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Owen Hart is that wrestler you might remember hearing about who fell off the roof and died. He is the brother of 12-time heavyweight whinging and whining world champion Bret Hart, and the brother in-law of the British Bulldog. He wrestled under the name Owen Hart and also was known as other ring names such as "The Rocket," "King of Harts," "The Blue Blazer," and "The Road Sign."
edit Early life
Owen was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. It wasn't long before Owen could speak his own mind. In fact, his mother Helen Hart recalled many stories where a little baby Owen would waddle into the room with a dirty diaper on, and yell out to her, "Well enough is enough, and it's time for a change"
Owen would follow in the family tradition of professional wrestling. His father Stew Hart was a well-known wrestler in Canada. Stew founded the Calgary Stampede Wrestling show (CSW). The promotion showcased all the male sons and cousins of Stew Hart, and also many legends of wrestling as well. However, unlike other wrestling promotions of the time, to wrestle for the CSW, you were only awarded Stew's daughters as payment, instead of money.
edit Professional wrestling
Owen worked breifly for his father, before he sold the company to WWF owner Vince McMahon under the condition he employed all the Hart family wrestlers. Vince agreed to these terms and in the early 1980's, the Hart Foundation tag-team was formed by Bret Hart & Jim Heidhart, with Jimmy "The Mouth That Goes South" Hart as their manager. With the success story of Bret's career, it wasn't long before Owen was pissed off at Bret for hogging all the spotlight. Owen would become a well known heel in the company after he kicked his injured brother Brett on live TV over a matter of who should get the last chicken nugget left that un-thankfull Thanksgiving day.
Bret said he would not fight his own brother, but Owen insisted Bret take him on in the ring, and Owen would show the world that nobody steals the last chicken nugget from Owen Hart and gets away with it. Bret would refuse for a few weeks despite Owen's ongoing taunts. However, Owen crossed the line when he called Bret a "Doody head" and the fight was on. Bret faced Owen several times int he ring, to which Bret would often prevail, and nickname his brother "The Nugget," which in 1994 was pretty harsh words in the WWF.
edit Tag time
Owen would ask one of Bret's arch nemeses to tag with him, and Jumbo agreed. Owen & Jumbo would become a premier tag team, with Owen's high-flying acrobatic skills and excellence in submission wrestling worked nicely along with Jumbo who merely had to turn around and swing some of the fat from his belly to TKO the opposition.
The tag team would come apart when Bret would call out Owen and the rest of the Hart Foundation to call a truce and team up to help fight the bigger issues of corporate America trying to hold them down as the #1 man because they demanded that Canada have a flusher installed so the toilet bowl of America could have it's crap sent down the drain... which would be stupid, as it would only flush into Mexico and the Hart's didn't hate Mexico... Whatever, I dunno, Bret wasn't the best at making speeches, but it re-formed the Hart Foundation in a time the WWF needed ratings and opponents for DX.