Martha Hart and WWE Settle Lawsuit over the Use of Owen Hart's Name and Likeness

1996 WWF trading card featuring Owen Hart (Image property of WWE)
1996 WWF trading card featuring Owen Hart (Image property of WWE)
The Doctor Chris MuellerFeatured ColumnistApril 4, 2013

Martha Hart, the widow of the late Owen Hart, and WWE have finally settled their lawsuit over the use of his name and likeness.

The Associated Press (via The Washington Post) is reporting that everything was finalized Wednesday, with both Hart and WWE confirming the news.

The report goes on to say that a WWE spokesperson did not give any additional comments, and Hart has yet to release any details herself.

For wrestling fans, this could be great news, as Owen is someone who is missed dearly by all who watched his career.

There are not a lot of details out there yet, but the possibilities for what this could mean certainly get the mind moving.

While nothing is confirmed, we could potentially see Owen Hart finally get the DVD treatment, or we could even see his brother Bret induct him into the Hall of Fame someday.

Owen Hart merchandise like classic action figures and shirts could become a reality with this settlement, but there is also the possibility that very little will change at all.

Martha Hart has been very clear about how she feels when it comes to WWE and Owen Hart's name being associated in her lawsuit, so we will have to wait until more information becomes available until we know what to expect.

Owen Hart's death was one of the most tragic events in the history of wrestling, but his legacy has survived as that of a world-class wrestler and entertainer.

The touching story Bret told during his Hall of Fame induction speech was a small peak into the life of Owen, one of the best heels in WWE.

It is unfortunate that Owen never officially held the WWE title, but he was highly successful and would do anything for the business he loved.

Hopefully more details become available soon, but for now, fans can speculate about the possibility of a future Owen Hart DVD or HOF induction.


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