Martha Hart, the widow of Owen, issued a statement to WrestlingDVDNews.com, stating she does not support a DVD/Blu-Ray set produced by WWE highlighting the career of her late husband.
The statement is as follows:
“My children and I were unaware of this project until May 7, when it was brought to our attention by a friend who had read about it online. Contrary to your report, we do not back or support it in any way, nor has WWE requested our backing or support. From what little we know of the project, it seems to be another attempt to exploit Owen’s memory, and his tragic death, for commercial gain. We have resisted that kind of initiative for almost 16 years. If WWE really wanted to honor Owen’s legacy, it would just let him rest in peace.”
The original story, broke by WDN.com, stated the project had the full support of the Hart family. That report was in error and has since been corrected by the outlet. We recapped it at this link but never confirmed its contents.
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