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JBL remembers Owen Hart



JBL posted the following on his Facebook page regarding the anniversary of Owen Hart’s death:

13 years ago Owen Hart passed away tragically, I remember going in and telling Undertaker who was going over his match. Ron and I had dressed with Owen that day in KC and later we were questioned but never testified in the lawsuit. Vince was overwhelmed and gave us option of finishing show or not wrestling-we decided to wrestle. There wasn’t a right decision. A wonderful man that is sorely missed. So many great memories about Owen, so many great ribs-he was the best. He and Davey were quite the duo:) RIP to a great friend.

Owen dressed with Ron and I that day in KC, was a small dressing room so we were there during all the discussion about the stunt-but had nothing to offer that merited us testifying in the lawsuit. We wrestled shortly after Owen died, I don’t think right after I think it was a couple of matches later-can’t remember. Was tough because we knew he had died but no one knew what to do-to wrestle or not to wrestle, Vince was great and told everyone that they could do what they wanted-no pressure, he really didn’t know what to do…no one did. Owen was a perfect family man and role model-one of the great ones.

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3 Responses

  1. Captain Ass says:

    Hard to believe it has been 13 years already. I ordered that PPV. A real shocking tragedy. We remember you, Owen, and obviously your colleagues do too.

  2. Jon says:

    People bashed Vince a lot for letting the show continue but I agree with JBL, there wasn’t going to be a completely correct decision.

  3. JD Storm says:

    i’m still in shock over Owen’s death. i hadn’t been online much that evening and didn’t watch the PPV, so i didn’t hear about his death until the late evening news. Owen was always a blast to watch. always seemed like a guy you could hang with.

    regarding the PPV, there was no correct answer on this. there would’ve been people upset no matter what Vince/WWF had done. cancel the rest of the show and people would’ve been bitching & moaning, just like people complained about the show continuing.

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