Owen Hart death during Pay-Per-View

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  1. Motoflou

    Motoflou New Member

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    Was anyone else watching this PPV live when Owen died?

    I was, in a room full of drunk college kids. It was fucked up.



    from Wikipedia:

    On May 23, 1999, Hart fell to his death in Kansas City, Missouri during the Over the Edge pay-per-view event.[SUP][46][/SUP] Hart was in the process of being lowered viaharness and grapple line into the ring from the rafters of Kemper Arena for a booked Intercontinental Championship match against The Godfather. In keeping with the Blazer's new "buffoonish superhero" character, he was to begin a dramatic entrance, being lowered to just above ring level, at which time he would act "entangled", then release himself from the safety harness and fall flat on his face for comedic effect—this necessitated the use of a quick release mechanism. It was an elaboration on a Blue Blazer stunt done previously on the Sunday Night Heat before Survivor Series in 1998.[SUP][44][/SUP] Many suspected the harness was made for lowering small tools to carpenters, not for any human being. Hart fell 78 feet (24 m) into the ring, landing chest-first on the top rope, approximately a foot from the nearest turnbuckle, throwing him into the ring.
     
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  2. Shine

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    Blue blazer died. Not Owen Hart
     
  3. Henry Gale

    Henry Gale New Member

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    I was in the same situation, bunch of college guys watching the PPV. we thought it was a gimmick at first like they were going to say he "died" and bring him back as some new wrestler. when lawler came out with the flat voice we knew it was serious