AEW and Owen Hart Foundation confirm tournament to honor star’s legacy

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Owen Hart Foundation have partnered up with AEW

AEW recently announced that they are tying up with The Owen Hart Foundation in order to honor the legacy of late Owen Hart. The promotion will host an annual Owen Hart Cup tournament wherein the winner will also be rewarded with a Cup called “The Owen”

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Owen Hart Foundation links up with AEW (EssentiallySports)

AEW have also been permitted to produce unique and original merchandise of Hart like action figures, apparel, posters and collectable items. AEW will also feature Hart in their upcoming video game.

The CEO of AEW said (h/t WrestlingInc):

“AEW’s relationship with the Hart family dates back to our inaugural pay-per-view event, Double or Nothing in 2019, and Owen’s influence is still felt today, To extend his memory and his legacy even further through this agreement is a powerful and meaningful moment for the entire wrestling community.”

The wife of the late wrestler, Dr. Martha Hart, who is in charge of The Owen Hart Foundation expressed her thoughts. She stated they are very pleased to be partnering up with AEW. She expressed that she trusts Tony Khan and also his team. And this will also be a special gift to all of Owen’s fans.

Dr. Martha Hart also said (h/t WrestlingInc):

“The Owen Hart Foundation is extremely pleased to partner with AEW in this wonderful joint venture. To honor Owen’s substantial international wrestling career and the lasting influence he and his craft has had in the sport. AEW’s Owen Hart Cup Tournament serves as a tremendous tribute to Owen. It provides an incredible way for professional wrestling enthusiasts to celebrate his work in a most fitting way. We trust that Tony Khan and his amazing AEW team will do a brilliant job with this highly anticipated project. This OHF/AEW partnership is my special gift to all of Owen’s magnificent loyal fans. Who forever remember him and his inspiring repertoire of talents”

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This partnership aims to preserve the legacy of Owen Hart. Hart tragically passed away in 1999 when he fell from 78 feet onto the ring while making his entrance.

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