Owen Hart
Professional wrestler
Owen Hart
Owen James Hart was a Canadian professional and amateur wrestler who worked for several promotions including Stampede Wrestling, New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW), World Championship Wrestling (WCW), and most notably, the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), where he wrestled under both his own name, and ring name The Blue Blazer.
Biography
Owen Hart's personal information overview.
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WWE News: Owen Hart DVD And Blu-ray On The Horizon
The Inquisitor - almost 2 years
For years, wrestling fans have been calling for WWE to induct the legendary Owen Hart into the WWE Hall of Fame. However, year after year has gone by without an Owen induction. There are many reasons for this, notably what has been a rocky relationship between WWE and Owen’s widow, Martha. However, it appears one of the first hurdles to an eventual Owen Hart WWE Hall of Fame induction has been cleared. According to a Thursday report from Wrestling DVD News, WWE is currently in the production phase of a DVD and Blu-ray set, which includes a full-length documentary, focused on the late Owen Hart. The most surprising news coming out of the report is that Martha Hart is giving full cooperation on the project, as is the rest of Owen’s family. The news comes on the day (May 5) that would have been Owen Hart’s 50th birthday. Owen tragically passed away on May 23, 1999, at the age of 34 after a stunt gone wrong during the WWE Over The Edge PPV event in Kansas City, Missouri. On that night ...
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See Lab-Made Heart Cells Beat on Their Own
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
Heart cells created from stem cells were able to beat on their own.
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Man Cuts Own Heart After Swallowing Bread Containing Razor Blade
Information Nigeria - almost 2 years
A man is in critical condition at a hospital after cutting his heart by swallowing bread that contained a razor blade. Odd News Blog reports: The incident unfolded after 36-year-old Sariboga Osman of... This is a summary to read the rest visit our site, the most popular nigerian information site http://www.informationnigeria.org You can also get updated on facebook by following us on www.facebook.com/informationnigeria
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Watch: Surgeon Left Open-Heart Operation Early, Lawsuit Claims
Yahoo News - about 3 years
Patient Silvino Perez, 72, has been in a vegetative state since his 2012 operation.        
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RN ER Case Mgr Mid 3-11 *sign on bonus eligible
Chicago Times - about 3 years
Details: Job DescriptionRN ER Case Mgr Mid 3-11 *sign on bonus eligible(Job Number: 01323-4499)Work Location: United States-Florida-Kissimmee-Osceola Regional Medical CenterSchedule: Full-timeDescription    Osceola Regional Medical Center Come live and work just minutes from extraordinary theme parks, family-friendly communities and exciting nightlife.  Not to mention, all the sunshine you can handle!  Osceola Regional Medical Center is a 235-bed hospital featuring all private patient rooms and we are the only hospital in the County to provide Level II Neonatal services and an Open Heart Program.  We are proudly recognized for our Certified Stroke Center and Certified Chest Pain Center.  Enhancing our superior services are such advanced technologies as: Accredited Chest Pain Center Accredited Primary Stroke Center 24-Hour Emergency Care Level II NICU Open Heart Program Orthopedic Center of Excellence Wound Care and Hyperbaric Chamber The RN Case Manager works with physicians and other m ...
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On this date in WWE history: Vince McMahon dies on Raw when his limo blows up ... but not really
Cageside Seats - over 3 years
Vince McMahon, perhaps more than anyone else, gets credit for making the pro wrestling business into the juggernaut that it's been throughout its various stages of existence, mostly in the 1980s with Hulkamania and then again in the 1990s with Stone Cold Steve Austin and the "Attitude Era." The Chairman of the Board of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) has been called many things, including a creative genius. While Vince Russo may have introduced many grand ideas during his tenure, it's widely accepted that McMahon was the one who took those ideas and made them into something palatable for a wider audience. As the years have gone by, however, ol' Vinny Mac has seemingly lost his handle on what does and does not work with fans. And it was on this date in WWE history (June 11, 2007) that he proved it. McMahon had lost the ECW championship at One Night Stand on June 3 and shortly thereafter started showing signs of cracking under the pressure of his position. He had been ...
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Owen Hart's widow settles lawsuit against WWE - Los Angeles Times
Google News - almost 4 years
Sports World News Owen Hart's widow settles lawsuit against WWE Los Angeles Times The widow of professional wrestler Owen Hart has come to a settlement with World Wrestling Entertainment in her lawsuit over royalties and the use of her husband's image. Martha Hart announced the settlement Wednesday, and the WWE confirmed the ... Widow, WWE settle Conn. lawsuit over use of late husband's name, likenessWashington Post WWE settles lawsuit with Owen Hart's widow MarthaExaminer.com WWE Lawsuit: Owen Hart's Widow and McMahons Settle Over Use of Wrestler's ...Fashion & Style Journal Inquirer -ABC7Chicago.com -KpopStarz all 51 news articles »
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Regan Judd: My Heart Health Story: I Underwent Open-Heart Surgery At 20
The Huffington Post - almost 4 years
When you think back on your college years, open heart surgery probably is not one of the things that comes to mind. Unfortunately for me, it is. I was a young, energetic college athlete who learned the hard way that heart disease does not discriminate. My story is a cautionary tale to all women that listening to your body and seeking help when necessary is important at any age. I was excited to be entering my junior year of college at the University of Kentucky; I was in the middle of my dance team practice when I started to experience chest pains and shortness of breath. I had danced my whole life and had never felt this type of pain before. It felt like a huge brick lying on my chest. As athletes, we are taught to push through the pain, and that is exactly what I did. I knew something didn't feel right, but I did not want to look weak in front of my coach or teammates, so I continued to push myself to the limit. Little did I know, it was a limit not to be pushed. Afte ...
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Post-Surgery Baby Pic Goes Viral - ABC News (blog)
Google News - over 4 years
ABC News (blog) Post-Surgery Baby Pic Goes Viral ABC News (blog) Three-month-old Joey Powling is the latest Internet meme, thanks to his cool smirk just five days after open-heart surgery. The baby best known to the world as “Ridiculously Good-Looking Surgery Baby” was born with tetralogy of Fallot, a heart defect that ... He'll 'steal your heart': Post-surgery baby photo goes viralToday.com (blog) Dracut baby takes Internet by storm after surgerycw56.com Massachusetts Baby Becomes Interent Celebrity After Open Heart SurgeryBostInno (blog) KHQ Right Now -The Sun all 12 news articles »
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Harto wins Real Czech Challenge Open
Fox News - over 4 years
Andreas Harto closed with four consecutive birdies on Sunday to finish at 24-under-par 264 and capture the inaugural D + D Real Czech Challenge Open.Harto carded a final-round 65 at Kuneticka Hora Golf Club to edge Joachim B
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CSS Pro Wrestling Tournament Elite Eight Match: (1) Hulk Hogan vs. (2) André the Giant
Cageside Seats - over 4 years
The Cageside Seats (CSS) Pro Wrestling Tournament continues its Elite Eight round with today's match-up pitting number one seed Hulk Hogan vs. number two seed André the Giant. Although the top seed, Hogan, was tested throughout each round. He beat Big Show (231-148), Owen Hart (124-61), and Roddy Piper (97-65) to get here. André, meanwhile, sailed smooth with wins over Larry Zbyszko (412-83) and Sgt. Slaughter (102-8) until a stiff test from Gorgeous George (69-61). In order to cast your vote, leave a comment and in the subject line make sure you adhere to the guidelines as follows: To cast a vote for Hogan simply write the following in the subject line: Vote - Hogan. To cast a vote for André simply write the following in the subject line: Vote - André. Only votes cast in that manner will be tallied, so remember to pay attention to how you comment when voting. After casting your vote, feel free to discuss the match-up as much as you would like after. There is ...
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Bookmarks: author appearances, book sales
The Sacramento Bee - over 4 years
Julie Interrante for "The Power of a Broken-Open Heart," 7:30 p.m. at Avid Reader Rex Fortune appears Saturday at Underground Books, 35th and Broadway, Sacramento.
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Nation's First Open-Heart Surgery Performed In Chicago 119 Years Ago
Huffington Post - over 4 years
In 1893, exactly 119 years ago Monday, Chicago surgeon Daniel Hale Williams performed the first successful open-heart surgery, in what would become both a significant medical advancement, and a huge step in the fight for equality, since Williams was one of the nation's few black cardiologists at the time. Called "the father of black surgery," Williams' name is absent from many medical history books, according to TMW Media, which makes educational videos for use in schools. (See their video about Williams' history above.) Williams studied medicine at Northwestern University's Chicago-based medical school after apprenticing with Dr. Henry Palmer, becoming one of the first black physicians in the city when he earned his M.D. in 1883, BET Health News reports. In addition to his notable accomplishments as a surgeon, Williams is remembered for founding the Provident Hospital and Training School in 1891, inspired by the experience of a black woman who was denied from nursing s ...
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Barbara's Bookstore Receives a Visit from Tsoknyi Rinpoche
Burr Ridge Patch - over 4 years
Tsoknyi Rinpoche, a writer and teacher of Tibetan Buddhism, recently visited Barbara's Bookstore at the Burr Ridge Village Center. When he first came here from Tibet, Tsoknyi Rinpoche observed many differences between his culture and that of the U.S. He said that in Tibet there is less development of the cognitive function. Although there is poverty and disorganization in the society, he said there is also a lot of joy. An example he described was that in his country a person might spend two hours looking for a spoon, yet they are enjoying themselves the whole time. In our culture, we know exactly which box holds the spoon, but we may still be stressed and unhappy. While he knows that his own culture could benefit from more development or emphasis on the cognitive, he feels that we could benefit from learning to connect "the child’s heart with the head." With our emphasis on the thinking mind, our fears "go into all of the body and become part of our ego-fixation." It is sc ...
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St. E’s Marks 50th Anniversary of First Open-Heart Surgery with Dedication to Dr. Edmund Massullo
Yahoo News - over 4 years
Humility of Mary Health Partners marked the 50th anniversary of the first open-heart surgery in the region by dedicating a new family waiting area to Dr. Edmund Massullo, who established the cardiac surgical and intensive care departments at St. Elizabeth Health Center. The first patient and Dr. Massullo's family were on hand and met for the first time during the dedication this morning.Youngstown, OH (PRWEB) June 11, 2012 Marking the 50th anniversary of the first open-heart surgery in the region, St. Elizabeth Health Center, the first patient, and the family of Dr. ...
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WWE: Today's Top 10 Best Technical Wrestlers
Bleacher Report - over 4 years
As a longtime wrestling fan and former amateur wrestler myself, it's hard to not enjoy the more technical wrestlers. After getting back into watching wrestling again the past couple of months, it's been obvious to me there are a lot of very talented technical wrestlers on the roster today. These guys are today's equavalent to Shawn Michaels, Bret Hart and Owen Hart of the past. These are the guys who, while not the best on the mic or the biggest and strongest, can sell a match well as the most technical wrestlers out there. Begin Slideshow
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Tom Jones Wants To Die On Stage
The Inquisitor - almost 5 years
Tom Jones has revealed he would rather die while performing on stage than be forced to retire. The 71-year-old singer made the comments to the Daily Star, saying he never wanted to finish singing. He said: “I hope my life comes to a natural full stop so maybe it’d be easiest if I fell down dead on stage. I hate the thought of not being able to sing – I’ve no idea how I’d fill my time. It’d be terrible if I had to sit around listening to other people’s records, thinking, ‘I can’t do that any more’. It could happen that I’ll just get too tired to tour any more and it’ll be time for a long sit-down. But having it forced on me, sat at home with regrets? F**k that.” Obviously, Jones doesn’t mean he actually wants to die on stage, just that he’d rather sing for all his life. If he did perish while at the mike, however, he’d be joining the likes of actor Brandon Lee, wrestler Owen Hart, and comedian Tommy Coper, all of whom died while performing. Jones is currently serving as a co ...
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Pleasanton Taking Part in Bay Area CROP Hunger Walk on Saturday
Pleasanton Patch - almost 5 years
By Joanne Hall Pleasanton joins 10 other Bay Area communities to fight hunger at home and around the world in the Bay Area Hunger Walk over the weekend of April 28 and 29. The Pleasanton-Tri-Valley Crop Hunger Walk, hosted by the Catholic Community of Pleasanton and open to all walkers, leaves from the parking lot of St. Elizabeth Seton Church on Saturday, April 28 at 9:30 a.m.  Participants can register to walk alone, in a group, or as part of a team. The church is located at 4001 Stoneridge Drive in Pleasanton. Registratration gets underway at 9 a.m. on the day of the walk. The three mile route heads west on Stoneridge Drive, connecting to West Las Positas and, after taking a right on Hacienda Drive loops back to the church. The suggested individual donation is $25, but participants may register for as little as $5. Every dollar raised for the CROP Hunger walk will be partially matched this year. The Feinstein Foundation will divide $1 million among hunger fighting eve ...
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How WWE approached the next major show after WrestleMania (1995-2002)
Cageside Seats - almost 5 years
Following WrestleMania is no easy task: What do you do after the biggest show of the year? WWE has taken several approaches over the years with its major post-WrestleMania storylines. Sometimes it begins anew with the first chapter of a brand new story that will play out over the next few months. Sometimes WWE simply continues the story, making WrestleMania a more transitional show. Sometimes, like this year with Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena, WWE comes up with a big match out of nowhere (though it's looking like a lot of rematches are headed our way, too). After the jump, we'll look back at the post-WrestleMania shows from 1995 (when WWE went to monthly pay-per-views) through 2002 and how the major stories played out (Part two, looking at 2003 through 2011, will be posted later this week). We'll also look at how many matches at those shows were rematches, and if that percentage has changed over the years. In Your House 1 (1995) The big story WrestleMania 11 marked the e ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Owen Hart
    THIRTIES
  • 1999
    Age 33
    Raw Is Owen is the name given to a special live episode of Raw Is War that aired on May 24, 1999, the night after Hart's death.
    More Details Hide Details It was broadcast live from the Kiel Center in St. Louis. It featured shoot interviews from his fellow wrestlers. According to Raw Exposed (a special that aired before the first Raw airing on its return to USA Network on October 3, 2005), all storylines and rivalries were put aside, and WWF management gave all wrestlers on the roster the option of working or not. Nevertheless, ten matches were booked with no angles. The show began with all the wrestlers, managers, referees and agents of the WWF (except WWF Champion The Undertaker and Kane) standing on the entrance ramp. Howard Finkel called for a ten-bell salute. Hart's former Nation of Domination comrades were emotional, most notably Mark Henry, who read a poem that he wrote in memory of Hart. A tribute video narrated by Vince McMahon then played on the Titan Tron. Throughout the broadcast, personal thoughts on Hart in the form of shoot interviews with various WWF Superstars were played. Before the first commercial break, such thoughts were aired from Mick Foley and Bradshaw. Foley noted that Hart was his son's favorite wrestler and had proudly gotten a haircut like Owen's, although he also said his son did not quite understand that "nugget" was not a term of endearment. Bradshaw talked about how Hart spent less money on the road than most wrestlers because he wanted to retire early and spend time with his family.
    On May 23, 1999, Hart fell to his death in Kansas City, Missouri during the Over the Edge pay-per-view event.
    More Details Hide Details Hart was in the process of being lowered via harness and grapple line into the ring from the rafters of Kemper Arena for a booked Intercontinental Championship match against The Godfather. In keeping with the Blazer's new "buffoonish superhero" character, he was to begin a dramatic entrance, being lowered to just above ring level, at which time he would act "entangled", then release himself from the safety harness and fall flat on his face for comedic effect—this necessitated the use of a quick release mechanism. It was an elaboration on a Blue Blazer stunt done previously on the Sunday Night Heat before Survivor Series in 1998. While being lowered into the ring, Hart fell 78 feet (24 m), landing chest-first on the top rope (approximately a foot from the nearest turnbuckle), throwing him into the ring. Hart had performed the stunt only a few times before. Hart's widow Martha has suggested that, by moving around to get comfortable with both the harness and his cape on, Hart unintentionally triggered an early release. Television viewers did not see the incident. During the fall, a pre-taped vignette was being shown on the pay-per-view broadcast as well as on the monitors in the darkened arena. Afterward, while Hart was being worked on by medical personnel inside the ring, the live event's broadcast showed only the audience. Meanwhile, WWF television announcer Jim Ross repeatedly told those watching live on pay-per-view that what had just transpired was not a wrestling angle or storyline and that Hart was hurt badly, emphasizing the seriousness of the situation.
    On January 25, 1999, in the midst of the Blue Blazer angle Hart and Jarrett defeated Ken Shamrock and The Big Boss Man for the tag team title.
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  • 1997
    Age 31
    Owen had a feud with DX and challenged Shawn Michaels for the WWF World Heavyweight Championship on the edition of December 29, 1997 of Raw: Hart had Michaels locked in the sharpshooter when Triple H interfered in order to save Michaels' title, giving Hart the victory by disqualification.
    More Details Hide Details He later won the European title from Triple H, although not directly. Goldust dressed up as Triple H in an attempt to swerve Hart, but Commissioner Slaughter considered him to be a legitimate replacement. Hart later suffered a kayfabe ankle injury during a match against Barry Windham involving Triple H. When Hart joined the commentary at ringside, Triple H managed to draw Owen into an impromptu title match and regained the title. Chyna interfered while the referee wasn't looking and while Triple H was distracting the referee, she struck Hart behind the left knee with a baseball bat, picked him up and threw him back into the ring where Triple H put Hart in a reverse ankle lock to his injured right ankle to win the European Championship under referees discretion in controversial fashion. Four weeks after WrestleMania, during a tag team match with Ken Shamrock against D'Lo Brown and Rocky Maivia (later known as The Rock), Hart turned on Shamrock, "snapping" his ankle and "biting his ear" in the process. After the attack on Shamrock, Hart became the co-leader, with The Rock, of the Nation of Domination, claiming that "Enough is enough and it's time for a change". The Nation's first big feud after Hart joined was against DX. It was during this feud that D-Generation X parodied the Nation of Domination. The imitation was complete with an actor dressing up as Hart and uttering the phrase "I am not a nugget"; this was in response to Shawn Michaels referring to Owen as a nugget of feces in a toilet bowl, and no matter how many times Michaels flushed, it kept sticking around and he was unable to get rid of it. "Nugget" became a derisive term that followed Hart for the rest of his career.
    Owen and Bulldog got a second chance at regaining the tag team titles after Michaels vacated his half of the championship due to an injury. On the edition of July 14, 1997 of Raw the two entered a tournament and won to face Austin and a partner of his choice that evening for the vacant titles.
    More Details Hide Details That partner turned out to be Dude Love, who declared himself to be Austin's partner and helped him defeat Hart and Bulldog for the tag team championship. At SummerSlam in August, Hart was to defend his Intercontinental Championship against Austin in a "Kiss My Ass" match, where Hart put the title up against Austin having to kiss his buttocks if he lost. During the match, Hart botched a piledriver and dropped Austin on the top of his head, injuring his neck. Austin won the title from Hart that evening, but due to the injury was forced to vacate the title. Although the entire situation was an accident, the WWF decided to make it part of the storyline as Owen began wearing a T-shirt patterned after Austin's that read "Owen 3:16/I Just Broke Your Neck". Hart was then entered into a tournament to crown a new champion.
    It was not all success for Owen, though, as he and the British Bulldog lost their tag team title to Stone Cold Steve Austin and Shawn Michaels on May 26, 1997.
    More Details Hide Details He began feuding with Austin shortly thereafter.
  • 1996
    Age 30
    In September 1996, Bulldog and Hart earned a pay-per-view shot at the tag team titles at In Your House 10.
    More Details Hide Details Owen and Bulldog left with the gold after defeating the Smoking Gunns. They also left with a new manager as Clarence Mason had conned Jim Cornette into signing over the contracts of the new champions. Signs of dissension, however, slowly started to show. One occasion where this was evident was at the Royal Rumble when Hart accidentally eliminated Bulldog. After the Rumble, they had miscommunication in matches against Doug Furnas and Phil LaFon and Bulldog fired Mason after losing a match to Crush who was also managed by Mason, something which did not sit well with Hart. Another bone of contention between the two was the newly created WWF European Championship; both men had fought their way to the finals to crown the first champion with Bulldog coming out as the victor. After retaining the tag team title against the Headbangers by disqualification on the edition of March 24, 1997 of Monday Night Raw, the tension between the two bubbled over. An incensed Hart demanded a shot at Bulldog's European title the next week. The match was booked for March 31; on the night, the two went at it with such intensity that many thought the tag team champions had finally gone their separate ways. Then in a shocking moment, the recently turned heel Bret Hart appeared at ringside and stopped the match. Bret appealed to both Owen and Bulldog, talking about the importance of family.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1995
    Age 29
    Owen also prevented Bret from regaining the title at the Royal Rumble in 1995 when he interfered in the match between Bret and new champion Diesel.
    More Details Hide Details In the weeks after the Rumble, Bret and Owen clashed again with Bret soundly defeating his brother, thus putting an end to their feud for the time being. Owen rebounded from the loss to Bret by winning the WWF Tag Team Championship from The Smoking Gunns at WrestleMania XI. Owen, who was joined by a "Mystery Partner", had challenged the Gunns to a title match; the partner turned out to be former world champion Yokozuna. After the victory Owen took Jim Cornette and Mr. Fuji as his managers, who already managed Yokozuna. The team defended the title for five months until they lost them to Shawn Michaels and Diesel at In Your House 3. They would briefly hold the title a second time when the belts were handed back to them before the Smoking Gunns regained the title. Owen and Yokozuna would continue to team off and on until the end of the year.
  • 1994
    Age 28
    He also main-evented SummerSlam 1994 in a steel cage match against older brother Bret Hart for the WWF World Heavyweight Championship, which remains one of five WWF matches in history awarded a full five stars in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
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    Among other accolades, Hart was a one-time world champion, having held the USWA Unified World Heavyweight Championship during the USWA's partnership with the WWF; a two-time WWF Intercontinental Champion; a one-time IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion; a one-time WWF European Champion; a four-time WWF World Tag Team Champion; and the winner of the 1994 WWF King of the Ring.
    More Details Hide Details A staple of the WWF's In Your House pay-per-view series from 1995 to 1999, Hart wrestled more matches at those events than any other performer with 22, including three headlining slots.
  • 1993
    Age 27
    Hart returned to the WWF ring in the fall of 1993, at a time when Bret's feud with Lawler was temporarily sidetracked.
    More Details Hide Details Bret, along with Owen and their brothers Bruce and Keith, were scheduled to face Lawler and his team at Survivor Series. However, Lawler was unable to make it to the show, and as a result could not appear on WWF television. Lawler was replaced with Shawn Michaels. During the match Owen and Bret inadvertently crashed into each other, causing Owen to be eliminated from the team. Owen showed up after the match and had a heated confrontation with Bret, while Keith, Bruce and Stu tried to calm things down. This confrontation resulted in Owen leaving the ring to boos while his brothers and father watched in dismay and mother Helen cried at ringside. The following night Owen adopted the pink and black tights, sunglasses and Sharpshooter finisher to send a message to his brother. Owen, angry with being in Bret's shadow, challenged his brother which Bret declined. Instead the brothers seemed to reunite by the holidays.
    Owen's participation in the WWF vs. USWA feud was cut short when he suffered a knee injury in the summer of 1993 and was forced to take some time away from the ring.
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    In the middle of 1993, when Bret Hart's feud with Jerry Lawler ignited, Owen stood by his brother's side and fought against Lawler in the United States Wrestling Association where most of the WWF talent were considered the heels.
    More Details Hide Details Owen won the USWA Unified World Heavyweight Championship from Papa Shango.
    The team was quietly dropped at the start of 1993 with Hart starting a singles career.
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  • 1991
    Age 25
    Hart debuted in World Championship Wrestling's self-titled TV show on March 16, 1991, the first of five TV matches he competed in, all of which were against preliminary talent.
    More Details Hide Details One of the bouts saw him team with Ricky Morton. Hart had been engaged in contract discussions with WCW but the deal was never struck, as Owen was not willing to move himself and his family to the company's headquarters in Atlanta. Instead, he signed with the WWF for a second time. In the WWF the popular Hart Foundation, composed of his brother Bret and real-life brother-in-law Jim Neidhart, had split up; Bret set out on a singles career while Neidhart was used sparingly. When Neidhart returned from a storyline injury, he joined Owen to form a team known as The New Foundation. Owen and Neidhart first feuded with the Beverly Brothers. They then had their only pay-per-view match at the Royal Rumble in January 1992 where they beat The Orient Express. Neidhart left the WWF shortly afterward, and Hart set out on a very short run as a singles wrestler, including a match at WrestleMania VIII against Skinner. Shortly after WrestleMania, Hart was teamed up with Koko B. Ware to form the duo known as High Energy. They had only one pay-per-view match as a team, at the Survivor Series where they lost to The Headshrinkers.
    In 1991, Hart lost the Blue Blazer mask in a mascara contra mascara match against Mexican wrestler El Canek, thus bidding farewell to the Blue Blazer gimmick.
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  • 1989
    Age 23
    Shortly after WrestleMania, Hart left the WWF to tour the world both with and without the Blue Blazer gimmick. He also returned to Stampede, until it shut down in December 1989.
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    They married on July 1, 1989 and had two children.
    More Details Hide Details Oje Edward Hart was born on March 5, 1992 and Athena Christie Hart was born on September 23, 1995. On May 28, 2011, Owen was inducted into the Legends Pro Wrestling "Hall of Fame" by Jack Blaze in Wheeling, West Virginia at their "LPW Hart & Soul Tour" event. The award was accepted by his brother-in-law Jim Neidhart who was also inducted that night. Despite Owen spending the majority of his WWF career portraying a cocky, obnoxious heel, he was very well liked by his fellow wrestlers backstage and was known for being easy to work with. Hart was very frugal with his money; he had planned to save enough to retire and live comfortably with his family. When touring on the road with the WWF, he normally would stay in his hotel room while other wrestlers went out and partied on the evenings.
    He continued to wrestle in the midcard, defeating enhancement talent but often falling short against other name talent; he lost to Ted DiBiase on the March 11, 1989 edition of Saturday Night's Main Event and was defeated by Mr. Perfect at WrestleMania V.
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  • 1988
    Age 22
    Hart's success in Japan and Stampede's working relationship with the World Wrestling Federation led to Hart signing with the company in the summer of 1988.
    More Details Hide Details Instead of promoting Owen as Bret Hart's younger brother, the WWF decided to create a masked "superhero" type gimmick for him which played to his high-flying style. He originally was called The Blue Angel for a brief period before being renamed The Blue Blazer, with his early appearances seeing him defeat the likes of Terry Gibbs, Steve Lombardi and Barry Horowitz. The Blazer made his pay-per-view debut at Survivor Series '88, teaming with The Ultimate Warrior, Brutus Beefcake, Jim Brunzell and Sam Houston against The Honky Tonk Man, Greg Valentine, Outlaw Ron Bass, Bad News Brown and Dangerous Danny Davis. The Blazer was eliminated by Valentine, but his team went on to win the match.
    His reign would end nearly a month later, as he lost the title to Shiro Koshinaka on June 24, 1988.
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    On May 27, 1988, Hart defeated Hiroshi Hase for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship, becoming the first non-Japanese wrestler to win the title.
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  • 1987
    Age 21
    In 1987, Hart branched out to Japan where he wrestled for New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) on several tours.
    More Details Hide Details In NJPW, he wrestled Keiichi Yamada, and later under the Jushin Liger gimmick.
    The success of the team and Hart's in ring skills earned him Pro Wrestling Illustrateds Rookie of the Year Award in 1987.
    More Details Hide Details After he and Bassarab lost the tag team title, he feuded with Johnny Smith and Dynamite Kid.
  • 1986
    Age 20
    During 1986, Hart teamed with Ben Bassarab and won the Stampede Wrestling International Tag Team Championship.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1965
    Born
    Owen was born on May 7, 1965 in Calgary, Alberta into the Hart wrestling family and was the youngest child of Stu and Helen Hart.
    More Details Hide Details Hart grew up in a household with 11 siblings, Smith, Bruce, Keith, Wayne, Dean, Ellie, Georgia, Bret, Alison, Ross, and Diana. He was of Greek descent through his maternal grandmother and Irish through his maternal grandfather. His father was mainly of Scots-Irish descent but also had Scottish and English ancestry. Hart was a dual citizen of Canada and the United States since his mother Helen was born in New York. Hart first gained wrestling experience in the amateur wrestling division at high school, through which he met his wife, Martha. Wrestling was not Hart's first choice for a career; as Martha explained in her book Broken Harts, Owen tried numerous times to find a profitable living outside of wrestling. As those attempts were unsuccessful, Hart was trained in his father's Hart Dungeon and worked for his father's federation, Stampede Wrestling and in England for Max Crabtree's Joint Promotions in matches that got broadcast on ITV's World of Sport. He remained with Stampede for the next couple of years while honing his skills.
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