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Report: WWE working on Owen Hart documentary

According to a report from, WWE is now planning and working on a feature length documentary on the life and career of Owen Hart, who would have turned 50 years old today. His life was tragically cut short in an accident at the Over the Edge pay-per-view in 1999 when he was rappelling from the rafters and his harness malfunctioned, leading to a fall that caused fatal injury.

In the years since, WWE has avoided using his likeness, in part due to a lawsuit brought by his widow, Martha Hart. That lawsuit only just settled in 2013 but even then it was believed the company would never get her blessing to move ahead with any projects bearing his name.

Except that's exactly what's happened.

Indeed, the Wrestling DVD News report indicates that Martha has given WWE her "full backing and support." Considering the circumstances, it's fair to wonder if an induction into the WWE Hall of Fame won't be far behind. (UPDATE: Martha has refuted the report, releasing a statement maintaining her previously held position. Read it here.)

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