Jeff Jarrett On Owen Hart Foundation Tournament: I Get To Introduce My Friend To A New Generation

The Owen Hart Foundation Tournament means a lot to Jeff Jarrett.

Owen Hart tragically passed away in 1999, but his legacy lives on in various ways. AEW has been honoring Hart by holding the Owen Hart Foundation Men's and Women's Tournaments since 2022. The 2024 finals will be held on the July 10 episode of AEW Dynamite.

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Speaking with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, Jeff Jarrett discussed his involvement in the tournament.

“Never in my wildest dreams did I think we’d be here. I get to introduce my friend to an entirely new generation of wrestling fans," Jarrett said.

Jarrett also expressed his gratitude that AEW continues to honor Hart and recognize him as a family man and as a wrestler. He made it clear that he was honored to share this with the world, and he was glad that the finals were being held in Calgary.

“It makes me very emotional. All the way back in May of 1999, I never thought that all these years later I would be continuing my in-ring career, which a blessing beyond my wildest imaginations, or that there would be this Owen Hart Foundation, which Owen’s wife created and does so much good for so many people all over the world. Owen’s children are grown up, and they represent their father so proudly. I love that Owen is being recognized as a father, a family man, a husband, a brother, and a professional wrestler. We’re doing it in Calgary, a place that meant a lot to him. Owen’s core really defined him. His integrity set him apart from everyone I’ve known. It’s an honor to share this with the world," Jarrett said.

Jeff Jarrett previously said that the Owen Hart Foundation Tournament was more important to him than anything he had ever done.

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