WWE Is Working On An Owen Hart DVD With The Full Cooperation Of His Wife Martha

At this point, WWE’s DVD division has plumbed pretty much every corner of the company’s deep history, even places nobody expected them to go. Ultimate Warrior, Randy Savage, Bret Hart — nobody’s been off-limits. Well, with one exception.

WWE has been very reluctant to showcase any of its footage of Owen Hart. The obvious reason for years is that they didn’t want to remind anybody that Owen died tragically under their watch.

In the mid-2000s, the policy on Owen footage began to loosen up a bit, but the company was then slammed with a lawsuit by Owen’s wife Martha for wrongfully using Owen’s name and likeness and not giving herĀ a proper share of DVD sales. WWE settled out of court in 2013, and the company’s Owen Hart footage went back in the closet. Some feared it would stay there for good.

Well, set your faces for shocked. On what would have been Owen’s 50th birthday, Wrestling DVD News has revealed that WWE is working on an Owen Hart DVD/Blu-ray. The project will include a full documentary, and it’s being made with the support of Martha Hart and other members of the Hart family.

To say that this is unexpected and happy news would be an understatement. Not only will it be great to see Owen’s matches on Blu-ray, but this seemingly brings an end to 15 years of litigation and acrimony between WWE and Owen Hart’s family. I’m sure Owen couldn’t have asked for a better birthday present.

If you can’t wait for that Owen Hart documentary to come out, we have a few interesting facts about the man’s life for you right here.

via Wrestling DVD News