On May 7th, 2015, which would have been late great Owen Hart’s 50th birthday, wrestling fans got a gift. As reported by WrestlingDVDNews.com, news of an Owen documentary DVD had sprung up all over the internet. Immediately fans of the Rocket rejoiced, finally being able to see a career retrospective of one of the true greats of the sport, who tragically died performing a stunt at a PPV in 1999.
The site had stated that the DVD had the full support of Owen’s family, leading many to think that the hatchet was buried between Hart’s widow, Martha and the WWE. But alas, this was not the case. In a statement issued by Hart,
“My children and I were unaware of this project until May 7, when it was brought to our attention by a friend who had read about it online. Contrary to your report, we do not back or support it in any way, nor has WWE requested our backing or support. From what little we know of the project, it seems to be another attempt to exploit Owen’s memory, and his tragic death, for commercial gain. We have resisted that kind of initiative for almost 16 years. If WWE really wanted to honor Owen’s legacy, it would just let him rest in peace.”
So the DVD might still be coming out, but definitely nothing has changed on the side of Martha Hart, she still wants her family and her husband’s great legacy to be left alone.
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