Enough Is Enough

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What could have been...

What could have been…

There are many people who are missing from the WWE Hall of Fame to this point that clearly deserve to be there by now. This list includes people like Randy Savage, Jake Roberts, Rick Rude, and even Vince McMahon himself, but there’s one person who’s far and away been the fan favorite for many years to get in and has yet to have this honor. If you haven’t already figured I am talking about Owen Hart, you are either too new to the sport or you need to just give up on watching. Owen’s widow has been in a major legal battle with WWE for years which has kept Owen from having any connection with WWE programming, that is, until yesterday.

Owen may not have had the most titles in the history of the business; he never even got to be the WWE champion in his career. Even with that one shortcoming, he was one of the most charismatic people in the history of the business. Owen was capable of making you hate him better than almost anyone, even when you didn’t hate him at all. He’s responsible for some of the most memorable quotes and moments from 90′s WWE television. From “Enough is enough and it’s time for a change!” to “I AM NOT A NUGGET!” Owen was gifted beyond belief and from all the stories you hear, far beyond what any of us fans ever saw on the screen.

Owen has been called one of the greatest pranksters to ever come into the lives of so many different workers. It’s nearly impossible to find anyone who’s ever met or worked with Owen to say one negative thing about him. In a business like pro wrestling, that’s nearly impossible to achieve, yet Owen pulled it off. I remember Mick Foley even mentioning how his son Dewey was a massive Owen Hart fan, even though his dad was a legend himself. The guy was funny beyond belief, a hell of a worker, and obviously part of pro wrestling royalty being a member of the Hart family. We’ll never know exactly what he could have been in the business, unfortunately, due to his very untimely passing.

I’ve heard multiple times that Owen was originally supposed to get the gimmick of The Game that eventually went to Triple H. It’s such a shame that he didn’t get his chance to bring that character to life in his own way. I could easily see Owen getting multiple runs as the WWE champion; he was just an amazing worker and character who could easily have carried the company for a few years. His talent is sorely missed in the business, not only could he work an amazing match, he could make people feel at ease in the ring by being a joker in the ring at the same time. Some people have said Vince was horrible for going live the night after his death, especially with the Benoit debacle, but with the memorial they did I feel that it wasn’t a that bad of an idea.

With all this said, I think it’s clear who the head of next year’s Hall of Fame class has to be now that the lawsuit has been dropped. How can you not go with the 2 time Slammy award winning, King of the Ring, Intercontinental, European, and Tag Team champion of the world? The man achieved so much in the business, unfortunately eventually losing his life in the ring. Would it be great to see Savage, Rude, and others go into the Hall? Sure, but they all need to get in line and wait for the one and only King of Harts to take his rightful place on the throne.

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