Whether he was known to you as the Rocket, The King of Harts or even Nugget, Owen had an amazing ability to get fans to care about him in ways that many workers in the business today need to see. Owen was one of the most talented workers in the ring. His style was fast-paced with hard impact moves as well as a strong technical prowess that he picked up from his dad, the legendary Stu Hart. Owen also had a knack for being one of the funniest people in the wrestling. Owen was doing Daniel Bryan’s “YES” stuff way before him and pulled it off to a tee.
Defining Match Of The WrestleMania Era: Owen Hart vs. Bret Hart at Summerslam 1994
If there was a match for me that showed Owen’s greatness, it really would have to be the cage match he had with his brother Bret at SummerSlam 1994. As most of will remember, Owen “stunned” the world by going over Bret at WrestleMania X and it catapulted him into being a star. That win, plus winning the 1994 King of the Ring tournament made Owen an even more vital contender for Bret’s WWF Championship. So when they finally met up inside the confines of a 15 foot high steel cage, what the fans were about to see was truly breathtaking. This cage match is a work of art in terms of making escapes, some nasty cage bumps, actual technical wrestling, and one of, if not, the best finish to a cage match I have ever seen.
Here’s the entire match: