Martha Hart NOT In Support of Owen Hart WWE DVD; Public Apology Issued to Martha Hart & Her Children

May 8, 2015 by Daniel Bee

WWE Superstar - Owen Hart

Yesterday WrestlingDVDNews.com published the following article, linked to below, with the announcement that an Owen Hart DVD is in the works this year:

WWE Planning Owen Hart DVD & Blu-Ray Release With Documentary

We posted this news update having seen the Owen Hart DVD/Blu-ray project listed on official 2015 WWE Home Video schedules over the past few months – with a documentary stated to be its main feature.

In an effort to pay tribute to the late Owen Hart, his life and his legacy in wrestling, the decision was made to share this news with our readers yesterday, on what would have been Owen Hart’s 50th birthday. To us, that felt the most respectful way of doing it.

However, having also heard in recent months that the DVD had backing from Owen Hart’s “family”, in the same aforementioned article we made a factual error in stating that the project had the “full backing and support” of Martha Hart, widow of Owen.

Ms. Hart has since been in touch with WrestlingDVDNews.com, stating categorically that she does NOT support nor endorse the potential WWE DVD and NEVER will.

We are issuing this statement to publicly and unequivocally apologize to Martha for the undue stress yesterday’s factual error has caused her and her two children, Oje and Athena. We are also doing so in order to fully retract our previous statement.

The original article was updated immediately to reflect this upon hearing Martha’s response.

We implore all other wrestling media outlets, blogs and otherwise who picked up on the story to kindly update their coverage also and provide an update which states that neither Martha Hart nor her children are backing the WWE project whatsoever.

The Owen Hart DVD/Blu-ray is listed on schedules as we’ve reported, and there may be members of the Hart family who do support the project, hence from where the report and speculation originated, however Ms. Hart and her children are NOT included in ANY of that endorsement and we would like to make that clear moving forward.

Once again, from all of us here at WrestlingDVDNews.com, we offer our sincerest apologies to Martha Hart and her two children, Oje and Athena, for the factual error of yesterday and any pain, embarrassment and inconvenience it caused.

 
Ms. Hart has provided us with this statement:

“My children and I were unaware of this project until May 7, when it was brought to our attention by a friend who had read about it online. Contrary to your report, we do not back or support it in any way, nor has WWE requested our backing or support. From what little we know of the project, it seems to be another attempt to exploit Owen’s memory, and his tragic death, for commercial gain. We have resisted that kind of initiative for almost 16 years. If WWE really wanted to honor Owen’s legacy, it would just let him rest in peace.”

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David Romanoski
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David Romanoski

Ha Martha Just let WWE put Owen Hart in WWE Hall Of Fame all ready STOP hold Owen Hart back

Ken hayes
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Ken hayes

Wow grow up Martha it’s like your into sueing people for cash over ownes name

Jeffrey Hopper
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Jeffrey Hopper

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LP1
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LP1

If you’re going to donate, just donate. No need to have special reasons.

jaxscorpion
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jaxscorpion

I have nothing against Martha Hart, but I don’t think she will ever understand that her late husband’s fans have been wanting some kind of greatest hits DVD or Documentary about him for ages. Martha wants us to just forget about Owen, sorry, but that will never happen! She needs to allow Owen to be put into the WWE Hall of fame also!

LP1
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LP1

She doesn’t want his fans to forget him. She just doesn’t want the company that was partially responsible for his death making any money off of him. Why is that so hard to comprehend for a lot of people?

indysucks
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indysucks

where is that boytoy idf? faster cum n defend your lover. lol

indyfan
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indyfan

Don’t hate me because you can’t debate me

Rob
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Rob

I respect Martha’s feelings, but I would still really like to have an Owen collection. The tragedy doesn’t negate his legacy.

Whatever
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Whatever

It’s all a moot point. The WWE will go forward with this, Martha’s “opinion” be damned ’cause that’s how Vince rolls.

It sucks but Vince wants money.

indyfan
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indyfan

Anyone who is mad towards Martha Hart is proof that wrestling fans are complete idiots. Thanks a**holes for making us all look bad.

LP1
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LP1

Absolutely correct. If people want to see all the negative stereotypes of wrestling fans reenforced, all they have to do is read some of the comments on this thread.

LP1
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LP1

Actually it’s the original thread that has most of the ignorant comments.

sd jones
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sd jones

This guy is her superfanboy. should change to marthafan instead.

indyfan
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indyfan

No, ill keep my name as Indyfan. It has nothing to do with Martha. It has to do with respect. But thanks for your irrelevent comment anyway.

Donald
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Donald

Who gives a crap what she fricking thinks? Owen Hart’s legacy is far greater than her dimwitted opinion. This dvd release could be WWE’s best one yet or one of the best if they ignore one female, just one out of 3-4 billion of them. I’m 22 years old and I love ‘Wrestling’! May Owen rest in peace already and give him the respect he is due! And let Martha…’s… opinion of this DVD and Owen *finally* being inducted in the Hall of Fame come to rest as well!

indyfan
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indyfan

Its responses like the above that fuel the idea that wrestling fans are fat virgin idiots. I think its time your parents stopped you from using the internet.

Wrestling fans aren’t owed anything in regards to Owen Hart. She lost a husband and father of her kids. Be thankful there are moments and matches you can watch of him.

Gary
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Gary

I don’t blame Martha Hart on this. Anybody that would have to deal with the death of a loved one, especially a husband and father plus the way Owen died, would say the same exact thing.

victory73
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victory73

I think the right thing for WWE to do here is to shelve this project. Without the consent of Martha and her family would just be disrespectful.

RabidHeat
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RabidHeat

It depends how WWE look at it. They may look at it from the point of view that Martha, while being his wife, is not the only member of his family out there. They may justify it if the likes of Bret and his other brothers and sisters and immediate/blood family say they want to do it – in a way, why should Bret have any less say than his brother’s widow? And the bottom line is that Martha’s disapproval won’t legally be enough to stop them doing it, so the whole issue is probably academic.

RabidHeat
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RabidHeat

So the guy on the other article that was flamed (who said he was friends with Martha and that she did not endorse it) was actually telling the truth? Lol!

Jayke1981
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Jayke1981

Mistakes can be made – not known WDN to do that. So its the source that made the mistake, not the report. but I still hope that Owen’s story can be told. One day.

maninblu
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maninblu

she will support when she sees the greens flowing in.

indyfan
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indyfan

Actually she won’t.

Do some research before posting….

Justin F
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Justin F

Bret Hart got over the Montreal incident 13 years later. Martha Hart, 15 years later, still hasn’t gotten over Owen going to Heaven.

Move on, Mrs. Hart.

whatwhat
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whatwhat

if you truely believe those two are in any way similar you are really not that smart.

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