Owen Hart

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Real Name - Owen James Hart
Lifespan - 5/7/65 - 5/23/99
5'10" 220 lbs. - Calgary, Alberta

Aliases - Owen James, Blue Blazer

Athletic background - Wrestling (University of Calgary), Baseball, Football (High School)

Teachers - Stu Hart, etc.

Professional history - Stampede(`86-`88), New Japan(`88), WWF(`88-`89), WCW(`90), WWF(`91-`99), USWA(`93)

Peak Years - `91-`96

Groups - Camp Cornette, Hart Foundation, Nation of Domination

Career Highlights -
- Wins the IWGP Junior Heavyweight title from Hiroshi Hase
- Makes his WWF debut as the high flying Blue Blazer
- Defeats brother Bret in an awesome match at Wrestlemania X
- Wins the second King of the Ring beating Tatanka, 1-2-3 Kid and Razor Ramon
- Challenges Bret for the World title in a stellar cage match at Summerslam `94

Finisher(s) -
- Sharpshooter
- Enzugiri

Favorites -
- Missile Dropkick
- Speedy Belly-to-Belly
- Flying Elbowdrop
- Gutwrench Suplex
- Spin Wheel Kick

Ringwork Rating -
move set - 10
science - 6
aerial - 8
power - 7
strikes - 4

Intangible Rating -
entertainment - 6
selling - 7
bumping - 8
carrying - 8
heat - 6
legacy - 4

Place in History - A wrestler who people look back up with mixed feelings. For those who first saw Owen in his formative years, it was no secret he was going to be a top flight worker. For those who saw him in the WWF, they remember him as an obnoxious heel upper midcarder who was amongst the companies best workers for his full tenure. And for those who know his life story, Owen Hart's tragic story is amongst wrestling's most heartwrenching. For pure in-ring ability, Owen Hart is truly one of wrestling's most unsung talents. The things he was bringing to the US and Canada in his early years were things that only the odd fan may have seen through videotape. Stu Hart cites Owen's ability to pick up moves instantly for that part as Owen was probably among the best highflying workers of the early 90s. Coming from a strong amateur background, he used that as well and was seemingly the complete junior. Despite his innovative style, no one in the US saw money in him for some time. He and his brother Bret worked a program that provided the struggling WWF with some of the best matches in the world. Politics plagued Owen for the remainder of his career and life. A man who was ceratainly ahead of his time, who became one of the sports great tragedies in May 1999. A fatal fall robbed the wrestling world of a great man who offered so much and never got what he wanted in return. So is often the stories of great men.

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