Friday, May 23, 2014

Fifteen Years Gone

Fifteen years ago today, at the Kemper Arena in Kansas City, MO, Owen Hart died in the most senseless wrestling stunt that was ever produced. He might still be here today if not for near-criminal negligence and the audacity of Vince McMahon of putting a man in the rafters to rappel down in the first place. Hart left behind two children and a grieving wife, the latter who has finally come to terms with WWE on use of his image and footage. She is a stronger person than I could hope to be. The night after he died, RAW was dedicated to him. Several WWE employees spoke into the camera about him. The following video contains the reactions from Mick Foley, Bradshaw, Mark Henry, Droz, Triple H, Chyna, and Dave Hebner. Their reactions, even today, still feel like they carry more weight than anything I could say or write. Rest in peace, Owen.