Earlier this week, the WWE announced that there were plans to release an Owen Hart DVD that would chronicle his career and highlight his greatest matches and moments.
Martha Hart, Owen’s widow, released a statement voicing her disapproval of the project:
“My children and I were unaware of this project until May 7, when it was brought to our attention by a friend who had read about it online. Contrary to your report, we do not back or support it in any way, nor has WWE requested our backing or support. From what little we know of the project, it seems to be another attempt to exploit Owen’s memory, and his tragic death, for commercial gain. We have resisted that kind of initiative for almost 16 years. If WWE really wanted to honor Owen’s legacy, it would just let him rest in peace.”
My opinion: I am a fan of Owen Hart’s work and I would enjoy a DVD project that highlights his career. However, I am also very sympathetic to his family and if it is their wish to not have the DVD made, then those wishes should be respected.