WWE legend Bret Hart appeared on a podcast final week and accused the widow of his late brother, additionally a wrestler, of making an attempt to erase his legacy.
Hart’s brother, Owen, died throughout a WWE pay-per-view match in 1999 after falling to his loss of life whereas he was being lowered into the ring from the rafters of the Kemper Area in Kansas Metropolis, Mo. Owen Hart fell 78 ft to his loss of life.
Martha Hart, Owen’s spouse, reportedly was awarded $18 million in a settlement with World Wrestling Leisure, Inc.
On the podcast, Bret Hart accused the widow of fully separating herself from the corporate, whereas the WWE has saved his brother out of its Corridor of Fame — and of its merchandising as properly.
“I feel Martha, Owen’s widow, she’s a really obtuse, square-headed individual. I feel she’s executed extra to erase my brother Owen’s reminiscence than she ever did to recollect him,” Hart mentioned on CBS Sports activities’ “In This Nook” podcast.
“I feel it actually bothers me that the followers that beloved Owen a lot did not get an opportunity to recollect him. You do these type of issues for individuals are right here, left to recollect them,” he famous.
“I imply Owen, it will by no means matter to him if he was within the Corridor Of Fame, however I feel that it will imply rather a lot to totally different members of the family in my household. I do know Mark Henry, for example, gave a powerful speech or speak this yr about getting Owen into the Corridor Of Fame and I completely agree,” Hart mentioned.
Hart additionally questioned what the WWE Corridor of Fame actually means, noting that The British Bulldog Davey Boy Smith and Demolition weren’t inducted, whereas Dynamite Child is.
“You take a look at among the individuals within the Corridor Of Fame and a few of these celebrities in there (…) there’s lots of people who belong within the Corridor Of Fame who are usually not in it,” Hart mentioned.
“If it seems that the WWE goes to maintain turning into Corridor Of Fame that caters to suck-ups and folks which can be within the firm that they owe a favor to who by no means contributed to the enterprise as wrestlers I query the entire Corridor Of Fame itself and I’m wondering if there’ll ever be an actual Corridor Of Fame that caters to only the wrestlers for his or her contributions.”
Bret Hart was inducted into the WWE Corridor of Fame in 2006.