Ever since the tragedy that took the life of professional wrestler Owen Hart, his family has fought to distance themselves and the legacy of Owen Hart away from the WWE. Martha Hart made it clear that she doesn’t want Vince McMahon’s company benefiting from his legacy since they had such a huge part in his death, but AEW is not the WWE and the family has changed its tune on the wrestling business as we will soon see the Owen Hart Cup in AEW.
It was noted in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that AEW initially wanted to use a different name for that tournament, but it was blocked. The name “Cup the King of Harts” was not permitted, so they went with the name they have now.
AEW announced that the collaboration will include an annual Owen Hart Cup tournament on television where the winner will receive a Cup called “The Owen.” AEW had attempted to name the Cup the King of Harts, but had been blocked from using that name.
AEW will also get to release Owen Hart merchandise, including action figures. We also have to wonder how Owen Hart will be rated in the upcoming AEW console video game that the Yuke’s team is hard at work on right now. It will be nice to finally see Owen Hart get his dues on what he has contributed to the wrestling business.
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