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Overview (5)

Born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Died in Kansas City, Missouri, USA  (injuries sustained from a fall)
Birth NameOwen James Hart
Nicknames The King of Harts
The Rocket
The Slammy Award Winning Owen Hart
The Sole Survivor
The Black Hart
The Blue Blazer
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Owen Hart was one of twelve children from a legendary Canadian wrestling family. His brother Bret is also one of the most well known wrestlers of all time. Owen was one of the best wrestlers in the business and his major accomplishments include being the 1994 King of the Ring, former Intercontinental Champion(2), former European Champion, and co-holder of the Tag Team Championship (4). Sadly, Hart plunged to his death on May 23, 1999 during a PPV when he was performing a spectacular entrance. Hart was only 34 and is survived by his wife Martha, his son Oje and his daughter Athena.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

Martha Hart (1 July 1989 - 23 May 1999) ( his death) ( 2 children)

Trade Mark (2)

Wrestling move "The Sharpshooter"
Trademark move: The Enziguri

Trivia (36)

Brother of Bret Hart and Georgia Hart
Died at the outset of the WWF pay-per-view "Over the Edge", which was held at Kemper Arena. He was supposed to have been lowered into the ring from the ceiling. The cable broke a few seconds after starting his descending and fell 78 feet into the ring, landing chest first right beside a turnbuckle piercing his heart then catapulting heart-first into the ring which broke his neck. He almost instantly. Commentators Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler addressed the situation out of character and the ppv continued.
Children, Oje and Athena
Youngest child of Stu and Helen Hart.
Final match before his death was a victory with Jeff Jarrett over Edge (Adam Copeland) and Christian (Jason Reso).
Cleanly defeated his brother Bret (who at the time was arguably the most popular wrestler in the world) in what many consider his greatest triumph at WrestleMania 10.
Former WWF Intercontinental, Tag Team and European Champion
Former member of the Hart Foundation and the Nation of Domination
The 1994 WWF King of the Ring.
Got the nickname of Nugget when Shawn Michaels, referring to the fact that every other member of The Hart Foundation as a big old crap that had some members like Bret Hart that "flushed" away without a problem, but that Owen Hart was the little nugget that wouldn't go down as easily. When Owen went heel (became a bad guy) the audience often called him Nugget. After his death, Jeff Jarrett said "Owen never was a nugget."
Died at "Over the Edge" after plunging 70 feet and hitting his chest on the ring post, stopping his heart. The official cause of death was "blunt force trauma".
Son of Stu Hart and Helen Hart
Was scheduled to win the WWF Intercontinental title on the night he died.
According to Triple H, Owen would have eventually been called "The Game". A few months after Owen's death, Triple H actually got the gimmick nickname instead.
All of his brothers are/have been professional wrestlers; all of his sisters are/have been married to professional wrestlers
He was the only wrestler to wear the Blue Blazer persona on a regular basis.
Due to his death, _WWF Over the Edge (1999)_ is the only WWF Pay-Per-View never to be released on video or DVD.
He appeared on a 1998 episode of Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show (1997), and commented on how the injuries in professional wrestling are very real. This comment is somewhat ironic coming from Owen, considering less than a year later, he died after falling from the rafters of the Kemper Arena in Kansas City.
Attended the University of Calgary on a wrestling scholarship.
In March & April of 1991, Owen Hart worked several Television tapings with World Championship Wrestling.
Notable Title Wins Include: Stampede International Tag Team title w/Ben Bassarab; British Commonwealth Mid Heavyweight title; North American Heavyweight title (2) IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Title; USWA Unified World Heavyweight Title; WWF King of the Ring champion; WWF Tag Team Titles w/Yokozuna; WWF Tag Team Titles w/Davey Boy Smith; WWF Intercontinental Title defeating (2); WWF European Title; WWF Tag Team Titles w/Jeff Jarrett
Owen injured the necks of both "Stone Cold" Steve Austin and "The Beast" Dan Severn with botched piledriver attempts. This incidents are reasons why the piledriver is not used as much as it once was.
In early 1999, several months before his untimely death, he thought about retiring from wrestling and becoming a school teacher.
Before his death in 1999, he had won every major World Wrestling Federation title except the WWF Championship. Those titles include the WWF Intercontinental Championship, WWF European Championship, and WWF World Tag Team Championship. Most wrestlers still maintain that if he had lived on, he would have eventually captured a WWF Championship.
Former tagteam partner of Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart with The New Foundation.
Former tagteam partner of Koko B. Ware with High Energy.
Died just hours after the Calgary Hitmen, who were partially owned by brother Bret at the time, lost the Canadian junior hockey championship final (May 23, 1999).
Was a member of the Hart Foundation. A faction that was led by his brother Bret "The Hitman" Hart and included his brother-in-law Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart, his (now late) brother-in-law "The British Bulldog" Davey Boy Smith and the late Brian Pillman.
His son Oje was 7 years old and daughter Athena 4 years old when he died.
Owen Hart as "The Blue Blazer" was originally booked to defeat The Godfather for the WWF Intercontinental Championship at Over The Edge 1999 before his untimely death.
Former World Tag Team Champion.
Heavy metal band 'Owen Hart' is named after him.
He had a reputation for pulling practical jokes. On the tribute episode of WWE Raw (1993) that aired the night after his death, almost every wrestler interviewed mentioned his ability to make them laugh.
The harness used in the fatal accident that caused his death was a $68 dollar sailboat harness not designed for humans to descend from heights. The WWF were warned specifically by many professional stunt coordinators not to use this harness. His widow, Martha, then sued the WWF for wrongful death due to negligence.
Although he had died by the time UPN picked the series up, he appeared in the pilot episode of WWE Smackdown! (1999).
In a match with Stone Cold Steve Austin, he performed a "piledriver." Something went terribly wrong and the top of Austin's head actually made contact with the mat causing a severe neck/spinal injury.

Personal Quotes (2)

Enough is enough, and it's time for a change!
Walk along one day and do nothing wrong, play by the rules, be a good person, do everything right, and it doesn't guarantee you anything.

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