Wednesday, February 2, 2011




This report will basically be about wrestlers that have passed away or have retired. This first report will be about Owen Hart. It will contain facts about his career and my meaningless opinions on it. So on with the report!
Owen James Hart, better known as The Blue Blazer, was born on May the 1965 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He was the youngest of 12 children. His father was the legendary Stu Hart and his mother Helen Hart. But most of you guys would have known that.

 Owen worked in several wrestling promotions including his father's very own federation, Stampede Wrestling, New Japan Pro Wrestling, WCW and most recent WWF. He attained many palamares in the WWF they were:
- 2 time Intercontinental Champion
- 1 time European Champion
- 4 time World Tag Team Champion
- 1994 King of the Ring.
He also attained many Wrestling Observer Newsletter Awards:
- 5 star match. It was his steel cage match against Bret Hart at Summerslam 1994.
- Best Flying Wrestler (1987 and 1988)
- Feud of the year (1997) With the Hart Foundation vs Steve Austin.
However wrestling wasn't Owen's first choice of a career. Kind of shocking because if my dad was a professional wrestler he would have stuck me in the local gym and enter me in all these wrestling tournaments until I was as good as he was. Fortunately and unfortunately my dad wasn't a wrestler. Owen then trained in the famous Hart Dungeon and he made his professional wrestling debut in his father's federation in 1986.
2 years later Owen signed for the WWF after fighting in Japan whilst still fighting for his father's fed. He debuted as The Blue Blazer, a superhero gimmick that WWF wanted. Now I know a little about The Blue Blazer because I was born in 1995 and the gimmick ended in 1991, when Owen competed in a mascara contra mascara match against Mexican wrestler El Canek after he left the WWF after Wrestlmaina V.
So with The Blue Blazer gone, Owen rejoined the WWF due to not being able to negotiate a contract with WWW. He formed a tag team with his brother-in-law Jim Neidhart, after Jim's tag with Bret Hart broke up, known as The New Foundation. They only lasted one PPV because Jim left the WWF. Owen tagged with Koko B. Ware afterwards and again the team lasted before it silently faded away. Then in 1993, one of the biggest feuds in wrestling history started. Bret Hart vs Owen Hart.

Bret vs Owen
 It started when Owen assisted Bret Hart in his feud against Jerry Lawler. Jerry and Owen fought a lot on United States Wrestling Association where most WWF superstars are considered heels. Anyway Owen won the USWA Unified Heavyweight Championship but it was never acknowledged on television in WWF. Owen's participation feud between WWF vs USWA stopped because of knee injury. He returned in the autumn of 1993 Bret tagged with Owen and their brothers Bruce and Keith were scheduled to fight in Survivor Series against Jerry Lawlers team. (Jerry was replaced by Shawn Michaels) During the match Owen and Bret crashed causing Owen to get eliminated. After the match Owen confronted Bret while his mother watched at ringside. They reunited but not for long.
Bret and Owen got a shot at the WWF tag titles. The match was stopped due to Bret's injury. Owen got frustrated and attacked Bret after the match. The 2 clashed several times but their highlight matches were the steel cage match at Summerslam and the Lumberjack match. However the most despicable thing that a man could do happened. Owen conned his own mother to throw in the towel for Bret Hart, making him lose his World Title to Bob Backlund. The feud then died down.
Owen then tagged again. Jeez he loves his tags. He tagged with returning British Bulldog. They won tag titles and Bulldog won the European title after they faced each other in the finals of the tournament. After that it seemed that the Tag Titles meant nothing to them. Just when the 2 started to brawl, the recently turned heel Bret Hart reminded them that family is all that matters so that came the beginning of The Hart Foundation.
The Hart Foundation then held all the titles in the WWF except for the World Championship. Their dominance was surely cemented. However it wasn't all fun and games for Owen has he and Bulldog lost the Tag titles to Steve Austin and Shawn Michaels. The team failed to regain them when Michaels got injured and was replaced with Dude Love. Owen then feuded with Stone Cold until Summerslam where Owen botched a piledriver breaking Austin's neck. WWF decided to make the injury seem intentional. However with Austin's help Owen regained his Intercontinental Title. Once Austin was fit he faced Owen for the title and won. Later that night The Montreal Screwjob took place. Bret left the company, Bulldog and Anvil were granted quick releases to WCW. Owen was gonna do the same but WWF refused. Owen remained with the company.

Owen then stayed off TV until he made a surprise entrance after Shawn Michaels retained his title against Ken Shamrock. He started a feud with DX. His behaviour and gimmick gave him the nickname "The Black Hart". HBK and Hart feuded until Ken returned from injury and wanted revenge against Owen. The two shared some matches and that was that.
The last bit of action that Owen had was teaming with Jeff Jarret. They was managed by Debra. Owen then accidently injured someone else then it seems like he quit WWF. However a little bit of Blue Blazer identity crisis and Owen fell to his death on May 23rd 1999 from an entrance malfunction.
So that's the main facts about Owen and his career. He is a legend. You guys will most likely agree with me. But that's it for this article. Read next week where my focus will be on the Samoan Bulldozer Umaga.
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