• Old School Wrestling Legend Would Have Celebrated His Birthday
Today would have been the 54th birthday of Old School WWF Legend “The King of Harts” Owen Hart.
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 once 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.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † R.I.P.!
May 7, 1965 – May 23, 1999
• WWF Veteran Says He Would Have Been World Champion If He ‘Behaved’
During a recent appearance on WINCLY podcast, Old School WWF Veteran Marty Jannetty was asked about John Oliver’s comments about WWE.
Below is what Marty said:
“I heard about it. I didn’t see it but someone sent me a link to it. Here’s what I can explain, and I’m hoping my attorneys won’t go ‘Damn, why’d you do that?’ But I’m in a lawsuit against WWE so there can’t be a Hall of Fame [induction]. Even though it’s working out real good where Shawn has been in twice. Bret has been in twice. Flair’s been in twice. Shawn would be the only three-timer as a Rocker and everyone’s telling me, ‘Next year, behave. Behave.’ If I was gonna behave the way people wanted me to behave, I would have been the world champion. I’m just being real on real.
About CTE, the attorneys that got me, they did [a lawsuit] against the NFL and they won. There is no bigger thing than the NFL and they won on the CTE thing which is if you get so many traumas, you become crazy. I started out crazy so I didn’t need no damn concussions [laughs].
With wrestling, it’s considered entertainment which gets Vince out of so much stuff. But we do get slammed on the floor and our heads bounced on the floor. There have been so many times when I get up and didn’t remember how a finished the match, and I wasn’t even drinking.
It took me a while to figure out where I was and what I was doing. But that’s the point, we get knocked out so many times in what we do. WWE, WBO, NFL, any of them…we know what we’re doing, but y’all do to. We’re making y’all money and you’re not gonna help us when we can’t function anymore?
The entertainment factor gets them out so much sh*t and I don’t even care about any of that. What I care about now is I’m walking through life f*cked up and they’re still making money on me.
We get royalty checks and it’s itemized as to where they made it from. I’m looking at the thing and see you made a million last quarter but can’t spend $40,000 to get my damn ankles fixed?
I’ve got ADHD to the max. I’ll write like two sentences and be like, ‘Man. Where’s a girl?’ That’s been a problem with my career – girl crazy.”