It's always a topic of conversation when the name Owen Hart gets mentioned in any wrestling conversation, when will he get inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame? If Owen’s widow, Martha Hart, has anything to say about it, the answer is never.
"There's always been this talk that, 'Oh, we want to put Owen in the Hall of Fame,'" Martha tells CBS Sports. "Their Hall of Fame? They don't even have a Hallway of Fame. It doesn't exist. There's nothing. It's a fake entity. There's nothing real or tangible. It's just an event they have to make money. They put it on TV and have a celebration, and it's just so ridiculous. I would never even entertain it. It's garbage."
Continuing on, Martha would discuss the estranged relationship she has with her former in-laws in the Hart family.
"The Hart family overall didn't support the lawsuit, but some worked against me. They stole my legal documents and were faxing them to the defense. It was like they had our whole playbook. They were just muddying the waters because they knew they didn't have the case. They just muddied the waters and made everything a mess. There was just this nonstop disrespect," said Martha.
Through it all, Martha says she has genuinely forgiven all parties involved, but that doesn't mean that she needs to work alongside them or befriend them.
“At the end of it all, I've forgiven all of them, really," Hart said. "The Hart family, Vince McMahon, I don't hold any grudges. I hope life has been kind to all of them. My life hasn't been easy, and I certainly wouldn't wish harm on anyone… Some damage in life is irreparable. You can't fix it. It's done. Again, you can forgive people, but it doesn't mean you have to befriend them and be associated with them. At the same time, I don't wish them any harm, and I hope their lives turned out well. That's the casualties of war. They made their choices and have to live with them. Part of that is not having a relationship with me or Owen's children. That was their choice, not mine.”
Martha has stated that she is open to honoring Owen in New Japan-Pro Wrestling and has also given permission for him to be inducted in other Wrestling Hall of Fames including the Lou Thesz / George Tragos Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame.
Owen Hart's tragic death at the 1999 WWE Over The Edge pay-per-view will be the topic of the season 2 finale of VICELAND’s critically acclaimed documentary series, Dark Side of the Ring.
For the first time, Martha Hart and Owen Hart's children will tell their side of the story on a large platform. You can view the trailer for the episode at this link.