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SLAM! Readers remember Owen


 The death of Owen Hart has flooded the SLAM! Mailboxes.
 More of your thoughts and prayers can be emailed to slamwrestling@canoe.ca
 Condolences may be sent to: owenhart@stampedewrestling.com


I would like to send out my sympathy to other fans, like myself, who are grieving over Owen Hart's tragic death. He was a role model to my 3 sons. Of all the sports, wrestling is the sport that my children and myself get excited about and enjoy watching and discussing. The two oldest boys (age 14 and 15) wanted their younger brother (age 3) to be a fan of Owen's because of his good advice to children to say their prayers, etc.. One thing's for sure - his superhero personna "The Blue Blazer", was no phoney act. I believe he really cared for his fans, especially children, because he was such a good family man and father himself. I think many powerful people in the wrestling industry are going to start to take a second look at some of their policies and tactics in pushing the industry to bigger, better, more dangerous entertainment. Remember, many fans love plain old wrestling without the daredevil stuff. It's not the special effects we love - it's the wrestlers. Owen is in my heart and prayers and I believe he is now flying towards heaven. Karen Pierson Columbus, Ohio
  and his brother Bret in my opinion had one of the best fueds in WWF history. My condolences go to Bret and the whole of the Hart family, especially his children. In the words of the Rock " Owen we love ya man " and always. Owen Hart, RIP. Andrew Barrett, from England
  I think owen harts should be admired by wrestling fans all over the world. He is a fine young man with exceptional wrestling skills. He is highly an underrated superstar, who deserves a heck of a lot more than he's gotten. The man risked his life and died doing what he does best, entertaining the crowd. Matt Lyman
  my thought is many questions will rise because of a active wrestler's death like what will double j do for tag team partner what will be done for sting's entence because of this and owen hart wasn't the best of wrestlers but he is some one famous and when rick rude died it wasn't that bad because he was retired and history repeats it self and owen is the latest repeatment of history because he was famous like every famous person their death will be known shortly affter other famous people that have died were matin luther king jr bruce lee and others and i hope that the hart's can deal with this because bret cancelled his leno appeance wwf is taking days off and tonite wwf is taking the night off for wrestlers to say what they want to about owen's death and if this happens again for the thrid time this year then i hope the family of that wrestler can deal with what has happend.
  owen wasnt my favorite wrestler only when he was the rocket owen hart but i hate to see any pro wrtestler die and i like to say to the hart family that i feel said for you for what happened especially stu and hellen and legendary bret hart shawn and reid
  I don't watch wrestling much anymore. My 13 year old son and my husband are more into it. We are truly saddened at this tragic loss and send our condolences to the Hart family, especially his wife and daughters. How empty they must feel at this time. I was more into the days when Brett Hart was just starting out, but I think that Owen stood on his own merit. No matter who the wrestler is, a tragedy like this is a great blow for the world of wrestling and we also want to send our deepest sympathies to the WWF. W"rest"le in peace Owen! hedorah@pacbell.net
  I have loved and enjoyed Owen Hart and his performances since I first seen him..i can't recall exactly what year it was..i started watching wrestling when I was about 3 years old, I'm 14 now, and the oldest memories I have are of Owen,Bret, and Davey Boy. Owen will live long in my heart. I have had a very hard time dealing with his death. As soon as I heard the news, I cryed and that lasted throughout the night. When I woke up the next morning, I was feeling very upset and sick about what had happened so my mother let me stay home from school. I dug up some Owen stuff I had laying around..such as the Name Plate I made in technology last year. It reads "Owen" and it was my very first project for tech ever..Also I found a sign I made and took to a WWF house show last year that says "Owen Rules"...Yes Owen does rule...On Earth and now in Heaven. I am so sorry that this had to happen to such a beautiful person like Owen. He's up in the " Heaven For The 'Boys' " now..So give Brian a high five for us..Let Rick know we care..Send our love to Andre..And tell all the other boys (Kerry, Adrian, JYD, Dino Bravo and many more) that we never forgot about them...And now best of all..You're finally reunited with Dean and Matt..Take care Owen...I'll always Love You...
  i am probably one of owens biggest fans and i was very shocked to hear about his death. Well my heart goes out to owen and his family. Hey owen, THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES gary977@hotmail.com
  I was deeply saddened when I heard of Owen's death while i was watching the pay per view. It just looked like he fell but it wasnt that bad We will all miss you Owen.
  Sorry about the tragity of your son Owen
  I,ve watch wrestling all my life,awa days where good. TO see maddog.crusher,etc. Was graet at the time in the late 60/70. Know the entertainment is so much more. The stunts are harder know fans like to see more and it always looked to me the HARTS where willing to please there fans. Having two brother taken away I know how BERT and his family are feeling.But things go on but the void will never fill I feel for you at this time. I have a hart time with this I hope you under stand this litte memorle. And my your god be with al of you. yours truy Stanley J.Baker WINNIPEG MB. bakerbro@escape.ca
  TO OWEN MAY PEACE FOLLOW YOU UP IN HEAVEN I WILL MISS YOU I FEEL LIKE I LOST A PART OF MY HEART YOU WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED 1965-1999 RIP LOVE THERESA
  I was extremely sad and devastated to learn of the untimely death of Owen Hart. He was one of my favorite wrestlers and I really enjoyed his acting and wrestling abilities. I can not believe that he is gone. The world has lost a great man and a wonderful entertainer as well as caring family man. Owen Hart will be deeply missed. I always enjoyed watching him wrestle. Please pass on my sympathies to his family. Hang in there Hart family our thoughts and prayers are with you. Michael A. Johnson
  my deepest thoughts are with the whole family... may god be with you all throught this all.... i cannot say how saddened my daughter and i are... but god rest owen harts soul....keep safe to owens wife and children.... Sandy
  from myself and two son's who always enjoyed owen's performances in the ring and out. we send our thoughts and prayers to his widow,children and family.sometimes God takes the good one's away for special reasons known only to him. Jon,Graeme and Evan, Oshawa, Ontario
  HART FAMILY, I FEEL SO SORRY AND MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL IN THIS TIME OF GRIEF.OWEN WAS A GREAT WRESTLER, HE WASN'T MY FAVORITE WRESTLER BUT I HAD A LOT OF RESPECT FOR HIM.I KNOW YOU ALL WILL BE HAPPY ONCE YOU GET SOME ANSWERS.MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. ERIN BURKE WE'LL MISS YOU OWEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  I'm so sorry to hear about the death of Owen Hart, he was a very good person, and a good wrestler. My thoughts of comfort, and prayers of sympathy go out to his friends, fans, and most of all family. Sincerely Yours, Devoted Fan, Sheena (Victoria, TX)
  I can't get over this tragedy about Owen, I was watching but refused to believe what happened. I'm not a mark and I know more about wrestling then 90% of the fans and this has effected me like he was my own family. It's especially hard trying to deal with it around others, I know what kind of person owen was and when u hear people laughing at the incident it hurts inside. I agree with McMahon to cotinue the show because life goes on. I will however miss Owen greatly his matches were some of my favorites and his Blazer interviews were hilarious. OWEN HART WILL LIVE FOREVER IN THE HEART OF THIS FAN!! OWEN WILL BE GREATLY MISSED!!
  "I felt you long after we were through And the plans I make still have you in them Cause you come swimming into view. And I'm hanging on your words like I always used to do I only know because I carry you around in the background" The background - Third Eye Blind. I don't think anything can say it better then that. I remember hanging out with some friends watching the pay-per-view and hearing JR saying Owen Hart has died and seing Lawlers stone somber face. Then hearing Debra crying and the Rock and the RoadDogg pay thier respects as well. I remember being stunned, this was just something I couldn't process. Owen was far too young to be taken away from us, he had a bright future in the world of Pro wrestling. My prayers go out to his family, his friends and I look foreward to the tribute show. Owen was never my favorite but he was always entertaining and skilled and he will be missed. Thanks for the memories Owen!!!!!!!
  Halifax Metro Centre. The date was July 21, 1997. I sat in Section 10, Row C, Seat 9, anxiously awaiting the main event of the WWF's RAW IS WAR program: a flag match pitting the Hart Foundation against three American opponents. It was an exciting match and the crowd was buzzing. Owen Hart played the "face in peril." After spending a long time in the ring, Owen finally made the "hot tag" to his brother Bret. A six man brawl followed soon thereafter. I remember popping big-time as Brian Pillman made his appearance from under the ring to help the Hart Foundation win. The crowd roared its approval. Owen, Bret, Brian and Davey Boy Smith marched triumphantly through Section 11 as I and thousands of fans followed them, cheering them to victory. They, as the rest of us, were so full of life. But here on July 24, 1999, two of them have passed away. And the reality of that has not fully set in on me yet, though I am merely a fan who never met Owen Hart. To those friends of mine who mock me for being a wrestling fan because it's "all fake", I respond: I only wish you were right. I wish it were fake and that I felt no real attachment to the participants involved. But I and millions of fans do. There's nothing fake about that. I remember Owen Hart busting his butt day in and day out to please the multitudes who paid to watch him perform. There's nothing fake about that. And I think of Owen's family: mourning a man who literally died for his craft. There is nothing fake about that; not at all. I think back about that wonderful night in Halifax with bittersweet emotions. I remember a fantastic performance from the athletes involved that thrilled the crowd in attendance. Yet it serves as a reminder of how fleeting life can be and how lucky we are to have each passing day. My deepest thoughts and condolences are with Owen's wife and children, his parents, his siblings and all other family, friends and fans. We will miss Owen's contribution to life and society very much. We miss him already. Bryce McNeil
  Last night wrestling lost one of the most exciting wreslers in sports today because of a stunt to get higher ratings. To his family, friends, and relatives my heart is with you all the way. I will pray for him and you too. When I heard it I thought no way but it did. His last words were always take your vitamins, say your prays,and drink milk listen to him. One more thing Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.
  He will be missed! S Plano Texas
  My favorite memory of Owen is every match I had the honor of watching that he was in. Inside and outside the ring Owen was one of the most entertaining wrestlers of all time. He flew in the ring graciously and pinned opponents with honor. From winning titles in Japan, Canada and WWF Owen will forever remain alive in my heart and thoughts. I just hope that regardless of what u think of him please hold some respect. I am left speechless from this incident but Owen if your out there we will always love you and miss you!!!!!!
  It is a very unfortunate tradegy for the Hart family, and for the Canadian wrestling world and fans....Owen was truelly a canadian and meant alot to the sport in canada...we will dearly miss his passion and love of the sport...i can only hope his wife and children can move on with their lives. From: An Alberta Fan who grew up watching the Hart's in Stampede Wrestling.
  The moves The Blue Blazer pulled off made me addicted to wrestling. I am still watching professional wrestling at the age of 16. He was the most electrifying wrestler to watch at the time and whenever he appeared, I was glued to the screen. The Blue Blazer did moves that where unheard of at the time and he was amazing to watch. Well, I guess now he is wrestling in the ring way up above with all of the other past greats. Sincerely, Matt Craig
  Four hours later, I still can't believe that Owen Hart is gone. I didn't know Owen personally. I've never met him or his family, so I can't claim to know about Owen Hart, the man. Fortunately, there are dozens of others who can. Meanwhile, I can only tell you what I will remember about Owen Hart, the wrestler. I've been attending WWF shows regularly for 12 years. I can honestly say that Owen was one of the few workers who could be counted on to have a good match each and every time. He cared about the fans and loved what he did too much to do it any other way. I remember going watching Owen wrestle a match in 1995. We had second row seats, close enough that the wrestlers could hear us. This was years before anyone had called Owen a Nugget; the popular chant at the time was "We Want Bret!" Being huge Owen fans, we were disgusted. When the crowd finally settled down, my friend Jim and I began to chant "King of Hearts! King of Hearts!" Owen had his opponent, whose identity is long forgotten, in a standing headlock. When we started to chant, he turned his head right at us, and looked very confused. Here was the entire arena giving Owen the reaction he wanted, and it bothered him that two yahoos in the second row liked him. It was that attention to each and every fan that made Owen great, and that's what I will remember him for. That, and for thrusting his fists in the air and screaming "Woo!" which always made me laugh. We always chanted for Owen when he came to town, but we were never again close enough to be heard. The last match I saw Owen wrestle was a tag team match. Owen and Jeff Jarrett were defeated by the New Age Outlaws. Not surprisingly, it was the best match of the show. I thought about ending this with some cheesy line like "the Rocket has flown home," but instead I'll just speak straight from the heart and thank Owen for all the entertainment he brought to me, and say that I will never forget him. - Vincent Verhei vinny@cc.wwu.edu
  I am 36 years old and have three boys 9,7,6, years of age. I really didnt have the time to watch wwf until 1997 I took my boys to a live show in syracuse newyork. I had a better time than my three sons. I went back in 1998 and really enjoyed the performace of all the wrestlers. My youngest Jonathon always liked Owen Hart and has shirts,hats,all his figures and was a loyal fan of Owen. On May 24th at 7:00 am he woke up and saw the accident on our television. He really was upset and asked me if he really died. It really hit me hard, to try to hold back the tears and explain to a six year old he is in heaven. He really didnt want to go to school but I told him Owen would want him too. I really feel sorry for his wife and children he left behind and our prayers our with them. He was a true gentlemen and a true hero. jmcarson63@aol.com
  What can i say about owen,he is the most unbeleaveable and "THE" greatest wrestler of all time.When he forght Stone Cold Steve Austin he shown such carisma and determination until his slight mistake on Austins head he was well on the way to being champ.His memory will live on and i feel great pain for the Hart family the death of Owen Hart will bring great pain to the WWF and it's many fans.
  What can i say about owen,he is the most unbeleaveable and "THE" greatest wrestler of all time.When he forght Stone Cold Steve Austin he shown such carisma and determination until his slight mistake on Austins head he was well on the way to being champ.His memory will live on and i feel great pain for the Hart family the death of Owen Hart will bring great pain to the WWF and it's many fans.
  I am very sorry for the family of Owen Harts loss, I am mostly a wcw fan, but I am a wrestling fan first I have watched owen for most of his career, I am deeply sad for this and my prayers go out to Brett, Stu and the rest of the family, long live the blue blazer.
  I am very sadden of the loss of Owen Hart. I watched the pay-per view last night and I could not believe what had happened. I have been watching the WWF since they came to Halifax on a Live Raw is War in July of 1997. There I saw the the tention between the Hart Foundation and the american wrestlers. I fell in love with this and have been following both Owen and Bret's career. When Bret left to goto WCW, I wondered how Owen was going to step out on his own without his brother and brother in laws. Indeed he came out on top by himself with the European Title and his Tag Team title with Jeff Jarret. My thought go out to you Owen. God Bless Shane McDougall Liverpool, Nova Scotia
  I'll never forget hearing of his untimely death. He was just getting started from so many bad pushes and not so wise carrer moves. He a skilled athlete and deserved better then The Blue Blazer. He will be remembered for years and The Hart Family is a strong one. My prayers are with them. DeeAnna DeeAnna645@aol.com
  I would like to say that I have followed wrestling for 12 years and this is the saddest point of pro wrestling. I would like to say that my prayers and thoughts are with the family and I hope that you can recover from this tremendous loss. I'll pray until that this comes out alright. Please remember that the good die young.
  Owen one of the most talented wrestlers in our time died because of a mishap It is so unfortunate my condelences go out to the Hart family.
  Owen...Hart could of been a pain in the ass all the time but he was a great wrestler in the mix of all this with his great tallents and love for wrestling. He wrestled for the fun and greatness of the sport not always enjoying things that happened to him.When i heard he was killed i just thought of one less of all the great wrestlers out in the world. Travis n.y
  I must I met Owen once, all I got was an autograph but i can honestly say he's the nice wrestler I have ever met. In the ring he is probably the best wrestler never to hold the WWF Championship, no one and mean NO ONE could do, a enzuiguri, a spinning heel kick, or a flying drop kick like Owen Hart. The world is a worst place with out Owen Hart
  Like so many other wrestling fans, especially Canadian ones, I was also shocked and saddened when I heard of Owen's untimely passing. He obviously brought a lot of enthusiasm to the ring, and some of his interviews were classic ... especially during the heel turn against Bret, and when teaming with Yokozuna. However, it disturbs me when I hear newscasters and other fans refer to this as a "freak accident". It was anything but! A freak accident is being hit by an aircraft engine while mowing the lawn. I heard another wrestler on Detroit TV stating the WWF was not to blame! Ludicrous! Whether the rigging failed, or wasn't hooked on, or wasn't checked by Owen or an assistant is not known at this point ... but what happened was not a remote or impossible outcome by any stretch of the imagination. An employer has an obligation to provide a safe working environment for its workers. The WWF, to my knowledge, is not exempt from American OSHA legislation ... and that contains plenty of references to proper fall arrest protection. Make no mistake, someone is responsible and should be held accountable for this preventible accident .... one that's left Owen's wife and young children fatherless. Larry Walton
  Here's to Owen Hart... It's a holiday Monday up north of the 49th... I logged in this morning got the standard jokes, updated comics from dilbert.com and foxtrot.com et al... made my way over to tsn.ca... made my regular checks of the bundeslig... but something caught my eye... there it was, ' WWF Wrestler dies in ring...' Being a Calgarian, there's a definite tie to 'rastling as it became to be known... Saturday afternoon was always Stampede Wrestling from the Calgary Pavillion, this was important stuff in the 60's as I grew up ... it was eventually taken over the self-same WWF So I decide to check it out, as it's retrieving the page... I have this very bad feeling... There it is... Owen Hart dead at 34. Very sad news for the Hart family, sad news for Calgarians, the Hart are an institution over here, Stu Hart started up the Stampede Wrestling circuit back in the fifties. I saw my first bouts in person when I was 7... the likes Abdulla Butcher(apparently STILL in the ring), Stu Hart himself, Tiger Tomaso, the Cuban Assassin, the Stomper... et al. I saw the younger Harts back in the 70's, namely two special talents, Bret Hart and Owen... Bret went on to fame and fortune as the 'Hitman', subsequently Calgary named a Junior hockey team for him... but always in the background was this guy named Owen. Brett was good, but Owen had something else... the WWF didn't let Owen continue some of the best moves I ever saw... the ones I saw every Saturday afternoon on Stampede... watching him walk the top rope to perform a flip to get an opponent in a submission hold was pure art. Here's to Owen Hart, aka the Blue Blazer... Ralph Barczewska
  i wish you were still here and you will always be in my heart! i'm going to miss you! til we meet in the end ....your fan, Johnathon Risinger
  I would like to send my condulences out to the Hart family. I love wrestling, and although we would always chant "NUGGET, NUGGET, NUGGET" it will never be chanted again, at least for Owen. It seems all to real that we just saw him seconds before he was scheduled to come out to the ring. We will all miss Owen and our prayers are with his family and children. Thank you!
  as a master of ceremonies for professional wrestling in hawaii I can say that owen hart was a tremendous entertainer and teriffic athelete.My heart and prayers go to owen's family
  First it was the Blue Blazer and then the Rocket, then the King of Hearts, then the black heart then the back to the blue blazer....All these wrestlers where protrade by one man....OWEN HART...This man was one of the best wrestlers every...He put on a great show everytime he went out...I admire him and respect him and hope that i can be half the man he was...
  I met Owen Hart backstage at Davis, California a little over a year ago. It was that night that he won the European Championship from Goldust, who was substituting for HHH. He was one of the nicest people I had ever met and I have always respected his ability as a wrestler. If Chris Benoit had not already claimed it, Owen Hart would be known as the "Canadian Crippler" with his devastating moves like the enzuigiri and the spike piledriver. Owen will always have a place in my heart as a hero to a true wrestling fan. E. James Smith
  Owen Hart brought pride to many Canadians. He was an outstanding athlete who handled his career with a lot of class and will be missed tremendously by wrestling fans and Canadians! My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Todd- Toronto
  sorry to hear and see about owen my mst wishes for you and your family
  I never thought this would happen to someone. I fell really bad, I'm a very big WWF fan. I know that this is very hard on everyone in the Hart family. I know that Owen had kids so if they would ever need to tlk to someone I would talk to them. I'm 12 years old. My e-mail address is courtneydixon@hotmail.com May God be with you through this time of trouble. I give you my regards, Courtney Dixon
  when i heard the news of owen hart falling to his death yesterday, i could not believe it at first. but after reading it in the paper, and all over the internet, it has become a reality. i am very sad about this. owen was one of my all time favorite wrestlers. he was enjoyable to watch, which makes it hard, because he will be missed greatly. i just feel bad for his wife and kids, who will grow up without their father. and was it really necessary for owen to come down from such a great height? if nothing had happened, no one would be questioning owen coming down from that height. but as it is, we have to wonder if all these risks that are being taken are necessary. i personally will miss owen, not just for the wrestling, but for being just a great person. goran savic from edmonton
  Our thoughts and our prayers go out to the Hart family. What a terrible lost to the wrestling world. He will be greatly missed. Helen, Blaine, Cam & Meg Elder
  I am devastated by the loss of Owen Hart. Everything that happens here on Earth happens for a reason. The only reason I can think of for what has happened is that God must have needed another angel to look over the rest of us down here. As I watch the wrestlers describe how they feel about Owen, I can't help but think why some of them didn't tell him while they had a chance. It is a shame when true feelings come out when there is a tragedy. I've always said what a great family the Harts have. They are close, loving, always looking after each other. I especially want to tell Bret that since he has always watched over Owen, now Owen can get even and watch over him from above. All my thoughts and prayers have been with everyone who is mourning the loss of an incredible man. Stay strong and remember that Owen's spirit is never far away. May the Lord be with his family, friends, and his fans. I love you all. God Bless, Amy Jo Graber
  Owen was the reason why I started watching wrestling back when he was the "Rocket". His high flying wrestling was better than anybody else that I had seen back then. Most people might of had a top rope finisher, but he used the top ropes frequently, which was different back then. I liked WWF better than WCW during its rough period in its Monday night wars, for the sole reason that Owen was with the WWF. I me feel weird when I think of him dead, like its not possible. It pisses me off when I think of the way he died, a dangerous stunt that became too routine that it probably sacrificed on the safety portion of the stunt. I just hope that his death could mean something. Dave Breadner
  Deepest sympathy to the family of Owen Hart. Their loss is felt by so many throughout the entire world. He was an honest guy who always seemed to try his best and to give whatever he had when in the ring. It was a true tragedy to watch his demise last night on Pay per view.
  My memories goes back a long time when owen first signed up for wwf it was the match that all of the Hart brothers fought in a tag team match do you rember that match Bret,Keth, and i don't know the other ones but that was one of the first matches that i can rember from a long time ago your fan Chad I
 
"heaven just gained a hero"

heaven just gained a hero
can you hear the angels sing?
heaven just gained a hero;
he was a legend of the ring.
heaven just gained a hero,
with such a sweet angelic face.
heaven just gained a hero;
by our Saviour takes his place.
heaven just gained a hero,
keep his family in your prayers.
heaven just gained a hero,
someday, we'll meet him there!

written by:   sondra walters
in loving memory of owen hart

  I JUST WANTED TO SEND MY SYMPATHIES TO OWENS KIDS AND WIFE, I RECENTLY LOST A LOVED ONE AND KNOW THE PAIN, BUT JUST REMEMBER THE GOOD TIMES WITH HIM. I WILL MISS WATCHING HIM ON MONDAY NIGHT, I DIDN'T KNOW HIM ME BEING ONLY 14, BUT I REMEMBER HIM AND BRET WHEN I WAS LITTLE AND HOW MUCH I LOVED WATCHING HIM. LOVE : JENNIFER WEST VIRGINIA
  I've only seen Owen wrestle a few times live but I always loved watching him wrestle, whether live or on t.v. When I first read about his death I just started to cry and couldn't stop. I can barely hold back tears as I write this. Owen will be truly missed but will live on forever in our hearts. RIP Owen
  God Bless Owen Hart
  Owen thanks for all the memories and we will all miss you. We all wish that this would have never happened . I thought you were the best wrestler and i wished that this would have never happened.This is for your family i'm sorry this happened to you. SIGNED TRAVIS P.S. I WILL ALWAYS REMEBER YOU OWEN AND THANKS AGAIN FOR THE MEMORIES.
  My thoughts and prays go out to your family, friends, and fans. You have entertain us all. Thanks you for all the memoires, you will be truly miss, forever and a day.
  JUNE 27TH 1997 MY BOYFRIEND TOOK ME AND MY FAMILY TO A WRESTLING EVENT. HE GOT BACKSTAGE PASSES FROM HIS FRIENDS, AND I GOT TO MEET OWEN AND THE HART FOUNDATION INCLUDING BRIAN PILLMAN =(. WELL I TOOK A PICTURE WITH OWEN AND BRIAN, I WAS IN THE MIDDLE AND THEY WERE ON THE SIDES. WELL BRIAN DIED OCTOBER 5TH. I WAS DEVASTATED. AND NOW OWEN IS DEAD. BRIAN AND OWEN WERE TWO GREAT MEN THAT DIDN'T DESERVE TO DIE. I LOOK AT THIS PICTURE AND CRY NOW, BUT I ALSO THINK ABOUT HOW GOOD OF ATHLETES THEY WHERE AND HOW RESPECTED THEY WERE . I NOW LOOK AT LIFE DIFFERENTLY, I DONT WISH DEATH APON NO ONE AND NEVER WILL BECAUSE GOD GAVE US A LIFE TO LIVE. TOO BAD THE LIVES OF TWO GOOD MEN HAD TO BE TAKEN. =( R*I*P* OWEN ~ 1965-1999~ WE WILL MISS YOU! TYANNE AKA PLAYBOY BUNNY
  As I sit here watching the RAW tribute to Owen tears fill my eyes. Although I was never a hardcore Owen fan, I still enjoyed his stamina, and integrity. It was the most horrifiying thing I have ever seen on TV. The fall, thought by most, was planned. It wasn't. I cannot forget this pain I feel for the late Owen Hart. I get a feeling I once got when I heard of the death of Brian Pillman. Owen was a kind man. Owen loved his family, and his job. Although he was not liked by many fans he still gave it his all every time he wrestled. I cannot feel the pain his family feels, but the pain I feel now will last me for a while. To see some of the pictures I see on the internet of the parimedics working on him I see the realness of the wrestling world, and how real the pain of injury and loss can be. I am begining to cry, now, so I must end. Rest In Peace Owen, We Love You. Owen Hart 1969-1999 When Owen came out ater SummerSlam and began bragging about how he broke Austins neck, he was the happiest I ever saw when he was gloating about his accomplishments towards his rivals. When Owen and the British Bulldog fought, and Brett came out and told them what they were doping, and that they were family. When Owen started crying it was was a new awakining for Owen, and Brett. I formed the Hart Foundation. Craig H. velvetjones3d@yahoo.com
  I remember when I first started wrestling. Owen Hart and Bret Hart became immediate favorites of mine. Owen was just a superb athlete and entertainer, and I enjoyed watching him do high risk maneuvers and taunt the crowd. He made wrestling fun to watch. By far, his match at WrestleMania10 was my favorite ever. It was a great match, and he was a great part of it. I remember when he came to Regina last year. I wasn't able to be there (I regret that), but my cousin and his niece who is paralyzed went to see them wrestle. Owen and Bret were nice enough to give their sunglasses to her, and talk to her for awhile. I'm sure that they just made her day, and that's what Owen was all about. I know I'm going on, so I'll make this short and sweet. Owen, no one can ever take your place. I just wish I could've met you. King of Harts, Rocket, whatever your name was, you were still the sweet and funny Owen Hart. Whooooo....
  Last night the wrestling world lost one of its greats.This tragedy just shows us how dangerous the wrestling buisness is.Let us remember Owen for the man he was,a caring family man.Goodbye Owen,we all love ya. Cory Sundelin Winnipeg,Manitoba
  FOR MANY YEARS I HAVE BEEN A KEEN FAN OF YOUR FAMILIES WRESTLING TALENT.IT COMES AS A GREAT SHOCK TO HEAR ABOUT OWENS TRAGIC DEATH,HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED BY ALL.HE WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED AS ONE OF CANADA'S GREATEST SPORTS MAN. MY SINCERE CONDOLENCES TO ALL THE HART FAMILY. CHRIS NORTON
  Wrestling has been in my blood for years. I brought my son who is Owens age up on it,in fact he still keeps my interesti in it. I zan remember a few years back he came home from Texas to Connecticut for Wrestlemania and he met Owen and his wife and son and told me what a great guy and family man he was. the other thing was in a match in Texas Owen Grabbed his Candian Flag and took it into the ring that night. Later he had his picture taken with Owen, Brett and the flag. This is one example on how much he was loved by a fan. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Sincerely Ronda Laudano
  I have been a long time wrestling fan, for many years now. I have been angry with the WWF for the past several months for throwing away wrestling quality for showmanship and entertainment. However, every time Owen Hart, in singles or in a tag team, came out it was always the best match of the night. I bought an Owen T-shirt in June of 96 when the WWF came to Winnipeg. It was the first bad guy Owen T-shirt I had ever seen, and I have worn it proudly for the last three years. I have worn it to every WWF card that has come to town, and have always cheered as loud for Owen as possible. The first time I saw him in action live was in 1993, and he scored an impressive win over Bastion Booger in the opening contest. I have cheered for Owen for as long as I can remember, and in my mind, he wrestled the absolute most brilliant Wrestlemania match in history at Wrestlemania 10 against Bret, it, by far, overshadowed all other WM matches. I haven't been able to think about anything else, all that's been on my mind are constant memories of one of the greatest wrestlers, and a great person, and no one will ever forget him, or this tradgedy. Dan Feriolo
  Please accept my families deepest sympathy and our prayers will be with you in the recent tragic loss of your Husband, Son, Father and Brother. Sincerley, The Davis Family Tennessee
  You will be truly missed from the wrestling world. Tyrell, Kaycha, Emanuel & Princess
  We all in the world at some time have liked and disliked wrestlers on and off, one thing we can go back and look upon is that Owen Hart has never really been on the disliking side, he was always the one we would want to see if he would pull a prank on someone else, he was always the biggest kidder and somewhat we all are like Owan in some ways, my way I think is to like to make people laugh, we will all miss you Owen and I hope to one day in time to see you once again up there with the big guy...my condolences, Lonnie Young III, age 15
  OWEN HART IS THE BEST THERE IS, THE BEST THERE WAS AND THE BEST HE WILL EVER BE, I AM SHOCKED TO HEAR ABOUT OWEN DEATH, I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS WOULD HAPPEN. I GIVE MY PRAYERS TO THE HART FAMILY, AS I AM VERY DEEPLY SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR SON AND YOUR BROTHER. I DONT KNOW WHY THE WRESTLING WENT ON THEY SHOULD HAVE CANCELLED IT. IT WAS STUPID OF THEM NOT TO CANCEL. A TRITUBE TO THE MAN WHO IS THE BEST THERE IS, THE BEST THERE WAS AND THE BEST THERE WILL EVER BE OWEN HART 1965-1999 FROM A OWEN HART FAN JONATHAN SPECKEN
  To The Hart Family, I am VERY sorry about Owen's death. He will always live in our hearts and in Wrestlign history. May he rest in peace. Love, Chelsie S.
  I know what it feels like to lose a family member. I once had a family member in the wrestling business. His name was Richard Gland aka BullDog Brower. I've watched westling as I grew up. Owen Hart was one of my favorites. I'm gonn miss him now, Monday night raw brought tears to my eyes. I was saying a prayer for Owen and told BullDog Brower to look over him up above. Owen I miss you as much as everyone else.
  He was one of the best entertainers in the WWF-- We love you and will miss you! Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the Hart family- and the other wrestlers in the WWF!!
  my favorite moment of owen is when him and double j jeff jarrett became the new wwf tag team champions of the world and owen was a funny guy to tell you he was a great damn wrestler until last night at wwf's paper view over the edge when owen got hurt and owen broke his neck and died and all prayers to the hart family and owen buddy were prayin for yeah best wishes to you and your family the person that cut owen's wire to make him get killed your going to get it when we find out who it is and i'm telling you now i'm hpoen it is not a wwf person that cut owen's wire sincerly yours the best damn owen and bret hart fan zack sherbeyn lakerszack@yahoo.com
  Feeling both sadness and anger towards this terrible waste of a young talented life I must send the warmest of sympathy to the family and friends of a truly talented person . Let it be known that both near and far That Owen Hart was one of wrestlings brightest stars !
  I do not really know what to say except i know that Owen was a good wrestler I did not have the privlage to know him in person,just his charecter, I always loved when he came to wrestle. He will be in my prayers and in my hearts and thoughts. I send my love and best wishes too his family Jennifer Van Jaarsveld
  I do not really know what to say except i know that Owen was a good wrestler I did not have the privlage to know him in person,just his charecter, I always loved when he came to wrestle. He will be in my prayers and in my hearts and thoughts. I send my love and best wishes too his family Jennifer Van Jaarsveld
  I woke up this morning still in disbelief. On the day of my 16th Birthday Owen Hart left this world and went on to the next. I always thought I would remember my 16th Birthday, but not like this. Everytime I think of my 16th Birthday I'll remember Owen. I'll remember the great entertainment he gave us, the times he made me laugh, and for the times I saw Owen perform live. For the past 11 years of my life the Hart family has been a part of my life. My most memorable match I remember of Owen was from Wrestlemania X when he and Bret fought. That was the first time I had really been interested in Owen. I grew up looking up to Bret, to me he was the God of wrestling. Owen was a spitting image of Bret and his father in terms of wrestling. Although Owen never achieved the Worlds Heavyweight Title in his 13 year career with the WWF, he achieved immortality with his fans. Owen will always be remembered for his pranks and his humor, but most of all the respect he showed for his fans. There are a lot of wrestlers that would just assume spit on you then talk to you, Owen was not like that. Were all thankful for that. We'll miss you and we'll never forget you. Thank you from the bottom of my HART for all the memories. Rest In Peace Owen. Patrick Hawthorne California, US.
  When I was watching Over the Edge and I had heard he died i went into shock. He was the best technical wrestler on the planet and he died in such a bad way. He had a great family,life, and career. I live in St.Louis and attended Raw on May 24 and it was so sad,i cried half the time. When SCSA came out and dedicated a beer to Owen Hart and the tears were bursting out. I was so goddamn pissed because there were 5 drunks guys behind me that were making fun of of Owen Hart saying "Danger Danger falling nugget!" and "Who gives a f**k about this canadian i wanna watch wrestling". Thats when I turned around and said SHUT THE F**K UP!! I had to repeat it like 5 times. Then finally i told the usher and they were escorted of the premisis. Well I just thought you would like to hear from someone who experienced RAW on the night of the tribute. ~Troy Harris
  My 4 year old son Josh has always loved Owen, Brian Pillman and yourself. When we talked about Owens death he said "Bret should'nt be sad Owen is up there wrestling Brian now." Our best to you and the whole Hart family.
  I first wish to express my heartfelt condolances to the Hart family on their great loss. My prays, thoughts and heart felt prayers go out to you. I was disheartened by the shoddy way Bret was treated by Vince McMahon. I was far more disheartened in how after Owen plunged to the ring to his death, the ppv continued. I think most of the fans would have left in understanding. Probably only a few unfeeling cads would have asked for their money back. Vince,? would it have broken your wallet to return a few bucks to a few people in order to show some respect to a man who gave his life for you. I don't care how many ppv's you've cancelled in the future, I only care about what happened May 23, 1999, and what happened May 23, 1999, only shows Vince, your unfeeling, uncaring nature towards the human race and people you're supposed to care about. I will never nor will I ever allow my children to watch wrestling agian....I and my children care a little more about people than money...which is what your all about Vince MONEY!!!!!!!!! My heart to you, Diane
  It's times like this, when you feel a closeness with people whom, you have never nor would you be ever fortunate enough to meet. To appreciate what a wonderful contribution this young man has made to this sport. It is in deed a tragic loss, and I can only wish, that the Hart family can find comfort, in the knowledge that Owen will always be a champion in everyones eyes, as he is in mine. Sincerely Bob Bannister.
  Dear sirs, I hope that you can some how get this to Bret Hart, please. I just want to say my thoughts and prayers are with you, Bret and your whole family. It really hard for me to sit here in North Carolina, and hope you somehow read this, but I do. I can really relate to how you feel, and then I understand that nobody really knows how you feel. You instilled in me a long time ago just how important family is. I have been a huge supporter of you even before you hit it big. I have been a fan of yours through the good and bad guy roles. And that is what makes a fan. To see what a person truly is and support through everything. We had ticket for the very next Raw after you had left and they tried to buy my HITMAN shirt for their skit with the midget, but I wouldn't sell. I lost my best friend on Mar. 12, 1999. His name, Brian Austin. He had battled Leukemia for 3 years and he just couldn't take it any more. I miss him so much. After what happened to Owen, I was really overwhelmed with some of the emotions I have felt over the last few months. I hope you know that we do care about you and your family. I knew Brian for well over 12 years. But in the last 2 years we became closer, more like brothers, and I wouldn't trade a minute of the last few years for anything. We love wrestling. We all do, me and his wife and all of us. Brian touched my life and made it better. The same can be said for Owen after hearing what everyone said on Raw tonight. The only thing I can say, Bret is, bad things happen to the best people. I know first hand. Just be thankful that you didn't have to watch him suffer the way I watched Brian suffer. Owen died doing what he did the best and I am truly sorry. God Bless you and your family. Thank you, Brian Gainey Laurinburg, NC
  sorry that owen is gone. he will be missed greatly. i am glad he was part of our lives and died doing what he loved. It is a tragedy and what a waste of a life. prayers to all his family, his wife, his kids. he won't be forgotten. i surely hope better safety measures are done now. jeri
  What could I possibly say that would in any way make the loss of such a great athlete any less shocking? I've spent my entire life watching wrestling. I've had three heroes in the world of wrestling since my childhood. Hulk Hogan, Bret & Owen Hart. My dream was to train in Stu Hart's dungeon alongside Bret and Owen. The Hart brothers' wrestling style is something I've tried to immulate. I can't believe that Owen is gone. I remember the first time I saw the Blue Blazer wrestle. His high flying and quick style was unlike any I'd seen. It was the first time I'd seen a moonsault. I thought he was amazing. I was never more right. Over the years I watched the mask come off and a truly fantastic entertainer emerge. The Owen/Bret feud was one of the best storylines in the history of wrestling. King of the Ring, IC champion, Tag Team champion, masked hero. What a wonderful career. I feel so cheated that I'll never get to see the WWF title around his waist. He deserved it. I'll never forget the perfection of his enziguiri kicks. I'll never forget the text book holds, the charisma, the woos to the crowd. I'll never forget when he busted out of Bret's shadows and held the IC title high. I'll never forget that goofy smile he got on his face when his television character was up to no good. His feuds with Steve Austin, Hunter Hearst Helmsley, Bret and his tag team excellence with KoKo B. Ware, Davey Boy Smith, Jim Neidhart, Bret a few times, more recently Jeff Jarrett all solidify him in the annals of wrestling history as one of the truly greatest superstars of all time. Somewhere in heaven he's draped in the red maple leaf, a World Title around his waist and he's smiling down on his family and friends. I can only hope to be one millionth of the entertainer he was in the ring. May God bless his family and I leave you with the following. "A good name is better than fine perfume, and the day of death better than the day of birth. It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting, for death is the destiny of every man; the living should take this to heart." - ECC 7:2 "Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great sreet of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yeilding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. They will see his face, and his name will serve him. They will see his face and his name will be on his forehead. There will be no more night. They will not need a lamp or the sun for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever." Rev 22:1-5 Owen walks with Jesus now. The ring in the sky is a mat of emeralds and crystal and ropes of solid gold. I wish I could see the angels faces when they see a perfect sharp shooter sinched in. I wonder if they throw their popcorn and soda up there when a match gets good? Walk in the clouds my hero and may God give us the strength to go out without you. Steve Gaines, Owen Hart fan & father of two
  I am deeply saddened be the death of Owen Hart. And I pray for the Hart family
  When he Kicked Shawn in the back of Head and put him out of Wrestling for a awhile that was the best rememberable moment for Owen i saw him when he came to summerslam in 95 I love Owen he was one of my many favorites...Owen if you can hear me i miss you Owen Hart =0(
  This should have NEVER happened. Please get on the bandwagon against outrageous wrestling stunts. Promoters will say this is entertainment. Owen had a family he was supporting.
  I would like to offer my condolences to the Hart Family. My prayers and thoughts will be with you. May God help you keep your strength and will during this time. God bless you.
  I PERSONALLY WILL SAY THAT OWEN HART WAS TRULY AN OUTSTANDING WRESTLER. FROM THOSE FAMOUS KICKS TO THE LEGENDARY SHARP SHOOTER. HE WILL BE MISSED. I CALLED HIS FOLKS HOUSE IN ALBERTA AND WISHED MY CONDOLINCES. I PROBABLY WILL CALL AGAIN AFTER IT CALMS DOWN AT THE HOUSE. llange@triton.net KARL
  It takes a true fan of professional wrestling, to see the sport for what it really is. It's a craft, veiled in ritual, and executed by performers. Owen Hart was one of the best atheletes, performers and professionals in and out of the ring today. But beyond that, he was a gentleman of class. He was amazing to watch. He was amazing because he did something that very few wrestlers do today in wrestling. He wrestled. Every night he did his best to give a five star match, regarless of who his opponent was. Regardless if he was a face or a heel (and he always made a great heel). Owen Hart had the qualities that would make a true fan and fanatic of the sport, remark after a match, "Owen Hart is a great wrestler". In a ring of outrageous gimmicks; in a sport of shifting morals; Owen Hart stayed true to his cause. He did the job and now had sealed his life to his honor, a true testiment that he is, as he once implied, "The King of Harts". God must be a wrestling fan. Perhaps that's why Calgary's greatest wrestling is now sailing in the heavens. Tai P. Ho'o
  Owen's always been on of my favorites. Although I never knew him, his death hurts and it hurts where it matters most, in the heart. He was just such a wonderful performer. You loved to hate him when he was a heel and loved to cheer him when he was a good guy, but that love was always there. He always knew how to entertain the crowd. I remember when the WWF first introduced the Europien title and Owen and the British Bulldog met in the finals of the tournament. That was one of the, if not the greatest match I've ever seen. I remember it so vividly. The Bulldog won that match in the end. He and Owen had the crowd oo-ing and aw-ing like never before. This is the Owen I knew; The King of Harts. All my sympathy and best wishes go to the Hart family, especially Owen's kids. Your father was amazing in the ring and out of the ring for sure. I thank him for making me smile. You'll always be my favorite, Owen. Truly the best. Al Patterson
  I have been a follower of Owen Hart since he debuted in Stampede Wrestling as a teenager. The events of the past 2 days have been very difficult to deal with. I admit that I have no idea how his family must feel, but my thoughs are prayers are most certainly with them. As for the King of Harts..... there's not much to say. He was arguably the greastest ring technician the business has ever seen. Always entertaining to watch in and out of the ring, and I guess that's what wrestling is all about today. I had the opporunity to meet Owen and the late Brian Pillman at the Hart house prior to the Canadian Stampede pay per view in July of 1997. Owen was a true gentleman; friendly, outgoing and welcoming, treating everyone at the house that day as if they were a member of his family. The world of pro wrestling....... the world itself...... has lost a one of a kind. We love you Owen, We will always remember...............
  I REALLY DIDN'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT MR OWEN HART BUT I DID WATCH HIS BROTHER BRET AND I HOPE THAT ALL OF HIS FAMILY KNOWS THAT WE ALL THAT KNEW ANY OF THE HARTS ARE PRAYING FOR THE FAMILY AND THE COURAGOUS MR OWEN HART JULEIT4197
  I wrote this on a piece of notebook paper about ten minutes after the WWF's tribute show to Owen Hart had gone off the air. I'm not afraid to say that I was crying many times during the show, and that I said a prayer for Owen and his family afterwards. I wrote this song in about twenty minutes, my mind just running through everything I have seen of Owen over the past seven years - the matches, the tributes, the good times, the bad times, everything - and when I got to the final sentence..I broke down again. Owen Hart, I love you, and I'll always miss you. Thank you. Mike Sweetser
Thank U Owen
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Original Lyrics by Alanis Morissette
Music by Alanis Morissette and Glen Ballard
New Lyrics by Mike Sweetser
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How about stopping to think for a moment
How about seeing what's really important
How about loving your family and friends
How about missing the ones that're gone

Thank you Hurricane
Thank you Rocket
Thank you Slammy Winner
Thank you King of Harts
Thank you Black Hart
Thank you thank you Owen

How about remembering him for who he was
How about remembering the good times
How about smiling at his face
How about crying at the memory

Thank you Hurricane
Thank you Rocket
Thank you Slammy Winner
Thank you King of Harts
Thank you Black Hart
Thank you thank you Owen

The moment I grasped it was
The moment I couldn't believe it
The moment I took it for what it was
The moment I began crying

How about cheering the performer
How about idolizing the athlete
How about cherishing the memory
How about loving the man

Thank you Hurricane
Thank you Rocket
Thank you Slammy Winner
Thank you King of Harts
Thank you Blazer
Thank you thank you Owen

  I have been watching wrestling since I was 4 or 5 years old. So I grew up with performers like Owen Hart. To learn of his death was absolutely unreal. You always think that people you see on tv every week are invincible because they are your heroes. The best memory I have of Owen was when he was the only surviver of the Hart family and he came in Vince's face, almost hitting him. I believe that, on that particular Monday Night Raw, about 2 years ago, we saw Owen for the fighter and the real survivor he was. Thank you Owen for so many years of entertainment. Tania Youance
  Owen Hart, we love you. Godspeed and love from Vancouver Canada. You truly are the KING OF HARTS. Eddie, Shuan, Shannon and all of the gang.
  I spent 6 years in Canada studying and have regarded it as my home away from my home country Malaysia, where I am now. When I was there I enjoyed watching the Harts wrestling. I still do now when I saw them on TV. Though I'm not Canadian I felt proud each time they walked into the squared circle. I couldn't believe that Owen, one of Calgary and Canada's great sons, has left us. Though I have never met him personally it was as if I knew him and I felt like losing a great friend and family member. I was choked with emotion, from disbelief at first (I thought it was just a sick work) to anger (for the senseless stunt) to sadness. He was a great man and will be missed by me and by all whom he had came into contact with. My condolence to the Harts, especially wife, Martha and his 2 young children.
  Rest in peace, Owen Hart I cruised through the wrestling links to see the latest info on the pay per view that had promising cards and plot twists. Instead of typical screamers about the latest screwjob or the latest StoneCold caper, the headline bluntly stated, "Owen Hart Killed at Pay Per View". I groaned loudly, "No! It's a jokeÉan angle". I scurried through several sites. All confirmed his death. It's no work. Even CNN carried this. His death struck me hardÉreally hard. Other wrestlers like Brian Pillman, Rick Rude, and Andre the Giant have died in untimely fashion and those saddened me, but not to the point that tears flooded only to be shielded by the fragile dam of my lower eyelids. Yes, Owen was my sentimental favourite wrestler in the WWF, but there was something about him that was special to me even though I knew the man not. My close friends here knew him from their high school days in Calgary: Owen coached Mike in mat wrestling and subbed as a phys.ed teacher for Shelley. I knew from them what a fine humble and friendly man he was. Yet, I sensed more than what I knew from secondhand observations. Yeah, to many wrestling is a decadent freakshow, a modern P.T. Barnum circus show. This may be so, but to me, a diehard fan for 28 years, I feel connected to the characters and the people who portray them in the mat of mayhem. The internet boom which carried the wrestling scenery to supra-heights, brought many of us closer to the people involved in this boisterous business. I learned a lot about the real people behind their face n heel personas. That intrigued me more than the plots and angles alone. Ever since the Survivor Series scandal in Montreal, Owen was my heart favourite, even if he was underrated and underpushed. He epitomized technical excellence and old-school skills without any flashy gimmicks. (who could forget his hilarious spat with Jason the imitator!!!) He was always entertaining to watch, and I would always wish he would be given the opportunity to get to the top. But it was not so. However, that was not important to him, not nearly as much as providing for his family that he loved. He had integrity and put his family first before himself and his glory. Even in the Tit n Ass Trashtalk era of WWF, he remained true to himself without compromising his personality. As a heel (bad guy), he was still Owen. One reporter noted that he politely asked to cut the interview short so he could take his daughter to her afterschool activity. He planned to retire after expiration of his contract (which he was honouring faithfully), so he could be there fulltime for his wife and children. I watched RAW is WAR tonight. Twas a two-hour tribute to Owen Hart. Overall, they really did contribute to his memory. The first few minutes, all the wrestlers stood on the ramp while the bell rang 10 times in Owen's memory. Big bad men were reduced to tears. Throughout the show many wrestlers and staff members gave their farewell thoughts and reflections on Owen Hart. The dams of mine burst forth as tears refused to be chained anymore. Strange, I haven't let this go in a few years after my heartbreaking breakup. I couldn't help it. The speakers were as they really wereÉMark Henry told of his throat and heart burning in griefÉJeff Jarrett, Owen's "partner in crime", spoke of the hard heartedness and selfishness so very prevalent in wrestling but also of how much a true and honourable friend Owen was for him and for othersÉHHH's choking up for a minute before he could say anything (the one who shed his character the most that night)Éalmost everyone reflecting on how Owen was such a positive, genuine and caring person who would make everyone laugh. Many loved him. Now I can see why he touched me deep inside a long time ago. Jono Chapman
  IT SUCKS THAT OWEN HART IS DEAD I FEEL SORRY FOR HIS FAMILY AND HIS FANS I CRIED WHEN I SAW ALL OF THOSE WRESTLERS SAYING GOOD BYE TO HIM
  I`m 18.5 year old from Israel, first I`ve seen Owen was teaming up with Jim Niedhart as the new Foundation, I then never understpood the great skill and talent, but when I see the tapes, I can see why I liked him right from the start. I saw his matches from Japan, and there`s no doubt that he`s one of wrestling greatest technical sound wrestlers and in ring performers, I`ve enjoyed his work from 91-92 and always enjoyed watching him, especialy the time in 97 when Hart Foundation ruled, when I saw his look after he screwed up the Pile Driver on Austin at Summer Slam, I realized that he must`ve a huge heart, it was then that he became one of my favorite stars. I saw him in Tel-Aviv in 1994 after Wrestlemania IX, I don`t remember much, but I do remember that he signed for everyone around me and I didn`t have anything to sign on, so he asked a guy to give him some piece of paper and signed for me, there was no other wrestler that would`ve care anough to do that. So Owen, as all my beloved ones and many fallen wrestling champions, I hope you`ll keep from anything else of that kind to happen. Thank you for so many memories you gave, when I think of you, I`m proud to have been and to still be a fan of such a great person and such a great wrestler. Thank you Owen.
  I'm writing this to extend my deepest sympathies to Bret and the entire Hart family for the tragic loss of Owen. He was one of the best wrestlers in my lifetime, and he'll be sadly missed. I grew up watching Stampede Wrestling here in Edmonton... I've seen the Hart boy's faces for many years, and they'll always hold a special place in my heart. I still can't believe Owen is gone. ;_; If you can, please pass this on to Bret. My heart goes out to him and his family. (Owen, if you can hear me - thanx for all the memories.) ~Nikki. (DarkAngel) Edmonton, AB
  I would very much appreciate it if this email gets read by members of the hart family because i for one really symphatise with them.I was always a bret hart and always supported the entire hart family clan I watched almost every match i could which featured bret owen or even davey boy smith i want to say that i am a big fan of the hart family and i stopped watching wrestling immediately after bret hart left but i would end up watching it only if owen hart appeared.I read the columns and i am really touched by the emotion and support shown to the hart family and i am from singapore and i for one was shocked to see headlines in the front page of the newspaper WWF SUPERSTAR DEAD! and in the front cover was owen hart my heart skipped a beat and i and some of my friends who are ardent hitman and Owen fans were shocked. But i for all who has always admired owen and until now i still keep my taped version of wrestlemania 10 whereby owen fought with bret and pinned him am still in shock and i only want to say that even in death owen hart is my idol and really want to remember him because of the way he lived his life and although i am still in shock i just wanted to wish the hart family all the best and express my condolences to Owen harts wife and children and especially to his family A fan of the hart family Ashvin Das (ashvin_d@hotmail.com)
  I was unpacking from a weekend up in cottage country when I saw the front page of the Winnipeg Sun. "Hart Dies in Ring" the headline stated. I couldn't believe it. After reading a full description of the event of Hart's accident I was angered. Why Owen? Still relatively young and near the top of his field, Hart was undeniably among the elite technical wrestlers in the WWF or anywhere. I've always respected Owen, if for nothing else his loyalty. His in ring capabilities and persona were often shadowed by other wrestlers, but you always knew you'd get 100% out of Hart. No image sticks out more in my mind of Owen Hart than after Bret Hart, Davey Boy Smith and Jim Neidhart all jumped to WCW, there was Owen, showing up on RAW beating the crap out of Shawn Michaels, and later confronting Vince McMahon. Owen stayed with Vince and had remained a hot commodity, though he never fully entered the limelight of the WWF. Any number of matches can be replayed and counted as his best. His battles with Jushin "Thunder" Liger, Bret, Abdullah the Butcher, and HHH stand out in my mind. To Owen's wife and children, and the entire Hart family I offer my deepest condolences. Jon Waldman Founder, Canadian World Order http://www.geocities.com/Colosseum/Bleachers/8513/
  I am truly saddened by the tragic accident that has killed such a fantastic star like Owen Hart. What really makes me mad is that Over the Edge still continued, if I was to wrestle I think I would not have out of respect for somebody lost their life and left a family behind. Who cares about the money or the fans I think the fans would have understood and if they didn't too bad. This just shows you how corrupt and money hungry the Mcmahons are. From a very upset fan Jason Montgomery
  I never realy knew the guy, never met him. all he was was an entertainer on television.I was always a fan of his brother Bret, owen i respected as a talented wrestler but took only a slight intrest in outside their sibling fued.I can't explain the sadness i'm feeling.istill don't register he's deador even how he died. you expect these people to live forever at least a lot longer than 33, but the such tragedies wake you up. I had stopped watching wrestling it got too silly too much about spectacle too little about the sport (Be it scripted) but i will always remember how entertained me.but thats insignificant to who he realy was, not a charecter but a human being.a lot of people are saying he was a nice guy and a devoted family man, i would have like to have known him.the world shouldn't lose people like that and more importantly children should'nt lose their father like that Nothing i can say can encapsulate how tragic and sad the news is.All i can do is give the family my condolences and hope that this type of tragedy doesn't ever happen again.
  My thoughts and prayers go out to the Hart family. I just cannot believe that Owen is dead. I've been a fan since 1992, and Owen made his huge rise to fame in 1994, by beating his brother Bret, at wrestlemania 10. I was just 14 years old back then, and I'm not 19 and it's kind of like Owen has always been a constant in my life because i'm such a huge wrestling fan. I can't believe 19,000 people had to witness Owen fall 5 stories to his death. Wrestling needs to cut out all the dangerous stunts like that one. We all knew that sooner or later it was going to happen. I am also a little shocked that the WWF continued on with the PPV even after Owen's fall. That seems extremely inconsiderate. Owen's dead. With Owen's death, comes the death of my interest in wrestling. The race for ratings took a man's life. That makes me sick to my stomach. Wells Floyd, South Carolina, USA
  I want to tell how sorry i was to here of the death of owen . My son is and will always be his fan. I think they sometime get out of hand when performing. let his death be a exsample or a reminder that any job can be dangerous know matter what it is. My thoughts and prayers are with you , to know the pain you are and will go thought raiseing your children with only Owen in your hearts. GOD BLESS
  Owen Hart's life was just basically beginning,and just like that,it was over. It is a very sad time for the wrestling business and in my life as well. I pray for Owen's wife and his two young children,especially his children,who will go through life with only memories of their wonderful father. Owen,may God bless you and your family. "The Ladies Man" Ky Connell
  Owen Hart was taken so soon.....it seems too hard to believe hes gone.Fans have both loved and hated Owen in his career.We know Owen is in a better place now.The accident was nobody's fault.It was just time for him to go.He was too good for this world.Owen's ever willingness to please the fans will always be remembered. TO OWEN HART AND THE ENTIRE HART FAMILY,THE PEOPLE AND WRESTLING FANS OF MALAYSIA SALUTE YOU.
  A First Class Farewell This would be a different Monday night all together. No switching back and forth from WCW to WWF. This was Owen's night! As the night went on, tears weld up in my eyes as I heard real-life people struggling with a real life tragedy. This was a first class Raw all the way, as it should have been. I have been a fan since 1986 and never before have I seen a WWF event like this one. I did however, during a couple of commercials, switch to WCW to see what they were doing and I was disgusted. Hogan came out and basically badmouthed the WWF, no Hogan, I didn't miss that little statement. Guys like Savage, Piper, and Hogan should have paid their respects publicly. So after that I watched the commercials. This is why WWF will always be number. It's first class, and it showed it on Monday night. Owen would have been proud of this night. He deserved it. Yes, it was a meaningless tragedy that never should have happened, yes the PPV should have been stopped right then and there. These are the things that Vince McMahon will have to think about forever. HHH put it best when he said the entertainment business is a cruel business, I'm sure that it is, but there was nothing cruel about Raw. Owen this was your night and I hope you looked down and saw just how much you meant to the Wrestling business. Owen Hart put it best when he talked about this ludicrous ever-changing business, and I will end with his statement. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH AND IT'S TIME FOR A CHANGE May God always be with you Owen Hart Troy Bagley Maine
  I remember the first time I saw the Blue Blazer was at Survivor Series 1988. I didn't really know who the man behind the mask was but he did enough to impress me. However, after a few months later, he disappeared >from WWF. One year later, I saw the debut of Bret Hart's younger brother, Owen Hart in the WWF. Eventually this Owen Hart became one of my most hated wrestling persona when he attacked his own brother in the ring. And I never liked him since. But following his death now, I have heard so much of him, a part of him I never knew: a loving husband, father, and friend. His death indeed is a lost not only to his family but to all of us - yes, even us who disliked him. He gave everything for us... even to risk his own life to entertain us. But what did we give him in return? Owen Hart, we are sorry for taking you for granted and not appreciating you when you were around. We will miss you... And yes, there is a Blue Blazer in each and everyone of us... Looi Wan Su from Penang, Malaysia
  I have been a fan of the WWF since 1991, and ever since Owen made his return to the WWF in that very year, I have always followed his career. It certainly did take a while for him to make a name for himself there, but eventually, with the hard work and dedication which always characterized him, he did so. For me, his 2 best years came in 1994 and 1997. 1994 was certainly a special year for Owen, when he made his major breakthrough. His feud with older brother Bret was by far the best one of that year. When he defeated Bret in that memorable match at Wrestlemania X, you knew that he was a wrestler that you should watch out for. Of course, later in the year, Owen would become the King of the Ring and come ever so close to winning the WWF title from Bret. 1997 was another good year as well. Owen, after being in the WWF for several years, finally won a major singles title in the WWF, when he won the Intercontinental belt from The Rock. He would win it again later in the year, in a hard-fought and very tough tournament. His feud with Steve Austin that year was also very memorable. As well as his success in the singles division, his tagteam performances will never go unnoticed. Owen proved himself the ideal tagteam wrestler, as partners such as Davey Boy Smith, Yokozuna and Jeff Jarret will testify. Regardless of the memories he leaves though, there is some real sadness and disappointment which still enters my heart at his death. His talent and acting ability was never in doubt, but I personally doubt whether these qualities were used to their maximum ability. Whether McMahon or other WWF officials are to blame for this is uncertain, but I will always feel that Owen's full potential was never fully revealed. Granted he won many titles, but why was he never given the opportunity to win the WWF Championship title - the biggest one of them all. Owen was never really used as one of the big players in the WWF and I don't see why. He served long enough in the WWF to deserve his opportunity. Maybe McMahon doubted as to how the fans would react to Owen becoming a mega-face or mega-heel, but he never bothered even giving a chance. Owen's memories will always live long. I honestly saw many of Bret 's good qualities in Owen and I feel that Owen could have followed in the footsteps of the Hit Man. Yet, in the end, Owen will be remembered as a great wrestler but one whose full potential was never really used, in order to enable him to become one of the greatest. Condolences to Owen's family and the Hart family, Vivek Sharma London, England
  I can not believe in one night acouple lost their son, a woman lost her husband, children lost a father and millions of people lost a hero, but what Ican not believe even more is that the show must go on,if that is not te most cold hearted statement I have ever heard! and to think that is what the Heart famiy can remember was the first statement the wwf said after this tragic and unnessasery accident happened. Very sympathetic don't you agree? GOD BLESS YOU OWEN !!!!!!!
  I would like to extend to the Hart family my deepest sympathy. I got to meet Owen on the WWF's cruise in July 1997. What I loved was when we ported in Mexico. Owen, his wife Martha, his two children, Oje,and Althena were in the shops buying souvenirs. You could see the love within their family. It tickled me so much. Also I was wearing a Canadian shirt and Owen said,"I love your shirt". I knew Owen was a proud Canadian. He always had time for his fans. As Owen autographed my "Harts on Fire" video. he seemed so thrilled that I had it with me. He was so geniune. Lastly when we took a group photo on the cruise, my sister and I rearranged the superstars so we could have a picture of my sister standing next to Owen and myself standing next to Bret. We called this shot two sisters with two brothers. I will treasure it forever. Owen was a great husband, father, son, brother, uncle, and friend to his fans. He will be greatly missed. May God bless the entire Hart family. Love & prayers, Nancy Minton USA
  Owen Hart will be missed. I first Owen when I watched one of the Wrestlemanias and I thought he was pretty cool. It diffently will not be the same in the WWF without him. He seem like a very out going person and a joker. I have always liked him and I can't believe he is gone now. I also remember when him and Bret were wrestling against each other and not getting along. Like I said before it is a very sad and he will be missed a lot.
  I'm still stunned, nearly 24 hours later. I was lucky. I met Owen Hart. One of my fondest memories is being invited to sit down at Stu Hart's table on a Sunday night a few years ago for their family dinner. I was seated next to Owen. We talked for most of the meal, and he was so incredibly outgoing and friendly. Friends and I still laugh at the thought of Owen saying to me "Do you want Honey in your tea?" Whenever I saw Owen after that, he was always very friendly and outgoing, he remembered my name. He never, ever forgot the fans, he knew they made him what he was. As a person, he was truly a hero and someone who could be looked up to, even idolized. But on top of that, he was probably, hands down, one of the best wrestlers in the WWF and had this tragedy not occured, I'm positive he would have had a world title reign sometime before he retired. Living in Calgary, I only heard Owen booed once, against Bret. The rest of the the time he got hero's welcomes. His last appearance here, on April 17th in a 3-way dance, he got one of the loudest pops, and when he won the match, we went nuts. We never realized that this was the last time we would have the privelage of having our hometown boy entertain us. I feel especially sad for the Hart family, who as well as the loss of son Dean in 1990, in the past 3 years have had to endure the loss of Grandson Matthew Annis, who was a close friend of mine, Brian Pillman, who was like a member of their family, and now Owen. No family should have to endure these kinds of tragedies, losses at such young ages, once, let alone 3 times in 3 years. I guess Brian and Matt needed someone new to wrestle with in heaven. So they took Owen, far before his time. You guys take care of each other up there, I miss you Owen. Jason Clevett j_clevett@hotmail.com Calgary, Alberta
  Last year I was lucky enough to visit the states and during the three months I was there one of my favorite memories was getting drunk watching the WWF. The "Blue Blazer" was my favorite wrestler due to his antics on and off stage. He was a true entertainer and the world will be a smaller place without him. My condolences to his family and fellow fans, his memory shall live on> Dave
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