Earlier today (Mon., June 3, 2013) resident rumor monger Eric B. Stephen passed along word that there has been a renewed push for the late Owen Hart to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame (HOF) now that the lawsuit between the company and his estranged wife, Martha, has been settled.
The legal trouble may be over but the bad blood most certainly is not.
That's why you haven't seen extensive merchandise and DVD collections bearing the Owen Hart name, at least not yet. That's also likely the biggest reason he has yet to be inducted into the HOF, though there is one wrestler who has become very vocal in his stance on the subject.
His brother, Bret, who is thinking of writing another book that would focus heavily on Owen.
From an interview with 660News.com:
Bret Hart tells 660News, he's frustrated his brother, Owen Hart, who died in a tragic accident at a show 14 years ago, hasn't received the respect he deserves.
"You know, it's time to remember what he was. He was a great wrestler, and WWE fans around the world remember Owen, everyday. And, they ask me, everyday. It's kind of childish," says Hart.
"The Hitman" was inducted back in 2006 after he made up with company officials, namely Chairman of the Board Vince McMahon, following a years long falling out stemming from the Montreal Screwjob back in 1997. If those parties could make up after something like that, surely there's a chance Owen could find his way into the HOF soon enough, right?
One can only hope, if only so WWE can pay tribute to him once again.