Over the Edge 1999 WWE Network video will be edited

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It will, in fact, air on the Network but it will be edited to account for the tragic events that occurred during the show.

As confirmed by WWE a number of days ago, the Over the Edge 1999 pay-per-view (PPV) will be made available for viewing on the WWE Network when it launches on Mon., Feb. 24, 2014. You'll remember, that was the event that saw the tragic death of Owen Hart when he fell from the rafters during his entrance.

Some have applauded the decision to make the show available while others have felt clearly uncomfortable about it.

In a sad situation like this, there doesn't seem to be a right or wrong answer.

With that said, it wasn't made clear in the initial confirmation if the event would air as it did in 1999 or if it would be heavily edited to account for the tragic events that occurred at the start of the show. In a statement released to KDKA-TV, the company confirmed the following:

"WWE Network will be airing the 1999 Over The Edge pay-per-view. However, portions of the event will be edited out of respect for Owen Hart."

So, essentially, if you would like to go back and watch that event for the purposes of enjoying the wrestling entertainment offered on the show you will be able to. You will not, however, be able to witness Hart's fall, which is sadly still a heavily searched for query on the Internet.

What still isn't clear is whether or not any and all references to Hart will be edited out. That includes Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler emotionally delivering the news that Hart had died from injuries suffered in his fall. It's probably safe to assume as much, although historically speaking it was a hugely important moment.

Again, there is no right or wrong answer here and WWE is in a tough position. At the very least, it's being handled with class, and that's really all anyone can ask for at this point.

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