The wrestling world continues to mourn and reflect on the profound impact of Owen Hart's tragic demise during the WWE Over the Edge 1999 event, a sorrowful chapter that underscores the fragility of life and the unpredictable nature of the sport.
Owen's death not only abruptly halted a burgeoning career but also sparked endless discussions regarding his potential legacy in comparison to his illustrious brother, Bret "The Hitman" Hart. In a recent episode of "Everybody's Got A Pod," WWE Hall of Famer Ted DiBiase revisited this delicate subject, offering his heartfelt thoughts on the matter.
DiBiase, deeply moved by Owen's untimely passing, expressed his regret over the lost opportunities and what might have been for the younger Hart. "Owen had so much ahead of him, so many things he could have done had he not fallen; it's just so unbelievable," DiBiase remarked, voicing a sentiment that resonates widely within the wrestling community.
Hart Brothers' Wrestling Legacy
The conversation inevitably veered towards the comparison between the Hart siblings, a topic fraught with emotion and respect for their respective contributions to the sport. DiBiase, faced with the challenging task of choosing between the two, leaned towards Bret Hart, despite acknowledging the difficulty of such a comparison.
He attributed his preference to their shared understanding and philosophy of wrestling, a bond that transcends mere in-ring talent. "I think I’d still go with Bret. I don’t know. That’s really tough. That’s it.
We came from the same school of psychology of what wrestling is. Same mentality," DiBiase explained, encapsulating the depth of their connection. In a related note, Bret Hart shared his personal experiences with former US President and fellow WWE Hall of Famer, Donald Trump.
Hart recounted positive interactions with Trump during backstage encounters at WrestleMania IV and V, offering a glimpse into the multifaceted relationships formed within the wrestling industry. This anecdote serves as a reminder of the diverse and often unexpected intersections of personal and professional lives in the world of sports entertainment.