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WWF Wanted Owen Hart To Carry Another Wrestler With Him During The Stunt At Over The Edge 1999

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On May 23rd 1999, the World Wrestling Federation aired ‘WWF Over the Edge 1999’ LIVE on PPV from the Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Missouri.

This is the infamous pay-per-view during which Owen Hart passed away due to an accident, while making an entrance stunt from the arena rafters into the ring, but due to a malfunction he fell more than 70 feet into the ring and died.

Due to obvious circumstances, this event was never released on VHS or DVD, but can be found on the WWE Network, although without the accident & announcement of Owen’s death by Jim Ross.

The Wrestling Observer reported that WWF wanted a second wrestler alongside Owen for the stunt:

“Originally they wanted Max Mini, the midget, the mini — they wanted Owen to be carrying him at the same time, but he said no. He was like ‘No way’.

Owen wanted to say no, but he had turned down so many angles that he felt ‘if I say no one more time they’re just going to bury me’.

I don’t think they would ever fire him because he was too talented to fire for turning down an angle. [WWF] wouldn’t have been happy and they would have gone, ‘Ah this guy doesn’t want to do business’.”

Sadly, Owen lost his life, but Max was fortunate enough to make it safe out of the event.

Also Read: Martha Hart Responds To WWE’s Lawyer Claiming She Didn’t Want To Get To The Bottom Of Owen Hart’s Death

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