It’s been 22 years since the tragic death of Owen Hart. Perhaps the saddest death in wrestling.
On Monday, AEW announced a new relationship with the Owen Hart Foundation that will look to honor Hart’s legacy.
Not only are the entering this collaboration to honor Owen Hart, but the Owen Hart Cup Tournament has also been announced as well.
Since Owen Hart’s death at Over the Edge in May of 1999, the Hart family and especially Hart’s widow Martha, did not want him in the WWE’s Hall of Fame. Her and her children’s reasoning was explained in the episode of Dark Side of the Ring that aired last year.
Before he unfortunate death in 1999, the 34-year-old Hart was a decorated wrestler with many accomplishments; multiple time WWE Intercontinental and Tag Team Champion and the 1994 King of the Ring winner.
Some of Hart’s best matches of his career were against his older brother, WWE Hall of Famer, Bret Hart. Their Wrestlemania 10 opened in Madison Square Garden is considered the best opening match in Wrestlemania history.