Jun 19, 2009

WXW Owen Hart Memorial Show


WXW Owen Hart Memorial Show
WXW Arena - Hazleton, PA
June 19, 1999
Owen Hart tragically died in the ring on May 23, 1999 at the WWF Over The Edge pay-per-view event.  Ten years ago today, WXW held a memorial show as a way to pay tribute to an incredibly talented man.

I regret to say that I don't remember the card from that night and I haven't been able to find it online.  However, I do remember that the performers that night included Doink The Clown, Devon Storm (who would go on to become Crowbar in WCW), Wifebeater (who became Chris Hero soon afterward) and Headshrinker Samu.

In the photo above, Afa the Wild Samoan addressed the crowd to speak about Owen Hart.  Standing next to him is his wife, Lynn Anoa'i, and his sons, Headshrinker Samu and Afa Jr.