• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (May 23, 1999) – Old School WWF Legend Passed Away
On this day in 1999, we lost Old School WWF Legend “The King of Harts” Owen Hart at the age of 34 due to an accident during a LIVE PPV.
Owen Hart started in his family’s promotion ‘Calgary Stampede Wrestling’ during the 80s, before joining the World Wrestling Federation for the first time in 1988 as The Blue Blazer.
Owen returned to the WWF under his own name in 1991 and stayed with the promotion till his tragic death during the ‘WWF Over The Edge 1999’ PPV.
He became the 1994 King of the Ring and won several other titles, such as the WWF Intercontinental Championship and the WWF Tag Team Championship, but has yet to be (posthumously) inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, a move that is currently prevented by his widow Martha Hart.
† REST IN PEACE OWEN HART
May 7, 1965 – May 23, 1999
• Jim Cornette Threatens To Beat Up Former WWE Wrestler
Wrestling Legend Jim Cornette and former WWE wrestler Lio Rush have been at war online, after Cornette called the former NXT Cruiserweight Champion a ‘f*cking mental case’ on Jim Cornette’s Drive-Thru (tap here to read more).
The Man Of The Hour responded by calling Cornette a ‘f*cking idiot’. He also said that he’s tired of idiots like Cornette.
Cornette responded to Rush on Twitter by calling him a mental case once again.
Below is what he said:
“What are YOU gonna do, you mental case? Find another prelim spot you can f*ck yourself out of? Of all the people in the world I couldn’t whip your miniscule midget a$$ isn’t one. Enjoy obscurity, you’ve earned it.”
What are YOU gonna do, you mental case? Find another prelim spot you can fuck yourself out of? Of all the people in the world I couldn't whip your miniscule midget ass isn't one. Enjoy obscurity, you've earned it. https://t.co/30ZJQyfEKH
— Jim Cornette (@TheJimCornette) May 22, 2020