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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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WWE News: Non-Spoiler Preview For Tonight’s NXT (7/18/18)

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Although tonight’s episode of WWE NXT was previously recorded at Full Sail University, we at The Chairshot realize not everyone likes a spoiler. With that in mind, here’s a non-spoiler preview of what’s happening on NXT, which airs at 8PM EST on the WWE Network:

  • Candice LeRae, Kairi Sane & Nikki Cross compete in a Triple Threat to determine the #1 Contender for Shayna Baszler’s NXT Women’s Title
  • Dakota Kai goes one-on-one with Lacey Evans
  • Can Kassius Ohno prevent another loss in a recent string of defeats?

Don’t forget to catch Mitchell’s WWE NXT Report. You can also catch instant reactions and join the conversation with members of The Chairshot staff on Twitter (@theCHAIRSHOTcom) beginning with the start of the show. So give us a follow!

 

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IMPACT News: The Prestigious One Makes His IMPACT Debut

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It was announced earlier this year that “The Prestigious One” Joe Hendry was on a farewell tour as he had recently signed with IMPACT Wrestling. You can check out the article that reported on his signing here.

Recently Hendry would make his IMPACT debut two weeks ago on IMPACT in a backstage segment. Grado and Katarina were coming backstage after Katarina was victorious against Rebel and had a surprise for him. The surprise turned out to be Grado’s friend Joe Hendry. Last week on IMPACT Hendry accompanied Grado to the ring for his match against Eli Drake along with Katarina.

It seems that Hendry has his first feud and it will be with none other than his “friend” Grado. Last week Eli Drake would pick up the win against Grado and would begin flirting with Katarina which lead to Hendry coming to her defense. Drake would then try to Grado that something is going on between his friend and girlfriend.

After what went down last week IMPACT announced today on twitter that The Prestigious One Joe Hendry will be making his Impact Wrestling in-ring debut this Thursday against The Namer of Dummies Eli Drake. You can check out the announcement below:

This match takes place just 3 DAYS away from thr biggest ppv of the Summer and that’s Slammiversary. IMPACT’s narrative that are telling us for this match is that with the former world champion not having a match for Slammiversary that he will be looking to take his frustration and anger out on Joe Hendry. While Hendry will be looking to impress his friend Grado in his Impact in-ring debut.

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WWE News: Post-Extreme Rules RAW Sees Viewership Jump Up (7/16/18)

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Coming fresh off of Sunday’s Extreme Rules pay-per-view and last week’s edition of the red brand that was the lowest in the show’s history, last night’s Monday Night RAW from Buffalo could seemingly only do better in the ratings, right? The numbers are in and despite some actual competition, that is indeed the case.

Coming in with an overall rating of 2.866, last night’s RAW saw a 16% rise in viewership over last week’s historically bad 2.470. As stated, there was finally some competition for RAW so despite the audience increase, they took a hit in the Top 150 Cable Rankings for the 18-49 demographic. The number one watched program in the rankings this week was the MLB Home Run Derby, ahead of the opening hour of RAW. Coming in third was the usual number one over the past number of weeks, Love & Hip Hop Atlanta, then fourth was the MLB Celebrity Softball Game. RAW’s 9PM hour slides in at number five, meaning that the 10PM hour gets knocked down to sixth.

Here’s a look at the last four weeks of ratings for RAW:

  • June 25th: 2.663
  • July 2nd: 2.707
  • July 9th: 2.470
  • July 16th: 2.866

Source: Showbuzz Daily

EA’s Take: Coming off of what some considered a pretty bad pay-per-view and with some actual competition once again with MLB’s All-Star festivities, RAW turns it around this week. I’d love to continue attempting to explain the ratings to you all, but for this take I think it would be easier for me to direct you to tonight’s episode of The Greg DeMarco Show, live on BlogTalk. Greg and Patrick will be going into the topic of the ratings and what it all means, giving many that don’t fully understand it a glimpse into the system. I advise you tune in tonight at 11PM EST at this link!

 

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