The WWE is virtually free to induct whomever it chooses, which begs the question, why are there so many legends yet to be inducted? One major oversight is Owen Hart, who should have been enshrined years ago.
Owen Hart was the youngest of Stu and Helen Hart’s 12 children.
Like his brother Bret, Owen achieved international stardom in wrestling. They were the only two of the Hart children to do so.
Owen was never as famous as his elder brother, but he was every bit his equal in the ring, evidenced by the pair’s classic bouts at WrestleMania X and SummerSlam 1994. Owen upset Bret at ‘Mania but failed to capture the WWE Championship from Bret inside the blue barred steel cage at SummerSlam.
Hart never did win the WWE Championship but he won every other major title in WWE. He reigned as Intercontinental, European and Tag Team Champion in a glittering career which was tragically cut short at the age of 34 in a horrific accident that occurred at the 1999 Over The Edge pay per view event.
He certainly belongs in the WWE HoF.