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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


It came as a shock.Basically, i still can't believe. I presume that's what most people might have felt when they got the news. i grief for the loss of a great wrestler,cum entertainer. Being the fan of Bret Hart, i never really liked him very much, but it has always been clear to me that he's good.Just as professional as Bret. i feel hurt for his family. I hope they manage it well.But I know it's hard,i don't even konw if i can handle it even though I'm just an outsuder. Fate has got the better of him. I guess we just have to accept god's plan.It's painful, but i'm sure it has its reasons. Fans of owen:Let's keep him in ours hearts forever. the screams, applauses, tears you'ver shed have not been wasted.They're all for a fantastic wrestler.
  I am very sorry for the loss of Owen. He was a good man one that I wish I could have been.Calgary won't be the same now.We lost a true hero.All my condolences,love Brent and Jaden.
  My condolences and prayers will be with Owen's families for Owen's untimley death from, Stephen Mills Hingham MA, USA
  Unstoppable men we see with our eyes, but never as fans know their hearts and minds. These men are more than wrestlers, or entertainers, or even the action figures you see in stores. They are husbands, fathers, friends, brothers, and sons. When we watch this "Sports Entertainment," we whoop and holler, we fear and hate, we worship and love, all because of what they do. This is their job and their life inside the ring we follow. But they above all deserve our respect because they are human beings. Owen Hart was lost in a tragic accident, his life wasn't supposed to end like that. He was supposed to becoome old with his wife, and family. He was supposed to be able to see his children become adults. He was supposed to have the life he dreamed of. This was an unbelievable loss for not only his family and friends, but for the TRUE fans of wrestling, who never knew the REAL Owen Hart. He will be loved, missed and always remembered. To some He is IMMORTAL. Susan Newman Boston, MA
  I would like to give my condolences to the Hart family on their recent loss. I've watched the WWF for a number of years & Owen being ove of my favorite wrestlers. What happened last night in Kansas City was unfortunate to say the least. What we have lost is more than a wrestler. But an ambassador to this city & province. There will not be another like him. Aaron, Calgary
  Shock, and sadness. Those are the only two words that can be used to describe the tragedy which has fallen regarding Owen Hart. As an avid wrestling fan I've witnessed the greater portion of Owen's career and wouldn't hesitate to say that he was the best wrestler to ever lace up a pair of boots. I would like to commend the WWF wrestlers who were present at the event. Tossing in the prayers for Owen even though it didn't fit the storylines was genuine class. Owen will be missed, and the World Wrestling Federation will be in a handicap match from now on, because they have lost their best. Andrew Abildgaard
  I am writing this to you, because I did not know who else to send it to. I am hoping you or someone can send this to the Hart family, and let them know that our thoughts and prayers our with them. Our family is deeply saddened by their loss. I know we do not know their family personally, however, watching their boys wrestle over the years, I can say, we feel their loss as if we do know them. I cannot begin to imagine the pain and grief Mr and Mrs Hart feel, nor do I pretend to. However,. I wanted them to know that their sons touched many lives, not only in Canada, but here in the United States. In a time where there aren't very many role models, especially in television entertainment, their sons always stood apart from the rest. Though not knowing Owen personally, he always came across as a man of character, virtue, integrity, and moral fortitude. These traits came out regardless of the role being played at the time, whether it was villian, or hero. The same is true with Bret. Wrestling is an entertainment, and with it's many storylines, and characters it may sometimes be hard to determine fact from fiction. However, the real way to determine what the wrestlers are really like is to watch them interact with their fans, the media, and the rest of the public, outside of the ring. All of the fans who met Owen outside the ring, or saw him in other events, know what he was really about, and that he possessed all of the traits, I mentioned before. Owen Hart will live on forever in the hearts of his fans. As one of those fans, I want to thank the Hart family for sharing their sons with us, and thank you, Owen, for many great matches, and entertainment over the years. We will miss you. Sincerely, Anita Dowdy, Mayfield, Kentucky
  I am a huge fan of the late great. I am 14 and I can remember the first time I saw him he was awsome. Owen Hart brought the fans great entertainment great laughter, he had fun doing th e deadliest job you can think of. I will never forget Monday May 24 1999 Tribute to Owen Hart. Tears flowed from fans eyes and from the FRIENDS from wrestling; tears fell from the eyes of Mankind,Mark Henry, Triple-H, The Rock, Stone Cold, and many more. We're gonna miss you Owen Hart.
  I am lost for words in this unbelievable loss. I wish I could in some way say that this is not true, or that Owen is pulling a prank of some sort. Unfortunately Owen is gone and I'm deeply sorry. When I was 11 or 12 I had some family problems that I just did not think I would make it through until, Owen and Bret have impacked my life in a way that will effect me for ever. Owen gave a young kid hope, and a feeling that you don't need to be the best at everything you do, but if you give it your best thats all that matters. If you put the time and effert in to what ever it is you want to be good at, or great at, you can get what you want... you can win. I felt like a winner when I saw Owen Hart wrestle. I guess he was just that kind of person. That was how Owen impacked my life. I'm 18 now and love wrestling now more than ever and Owen was still my favorit wrestler in the world, Bret is my second. When I heard Owen Hart past away, my whole body went numb. I was in total shock. I began to brake down into tears. It was worse than when my grandma died. In my bed room Sunday May 23, 1999 will be a day I will never forget as long as I live. Tears run down my checks every time I think of what happend to Owen. Sorry this was so long but this is my little tribute the my one and only role model that was like a best friend to me because I never had many friends. Thank you Owen for all the great memories. Your loss will never be forgoten.
  I am very sorry to hear about Owen. He was one of my favorite superstars. I am in my last year in school and ordered the pay-per-view. I really did think it was a stunt but when i found out it was real, i was heart-broken over what happen. i watched Raw last night and when i saw all the WWF supeerstars bringing back old memories about Owen i started crying. I was very sad. I remember the first time i saw Owen was at a WWF event in Chattanooga. That was the first time i saw Owen and i remember after his match, I patted him on his back. And after the event i saw him in the parking lot and wanted to get his autograph. He was just joking around with all the fans outside. That day on I all ways wanted to get in the ring with him. I was telling myself "I want to see what it is like to wrestle Owen." I wanted to do that when i get out of school and go to college. I also went to Canada once and I vowed to go back up there one day to see the Hart's dungen and start my wrestling career from there. Again, I am very sorry to hear about owen. I hope that the empty spot that you and all his fans can be filled by all the memories you have of him. I know the fisrt time i saw Owen in person will be one of the greatest memories I have of him. I will never forget him. With the greatest sympathy, Jonathan Dillard
  My family would wish to extend their Deepest Sympathy to the Hart Family. Words cannot express just how much our thoughts and prayers are with them. We are totally shocked and somewhat speechless over Owen's untimely death. The Inman Family Speedwell, Tennessee
  First I'd like to give my sincerest condolences to the entire Hart family. My thoughts and prayers are with them. Now I would like to respond to the gentleman who said that WWF is so called "Family entertainment". I have to disagree. I do watch WWF but I have never thought is was something for children. There is too much violence, vulgar gestures, and foul language. I wouldn't take my children to watch a movie containing those things let alone a live event. And for those who do take their kids, you should use that experience to teach them a lesson. Teach them about respect, and compassion. Maybe if every parent did this the news wouldn't be filled with all these tragedies. And the next generation could be better than us. Thank you for allowing me to get this off my chest, I just hope someone else can get something from this. C. Ellis from Texas, USA
  Isn't it time to go back to wrestling?? What was he doing 90 feet in the air?? Maybe if publications like yours come out against this ..... The insanity it will stop . How does anyone explain such a horrible accident to his children ..I thought this poor guy was wrestler..Watching the WWF superstars Monday night crying and giving their thoughts on Owen was heartwrenching ..I hope they and you come out against this kind of wrestling in the future ... VINCE MACMAHON SHOULD BE ASHAMED!!!! Godspeed to the Hart Family DMckeating@aol.com
  I was a fan of pro-wrestling many years ago. I became disheartened by the way wrestling turned so tactless and ridiculous. My point couldn't be more proven by the way the card carried on after a good man plunged to his death. Why? So they wouldn't lose a few bucks? McManon is a total insensitive ego maniac. To watch him on the news professing to mourn along with Owen's family, friends and fans is hypocritical. I know that many fans will be lost from this tragedy, and I hope that some legal action is taken to ensure that other wrestlers know what they are getting into and that it never happens again. Wrestling is no longer a sport....it is a freak show, and I'm only sorry that Owen's life was the main attraction and in front of organizers and fans who didn't seem to care less. The Hart family wrestlers were and are still my favourites, because they have a class and personality that other wrestlers do not choose to convey. My heart breaks for Owen's family and especially his wife and children. I can only say that the Hart family now has one special guardian angel watching over them. I'm so deeply sorry he is so young and earned his wings the way he did. A former fan.
  I just want the Hart Family to know my thoughts and prayers are with them. I'm terribly sorry about Owen. Kelly Hale [Alabama, USA]
  For all the years of entertainment, I would like to thank the King of Hearts.And God Bless his family.Our thoughts are with the Hart family. John H. Baltimore, MD.
  I have had the honor of knowing Owen and Martha Hart for a few years now and privileged to call them friends. The loss of Owen is a tragedy that I am unable to fully comprehend at this moment, the pain is still too raw. He was the most remarkable, kindest, gentlest man I have ever had the honor to know and I will miss him terribly. A true friend and gentleman in an industry that needs more people like Owen. I just want to pass on my condolences to Martha and the children and the whole Hart family at this awful time, my heart goes out to them and the people of Calgary at their loss. Owen will be missed by millions and I have lost a good friend who was too good and too young to die! God bless Owen, I miss you. Maggie Harrison, UK
  Our family would like to say thanks to Owen for all the memories he gave his fans. I used to watch Owen wrestle when he and Koko B. Ware were HIGH ENERGY! The wrestling world and the Hart family lost such a wonderful person...... We'll miss you much Owen Hart!!!!!! The Regan Family
  I am soo sad about owen hart....he was the best for me I am crying all the time about hem.....good bye hero desert70@hotmail.com
  My name is John Francis my wife and I are former residents of Calgary.My wife Leona is a native Calgarian.Her and I and our 3 children are long time fans of Pro Wrestling. and the Hart Family. At this very tradgic time We would like to extend our Deepest Sympathy to the Harts Stu and Helen Keith,Bruce,Bret and Wayne and the rest of the Family.Your lose will be felt all over Canada by the millions of fans of Pro Wrestling Owen was a great person Who's memory in the sport will live on for ever May God Bless you all at this very sad time. Respectfully JPFrancis London Ont. Canada
  My family and I met Owen Hart about 8 years ago in San Diego, Calif. He has always been a tremendous person and great influence on young people. He treated my children with respect and kindness. He was always someone they could look up to. I wish to send my deepest condolences to the Hart family. I especially want to thank the Hart parents for creating a great, moral, and kind person in an otherwise harsh profession. He was too young to have left his family, but the stars will shine brighter in the heavens tonight because Owen is there. Our prayers are with the family, Trudy Runner and family
  I only got to see Owen perform live, it was at a house show in Owen(ironic?) Sound, Ont. This was in 1994 in the middle of his fued with Bret. At the as he got into the ring he said over the mic: "I was pretty excited to come to OWEN Sound. I get to my dressing room and the sheet in the room says, Welcome to Bret Sound." My seats were right near a gate and Bret threw Owen the gates. Owen lay with his hands on a member of the ring crews feet for a few seconds, got up and got back into the ring. A few seconds later, the member of the ring crew went to put the gate back in place and fell on his face. Owen had tied his shoe laces together. Even though that was a house show, Owen gave it 110%. He made sure we got our money's worth. I wish I could have seen him wrestle more, he was certainly one of a kind. Thanks Owen Jordan MacKinnon Port Elgin, Ont.
 
  Owen Hart's death came as a big shock to me when I found out yesturday morning. I couldn't believe it and I didn't until I heard it on the radio myself. Owen Hart will never be forgotten and he touched the lives of all wrestling fans in a positive way. I will miss him dearly and I want his family to know that my thoughts and prayers are with them and I'll will always keep 'The Blue Blazer' Owen Hart alive in my heart and soul. Through our memories, he will live on forever and never be forgotten. Owen we love you!!!
  To the Hart Family Please accept my condolences regarding the death of your son & father & husband, Owen. I have watched him doing the wrestling and he was a very good man. Again, I am very sorry!! Cody Sibbick Age 11
  Mr. Whalen, I do not know you or the Hart Family. But you are a friend of the family from what I've read and I would like to share with them a poem that might be able to help Owen's parents through this sad time. I would appreciate you passing it on to them with our heartfelt sympathy. TO ALL PARENTS "I'll lend you, for a little while, a child of mine,"He said, "For you to love while he lives and mourn when he is dead. "It may be six or seven years, or twenty-two, or three, "But you, 'til I call him back, take care of him for me? "He'll bring his charms to gladden you, and shall his stay be brief, "You'll have his lovely memories as solace for your grief. "I cannot promise he will stay, as all from earth return, "But there are lessons taught down there I want this child to learn. "I've looked the wide world over in my search for teachers true, "And from the throngs that crowd life's lanes, I have selected you. "Now will you give him all your love -- not think the labour vain, "Nor hate me when I come to call to take him back again." "I fancied that I heard them say, "Dear Lord, thy will be done." "For all the joy this child shall bring, the risk of grief we'll run. "We'll shower him with tenderness and love him while we may, "And for the happiness we've known, forever grateful stay. "And should the angels call for him much sooner than we planned, "We'll brave the bitter grief that comes, and try to understand. -Author Unknown Thank you for your time Mr. Whalen.
  My deepest and most sincere condolences to the Hart family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Amy Martins
  ***My heartfelt condolences go out to all family, friends and fans of Owen Hart. It is with great sadness that I read todays paper, watch the unbelievable news on TV and see the grief in the faces of all his family members. I share this grief along with his family, his friends and all his fans. Ernie Lockyer
  I recently was faced with the most difficult situation of my life. My mother passed away too soon...she was a loving, kind woman who gave everything she had to the people that she loved. I understand that my words alone cannot touch the pain you as a family must be feeling, but I humbly extend to you my deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved (and rightly so) Owen. I never understood the pain and hurt that is accompanied by such a tragic event, and do not know if such an understanding will ever be reached, but the one thing that I do know is that Owen, my mother and all the other loved ones we miss, can feel our love for them. Take comfort in the thought that Owen, above all else, loved you, his family more than anything in the world. I do not have any family left to share my feelings with, and I am left alone to deal with this hurt, but the Harts are strong rooted in family, something that the whole world has witnessed. In the tough times, family is all you have. Again, I realize that whatever I say to you..if it is even read by anyone, cannot touch the emotion you have, but please know that we are more than fans of Owen the wrestler, we are fans of Owen the person. The loving husband and father that he was. Respectfully, Lauren Smith
  The first time I saw Owen Hart perform was way back when he first came in the WWF as the Blue Blazer. His aerial stunts left me awestruck as I saw him do front flips and moonsaults, moves that were at that time considered extraordinary. I have adored, admired and revered the Legendary Hart name. I love the Harts, the integrity, the pride and the legacy all just left me wishing to meet one or be trained by one. All has been said, and sadly, no mere words can sum up the true depth of sadness I am feeling. To diverge for just a moment I do want to publicly chastise CBS for the nasty and tasteless jokes made by the Late Late Show's Craig Killborn, I hope that Americans and Canadians alike send complaints to CBS.com and hopefully we will see an apology. I doubt it though as Killborn and his jackals need all the attention they can get. Owen, my "brother", my "icon", my true "hero"...I love you and I miss you. May God envelope the Hart's and anybody else shattered by this tragedy, in His everlasting arms. Rest in Peace. Devin Skaggs DTSX@IX.NETCOM.COM
  I didn't know you, but I have been crying for two days, trying to deal with the death of Owen Hart. I still am in disbelief that he is really gone, I can't believe that it was him up there. I feel so so sad for his family, his wife, kids, mom & dad , & his brothers and sisters, especially Bret. I don't think I will ever get over the thought of this horrible, unnecessary...."accident". These have been some the saddest days in my life. Owen, I will miss you, even just being a loving fan, forever. I will never forget you in my heart or my mind. viki eades@direct.ca
  What else can I say? Owen was exciting to watch, a professional and he took pride in all he did in entertaining his fans. The fact that he left behind a wife and 2 kids is tragically sad, and a family that we all know loved him dearly, and that none of those people were with him when he died, it saddens me to think that it was without seeing them all, or some, at least one last time; Owen Hart deserved better than he got in the end from the business, and our only comfort as his fans and fellow human beings, is to know that if there is a Heaven, Owen is there. I will miss this man, for he truly was The King of Hearts. Craig Hill Halifax, NS, CAN
  I would like to take this moment to say good-bye to one of the BEST MAN OF WWF. Hope you are in heaven where I know they'll be glad to have you and comfort you. GOD BLESS YOU AND GOOD-BYE. YOU'LL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERD!
 
  BY Far The Best Ever Wrestling Group I'Ve Ever Seen In Terms Of Talent, Personalities And Ability To Work The Crowd Was The Last (And Very Lamented) Hart Foundation, With Bret, Owen, The Bulldog, The Anvil And Brian Pillman. Although They Were Major Heels In The U.S., I Understand That They Are Major, Major Faces With The Rest Of The Global Audience. No Matter What They Are They Still Get The Utmost Respect Because Of Their Athleticism And Skills- Barnone. Even When Brian Died And Bret Went To Wcw, Along With Davey Boy And Jim Neidhart, Somehow It Seems That Deep Inside I, And I Hope A Lot Of You All, Are Kind Of Hoping That Someday The Rest Of The Hart Foundation Will Be Able To Wrestle Together Again And Kick Everybody Else'S Butt. Be It Wwf, Wcw Or Even Ecw And The Indies, Hart Foundation Will Be Able To Bring In People Wherever They Are. Hell, To Cut It All Short, I Miss The Hart Foundation. All These Years I Wished Bret, Owen, Anvil And A Healthy Bulldog Would Someday Stand Together Again. But I Guess It Was All Wishful Thinking. Sad To Say The Glory Of What Was The Hart Foundation Can Never, Ever Be Whole Again With The Death Of "The Rocket." I'M Sorry If I Sound Selfish. I Too Grieve For Owen. I Think All Those Praises And Sorrow For Him Really Proves That He Is A True Champion At Heart. May His Soul Rest In Peace And May His Spirit Live On In Every Individual Who Pour Out Their Sweat And Blood To Entertain Us With Their Feats Of Skill, Their Display Of Talent, Their Gift Of Gab And Their Show Of Strength On The Canvas. Wrestling May Be "Sports Entertainment." But I Sure Am Entertained.... And Owen Is An Integral Part Of That Through All Of These Years. He Will Be Missed. The Blue Blazer Will Live On In Each And Every One Of Us.
  To the Hart family and to Owen's immediate family. I have followed wrestling in the past but, when it became to unreal for me I quit watching. The death of one of Calgary's most prominent heros only proves that I was correct to stop watching. I am terribly sorry for the loss your family has suffered and for his children who now must grow up without their father. I hope Vince McMahon realizes how out of control this has become. Maybe then Owen's death won't be in vain and there will be some sort of purpose. sincerely, Jackie Thibert
  To the family of Owen Hart, We wish to send you our deepest sympathies on the passing of Owen. We are great wrestling fans and were shocked and saddened at his passing. We had the opportunity to see Owen when he was in Calgary in April, he is a true Canadian and sportsman. May god be with you and your family at this truly terrible time. Thank you for giving us one of the best WWF superstars ever, he will sadly missed by all. GOD BLESS YOU HART FAMILY. Ken and Rae-Ann Tencer, Red Deer, AB
  My best memory of the Harts was the match between Owen and Bret. It was a great match between two brothers. You could see the respect they had for each other. The match was wrestle with technical abilities. I agree that wrestling is not what use to be and I personally miss that type of action. The only reason why I will watch wrestling today is because of Bret Hart and Owen Hart and the Hart brothers. Very sorry for the loss of Owen. My condolences go to the Hart family. God bless you all and Godspeed. E-mail address is dlhzth@c2i2.com. Your number one Hart fan, Linda S Hulsebus
  To see the other side of wrestlers during the tribute on raw was very moving. My prayers to the men who did the rigging they must feel terrible. Janis George and Nicholas
  When I was a young girl I was addicted to Stampede Wrestling. Even more so, I had the biggest crush on Owen Hart. I was in heaven when Stampede Wresting came to Peace River, where I was living. It has been about 13 years and I still remember the live match I got to see between Owen and Makhan Singh. The fight got outside the ring and Owen was throwing banquet tables. He got a lot of penalties that night. What a show! I don't know why, but I stopped being a wrestling fan after Stampede Wrestling went off the air. However, I continued to be an Owen Hart fan. I would keep my ears open to catch his name as I flipped through the channels on TV, but only then would I stop to watch a match. He has left an impression on the child within me that will never go away. My condolences to the Hart family. Sincerely, Jackie Neufeld
  May 25, 1999 Dear Bret, Our family wants to send our prayers. I have always held a special place for your family in my heart. My memories of Owen stretch way beyond the wrestling world...I will always remember an adorable 5 year old boy who loved his family very much. My heart sank when you said he was a better person than you. You were his mentor and you will always be a great person. The world and your small Calgary community will remember your brother as a proud, highly motivated individual who is admired for supporting his family's business and you. He will always be respected for his contributions to the sport of wrestling as will YOU. Take care and may God Bless you. Sincerely, Sue McClelland
  I am a mother of young boy who watches wrestling. I do not allow him to watch it in our house,however he will go over to a friends house and watch. I am appalled at what wrestling has become. It has became nothing but a cash cow. They say sex sells!! What is with all these scantly clad women? I thought wrestling was about men. Not anymore, anything goes! This is not entertaining! I am truely saddened by the death of Owen Hart. He was in my opinion what wrestling is(was)all about, family. No longer can you sit down as a family and watch wrestling on t.v. Owen was a true family man in every sense of the way. We will sure miss him!!!!
  My thoughts and prayers are with the Hart family, as I am devastated by the tragic death of Owen Hart. In his true fans, as myself, he will always be the "King of OUR Hearts". God Bless Owen. STEVEN
  everal years ago WWF was making one of its many trips to Portland, Maine. I was running a pizza place in the middle of Portland's Old Port Section. Well, when I looked out the window and saw Owen Hart I began to squeal and shriek. I yelled hysterically out the door and begged him to come in for lunch and I'd make him whatever kind of pizza he wanted. He was a little hesitant at first, as I am Italian , large, loud, and foolish. He figured it was safe and came in with his buddy (I don't remember who he was-Rad Radford, maybe). Any way he had lunch and hung out for about 40 minutes, patiently answering any and all questions I had. (even though I had promised not to bug him) Then I asked if he had any pictures on him so I could get one signed for my nephew. (I was too embarrassed to say it was for me) He then took me with him to the civic center so he could go in a get one for me. He got me in the back area where he told the guard not to let anyone make me leave. He introduced me to Shawn Michaels, Ted Dibiase, Allandra Blaze, Lou Albano, the Smoking Guns, Doink the Clown, etc. I was thrilled-it was so exciting. He came back with a photo and got me free tickets which I picked up at the show. He was sincere and kind, despite the fact that people must hound him everywhere he goes. And I'm just a regular looking person, with a regular job, with a regular life. I will never forget how special he made me feel-how special it was to mingle with WWF stars for whom I have admiration and respect. God Bless You Owen Hart. God Bless your family. Your spirit lives in all the people you touched, no matter how remotely.
  The family of the Harper's (Don, Jack, Millie, Joyce and Stan)and their children offer their support and prayer's to you at this time of loss. We wish you the healing of prayer and our thoughts are with you. On a day when things look so dark it is hard to see the ray of light that Owen brought to you and to all those around him. He shall be deeply missed but never forgotten for all of us that he touched he left a piece of himself behind in our heart's and minds. God speed our prayer's are with you at this time of need. Deepest Sympathy
  was shocked and stunned on sunday night when the news broke about owen.My prayers are with his familey with deepest sorrow and regret Colin
  I am sorry to hear of the loss of Owen. It is truly a tragedy. I was lucky enough to meet Owen twice in my life, once while doing a promo for the Children's network with Brian Pillman. The second at his child's little league games (my niece was on the same team.). He was a kind hearted soul and the loss is shared with you by many fans, friends and even just acquaintances, like me. You did a beautiful job in raising a fine upstanding man in Owen. He will be missed by many. My thoughts are with you during this tragic time. God Bless you all. Elaine King
  I'm from England. I can remember watching Owen play against his brother, Bret, at the Royal Albert Hall in London. He was incredible. Flying off the turnbuckle with such athletism and enjoyment. Owen will be missed by the millions of british fans as well as the americans. My deepest sympathy's go out to all of his family and may Owen R.I.P.
  When I found out that Owen died I cried all night, and I still do whenever I talk about him. I will miss Owen, but I will never forget him. I watched the tribute to Owen on Monday Night Raw, and was very impressed, I have never seen a tribute like that before. When the wrestlers talked about him I cried right along with him. I am in the process of making a webpage in memory of Owen. Robin Ellis
  THANKS FOR THE YEARS OF GREAT WRESTLING DL
  What more can be said that hasn't probably been said already. I am 44 years old and grew up watching wrestling on television and attending live shows. It is pure entertainment, and it has made people like Owen Hart a part of our lives; weekly visitors welcomed into our homes. So much of the plot lines of WWF and other wrestling organizations reflect real, everyday life. It is unfortunate that the role playing and the scripts don't allow us to see the "real" wrestler; the real person, just the persona. Bret Hart's Wrestling with Shadows video hopefully opened a lot of wrestling fans eyes to the people outside the life in the ring. We have been exposed to real life with the unfortunate and untimely death of Owen Hart. Hopefully all fans will learn more about life from this death. All things happen for a reason, whether or not they appear right to us. Thank you to Owen for the many years of enjoyment and entertainment. My deepest sympathies to his wife, children and the rest of the Hart family and friends. Videos, film and photos of Owen doing what he enjoyed most will keep him alive in all our minds and hearts. Thanks for everything, Owen. Sheldon Harvey Greenfield Park, Quebec
  Dear Harts, Words can not say how my wife and I really feel. We like most Calgarians are devastated be the news of Owens senseless death. We agree that wrestling has gotten way out of control and that we forbid our son as well as our selves to watch it any more.When people like the Cuban Assassin, the Stomper,even when you and your brother first started wrestling it was enjoyable to watch for the entire family. Not only are we angry at the WWF, but also at the bloodthirsty fans who never seem to get enough,and always want more. It seems that Jerry Springer and Marilyn Manson are running wrestling.They seem to have forgotten about family entertainment and go only for flash and shock value. Not only did they put Owen in danger, they did not have the decency to stop the show.Do they have so little regard for human life that money and ratings come first. I know you are feeling so much pain nothing makes sense,but we believe Owen is at peace and in a much better place. Although like most loving families you would rather have him here on earth with you. Your family and Owen's wife and children are in our thoughts and prayers. With Sympathy, Corey, Linda and William Caponero
  We wish to pass on our deepest sympathies on the tragic loss of Owen. We watched him when he was in Stampede Wrestling and followed his career as his matured into the finest of men and wrestlers. Nothing can ease the pain you must be going through, You raised a wonderful human being. Greg & Kathy Marsh Medicine Hat Alberta
  I was watching the Over The Edge on Sunday night when the poor tragedy had happened. I couldn't believe it but like most of the people there live I had thought it was just a part in the lineup of events to happen that night. But when JR continually said "This is not an act and that this is extremely serious" I couldn't believe it. I just hope and pray that the Hart family can deal with this very tragic occurence. Thank you for reading. Degenerate119
  I still can hardly believe that such a "senseless tragedy" took the life of one of the best...The Hart family has always maintained a real dedication to the profession and brought to the fans always the best of mat wrestling and entertainment. Words cannot express this great loss of one who surely did not deserve to end his life in such a manner...I am shocked and greatly disappointed with WWF. I am not one of today's fans who enjoy seeing the sex & hardcore violence that today's wrestling only seems to bring..I understand that Bret may not be coming back to wrestling and that I can certainly understand; but for all of those who want to see the true art of wrestling I can't help but wonder if somehow you could form your own wrestling network as a tribute to Owen where once again, wrestling is as it once was could continue on to glorify the sport and the courage of those who feel the same way. I will be continuing to pray for your family through these times. God bless you, Hart Family! A Lifelong Hart Fan
  Our thoughts anbd prayere go out to the Heart family, for thr terriable lost of their youngest son and brother.we hope that all the wishes from the fans and friends will help you make it through the next terriable days you all have to face. I just wonder why they had to change wrestling had to change so much over the past years, I grew up watching, the midgets, sweet daddy zekie,the ultamet worrier,the Heart brothers, but when it started to turn way back when my daughter was little, I stopped watchng it, for the very reason that happened on Sunday. I was always afraid that something was going to happen. And its so sad to say that it did. I am only thankful that I had stopped watching when I did. Our prayers are with you. God Bles you all. (Ms. Lee Milburn)
  I'd just like to say a few things but it's hard to express my feelings of sadness that I have for the entire Hart family. I'd just like to say how sorry I am for the loss of a loved one over the weekend. I am a huge wrestling fan, and was a big fan of Owen's. I remember watching stampede wrestling with my grandfather along time ago, and seeing Owen Hart for the first time. A couple of months ago, Bret Hart was doing a photo shoot in a building on 11th ave. downtown Calgary. I was estatic to find out that Bret was upstairs from where I work getting some pictures done. I just had to get his autograph, so I did. Just to meet any of the Harts is a true honor. I would have loved to meet Owen. When anybody would even mention wrestling, I would always think of the Harts because the Harts are wrestling, and always will be. I know I don't know Owen, but when I heard of his passing I felt as if I lost somebody very close to me. It makes me really sad to know that Owen is gone. The world has lost a very good person. My heart goes out to the entire Hart family. I just want to say again how sorry I am and I will never forget Owen even though I never knew him personally. There is one thing I do know and that is the Hart's are a very strong family and that will make it alot easier to cope with his passing. Stay strong Harts. I miss you Owen.
  When i remeber owen hart he was hated by fans now he's death has struck the fans hearts. when owen was hated by fans and referees he was being a bad show man but he was also a practical joker as well. i like to say to mre hart that he's wife martha ans his kids oje and athena that they love owen he was loving father and husband and to his brother bret and he's whole hart family i give my regards to the hart family and god bless to owen we he is now he is looking down at us now. owen where ever you are now we all miss you.
  I was shocked and saddened when I read about the tragic death of Owen Hart. I have watched Owen since his time in Stampede Wrestling - if you think Chris Benoit is good now, you should have seen Owen back then. I could never understand why he had to hide behind the Blue Blazer gimmick when the man had enough talent to put any mat technician or high flyer to shame. He used to use submission holds that I have never seen duplicated, and could fly as high as Rick Steamboat or Jimmy Snuka if need be. I guess with the WWF's reliance on style over substance, they could not figure how to put such a pure wrestler over, in the same way that Chris Benoit is continually denied in WCW. It is unfortunate that the WWF's lack of imagination would ultimately lead to Owen's untimely death. One tape of the old Stampede Wrestling days and you will understand why we lost "the best there was, the best there is, or the best there ever will be." L Zwer
  I rememebr in July 1995,Owen visited the childrens hospital in New York,where my little brother was recovering from a serious car accident.He came over and you could see my brothers face light up.Owen spent about half an hour talking to my brother about WWF and all sorts of things.He eventually autographed my brothers cast on his broken leg and to this day it is his most treasured possesion.We'll miss you Owen.
  I feel for the Harts right now with all the questions in their hearts why this happened. The world that didn't know Owen really do not know what a great and wonderful man he was. I never wrestled him but I know friends that did in high school. I grew up watching the harts since I was 12 years old. Stampede Wrestling where everything began for most wrestlers in Calgary and that is where I saw a star being born in Owen. Most guys could not do what he did in the ring never mind out of it. He will truely be missed in this world and what a tragedy for his life and family to end. I was getting sick of watching what has happened to the wrestling world, but I watched for one reason to watch my favorite stars to perform and one was Owen. But after watching my last wrestling show which will be last night in memory of Owen, which I feel the wrestlers did a great tribute to Owen that was the last. I am sick of what happened and I feel that their is no remorse in the WWF for what did happen to Owen Hart. Owen left avoid which no one man can ever fill which is truely ashame for this family. I hope that the fans got their fill in K.C that day because if it was me I would of left and told what I thought of the WWF. WHICH IS VERY POOR TASTE. The last thing that I have to say for the moment is take a moment on monday which I will for the harts and I will be giving a silent prayer. Thanks for the memories Owen and God bless Brad Nadurak
  Dear Martha:
  Although I have never been a wrestling fan, I am a native Calgarian, having spent all 38 years of my life here. I have of course followed your famous family's adventures in the Sun newspaper over the years, and even attended a match many years ago..as a gift to a friend/fan. These past days I have been reading wonderful, inspiring words written in tribute to your beloved husband Owen. The ones that touched me most where the ones written by Mr. Ed Whalen, whom I have also admired for many years. "Owen was Martha's Man"
  If I could offer some words of comfort...
  My mother passed away January 28th 1995, suddenly one Saturday morning. I was only 33 years old, and I was so angry that other's had their moms. I was astranged from my only brother and had never had a sister. My dad had serious health problems and I was consumed with fear of losing him too. I felt lost and abandoned, and cried for years in the bathroom so other's wouldn't be made uncomfortable with my seemingly endless grief. She had been battling cancer, and we had known our time was limited, but we had been told another 12 months, and we were both looking forward to another Christmas, our favorite time of the year. She passed away only 5 weeks after my husband and I were finally married after 4 children born "out of wed-lock". I was plunged into devastation because it seemed my mom and I had finally mended all our fences and had nothing left between us but unconditional, enormouse love after many challenging years.
  Since that terrible day I have been searching for truth and evidence of my mothers continued presence in my life. I have learned that grief is the fear that one soul has truly lost another soul, be it a mother father, brother or sister, wife or husband, son or daughter.
  My search has led me down many paths, through alot of strife and confusion and even fear...and this last month, through a series of trying events I made that discovery. (if you want the whole story just ask me when you are ready) This mother's day I did not cry or grieve my mother as I have these past four years, because I knew it was she, and all my other family members who have passed before me watching over me, helping me through the most difficult of times...just as they are there sharing the most joyous of times...that my guardian angles are not faceless aspirations, but my family members. Family is really what God is. If we used the word Family instead of God it would be the same. You have your beloved Owen still Martha, he and all your family members are still enveloping you in love, both here in their 'earth suits' and those that have been set free from their suits. And I will tell you Martha, I have often said to friends over the years, my mother has been able to help me more since she has become a true angle than she ever could of here on earth. You see, my mom was an alcoholic from the time I was 11 right up until she got cancer, when she became to sick to drink. The cancer I hated and despised and feared so gave my mother the gift of sobriety...and me the gift of feeling my mother's true love and admiration, something I had never been sure of. Then, at peace, she discarded her earth suit, and joined all the other family members passed before her, to help me and those of us left behind even more.
  I have gone on here, I've been called long winded all my life, but Martha I just wanted you to know that its going to be alright, and as you begin to shed your grief with each new message from Owen, you will understand that you have not lost him, he will keep coming back to you again and again through all your years left here, in your children, in friends and acquaintances, in all living things you will find Owen, and know in your heart that a true angle named Owen lives on in your heart,and rides unseen on your shoulder forever.
  Your Friend, Maureen M. Keeler
  When I saw the 1993 WWF survivor series, The Hart Brothers were to do battle with Shawn Michaels and those 3 mystery partners beside Shawn. That was when I saw Owen wrestle for the first time. I started to liek him a lot, because he was a terrific athlete, and had a tremendous amount of talent. Most people cheered for Bret that night in Boston Garden, but when I was home, I cheered for Owen that night. I liked him more when he turned heel because that was what made him a great persona in the ring. He had great memorable fueds with Bret, along with Shawn Michaels when he knocked him unconscious on Raw, but I also remember when he dumped Stone Cold Steve Austin on his neck at Summerslam 1997,which started a big fued bwtween the two, but my best memory of Owen Hart was beating his brother, Bret at Wrestlemania X. That was in my mind the best match I ever saw Owen in. 40 minutes long and it was the first match of the event,but it was Wrestlemania X. A special night for Owen to defy the odds and upset Bret and to shock the wrestling world at Madison Square Garden. I kept believing in Owen as he got a big push for the King of the Ring, the Intercontinental title two times, 3 tag belts, and the European title, But after hearing the news from a friend, I was shocked that my favourite wrestler had passed, but it took time for me to shed tears and to have the feelings his friends had on Raw,when the 10 bell toll rang and when everybody saw the tribute clips on the titantron, everybody cried. Sadness was in the air and in their hearts and in mine. I didn't break into tears that early, but when I saw all the wrestlers and officials say something about Owen,most of them were sobbing because he meant so much to his friends, the business of wrestling, the fans, ,but most importantly, his wife, Martha, and his 2 young children, Oje and Athena. After the RAW show, I when upstairs, and my eyes started to get watery as I climbed up the stairs, I climbed up the stairs and the sadness inside built until I got upstairs to my room, and saw a picture of Owen on my wall near my bed, I cried my eyes out. It felt like the right thing to do. Whenever I wake up, the tragic news repeats in my mind again and again, and I grow very sad when I wake up for school. He was my favourite wrestler, and this year, I had hopes of seeing him become the WWF Champion, but after Sunday's tragic accident, that is unfortunate to happen, but he is in a new place and a sure better place. After all, being here on Earth in my mind hasn't been really safe due to the fact of all the violence that has happened here. The Kosovo situation has nowhere been any better, 15 children were killed in Columbine High School, and jsut a week ago, there was another school shooting in Conyers ,Georgia, and also with all the deaths that have gone on so far. Something is unpleasant here on Earth, so Owen, enjoy the heavens in the sky, because the charity works you've done in Calgary, and the loving family man that you are as well as the regular fun-loving person you were in my mind is the world's luckiest man, for you are with the Lord, and where you truly belong. God Bless you Owen!!!
  just a quick note to say thank you . you all a slam wrestling are doing a wonderful job. I live in Abbotsford and have followed the career of Owen hart since his first match with stampede wrestling. I thank you have allowed the world to get the information it needs to make sense of this horrible tragedy and you have done it with dignity and grace only true reporters can my hats off to all your staff. Kevin A MacDonald
  My namne is Edmond Pryor and I have been a wrestling fan for as long as I can remember. I'm only 18 years old but I have learned to love wrestling because of superstars like Owen and Bret. The news of Owen's untimely death saddens me to say the least but I hope the entire Hart family can understand and appreciate the fact that Owen is with the Heavenly Father now. Oen will be missed greately and I extend my deepest sympathies to the Entire Hart family especially my favorite wrestler Bret "The Hitman" Hart. Bret I know what it's like to have the responsibility of being an older brother there is always that protective attitude please understand that God willing Owen will always live within us all!!! Our memories will prevent us from ever forgetting about him thus he will live on in all of our hearts until the end of time. Here is a poem which will help you understand.

               I'M FREE

Don't grieve for me for now I'm free,
I'm following the path God laid for me.
I took his hand when I heard him call,
I turned my  back and left it all.
I could not stay another day
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone will stay that way,
I found that peace at close of day.
If my parting has left a void
Then fill it with remembered joy
A friendship shared, a laugh a kiss,
Ah yes,  these things I, too, will miss.
But not burdened with times of sorrow,
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life has been full, I've savored much.
Good friends, good times, a loved ones touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all to brief
Don't lenghten it now with undue grief,
Lift up you hearts and share with me,
God wanted me now,
He set me free.

                     Author Unknown

Edmond Pryor

  I have spent over ten years of my life working in and on theatrical productions. This includes experience using fly-in harnesses. Bottom Line: if this production had used the correct proceedures and standards, Owen Hart would be alive. There should be no way for someone to accidently fall from the top of a stadium.
  hi there from sydney australia, I was shocked to learn of owen's death and i'm sure these feelings are felt worldwide. Owen Hart was one of the best wrestlers i have ever seen in action and it was so tragic to lose such a fine example of the sport in such a callous way. He deserved much more in wrestling that he actually ever got,I think he was one of the most underrated wrestlers on the scene. What i do know is that he didn't deserve to go like this!,it's unfair and stupid to put someone's life online for ratings!... So tell me wwf how are your damn ratings now!... I hope the hart family actually reads this message because i feel greatly for you all,this must be so difficult to accept for you i know,but he made an impression on people that we'll never ever forget. my condolencies to you all. thanks,from a great fan ; ((
  To the Hart family, As an avid wrestling fan, and a huge fan of both Brett & Owen I am saddened by the tragic death that has come to your family. I am primarily a WCW viewer, but we always purchase WWF pay-per-views, and I was shocked to learn of the accident. I am appalled that WWF and Vince McMahon would insinuate both during the moments that followed the tragedy and repeatedly in the press that this could have somehow been due to the fault of an accidental "release" - I don't find that appropriate, it is completely without tact! I am further amazed that investigation to this horrible event was postponed because "the show must go on"! I find it disgraceful and disgusting. I am so sorry for your loss and I hope that your family finds peace and love in the support of your loyal fans in this tragic time of need. My deepest sentiments. Mr. and Mrs. Walter K. Douglas, Jr.
  I have followed Owen Hart's career since his days back in Stampede Wrestling. I was just a small boy back then and Owen was my idol. Nobody back then could fly off the ropes like Owen. I was deeply saddened as I watched the events unfold on PayPerView that Sunday. Owen will always have a place in my heart and in my memory. I'd also like to say that WWF RAW did a outstanding tribute to Owen. It showed the world that wrestlers have hearts too and they are not insensitive muscle men. It must have took alot for them to wrestle on Monday and have the show go on. Slam Wrestling's tribute and stories for Owen were heart warming and to all the writers at SLAM......You guys are a class act!!! I love you OWEN!!! Dale
  I would like to express my condolences to all of you. It is always shocking to hear of someone who dies unexpectedly, but even more so, someone who was obviously as special as Owen. Perhaps his death will not be in vain, but will be a catalyst for change in professional wrestling. My thoughts and prayers are with you, especially his two young children, Oje and Athena. Tracy Williams
  I would like to send my condolences to the Hart family. Owen was a legend in Calgary and around the world. I was deeply saddened to hear about his death. Please accept my deepest sympathies. Cheryl Dovich
  I cannot begin to imagine the deep pain the entire family is going through,but always remember you're not alone. The world mourns with you. I got to know Owen at stampede wrestling,as we sold programs together with Bret as our"boss". I stayed over many weekends as Owens guest at your home,ate Stu's pancakes and witnessed first hand the special love your family felt towards eachother. I will be outside the funeral chapel on monday to say so-long to a special human being who was greatly loved by the world. God Bless. Dana Olsvik Calgary .
  What a Great Wrestler and Lusty Competitor, Owen will be sorely missed on the WWF Wrestling matches. I have been an avid fan of WWF for over five years, and with the advent of Owen Hart on the scene I know, that, I have enjoyed the tremendous matches he was involved in. The whole wrestling world will miss him very much; his fiercely competitive sprit and his splendid moves and techniques. You will live on in my memory for a long time. Sleep on peace great warrior. Derek David Gaspar, Guyana, SOUTH AMERICA
  This Monday morning, I woke up, and did what I normally do the night after a ppv. You see, I live in London, England, so I recorded the ppv the night before, and then I forwarded it to the last two matches, because they are normally the best. The crowd seemed unusually quiet, I thought they were just bored, even the wrestlers lacked their usual fire. Then I rewinded the video, because I wanted to see my other two favourites, X-Pac and Owen Hart. While I was watching the X-Pac match was happening, my dad rushed down and said Bret Hart died, I was shocked and told him are you sure? He said someone in a blue costume died, I asked him, are you sure it wasn't Owen, Bret wears pink! He said that's who it was. I was shocked, I didn't believe it, no matter how big something is in wrestling the British media never mentions it. I checked teletext, and one of the headlines was, "Hart killed in wrestling stunt". I went to that page, and read what happened, I was very, very upset. Owen was a true hero; I had met him twice before in Britain, he was one of the nicest and honest people I have ever met. If I am feeling so bad, it is a wonder at the grief that the Hart family must be feeling. I send my condolences to every one of them, especially his wife. Owen Hart was the longest serving wrestler on the WWF roster, even though his Brother and brother-in-law went down South; he stuck by the WWF. I thought this was the year of Owen Hart, I had predicted by the end of the year that a re-emergence of The Hart-Austin feud, this will sadly never happen. Hart will not only be remembered as possibly the most honest man in the business by me, he will also be remembered for being the most talented wrestler, I felt he and Jarrett were the last two real wrestlers. Even though I had always loved Bret, I had been surprised that he never became bigger than him. Because not only was Owen an amazing technical wrestler, he was a fine aerial wrestler, he had the ability to beat any wrestler, many said he didn't have mic skills. But these were still sound, and wrestling should always come first. I feel that we as the fans are to blame to, we wanted more and more of this carnage, and it was inevitable that someone was going to get hurt, I just never thought that it would end up as tragic as this. I started watching wrestling in 1990, which was about the time of Owen's emergence into the WWF, as the Blue Blazer, at first I wasn't sure if he was any good, but after a few months, I was sure he was going to be a big thing, I was 6 years old then. My earliest memory of a match though, is a bit later. This was when he got rid of his Blue Blazer, and he teamed up with Koko B. Ware, and he was known as "The Rocket" Owen Hart. They had the funniest music, and entertained in the ring. Eventually though, his face image ended, and he became a heel. I remember in the tag match he was with Bret, when Bret was unable to carry on, and Owen turned on his brother. Then at Wrestlemania that year, they had one of the greatest matches of the 90's. This was when the world saw Owen's full potential. He is the only WWF wrestler to have held the Tag belts with three partners, who were Yokozuna, British Bulldog and Jeff Jarrett. You had to be great to hold the belts with three individuals as these, he made them look good. He had some amazing feuds with top atheletes, recent ones include two legendary feuds with HHH and Austin, you had to be one hell of a dignified wrestler to job to HHH the amount of times he did. No-one will forget the infamous incident in which he injured Steve Austin, not one of the highlights of his career, but the feud was top-notch. In the last year, he had formed a tag-team with close friend Jeff Jarrett, and soon gained the tag title of the New Age Outlaws with him. Owen was about to solo, and I thought he finally get to carry the WWF title, but now he will never get the chance he so badly deserved. Owen Hart was the one wrestler I had met, once about 4 years ago, and once at a house show in England. I talked to him for about twenty minutes last time, I couldn't believe he remembered who I was. When he spoke to me, he was so honest and dignified, you knew he had no ego. I told him when he left if he could get me a backstage pass next year, now I will never see him again. I miss Owen so much, but when the WWF comes here it will be even worse, because the great Owen Hart will not be there, a figure who has so long been taken for granted by me and many others is now gone for good. I pray and hope that Owen Hart's death was not in vain, it's time for all the promotions to take a step back and realise that no rating number can ever land up to one's life. I think we as fans must do something for Owen Hart, to immortalise him, we should make an Owen Hart Memorial. We must do something to make sure that another momentous figure like Owen Hart is not lost in the circumstances was. We are the only ones who can tell the promotions to take a step back, and I will make this my main objective, I hope that by doing this that Owen's soul will be able to then rest in peace, and that his death was not in vain. Anyone who has ideas of what we can do, email me at: Owenhartmemorial@hotmail.com Aman Anand
  hi i just wanted to say that owen was one of my favorite heros. he was nice kind and funny and i know that he will be missed very much by his family, friends, and fans. i just wanted to say a prayer for him (dear god i know this must have happened for a reason but none of us know when you will take us to heaven to be with you. i know owen is in a better place right now with no pain,suffering,or sickness.i know he is watching down from above and smiling on us all. i just pray that you will bring peace within the hearts of his family members and friends. in jesus name amen love christina dalton
  I have been watching wrestling for many years. I love our Canadian wrestlers. Owen will be missed by many. I know i will miss him. It is so sad that something like this could happen. My condolences go out to his entire family, but most of all his wife and children. Karen Kingsbury
  hello my name is bethanie pederson and i am sixteen years old and i have been watching wrestling for fourteen years and owen hart. He has been one of my favourite world wrestling federation athletes as well as bret hart. Owen James Hart will always be remembered by his fans{especially me} anyways to the Hart family Owen will be the best where ever he is. e-mail me bethanie_m_g@htomail.com
  In my short life i have known many joys, and far too many sadnesses. one of the more painful things is losing boyhood heroes. Owen was one of them. to Stu and Helen: the saddest moment in a persons life is to outlive their youngest child, my heart and prayers go out to you and the Hart family. to Brett: the loss of a brother is the loss of part of yourself good and bad memories, keep them alive and he will be with you always. to Martha: you are in my prayers, if you miss his smile, look to the stars... Owen will be watching over you. and to Owen: you were a great person your sudden passing will have a great effect on many lives... the character you played may have been a heel, but your soul will always be one of the good guys. rest in peace. Michael Opitz Calgary Alberta
  I'm sad to see Owen Hart gone, he was a true performer whom I was lucky enough to meet. It's so hard to believe he is gone and I wish the Hart family my best in this obviously trying time for them. Owen will always be with us in spirit. He used to say there's a little but of the Blue Blazer in all of us, well I believe there will always be a part of Owen Hart in us all. johnpollock@hotmail.com
  My friends and I are all Owen Hart fans,I myself remember Owen for his high flying moves.I used to watch him in Stampede Wrestling and always thought that this man had an incredible future with the sport.He will be greatly and sadly missed,Our hopes and prayers go out to his wife and children.Owen will always be the king! All the fans in G.P
  I have been a fan of Owen Harts since I was 11 years old and would spend my Friday nights at Stampede Wrestling. Owen was a huge part of my childhood and I am deeply sad that he is gone. I also had the privelege of meeting Martha one friday night at the pavilion when her and Owen were first engaged, she was such a sweet and wonderful person, who had the time and patience to talk to a couple of little girls who were full of questions about her and her fiance. I would like to send my warmest and heartfelt regards to Martha, his beautiful children and the rest of the Hart Family. Robyn
  I wish to send my deepest condolences to the Hart family for the lost of one of Canada's greatest sports entertainers. I found out about this tragedy on the news and was shocked and didn't want to believe it. I have been watching wrestling since the early 80s and remember the days of Stampede Wrestling. Owen was one of the most talented and acrobatic wrestlers of his day. When he first came to the WWF, I was quite upset that his talents were wasted in that stupid Blue Blazer get-up. But, in his heyday in the WWF, the best was when he was with the Hart Family, with Brett, Jim, and Davey-Boy. Everytime the WWF came to Vancouver and the rest of Canada, Owen would clearly get the biggest ovation from the crowd....even though the fans chanted "Nugget", everyone knew in their hearts that he was NEVER one. Owen will be truly missed by me, his family and all the fans around the world. Take care Owen, I know you'll be wrestling up there and watching over us. Ed Lim
  I would like to express my sincere condolences to the friends & family of Owen Hart. I did not learn of this accident until returning from camping yesterday, when my roommate gave me the news. All I could could think was "Oh my god". It did not really hit me until I watched Raw is War last night. I think the WWF did a remarkable job with the Tribute episode considering the emotions running rampart through each athlete & official. I think the greatest moment was Road Dogg Jesse James and The Godfather refusing to wrestle out of respect for Owen. We as wrestling fans have lost one of the most technical athletes in the business and he will be sorely missed. I always enjoyed watching him out wrestle everybody in the ring. It was nice to see some actual moves, not just the beat-em-up stuff that goes on now. Maybe this tragedy will show the corporate personel in both the WWF & WCW that the Soap Opera of the world of wrestling must be toned down a bit before this happens again. My heart goes out to the children of Owen, but hopefully people will always remind them of the great person he was, not the wrestler.
  What can I say? I never met Owen Hart but he was obviously a fantastic performer who entertained myself and my family for years. I was a big Bret Hart fan from about 9 (1989) on. I remember cheering Owen when he came into the WWF and then the great feud the two brothers had. Owen was the guy I loved to hate. Owen vs. Bret was the greatest feud ever, period. The Hart family has a lot of class and Owen displayed that in all manners of life. And if wrestlers can be heroes than Owen Hart was without a shadow of a doubt a true hero. It reminds me of that woman in the Wrestling With Shadows documentry who said that Bret turned her life around. It's true when you don't have much, you need to find a smile somewhere. Owen Hart always gave me that smile when I was a kid. I lost my father at a young age and I can feel for his children. If I could give his family any advice it would be to listen to everyone who loved Owen. And after watching RAW its obvious that many people do. So far as the current state of wrestling goes... well it sucks. I hope we don't have to do the same thing for Mick Foley two or three years from now. Wrestling is really aimed at the 18-25 male demographic more now than ever before. But even so, I believe there are a lot of realistic plots that can be run which don't need dangerous stunts, hardcore porn stars, or implants to be entertaining. I think pure wrestling can be entertaining by itself. Godspeed to Stu, Helen, and the entire Hart family, thanks for the memories.
  Dear Hart Family, My deepest and most sympathetic regards to your entire family, at this tragic time. After "Over the Edge" on Sunday pro wrestling will never be the same. After I heard to news about Owen I was in total shock for two days, I couldn't believe it I was in complete denial. I kept false and unreal hopes that I would tune into Raw and Owen would be there, however my hopes where just that unreal. This tragedy didn't really set in till I watched Raw's tribute to Owen. From the opening segment where the WWF told the ring bell 10 times I cried they entire show. Even the mention of Owen's name and would lose control. The wrestler's tributes to Owen were hard to watch. From Mick Foley telling how his kid's for no reason would chant "nugget, nugget" not knowing that it was negative toward Owen. The most heartfelt stories however came for Jeff Jarrett, Debra. There segments where almost unbearable to watch the hurt that they showed really brought this tragedy into perspective. I felt that the poem that Mark Henry wrote was very emotional. Owen was a true professional and the best in the business today. He was one of the few actual "wrestlers" not entertainer but wrestlers left. My best memory of Owen was in October, in 1996 and a house show in Lethbridge, AB. It was the team of Jacob and Eli Blue, The Godwins, the Smoking Gunns, and the last really great tag team, Owen and the Bulldog. Owen came to the ring with his arms in the air and his hair done with on long spike like the kid form "The Little Rascals" they wrestle a great match and of course Owen and the Bulldog won in great fashion. I feel privileged to have been able to watch this great person wrestle on many occasions from when he fought as "The Rocket" in his florescent blue tights at my first WWF show in Calgary, he fought Damien Demento. I was fortunate to have seen Owen in his last match in Calgary when he and Jeff were victorious. My favourite television memory of Owen was he two "Slammy" Award shows. When he took the award for knocking out Shawn Michaels on Raw. However when they were about to announce the best bow tie award and Owen ran up on stage and took the award to become the two-time slammy award winner. I can't even imagine what your family is going through at this time. I hope you recieve this letter, Owen wasn't a nugget he was a great human being. Whooooooooo! God bless "The King of Harts" Matthew Finnie
  Hi My name is Tomas Chalupniczak and I am 14 years old and live in Calgary. I am writing to send my prayers to the "Hart" family. I am very sad with what had happened . I would like to send my prayers out to the family. Owen was a great man who represented the city of Calgary and will be very greatly missed by everyone. I would like to send prayers especially out to his young children who I feel sorry that have to live through this sad moment. I would like to say something that I hope will help the Hart family live through this,, it is remember that Owen will always be there with you and that he is in a very special and peaceful place . Where he is now is a better place and its not all over yet, its just the beggining. I hope that you live through this and remember that Owen will be there with you always. Thank you very much. Tomas Chalupniczak (p.o.l@home.com) is my email
  The name Hart has been a familiar one to our family for more than thirty-five years. Dad's a wrestling fan and one of my brothers got to know the Hart boys when he lived in their neighborhood some years ago. The name "Hart" is as well-known to Calgarians and indeed, Albertans, as the Rockies. All of us mourn the loss of a member of the Hart family and our hearts and prayers go to them today. -- Alida Hume Cardinal@Cardinal-Cal.com
  I feel so hurt When I think to myself That Owen's really gone Even more then Joe De Luc, even more then Big John. For Owen was a legend from a legendary home Due to the tragedy, the streets he will not roam We must never forget him, we must always pray We must tell our friends we love them, each and every day. I feel for you Martha, your pain must make you blue But you must remember, that Owen is next to you King of hearts we love you, we love you deeply. Rest in peace. Jeff Jacobson jacobson@ultimowrestling.com
  TO OWEN HART I WII ALWAYS MISS YOU REST IN PEACE
 
REQUIEM FOR A WRESTLER
Whether wrestling as Blazer, Blue
Or bearing flag as Canadian, true,
Though the crowd chanted 'nugget'
and his foes told him to 'suck it',
Owen competed with class
And was a hero to the last.

  Once in a great while, we are fortunate to find in life a total package; a person of such honor, talent, and heart, that everyone they come into contact with has no choice but to learn more about themselves, and have some part of them changed for the better for life. As a longtime American fan of the WWF, I have been fortunate to have seen and been influenced two such men in my lifetime. No matter who I speak with, whether it be in a professional or personal situation, I credit Bret Hart for giving a down on his luck, troubled young man the example and the will to go out, live his dream and dare to be the best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be. The Hitman was and will always be, even at age 34, one my heroes. But after long reflection, listening to stories and remembrances of a superstar, taken away far too son from us, I have found another hero, cut from that same stone as the first, giving me yet more of an example of how to be all I can be. Owen Hart was more than the personas that were pushed on him; he was not a Blue Blazer, a Rocket, nor a nugget. He was however one of the great masters of technical wrestling in the industry, a warrior with great heart, doing anything and everything necessary to entertain the fansÉto entertain me. His matches with Bret are legendary, and I think that is why his passing hurts so much. While with Bret, we saw what we could be. With Owen, we saw who we were. The youngest child, trying to show big brother and the rest of the family we too were the best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be. Fighting for the mutual respect of older siblings, family and friends who have made their mark. Trying to find their place in the world, be it wrestling or other. We all connected with his character through this. In the ring, he was as human as the rest of us. But out of the ringÉwell, here is where he shined. Warm, engaging, the kind of person to walk up to the new guy, fresh off the boat, and make him feel welcome and at home. The prankster, who brought fun and laughter to times when there didn't seem to be much of anything to laugh about. He saw you in the depths and through his words and actions brought you up to his level, if but just for a moment. A man who showed that being truly in love with your wife and family, honoring and remembering then in everything you do, despite of all the temptations that life on the road can present, was still aroundÉstill in style. Owen Hart was a superhero in the real world. Now that shining beacon is gone, and we the fans sit wondering why; wondering who is at faultÉ. who do we blame. Do we blame the WWF for the way wrestling is todayÉVince McMahon for coming up with such a stuntÉthe rigging manufacturer for faulty equipment? No. This I say to Martha Hart and her children, to Mr. and Mrs. Stu Hart and all of the Hart Family and to the entire world who loved the exploits of this talented family. Companies answer to what they asked for. We scream for flash, we get fireworks and we want more, we yell for drama, we get smut and we want more; we scream for action, we get blood and still we want more. And when a tragedy such as this happens, we sit and wonder why. Perhaps, one last time Owen will show us again our error and change the industry into what it once was, proud, honorable. Only time will tell. But for now, to all us who wonder why, here is your answer. The fault lies not in our stars, but in ourselves. And because of that, the good has died young. Thank you Owen, you will always be with us.
  Ever since I was a kid, my father took me to Maple Leaf Gardens to watch the wrestling shows. As a kid, I believed it all, and got to know the wrestlers a little better than some of the other fans because my father was an acquaintance of a few of them. I met Bret Hart, and Davey Boy Smith, and other members of the Hart family, but I never did get to meet Owen Personally. I used to watch him when I could on Stampede Wrestling, long before the WWF ever hit the big time, marvelling at his ariel abilities. Later, watching wrestling at the Gardens as an adult, I came to appreciate the talents he brought to the ring. You know there are very few Canadian heroes. Especially for the kids. But Owen never did get wrapped up in the more trashy elements of today's wrestling, and he always gave it all for the fans. Only one night he gave to much. He gave his life trying to entertain people who don't understand the toll that this business takes on the wrestlers. He gave his life trying to entertain you and I, to put smiles on our faces and the faces of our children. Its sad to know he's gone. But we can do something about it. Give something back for everything Owen has given us. Donate to the Alberta Children's Hospital. Its the least we can do for the many memories he has given us. Alberta Children's Hospital 1820 Richmond Rd. SW Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2T 5C7 My condolences to the Hart family, and especially to Owen's wife and children. May you find happiness where there is darkness. I thank you for everything Owen has given me and my family. Rest in peace Owen, you will be missed. Billy Bishop
  Ever since I was a kid, my father took me to Maple Leaf Gardens to watch the wrestling shows. As a kid, I believed it all, and got to know the wrestlers a little better than some of the other fans because my father was an acquaintance of a few of them. I met Bret Hart, and Davey Boy Smith, and other members of the Hart family, but I never did get to meet Owen Personally. I used to watch him when I could on Stampede Wrestling, long before the WWF ever hit the big time, marvelling at his ariel abilities. Later, watching wrestling at the Gardens as an adult, I came to appreciate the talents he brought to the ring. You know there are very few Canadian heroes. Especially for the kids. But Owen never did get wrapped up in the more trashy elements of today's wrestling, and he always gave it all for the fans. Only one night he gave to much. He gave his life trying to entertain people who don't understand the toll that this business takes on the wrestlers. He gave his life trying to entertain you and I, to put smiles on our faces and the faces of our children. Its sad to know he's gone. But we can do something about it. Give something back for everything Owen has given us. Donate to the Alberta Children's Hospital. Its the least we can do for the many memories he has given us. Alberta Children's Hospital 1820 Richmond Rd. SW Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2T 5C7 My condolences to the Hart family, and especially to Owen's wife and children. May you find happiness where there is darkness. I thank you for everything Owen has given me and my family. Rest in peace Owen, you will be missed. Billy Bishop
  To all the Harts We would like to pass along our deepest sympathies for your tragic loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Thank you for sharing Owen with all of us. God's Speed, Patrick, Rene and Matthew Sharp
  May God be with you and your family through this very sad time in your lives. There are so many of us who really do care and wish we could help in any way to ease the pain. I am so sorry. Pat Knecht, Calgary
  I had the pleasure of meeting Owen following a house show in Winnipeg. We had organized a bus trip to the matches with the added attraction of meeting the wrestlers following the show at a local establishment. The wrestlers arrived, Sean Waltman (1-2-3 Kid at the time), Kevin Nash (Diesel), Davey Smith, Shawn Michaels and Owen. I overheard Michaels asking Nash what the deal was, and Nash explained that the heels and the faces couldn't sit together. So the faces (Waltman, Nash and Smith) sat and had a nice meal in the restaurant while Michaels and Owen entertained the group in the lounge. They were wonderful, Michaels and Hart in character in a small lounge with wrestling on the big screen. Michaels insulted the food, the service and the people... it was great. I asked Owen what it was like to see himself up on the big screen TV and he replied, (with that great self satisfied grin)"It keeps getting better every day." Later on, when the scene had calmed down Owen came out of character, (Michaels never did... maybe he wasn't acting)Owen and I talked about hero's. He said, "I always sign (autographs) even if the WWF tells me not to (he was a heel at the time) because what if one of his children went up to Joe Montana and asked him to sign and Joe said, "No, I can't today I'm on the visiting team." It just showed what a thoughtful and nice person he really was. So, when you see and hear all the tributes by the other wrestlers talking about what a great guy Owen was, remember what's real and what isn't. My condolences to the Hart family. Don Hunt
  Owen Hart was a great individual to watch perform. He was a great wrestler and a great man, and I join all wrestling fans in praying for his wife and kids. God bless you Owen.
  I'm sorry for what happened to Owen Hart. I cam imagine how Debra and Jeff feel about it. He is one of my favorite wrestlers. Walter J. Meyer 1SG, US Army, RET
  I remember that the first time a saw Owen wrestle I was around 9 years old. I saw him wrestling on WWF All American under the name The Rocket. I still have a match with him on tape wrestling in that gimmick. I also remember his match against Bret at Summerslam '94. You don't realize how important they are until they're gone.
  This Is Sandra And Jim Rogers Of Binghamton New York. I Don'T Know What To Say. Nothing Any Of Us Does Or Says Is Going To Comfort Us With What Has Happened. We Have Loved The Hart Family Since We First Started Watching Wrestling Over Six Years Ago. And In That Time I Feel Like Your Family Became Part Of Our Family. We Laughed, Loved, And Cried With You. There Was Never A Day We Didn'T Tune In To See You Bret And Owen. I Had To Go To Work Monday Night, My Eyes Baggy And Purple From Crying Since I Found Out On Sunday, My Dad Told Me Over The Phone I Should Stay Home But I Went Cause I Had To. I Work At The Red Roof Inn In Johnson City New York. Well It Was Employee Appreiciation Day So Everyone But Me Had It Off. They Needed More Help So They Had A Guy Who Works At The Red Roof Inn In Albany Come Down And Help Me Out. So He Noticed I Was A Wreck And Asked Me What Was Wrong, I Never Met The Guy Before, But I Needed To Talk To Someone, So I Told Him What Was Wrong And He Told Me He Met You And Owen When You Stayed At The Red Roof Inn In Albany A Few Times. He Proceeded To Share His Memories With Me And I Felt Like God Sent Me To Work For A Reason That Night And That Was To Meet This Guy That Had Been So Blessed To Meet You And Owen. I Could Have Stayed And Talked To Him All Night About Owen. I Went To A Live Event In Scranton Pa Every Time You And Owen Were Going To Be There. My Husband And I Had Front Row Seats And You Were Wrestling Each Other, You Came Right Up To Us By The Safety Rail So My Husband And I Got Pictures And We Got To Touch You Both. It May Sound Stupid To You But That Was The Greatest Day Of Our Lives. We Think The World Of You Both. We Love You Hart Family. Owens Spirit And Memories Will Live On In Our Hearts Forever. Owen Is With God Now. Matter Of Fact He Is Looking Down On All Of Us Right Now. He Is In A Better Place Now And Someday We Will Gladly Join Him. Until That Day Owens Memories Will Be Kept Alive Forever. God Bless You Hart Family. We Are Praying For You All. Love, Sandra And Jim Rogers.
  To Owen, You were one of the most genuine people in the business, one of the best performers and one of the most loyal around. As we saw on Monday's show your fellow wrestlers have a great admiration and love for you and will deeply miss you. God bless you and our thoughts are with your family in this time of deep sorrow. We will never forget you! Yves LeBlanc music@nbnet.nb.ca
  This is a sad day. Owen Hart's death opened my eyes. 2 days later, I still can't believe that he's really gone. It doesn't make sense. I guess accidents happen, but this one didn't necessarily have to. However, i would like to hand it to both WCW and WWF for paying tribute to Owen. The way that the WWF dedicated the entire show to Owen was a class act, all the way. Just about every wrestler paid tribute one way or another. And they should. Something about this doesn't seem right to me. I'm not blaming anyone, but I just think.... well, I think this sucks. That's all I really can say. I feel bad for his family most of all. Rest in peace Owen Hart he will be missed
  I am very sorry about Owen i have been watching wrestling all my life and i admire all of them for there great sportsmanship .I just wanted to let you know that i will be praying for the whole family .YOU have my deepest sympathy .Ilove wrestling very much my father and i have had many wonderful hours together watching all of yall DEEPEST SYMPATHY LINDA Jackie Brown-Gunmaker
  I unfortunately was at "Over The Edge" PPV last sunday, but that will not be my final memory of Owen Hart. Owen Hart to me put "professional" in professional wrestler. A great athlete both strong and quick, he combined god-given talent and wrestling knowledge to always be a consistent performer. Always respected among casual fans and internets "smarts", Owen could entertain you either with his astonishing moves, or his "awful" attitude. Owen was a great and sometimes hilarious heel. During the days of the "cool" bad-guy Owen stuck to his guns, getting the fan's goat by either betraying his brother or a tag-team partner. Any time he referred to his opponent or the fans as a "degenerate", I always laughed out loud. His greatest matches were with wrestling legends. Whether it was wrestling Jushin Liger, Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels or Steve Austin, Owen always held his own and made a memorable performance. I didn't know him personally, but he seemed like a decent man, concerned with his wife and children. I pray for the Harts and for Owen. God Bless and peace be with you. Drew Murphy Kansas City, Missouri drwmurphy@hotmail.com
  Owen we will all miss u
  i am so sorry about this terrible tragedy i am so sorry 4 his family and the rest of the harts i really didn't like him as wrestler but that waz then if this can ever get 2 the family my prayers r with u i'm so sorry about this terrible tragedy
  I wish i could of met owen hart, i read some of the e-mails out here and there really great. I wish i could have met him like some of these people have. i really enjoyed what he did i think he was one of the great one's out there, and i'ts going to be tough not to here him talk or see him wrestle anymore he will be missed by millions i know it! and to the hart family i send out lots of love from me and my family. god bless you owen for everything you did. and one more thing, my dream is to become a pro wrestler and even through the tough times, the injuries,and anything that might get in my way, i'll still love wrestling no matter what. i've loved it since i was 7 and now i'm 16 and i still want to be a wrestler no matter how hard no matter what obstacle i know i'll make it and one of the things i always promised myself and my friends (they back me up alot) is that i would someday get trained by the hart foundation and when Brian pillman died i was in shock and in denial for a long time but i got through it and i said to myself , nothing would stop me, nothing and now Owen Hart dies it really hurt me that he is gone but i know someday i'll meet Bret, Davey boy, bruce, keith, and the rest of the hart's and i know if i dedicate my self they'll be nice enough to help me. After i saw that Bret Hart documentary i was a little scared cause i dreamed i was that guy that was screaming from the dungeon but i know i'm way better than that guy and these guys are pro's so they'll probably and could very well destroy me but i think i'll get through it. i never met owen i had a chance to but i was still a kid when that opportunity came and it never happened but i know he is in a better place and i'm going to miss him alot. Once again owen i'm going to miss you and to the Hart family i send my personal condolences.
  My condolences to the Hart Family. The best wrestling match that I have ever seen was one between Owen and his Brother In-Law Davy Boy Smith (The British Bulldog). It was a purely technical and power wrestling match with each one showing the other respect. Owen was a great wrestler and will be sorely missed. David Hart (no relation)
  "Owen Hart has died"
  When Jim Ross said those words on Sunday night, I didn't know what to say, how to react, what to think. It wasn't until after I got home that night, and lay in bed in the dark, that the reality sunk in.
  I never met Owen Hart. I only knew him from watching him on TV. Only through the characters he portrayed.
  Despite that, I felt the loss on a personal level.
  I felt as if part of me had gone with him.
  And it has.
  For most of my life, I have watched and followed wrestling. I remember when I was six years old, watching wrestling on my uncle's small, black and white TV, the grainy images flickering in his den, while the parents gossiped and laughed in the other room.
  I loved watching the gladiators of the squared circle. Cheering them, booing them, reacting to their interviews, following their storylines with wide-eyed enthusiasm and marvelling at their lives unfolding before me.
  I remember thinking how much I would like to be in the ring. Beating up the bad guys, making the world safe from evil-doers. Being the triumphant hero, conquering all who opposed me.
  Forget Batman and Spiderman. To me, these were the true superheroes, the ones that could move mountains and jump over buildings.
  With childhood innocence, I thought that these guys were invincible.
  Until now.
  Four simple words : "Owen Hart has died"
  And the world will never be the same.
  For me.
  For any of us.
  God bless, Owen. May the Rocket blaze forever.
  Bob Kapur
  was a good man in the sport. he was very good at wrestling.we will miss him
  hello 2 days ago a canadian hero owen hart was killed on stage at over the edge i was watching it and heard owen hart has fallen and is down i thought if they wouldnt show it on tv it had to be bad as i sat in my chair crying thinking this cant be happing my favirite wresler is death i didnt sleep the night all i did was cry. But now i think of the good life owen hart lead all he wonted to do is pervid for his wife and 2 kids i no owen is looking over all us wwf fans . god bless owen his family and his fans love from cheryl owen #1 fan i will always love him
  Dear Bret Hart and Hart family: My name is Landon Schaffer and I am 15 years old. I live in Redcliff AB. I heard about the tragic death of your brother Owen recently on the news. I am very very sorry about Owen's death. He didn't deserve to die and when I heard about it I just couldn't believe it. These past few nights before I went to bed I prayed for Owen and for you and your family. Once again I am very very sorry. Sincerely, Landon Schaffer
  As the entire wrestling world remembers such a great wrestler/performer such as Owen Hart, it is truly touching to see that the loss was not only felt by the WWF and their fans. I cannot express the emotions I felt when I discovered that the WCW had taken a moment of silence for Owen and expressed their condolences on their webpage. An act, which the WWF did not do for the late Rick Rude. I think that it is great that WCW and WWF can put aside the petty differences between them and forget about the ratings for a few minutes to honour the late, great Owen Hart. We'll miss you Owen! Christopher Bean Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  ME AND MY HUSBAND AND SON WILL TRULEY MISS OWEN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYS ARE WITH HIS FAMILEY. DIANA,TODD AND TYLER WALTERS RUTHERFORDTON N.C.
  The quietest moments reveal the truth of a life well-lived. It's beauty has touched us deeply, and will live on in us forever. Always remembering Owen. Shelley
  The phone call came holiday Monday morning. "Did you hear about Owen Hart?" asked the voice on the other end of the line. "What was that," I replied back, slowly waking up from a great dream, in which I was leading the Los Angeles Lakers to the NBA finals! "Did you hear about Owen Hart?," repeated the voice, which I now recognized that of good friend and Fort McMurray Alberta councillor Ron Morgan. "No?" "He died last night in the ring. He fell something like five storeys from above the ring while being lowered down by wires," Ron informed me, knowing that I was a huge wrestling fan and at one time had met and interviewed Owen Hart for our local TV station and daily newspaper. By now most of us know the tragic closure for the 34 year-old Hart in front of 18,000 fans and 400,000 pay-per-view television viewers last Sunday night in Kansas City. He was to have made a dramatic entrance into the ring from the rafters descending by wires; instead he became unattached or not even attached and the popular Canadian wrestler fell to his death. I met Owen Hart when he was just out of his teens and wrestling for his hometown Calgary Stampede organization in a match held locally at Westwood High School. Calling the television play-by-play, I had to do bio checks on each wrestler prior to the match. My memories of Hart were that he was a sincere and honest young man, quick with wit. I remember him calling me "Mr. Phillips" or "Sir"; you know one of those polite gestures that make you feel old. A few years later I talked to Owen, now in the WWF spotlight, on the phone. By then he had probably wrestled in countless arenas and seen millions of fans, but for some strange reason he remembered Fort McMurray and the fans and the match. The match itself that night at Westwood is another column in itself. In a nutshell, Hart remembers that during the Battle Royal one of the opponents manhood accidentally fell out of his wrestling shorts and Hart had a hard time holding back the laughter the rest of the match, which he won over Bad News Allan. It was the fun things that Hart remembered. I've also talked to other Hart family members, Canada's version of the hockey Sutter brothers, over the years and several held a certain disdain to the way wrestling was heading and frankly, did not like the man at the control, Vince McMahon of the WWF. It is funny how death brings fame. Prior to his death, if you headed to E-Bay (The Internet's answer to a giant garage sale) you may have found 6 or 7 Owen Hart items up for sale. Only two days later, there were more than 350 Owen Hart items up for bids with his autographed picture grabbing over $550 in U.S. funds. Ironically the pay-per-view event was titled "Over the Edge"É.something wrestling will now have to now step away from. Curtis J. Phillips Fort McMurray Alberta
  My wife and I watched the tribute to Owen Hart on W.W.F. Raw on Monday May,25 1999. It was trult touching. All these "Bad guys" in tears letting their true feelings be known to the world, not afraid to admit they have feelings. This is the true spirit of the business, not just the vision we see every week on the tube. Owen, you will be remembered forever.
  Although I did not know Owen Hart, I certainly knew of Owen Hart and our beloved Hart family. As a native Calgarian, I grew up watching on television and in person, Stampede Wrestling. A family friend, Tommy Carr, developed our family's interest in the sport and encouraged either our attendance or at least our interest. My father passed away six months ago after a full life, in his late 80's, ravaged by illness. It was a relief that he was taken, his life no longer enjoyable and full. My aunt and uncle were killed in an ultralight crash just south east of Calgary in April. They were just entering retirement, however, they died together, just like they lived. Owen Hart's death seems so out of place. A loving father, such a young man, so many things yet to do. I have not watched wrestling on TV for some time now. For the same reason I do not watch Jerry Springer and the other "in your face" productions. I just think it is too much. Too intense, too much. I extend my sincerest sympathy to the entire Hart family. I hold them in my prayers. I would like to attend Owen Hart's funeral to show my respect, however, I would never want to contribute to an irreverent spectacle. I will show my respect from my anonymous distance. Please take comfort knowing that there are probably many other Calgarians who will do the same, out of respect. With sympathy, Merry Rogers
  Please extend our deepest sympathies to Owen's family, especially his wife and two small children. Even though our world seems just that much less bright without him, we must believe that God had a purpose for Owen that only he could fulfill, and so he was called home. Please know that you are thought of, & may God bless you. The Orobko Family The Christensen Family The Van Cise Family
  I would like to say Owen will be missed alot. I agree with the Hart family I feel the ratings had alot to do with this. To be honest the WWF is getting way out of hand. All they seem to care about is the ratings and the money. That may just be my opinion. I like to watch wrestling but if the WWF cant clean up its act, they will loose an viewer. Owen Hart was truely an great wrestler. I only wish I would have had the chance to meet him. I have been an wrestling fan for 16 years now. The Hart family has always been my favorite. I hope to meet more of the wrestlers one day and I hope to meet the hittman also. Please send him & the rest of the Hart family my deepest sympathy. This should not have happened. Thank you for your time Toni. Tonih3@prodigy.net
  I have watchced wrestling from the VonErichs to Owen Hart. I have always been a fan of wrestling...and I always will be. You legacy will live on forever. There is alot of people here to carry your memories a lifetime. I will always remember you for all the silly stunts you would pull. You brought a smile to every ones face. I know that you will be the "Heaven's Dog" and I am sure you will be there with all the passed wrestlers. My thoughts go out to your family and friends. We will always remember you, Rest In Peace. QtBiGirl@aol.com
  To Whom It May Concern: My thoughts and prayers are with the Hart family. Lynn
  I did not know Owen, but he came into my home for up to three times a week an hour to two hours each time for many years. I saw Owen and other wrestlers more than some members of my family! So now you know why I cry and say prayers for Owen and his family. Today I read in my local paper that homicide detectives were on the scene investigating. With God as my witness - if it is found out that any of the equipment was tampered with causing his death - I cannot say what I will do. But I will tell you - wrestling is history to me. We may be missing a fine wrestler - but what about the two children now left behind asking "where is Daddy? - Mommy" or Owen's wife who will never him hear say how much he loves her - again. It's a reality check and I don't like it. Owen, I will miss you - Life is precious and you were taken way too soon. To the Hart family - Take time to miss him and mourn him - he is home now - without physical pain. Remember the good times and never let his children forget their Daddy. Ms. Geri Beal Staten Island, NY xgerix@aol.com
  I never had the opportunity to meet Owen, although a friend of mine was visiting Calgary about a month ago and we were in the revolving restaurant at the top of the Calgary Tower. I didn't realize that my friend was a big wrestling fan. He approached Owen at his table and requested his autograph . Owen happily obliged which was a very gentlemanly thing to do, as Owen was sitting down to a diner with family and friends. I am not a big fan of wrestling and wouldn't have known Owen if I met him on the street, but I thought him a gentleman. Once back in the 50's in Ireland were I grew up a friend we knew was a wrestler, I asked him if they really hurt it each other in the arena. He said that first he was a showman and then a wrestler. It was a terrible tragedy that it was the show part that took Owens life. Whenever I will hear the song by Freddie Mercury of Queen "The Show Must Go on " it will have a new meaning for me in a negative sense. The arena in Kansas was not a Roman Amphitheater in Nero's time. The wrestling show in Kansas should have been stopped , period! after the tragedy occurred. Alan Warren Calgary
  My name is Jenny Miracle and I wanted to tell you that I am very very sorry that Owen passed away. I loved to watch him wrestle. A friend of mine, my sister, and I will wear a black arm tie with Owens' name on it. This is to contribute to him. I, personally will wear it for one week or a month. Just take care. I will keep a special part of Owen in my heart. Sincerely, Jenny Miracle
  hello my name is tammy orich and im from lethbridge,alberta,canada and i would like to send my condolences to the hart family on there recent tradgedy and my sympathy is with them on this sad occasion. sincerly from tammy orich
  As part of a devoted support base here in Australia, I would like to express my deep grief and sadness upon hearing the news of the untimely passing of Owen Hart. As someone who has followed the WWF as closely as anyone can from this distance for a decade, I always regarded Owen as a personal favourite, and to lose him in such circumstances at the peak of his career and at such a young age makes it so much more devastating. There is no question that Owen will go down as one of the most entertaining and breath-taking athletes to ever compete in the WWF, continuing a proud family tradition. Whether he was the Blue Blazer, the Rocket, the King of Harts, the Slammy-Award winner or even the Nugget, Owen never failed to entertain me with his moves or his interviews, while his abilities showed through in his European, Intercontinental and Tag Team Championship reigns. While in Australia, we don't get WWF programming and videos until weeks (or even months) after the events have actually occurred, I frequently check up with WWF.com and WWF publications to the extent where I feel I almost know the superstars personally. The risks they take, both in and out of the ring, do not go unappreciated by those that understand the nature of sports-entertainment. How the superstars constantly perform on a nightly basis is overwhelming, but accidents such as Owen's bring us all back down to earth, and make us all consider what is important in our lives. It just goes to show that there is a fine line between an angle and reality. There are so many memories I treasure of Owen as a competitor, his victory over Bret at WrestleMania X being the highlight. My particular favourites are the matches he teamed up with Davey Boy Smith - they may have been seen as the enemy, but I always saw them otherwise. When they broke the rules, they always did it with a cheeky grin plastered on their faces. As much as I (and others) may grieve, it is the Hart family that will be feeling it the most. My deepest condolences go to Owen's wife and two children, his eleven brothers and sisters (and their families), and to Stu and Helen Hart. Also, best wishes go out to the rest of the WWF team, from the superstars through to management. It is important that everyone pushes on in the face of adversity - continue to produce the high-quality programming that has the made the WWF what it is today. (And congrats for continuing with the show as planned - so much courage under such trying conditions) May Owen live in the hearts of everyone for all of eternity, and Owen, it's not just the Rock who loves ya mate, we all do. Rest in Peace. Brad Heeps (age 17) (heepsg@dcsi.net.au) P.S. Maybe in recognition of Owen's loyal service to the WWF, it would be appropriate to have a dedication match to him during Raw over the next few weeks - perhaps showing each of his five greatest matches (e.g. his victory over Bret at WrestleMania X, and his great matches with Triple H and X-Pac). And maybe Owen is right - maybe now there really is a bit of Blue Blazer inside all of us!
  i am disgusted with the messages that says owen hart unhooked the harnest himself. he is not a dumb guy. he was my uncle and i cared very much for him. His wife Martha is my mom's sister. show some respect and keep that off the page. Michael Kincaid, Calgary Alberta Canada
  Dear Hart Family, My name is Kevin Dunk and I was a great fan of Owen Hart,as well as Bret Hart and Davey Boy Smith. In a way I don't know what you guys are going though,but also I know what you guys are going through. My thoughts and prayers are with you guys alwas,espally Martha and her two children, and Helen and Stu. I wish that I could be with you guys to comfert you,through this hard time. I didn't know Owen personally,but I watched him on T.V. along with Bret and Davey Boy Smith. I guess at this time I can only say, I am sorry for your loss,of a son,Husband,Brother,Friend and Uncle. Yours Sinerly Kevin
  Owen Hart was my idol... A prankster, as many said on RAW at the Keil Center, always trying to cheer everyone up..... I think everyone has been upset, brought down by this, to thin, a different entrace would hae spared Owens life.... Why couldnt he just walk down the aisle..... But Owen will always live on in my thoughts and my heart....
  Owen Hart, whether the fans loved or hated him, was a consummate performer. He gave it 100% every match he had. Not only was he a great wrestler and champion, but a wonderful human being. Although I've never known him personally, I can see he had a positive outlook on life. He will be truly missed.
  I am writing this to the Hart family. Bret, I saw you on the news this morning. You said you were unhappy with the fans of wrestling. Your message to all who would hear was good. I agree, wrestling has taken a bad path. Do they not know they would still be popular without so much trashy stuff. Your words after Owens sad passing has opened my eyes and ears. I am a 41 year old mother of 2 young boys who dearly love wrestling. Im sorry to say that we will no longer contribute to this wrestling stuff (toys,T.V.,vidios,events etc.) at least not until they get the message to straighten up their act. It is not wise to upset moms. Ratings could plumit. I am not a fan of wrestling, just the boys are..I hear alot about it from them. I am sorry for your families loss. This has affected my children. They are sad. I will help them to remember your brother with a smile. A MOM
  I would like to send my condelences to the friends and families of Owen Hart. He will be sadly missed. I'll never forget the excitement that I've felt from his performances, both live and on t.v. He will always will be my hero. Naotoshi Sasaki
  I would like to send my condelences to the friends and families of Owen Hart. He will be sadly missed. I'll never forget the excitement that I've felt from his performances, both live and on t.v. He will always will be my hero. Naotoshi Sasaki
  I know wrestling was Owen's job, so to speak, and it was his life until Martha and his children came along. All of the memories here are nice, but they are all only about wrestling. My memories of Owen are from school. Yes we went to school together, both my husband and I. He truly was a kind and funny person. He will be missed by many. Our condolences to his family. D. Herd (nee McCormick) Rumsey, Alberta (formerly from Calgary)
  I am just one of those fans known as "marks". When I read of Owen Hart's death tears welled up in my eyes. I only saw Owen on television, and only remember him as the "black heart" of the family. But his ability in the mat and on the microphone gave him an air of believeabilty that exceeded the other wrestlers and their "characters". I could actually feel the animosity during his famous feud with his brother Bret, and I could just as well feel the relief, even the catharsis as he and Bret embraced, ending their feud and beginning the Hart Foundation. As an ordinary fan, I was always curious about what my favorite wrestlers were like outside the ring. The stories of Owen's dedication to his family written in wrestling journals and magazines were exemplary. And I would always see photos of Owen Hart at every WWF charitable function (it seemed), smiling and happy to be there and happy to contribute, to interact with children, to brighten someone's day. Inside and outside the ring, Owen Hart was a man who was genuine in every way. It was a genuineness that even I, a wrestling fan who never met him, could feel. He will be missed, and he will be kept in our hearts. Kenneth McKinney
  I still can't believe that Owen's gone. To me, he will always be THE face of the WWF, which I've been watching since I was 14 years old. I'm 28 now - that's half my life I've been watching the Hart family dominate the wrestling industry. My initial reaction to the news of Owen's death was that of shock and disbelief, especially when Over The Edge continued its broadcast. When the news was finally confirmed from more than one source, I was heartbroken. How the rest of the matches that night were able to continue, I'll never know... Last night's broadcast of RAW (May 24, 1999) had me in tears the entire 2-hour duration. I was deeply moved watching the testimonials of the wrestlers, who poured out their hearts and expressed nothing but love and admiration for Owen. From the opening shots of the wrestlers standing on the ramp with heads bowed and tears pouring down their cheeks to the final shot of Steve Austin toasting Owen, I was literally sobbing. Owen, I will deeply miss you. You were one of the best wrestlers I've ever had the incredible experience of witnessing live, and will always remain so. You gave nothing but strength, class and integrity, both inside and outside the ring. You may be gone, but you will never be forgotten. Rest in peace. To all of Owen's family members, friends, fellow wrestlers and fans, I give you my deepest heartfelt condolences, love, hugs and kisses. You are all in my prayers. Love, Lisa (tntlisa@hotmail.com)
  I agree w/ the 'Hit Man' Bret Hart that fans like to see more than just wrestling as a sport. They want to see electrifying and death defying stunts, short of saying that they want to see blood. I hate to admit it but I am one of those fans who want to see wrestlers get hurt real bad although its obvious that the pro-wrestling that we see now are all scripted. There is that feeling inside whenever you watch these athletes fight in the ring that makes you like what Bret said 'like wild dogs' thirsting for more action. What happened to Owen changed my views and perspective about the "sport" I once love to watch. It is a very tragic incident I hope would never happen again. And to the promoters and owners of wrestling leagues, please avoid and stop making these athletes do something that may harm or might kill them just for your own personal gains.
  I recently sent an email to stampede wrestling sending my condolences to the hart family and his friends and fans.. Now what the hell happened? Im not the only fan wanting to know about how this great tragedy came about.. these men and women are there to entertain us. Owen was a master at his profession.. I hope the investigation is a full and short one... There is no reason why "Over the Edge", should have went on... Play it another day. My hats off to the other wrestlers who had enough respect to pay tribute to Owen on Monday Raw.. Stone Cold you showed class.. Mark
  Hart of Gold "I have the unfortunate responsibility to let everyone know that Owen Hart has died". When I heard Jim Ross make that announcement, It felt like a bolt of lightning had struck my heart and my very soul. I was in utter shock and disbelief, and to be completely honest, I still feel that way, two days after the horrible tragedy. I had the honor and privilege of knowing Owen Hart, as a friend, as a wrestler, and as an outstanding human being. I first met Owen in 1987, when he was wrestling for his father's Stampede Wrestling promotion. I had been watching him in Stampede since about late 1985 and I clearly remember as a young seven year old boy being absolutely enamoured and taken aback by his talent inside the squared circle. I had never seen a wrestler ever work like Owen did. He was one of the very first aerial and acrobatic wrestlers in North America at the time, and I remember vividly to this day some of the moves that he would pull off. His famous, "leg drop back-flip" off the ropes, and the way he flew in the air was like watching a jet plane soar. Every Saturday afternoon, Owen amazed my younger brother and I as we watched him battle such enemies as Jerry Morrow, Jason The Terrible, Gamma Singh, Bad News Brown, and who could ever forget his feuds with Makhan Singh and the late Larry Cameron. Then finally, the day came. The day I will never forget so long as I lived. My dad surprised my brother and I when after going to a Stampede Wrestling card, we went to the restaurant he owned, only to find Owen Hart, and all of the faces (good guys) of Stampede Wrestling sitting down and eating steak. I got to sit right next to Owen, and I will never forget how happy I was to have met my idol. He was so genuine and true. He was so nice. After they were all done, in appreciation for everything my dad had done, Owen, Bruce, Brian Pillman, and others gave us personalized autographs, pictures, bandanas, and shirts, most of which I still possess to this very day. I'll never forget that at that time, Hulk Hogan was really big, and everyone loved him, and when I was asked who my favorite wrestler was, I proudly said Owen Hart. Ninety-eight percent of the people I told that to had no idea who I was talking about, since they only watched the WWF. I didn't meet Owen in person again until 7 years later, when at that time he was in the WWF, and I remember showing him the pictures that he and his fellow wrestlers gave us. His eyes lit up as he looked at the old photos. Since then I have had about five more meeting with Owen, and each one has been very pleasant. The last time I talked to Owen Hart was on July 3rd, 1998, at a house show in Edmonton, and the last time I saw him in action was at the April 18th house show this year. As we all know, Owen Hart moved on to an excellent career, bagging many titles and achievements along the way. But his biggest achievement of all, next to none, was that he touched all of our hearts. Whether it was in the ring, in a mall, or on the street, he was truly one of a kind. In my eyes, his death was shocking, and very unneccesary, and no matter what the reason for his fatal fall, in the end, none of that matters, because we have lost a great human being. I offer my deepest condolences to the Hart family, and all of Owen's fans. Owen, I will never ever forget you as long as I live, and on behalf of all your family, friends, and fans, thank you Owen Hart, thank you for all the great memories. Rest In Peace Eternally friend. G.V. Grindx@hotmail.com
  Hello, this is one of the many letters that you will recieve and probably will not read, but I feel I should say this anyway and offer my condolences and an apology. Owen was a tremendous performer who will be sorely missed. For such a performer and person to pass on so suddenly and so young is very tragic. My friend actually got Owen's autograph for me when he was training at a gym in Hull. I would also like to offer an apology. I feel disgusted for being a wrestling fan and contributing to the ratings war between the two companies. I have been a fan for most of my life and I have never felt ashamed of it until now. I feel very crappy for adding to the need for each company to be number one, and to constantly shock and amaze the audience. Thank you for taking the time to read this (if in fact you do readthis). Ryan Clark Ottawa, ON
  Please send our love to the Hart Family. We as fellow Canadians feel the pain of the loss of our brother Owen. I hope the Hart family knows how much everyone across this country shares in their pain. My family and had a good cry over it all, and we wish we could express our feelings to the Harts. I sure that Owen can feel the love that people feel for him, and hes in a better place. Lets say a prayer for his wife and little children. Amen
  Owen hart was a true american even through he was not american citizen.he show class inside that ring and outside the ring area.we should realize he one of the people we love and heart everyday.we support the whole family through this time.it doen't matter which side of a fence he came from.we are family anf we need to stick together as one.
  I live in Scotland and have ben a fan of wrestling since 1992, I was very sad to hear about the death of Owen Hart, and also very annoyed that the wrestling that evening was not cancelled. I hope the truth comes out as to what happened to Owen and if someone was to blame then I hope they pay for it. Vince McMahon better have a good hard look at the way his company handle situations like these and that the public are kept more informed. Sam Crawford, age 20.
  Dear Bret, I don't know whether you will receive this or not, but I do hope so. I would like to express my deepest sympathy to you, and your family for the loss of your brother Owen. My husband and I were surprised and saddened by the news on Sunday night, as we have watched you and your brother wrestle for many years. From Owens days in the Stampede wrestling to yours with Jim the "Anvil" Neidhart in the WWF and more recently WCW. Please remember, and this is something I learned when my older brother had his first open heart surgery, about 11 years ago when he was only 38, and that is how very precious family and life is, it really is too short, but no matter what happens I will always remember the good times. This is what people will do for Owen as well, remember the great athletic ability he had, the devotion to his fans, and the joy he gave in his ability to entertain. You could tell how much he enjoyed the sport. This is what I will remember, and should you decide to return to the ring (which I really hope you do for I am a big fan of yours) never forget the good times nor family. Thank you. Debbie.
  My deepest sympathy goes to his family & friends. Wrestling should be about the best wrestler & not about who's the best acrobat or stunt person. Years ago Pro-wrestling was more about wrestling then theatrics, although they did have some theatrics back then but it was more about the sport. Some stood out more than others because of gimmicks, not so much stunts. To me, it's similar in the Pro-Boxing arena. Growing up, Pro-Boxing was pitting two boxers in the ring that were equally matched. Today, if they were equally matched the rounds would go too long like the Mike Tyson/Holyfield fight where Holyfield beat Tyson senseless. It went long because they were equally good fighters. They don't want someone in there to be equal cause they're afraid they'll have to fight & there's more chance of losing the bout & their title so they put a so-so boxer in there to assure their win. That was the longest bout I've seen since I was a young girl. To me there's no sport in that. To me, in a way, it's not any different then a fixed fight cause the one with the title, entering the ring, will ultimately leave the ring with that title cause they pretty much know who's going to win. To me there's no dignity in that. I didn't mean to go on so but I've been disappointed about these sports because of what I've described. It should be: May the Best Man Win whether in the Pro-Wrestling or Pro-Boxing arena. Sincerely, Kim & Gary Oklahoma
  I loved Owen Hart as an entertainer and competitor. Even though his character was obnoxious, I respected the skill he displayed in the ring.I was in shock when hearing the tragic news and crying real tears when watching the tribute on Monday Night Raw. I pray for the entire Hart family especially his wife Martha who lost her partner in life. I also pray for his 2 young children who will grow up not knowing the true love their father had for them. However in this time of grief it is important to remember the good times and let go of the bad times. I choose to remember the Owen Hart that entertained me every week. Hearing the tributes on Monday almost made feel like he was my best friend because my best friend is so much like Owen. I will always carry the memory of Owen in my mind as well as in my heart. Thanks for the memories Owen. I love you forever. RIP OWEN HART May 7,1999----May 23,1999. Somberly yours, Blazin Brian Werth
  It wasn't until the morning after that I first heard the news. A number of my co-workers said, "sorry to hear about that wrestler". "He was a good worker" was all I could say that they might be able to understand. Would they know what I meant by "a good worker"? Would they realize that it meant that on every show he could be counted on to give his best? That he could carry a less talented wrestler so that the fans were entertained by the match? That he would put other wrestlers "over"? That he was dedicated to his business? I spent that day feeling a profound sense of loss for the sport that has entertained me for so many years. I found myself wondering, was it because of the direction of the WWF that set up the accident? As a critic of the style of the new WWF, it would be easy to say yes, but in all fairness, I must say no. The WCW and other forms of entertainment have used extravagant entrances to highlight performances. Accidents happen. That is life. I felt a need to watch the tribute show. I needed to understand my grief with others who appreciate the sport. As difficult as it must have been for some of his co-workers to talk about his life, I am grateful that they could share some of their memories so that I could see a picture of the man behind the wrestler. As I watched the tribute unfold, it seemed somehow incongruous to present a series of matches, albeit subdued. And it seemed that much more out of place to see the likes of Goldust and The Godfather performing in those matches. How wrong! I felt. But I soon realized that it was most fitting and proper to have those characters perform in those matches. They too are all part of the wonderfully entertaining business that I love. The participants in the matches chose not to wrestle, they chose to honor a man with a wrestling performance. I knew and appreciated the difference. Indeed, last nights show was unique. Instead of my Monday night fix of reality suspension, I was part of an entertainment tribute that both captured the spirit of Owen Hart the man and the business that he loved. Tears rolled down my cheeks as the show ended. I knew that the wrestling community lost one of its most dedicated individuals. And the business of presenting the "opera of jealousy, revenge and redemption", the business that Owen was so much a part of, would go on. Stewy Smoot
  We are sorry for your loss. I know how it is to lose some one. My daughter enjoyed watching him. lynne salter
  'Whom the gods love die young' - Menander (342-292 BC) J.P. Boutros
  I always remember Owen when I went to mayhem in Manchester. I thought the show weren't that good , But when I saw owen on the ring apron smiling at me and to the rest of the fans who were chanted his name it made the night memorable. I have always been a massive fan of the hart family and I always remember the calgary stampied, It was the best event mainly because of the Harts and especially Owen. It is weird that I only saw him in Sheffield about 2 months ago. It ain't never gonna be the same without Owen on the Raws and PPV, I will never forget him, Thanks Owen for great memories, Hannah Marshall
  i would first like to say that i hope owens bio will stay up on the slam site as a tribute to him. i think all of us should take a look at what wrestling has become and really think what we can do to change it. when money becomes more important than the life of a man like owen i think we should force the wwf to make changes in its show. i still cant beleave this happened. owen and bret have been my favorite wrestler for as long as i can remmber and it hurt me when vince gave bret that raw deal last year. but letting the show go on after owen fell really made me take a look at what i was watching and think. we will always remmber you owen and you will always be the the king of harts. canada will seem empty with out owen .. but heaven will be full of smiles ...... rest in peace king of harts and out of respect for the Bret and the rest of the family i will not be watching wwf again. john (hart fan ) ubdegrove
  I love ya always Owen , I remember you forever. Wrestling will never be the same Han London
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