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Bret Hart Slams Owen’s Widow For Not Allowing Him To Be Honored, Her Response

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There’s no denying that every year when WrestleMania season and the annual WWE Hall Of Fame ceremony rolls around, one of the names that fans have continued to clamor for to be inducted is the late, great Owen Hart. We all know how Owen tragically passed away in a stunt gone awry at Over The Edge 1999 and have long wanted the WWE to honor Owen. Unfortunately for the WWE Universe, Owen’s widow, Martha, has remained firm in her position that the company is only looking to use Owen’s likeness for financial gain.

Owen’s brother and WWE Hall Of Famer Bret recently appeared on the In This Corner podcast and had the following to say regarding Martha’s stance:

“Oh yeah, I think Martha, Owen’s widow, is a very obtuse, square-headed person. I think she has done more to erase my brother Owen’s memory than she ever did to remember him. I think it really bothers me that the fans that love Owen so much don’t get a chance to remember him. You do these kind of things for the people that are here left to remember them.”

Martha caught wind of Bret’s comments and issued the following statement in response:

The suggestion by Bret Hart that I am “erasing” the memory of my late husband, Owen Hart, is reckless, irresponsible, and clearly untrue.

Bret’s comments are rooted in the fact that I have steadfastly refused to work with the WWE to exploit Owen’s image for commercial gain. Owen was an incredible entertainer and I know that his many fans around the world enjoyed his wrestling career immensely. I encourage them to continue to do so. But I am firm in my belief that the WWE was responsible for Owen’s death. As a result, I cannot and will not support any efforts by the WWE to profit from Owen’s memory.

Instead, I, my son Oje and daughter Athena have worked tirelessly to honor Owen through the good works of The Owen Hart Foundation, which has exceeded $4 million in gift giving and contributions toward scholarships, home owner bursaries, and other special projects that have greatly improved the lives of so many in Canada and around the world. We have always believed that this is the most fitting public tribute to a man of profound integrity; a wonderful human being who just happened to wrestle. I know that Owen would be very proud of the tremendous accomplishments the Foundation has achieved in his name.

Bret Hart’s comments are disrespectful and cruel. It is disappointing that so many in the media have chosen to report them without seeking my perspective. Whatever Bret may believe, the fact is that, far from “erasing” Owen’s memory, I have devoted the last 20 years to celebrating his life in a very public way. I can think of very few people who have been remembered so glowingly by their spouse.

EA’s Take: I have to be honest here and it’s probably not popular opinion, but to a degree, I do kind of understand her stance. I’m not familiar with what she’s been doing with the charity work, however I’d say that is honoring Owen to an extent. At the same time, I am a fan like anyone else and would absolutely love to see Owen get an induction, be included in video games, etc. I’d wonder if she wouldn’t at least listen to what WWE could offer, possibly a scenario where they make a large donation to the charity? Quite frankly, I think as fans all we could ever do now is hope she changes her mind. It’s been nearly 20 years since Owen’s death at this point and she hasn’t seemed to budge at all.

 

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NXT Takeover War Games: War Games Match

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WWE NXT Takeover War Games Undisputed Era Adam Cole Roderick Strong Kyle O'Reilly Bobby Fish War Raiders Ricochet Pete Dunne

Results of the fifth match of WWE NXT Takeover War Games, Undisputed Era members Adam Cole, Bobby Fish, and NXT Tag Team Champions Kyle O’Reilly & Roderick Strong battled WWE UK Champion Pete Dunne, NXT North American Champion Ricochet, and War Raiders in WAR GAMES!





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Undisputed Era members Adam Cole, Kyle O’Reilly, Bobby Fish and Roderick Strong enter the two-ring, steel cage structure against Pete Dunne, Ricochet, and War Raiders members Rowe and Hansen in the closing match at WWE NXT Takeover War Games!

  • Adam Cole would be the first entrant into War Games, as the announcers quoted Arn Anderson talking about the importance of the  order of entry. Really it was because he needed the platform to go “Adam Cole BAY BAY!”
  • NXT North American Champion Ricochet would be the second entrant into War Games, and would spend 5-minutes inside the rings with Cole.
  • Kyle O’Reilly entered War Games third, giving Undisputed Era the advantage for three minutes.
  • The fourth entrant into War Games was Hanson, who jumped in front of Pete Dunne. Hanson evened the odds for Ricochet, who was taking a beating from the former Future Shock.
  • Roderick Strong, who teamed with Raw Tag Team Champions The AOP in last year’s War Games, was the fifth entrant into War Games, giving the Undisputed Era the 3-minute advantage once again.
  • Rowe entered War Games sixth, once again keeping Dunne in the shark cage.
  • During this segment of War Games, the babyfaces isolated Adam Cole and did as much damage as possible before Bobby Fish entered the match.
  • Bobby Fish was the seventh entrant into War Games, once again giving Undisputed Era the advantage for a final three minutes. Before heading to the ring, Fish attacked Pete Dunne, locking him into the shark cage and keeping the key.
  • Fish brought four Undisputed Era labeled chairs with him into the ring.
  • Pete Dunne was able to enter the match thanks to a set of bolt cutters, but didn’t enter until after filling the ring with plunder (including multiple tables).
  • Once Pete Dunne entered, The Match Beyond began (I don’t care what the announcers said!).
  • Dunne was able to survive a double submission move from O’Reilly and Strong (the NXT Tag Team Champions) as Ricochet broke through Cole and Fish to make the save.
  • After one of the most creative Tower Of Doom spots I’ve ever seen, Ricochet hit a double-rotation Moonsault off of the top of the cage onto the seven other competitors.
  • In one of the most well-done War Games things I’ve ever seen, both teams lined up at opposite sides of the cage, marching towards each other as if they were “marching into battle,” meeting between the two rings to pair off and trade blows.
  • Pete Dunne connected with the Bitter End on Adam Cole, followed by a 450 Splash from Ricochet, and both men draped their arms over Cole for the three count and win for the babyface team.

 















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NXT Takeover War Games: Tommaso Ciampa vs. Velveteen Dream

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Results of the fourth match of WWE NXT Takeover War Games, Tommaso Ciampa vs. Velveteen Dream for the NXT Championship!





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Velveteen Dream challenged Tommaso Ciampa for his NXT Championship under the bright lights of Los Angeles at WWE NXT Takeover War Games!

  • Velveteen Dream made his entrance first, emulating the NWO’s Hollywood Hogan with his attire and entrance.
  • During both his entrance and the announcements, Tommaso Ciampa repeatedly kissed the nameplate on his NXT Championship.
  • Ciampa would steal Dream’s “Hollywood” headband, then do the Hogan Ear Cusp, which elicited a huge round of boos from the crowd. Dream would get his headband back, not not after doing the Macho Man throat dive over the top rope and Macho Man double ax-handle off the top.
  • Velveteen Dream would later suplex Tommaso Ciampa over the top rope, sending both men crashing to the floor, doing damage to both competitors.
  • The referee would avoid an errant kick from Dream and catch Ciampa pulling the tights in a roll-up that would have otherwise ended the match.
  • Soon after, Tommaso Ciampa would complete a barrage of offense with a Project Ciampa, but Dream kicked out at two.
  • Dream would hit the Swinging Spike DDT on the NXT Championship, which Ciampa brought into the ring. Ciampa himself would then kick out at two.
  • Late in the match we’d see Ciampa take a shot at Mauro Ranallo, which allowed Dream to take the advantage and eventually connect with the Purple Rainmaker… for two.
  • A short time later, Ciampa would score the pinfall to retain his championship after hitting a Draping DDT on the metal sheet connecting the two rings.

 



 







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