This past March the National Wrestling Hall Of Fame announced that they were going to be welcoming Owen Hart into their Hall come this summer. For years on end there has been back and forth debates about Owen being inducted into WWE's Hall Of Fame but that has yet to come to fruition for various reasons.
Those reasons have sprang to the forefront over the past number of weeks as the brother of Owen, Bret, and Owen's wife Martha have been exchanging statements directed at one another stemming from remarks that Bret Hart made during an appearance on the CBS 'In This Corner' podcast where he stated that Martha was doing more to erase the memory of Owen opposed to keeping it alive. That then led to Martha sharing her thoughts about Bret comments and explaining that she is not cooperating with WWE to place Owen into their Hall Of Fame to prevent the sports-entertainment company from receiving financial gain off of Owen's name.
Bret Hart released another statement in response to Martha's statement and although Owen Hart has yet to be inducted into WWE's Hall Of Fame, he is officially a member of the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame. Bret Hart was not in attendance for Owen's induction as he was in attendance for UFC Fight Night in Calgary and Martha Hart was not attendance either but in attendance honoring Owen was Davey Boy Smith Jr., Diana Hart, Bruce Hart, Ross Hart and Keith Hart.
The former two-time WWF Intercontinental Champion and Canadian wrestling great has earned himself a spot in the Pro Wrestling Hall Of Fame and was joined by Dan Severn, Booker T, Bruiser Brody, Ben Askren and Koji Miyamoto as those who were honored on Saturday.