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Bret Hart Frustrated With Owen Hart’s Exclusion From The WWE Hall of Fame

Bret Hart relayed his frustration with late brother Owen Hart’s exclusion from the WWE Hall of Fame in a recent interview with 660News, a Calgary-based radio station.

“You know, it’s time to remember what he was. He was a great wrestler, and WWE fans around the world remember Owen, everyday. And, they ask me, everyday. It’s kind of childish,” said Hart.

Hart noted to the radio station that he’s considering writing a book chronicling the life of Owen, who died on May 23, 1999 at a WWE pay-per-view event when an equipment malfunction occurred during his entrance from the rafters of Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Missouri. reported last November that some WWE employees were lobbying for Hart to be enshrined at this year’s Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, which took place on April 6 at Madison Square Garden. The enshrinement did not materialize, and may not ever because his widow, Martha Hart, would not allow it, according to brother Smith Hart.

“Because she blames the wrestling business in its entirety for his death,” he revealed in a Twitter post last year. “She is the sole owner of his estate. With Martha, there will never B a way, perhaps his kids may eventually make the choice. But that’s at least 20 yrs in future.”

In April, Martha reached a a settlement with WWE in her lawsuit over royalties and the use of her husband’s image. Terms, however, were not disclosed.

  • Mike Wells

    Can’t blame Martha for not wanting McMahon to earn a penny from Owen’s name. It was his gross negligence that killed the man she loved and the father of her children. Anyone saying she’s spoilt clearly has not had anyone taken away from them because of someone else’s actions. Get over yourselves.

  • Scott

    They want to honor him. She acts like they want to dance on his grave

  • Rob ‘Richard Hammond’ Picken

    It’s quite sad really

  • Rob ‘Richard Hammond’ Picken

    To be perfectly honest he has every right to be. Owen deserves to be there without question, but because Martha’s acting like a spoilt brat it will never happen as long as she has any say in the matter.

    Yes it was a tragedy and we lost one of the nicest people you could ever meet, and yes she has every right to be upset as she lost her husband…. However she’s going completely the wrong way about it. We all lose somebody at some stage it’s a part of life, but we carry on and the important thing is our loved ones are never forgotten whereas Martha is just plain bitter. I mean what better way to remember her husband/their children to remember their dad, not to mention all the fans to remember him, than to have him immortalised in the HOF?? I mean look at the great Eddie Guerrero, he was inducted after his passing and Vicky was fine with it (yes it’s different circumstances, but still). However just wiping his memory away and refusing him to go in and just continue to sue the wwe is just pathetic, I’m sorry but it is, she’s lost all sympathy from me personally and I’m sure I’m not the only one which is a shame because if she Carries on her kids will grow up never really knowing just how great their dad was, and it’ll only be the older fans who will remember him because the newer generation of fans won’t know just how good he was.

  • Will Henderson

    i agree with everyone, she needs to let it go, Owen’s gone, we all know that, but his memory should not just die as well, it’s so live on through the WWE Hall of Fame. whether she likes it or not, Owen is truly a Hall of Famer. if her Brother in law Bret can let Montreal go and forgive WWE, HHH, the McMahons and Shawn Michaels. then she should forgive the WWE for giving Owen the gimmick that killed him. it was a freak accident, let it go. let’s put Owen in the Hall already.

  • Ray Myer

    She’s a bitter old woman. That’s the end of it.

  • Kristopher Robinson

    I can see why she’d be upset, HOWEVER, that was 14 years and it was an accident. I think it’s time to let it go, because I’m sure she got a butt ton if money just like I’m sure she wanted. Let the fans have their moments back with such a great and talented man/wrestler. It’s time to get over blaming the profession that he lived and was his entire life.