Bret Hart on WWE Lawsuit: ‘Owen would turn in his grave’
Bret Hart has responded angrily to the lawsuit brought by his late brother Owen’s widow against the company.
Martha is attempting to sue WWE because she feels they have illegally used Owen’s likeness, specifically on the DVD Hart and Soul that documented the careers of the members of the Hart family.
Hart, who left his position as WWE Raw general manger two weeks ago after apparent problems with his insurers, reacted to Martha’s actions on his official Facebook page.
He blasted: “I feel that it’s ridiculous for anyone to think they are serving the best interests of Owen’s memory or his children to pretend he wasn’t a wrestler.
“Not only was he a wrestler, he was a great one and proud of it. I personally believe Martha Hart has done nothing to keep his memory alive and sadly, he fades from view a little more every year.
“I do suspect this lawsuit is more about publicity, ego and small-mindedness than it is about pro wrestling and all of those that are in it.”
“I believe Owen would turn in his grave watching Martha erase every single thing he ever did, all for spite.
“Martha Hart needs to celebrate Owen’s memory as much as possible, not block it away forever. How stupid and selfish is that?”
Owen was tragically killed after a ring entrance stunt went wrong at the 1999 PPV ”WWF Over The Edge”.
The Hitman insists he has not spoken to Martha or her and Owen’s children for 10 years.
And he feels that experience this year of working with WWE has shown him that wrestling is still a profession which Owen would be proud to be associated with.
Hart added: “Martha can say or think whatever the hell she wants but the Hart family as a whole found a way to forgive and move on for the sake of the next generation’s well-being.
“Just because Owen died doesn’t mean the Hart legacy from Stu down to his wrestling sons and grandchildren has to die too.
“The best thing I can do for Owen’s kids is take them backstage and introduce them to all the people who love and remember their dad. Owen is loved and missed everyday.
“Why Martha would insist they never know these people is sad and pathetic.