D'Lo Brown shares just how good Owen Hart was in the ring.
It was 22 years ago today that Owen Hart tragically passed away. His legacy and influence, however, continue to endure and will not be forgotten. He was recently the focus on one of Vice's Dark Side of the Ring episodes. In a deleted scene, D'Lo Brown shares how Owen calmed his nerves during a match by pranking him while they were performing. Here is what he said (video above and below):
"I remember having a match where it's me and Owen and I'm particularly stiff and Owen's going, 'calm down, kid. Clam down.' I'm just nervous for some reason. I don't know why. So Owen just starts wrestling me, putting me in and out of holds. Puts a chinlock on me and goes, 'look down at your boot.' I look down and my boot's unlaced. How'd that happen? So, go forward, wrestle around again, wrestle around again. Snapmare, chin lock, [he says], 'look at your other boot.' My other boot's unlaced. How did this happen? I know I laced my boots. This never happens to me. Tuck my boot laces back down again. Wrestle, wrestle, wrestle, wrestle, snapmare. Puts me in a headlock again. I look, my boot, nothing. He goes, 'look at the referee.' I look at the referee, the referee's shoe is untied. When I look at the referee's shoe I started giggling and he goes, 'are you relaxed now? Now let's go wrestle.' At that point [exhales calmy]. He could rib you, he could love you, he could play a joke on you all at the same time in front of 20,000 people and no one would ever know it. That's how good he was."
Owen Hart is forever --— Dark Side of the Ring (@DarkSideOfRing) May 23, 2021
His legacy lives on in the hearts and minds of his family, friends and fans. @dlobrown75 recalls an unforgettable rib that captures his one-of-a-kind humor, and kindness. #RIPOwenHart pic.twitter.com/F1uDYTBOGE
During his time in WWE, hart captured the Intercontinental, European, and Tag Team Titles. He was only 24 years old at the time of his passing.
D'Lo Brown currently works alongside Matt Striker as one half of the IMPACT Wrestling commentary team.
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