Owen Hart was a professional wrestler who was widely regarded as one of the most talented and innovative performers of his time.
Unfortunately, his career was cut short on May 23, 1999, when he tragically passed away during a stunt at a WWE pay-per-view event in Kansas City, Missouri.
The stunt was part of a storyline in which Hart was to descend from the rafters of the Kemper Arena while dressed as his “Blue Blazer” character.
The incident occurred during the “Over the Edge” pay-per-view event, which was being broadcast live on television.
Hart was to be lowered into the ring by a harness and cable, but something went wrong during the stunt, and he fell more than 70 feet to his death.
The tragedy of Hart’s death rocked the professional wrestling world and led to changes in the way that stunts and dangerous moves are performed in the industry.
It also marked the end of Hart’s career in the WWE, and his final match remains a poignant reminder of his talent and the impact he had on the sport.
In this article, we’ll take a look at Owen Hart’s last match in the WWE, before his untimely death.
Owen Hart’s Last Match
The match was a tag team match, with Jarrett and Hart working well together to take down their opponents. Hart displayed his usual impressive athleticism and technical wrestling skills, showcasing why he was considered one of the best in the business.
After the match, Hart took a moment to acknowledge the crowd and thank them for their support over the years. It was a poignant moment, as it would be the last time that Hart would perform in front of a live WWE audience.
Less than a week later, on May 23, 1999, Hart tragically passed away during a stunt gone wrong at the “Over the Edge” pay-per-view event in the same city. The incident was a tragic reminder of the risks that come with performing in the world of professional wrestling and continues to be a part of Hart’s legacy.
While the circumstances of Hart’s passing are undoubtedly tragic, it’s important to remember his incredible legacy as a talented and innovative wrestler.
At Over the Edge 1999, Owen Hart was meant to wrestle The Godfather, in a match for the WWF Intercontinental Champion.
Hart was working under a mask, as his “Blue Blazer” gimmick, which is why he was to enter the ring on a zipline from the rafters.
Owen Hart’s last televised match was a tag team match on the May 11th, 1999 episode of Monday Night Raw. He teamed with Jeff Jarrett, in a loss against The Godfather and Val Venis.
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