As of late, the wrestling world has been paying tribute to the memory of Owen Hart. Now, Edge is reminiscing on his own experiences with Owen.
Speaking with Inside The Ropes, “The Rated R Superstar” recalled sharing the ring with Owen for his last match and what it was like to face him at WWF In Your House: Breakdown in 1998.
The following quotes were passed along to Fightful by Inside The Ropes.
Edge getting to wrestle Owen at Breakdown back in 1998:
He had a little bit of a sore groin that night, he was all taped up, and I had all these ideas because I'd dreamt of wrestling Owen Hart. He was one of the people when I would be driving or I'd be daydreaming or I'd be sitting in class and I'd be thinking "right Owen and I could do this, we could do that, or what if we did this or what if we did that" So now I have the opportunity, so I pitch all these ideas....and he was like "cool let's do it" and we came back after the match and he said "man that was fun, I actually got to wrestle" That was a huge compliment. I'll never forget that.
On the night Owen passed away:
We'd actually left the building because we weren't on the show and I think Luna called Dave (Gangrel) because we were riding together and told us and we went to the hospital. Jeff was the only one there and we just sat. We knew but we just sat there. We sat there for hours just thinking that can't be real, how is that real? Even to this day, it just doesn't seem real.
The Dark Side of the Ring special on the tragic death of Owen Hart did record-high viewership numbers for the series. Learn more at this link.