We’ve all lost someone we either knew or loved. Depending upon your proximity to that person in your life, you may think about them occasionally or constantly. My dad died when I was 18 and I think about him often… my mother-in-law passed away in 2001 and I think about her every day.
It’s weird about Owen Hart. He died 14 years ago today and it’s fair to say Owen and I were “work friends”. We all have “work friends”… guys or girls you work with, that you know but at the end of work, that’s where our friendship ended. He would go home to his family in Calgary, me to mine in Connecticut and there was no socializing between us at all. At work, we’d chat and be friendly but that was it… work friends.
The weird part for me about Owen’s death is that I think about him, his family and the day he died often. Probably more than I should, I think, for someone who was just a “work friend”.
And I think many people in the wrestling industry that knew Owen feel the same way. I have a few theories as to why this might be.
I am sure there are more reasons why Owen Hart’s death stays close to our hearts and minds but on the 14th anniversary of his passing, I wanted to share these thoughts with you. Also, my pal Todd from the Monday Night Mayhem show shared this link on Facebook… I agree with the list below, although I didn’t know Harley Race got a comeback…
Enjoy! And in honor of Owen Hart’s memory, let’s all try to be better husbands, fathers, sons and friends. Rib someone today with fart spray or a prank call. Spray water (accidentally) on someone. Harmless fun.
OWEN HART FOR WWE HALL OF FAME
God bless you, my work friend.
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