were injured with piledriver attempts.
Owen attended the University of Calgary on a wrestling scholarship.
In 1998, about a year before his death, Owen appeared on an episode of Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show. He commented about injuries in professional wrestling being very real.
All of Owen's brothers have been professional wrestlers; all of his sisters are/have been married to professional wrestlers.
Owen's last match was on May 22, 1999 in Chicago. He and Jarrett won a tag team match against Edge and Christian.
Owen won the 1994 King of the Ring Tournament.
Owen was trained by his father, Stu Hart.
Owen was five foot ten inches tall and weighed 227 pounds.
Owen was the youngest of 12 children.
Shawn Michaels nicknamed Owen Nugget.
Owen was killed at the Over the Edge PPV on May 23, 1999 in Kansas City, Missouri. He was sopposed to wrestle the Godfather that night. The cause of death was revealed to be internal bleeding from blunt chest trauma. Due to Owen's death, Over the Edge(1999) is the only WWF Pay-Per-View to date that has never been released on video or DVD.
Owen Hart: Can you say lawsuit, Michael Cole?
Michael Cole: Lawsuit?
Owen: That's right and that's exactly what it'll be if Stone Cold Steve Austin comes anywhere near me!
Owen: Owen 3:16 says I just broke your neck!
Owen: I am the King of Harts!
Owen: Enough is enough, and it's time for a change!