Martha Hart Reignites Beef With WWE, Blasts Them For Death Of Owen Hart Amid 21-Year Anniversary
In just a few more days, it will be 21 years since Owen Hart tragically lost his life in a stunt gone wrong.
On May 23, 1999, fans and personnel were shocked to the core after what happened at the WWF Over the Edge pay-per-view when Owen Hart fell to his untimely death before his scheduled match against The Godfather for the WWE Intercontinental Championship.
Owen’s widow, Martha Hart, has explained her reasons for refusing to give her blessing to induct Owen Hart into the WWE Hall of Fame while speaking to Forbes.
“I would never let a company I held responsible for Owen’s death try to honor him, especially with a fake Hall of Fame that doesn’t even really exist.”
Martha continued, “And there’s not even a hallway of fame. It’s not real. It doesn’t exist. There’s no place you can go and visit and it’s there. It’s just all made up and make-believe and it’s all done for the sole purpose of making money because they just have a show where they have a celebration and, you know, it’s just absurd.”
During another interview this week, she put the blame solely on WWE for his death.
“Proper riggers have a few things they would never do. First, they would never do a stunt without redundancy. That didn’t happen; there was no redundancy. Second, they never, ever, let the talent have any control into the stunt. These guys were telling Owen, ‘This cord taped here, don’t pull it until you get to the ground.’ That would never happen; proper riggers don’t rig things this way. The other thing is, WWE is a billion-dollar company. Owen never questioned his safety. He thought for sure they were hiring people that knew what they were doing. He was putting his life in their hands, and they didn’t care. They didn’t have any regard for Owen’s life whatsoever. They went outside of qualified riggers that had good experience.”
While descending down at the Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Missouri, the quick release accidentally triggered at 78 feet above the ground, and Owen Hart fell to his death.
To this day, there has been no footage of Hart released after this tragic accident.