Pro-Wrestling Owen Hart Interview #2 Page
Last updated 4 December 1999
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Owen: All those people that have bowed to the King of
can now sit down and watch the King of Harts perform.
Question: Hi Owen, what is your goal in the WWF?
Owen: Where have you been for the last two years, my quest
stated openly that I would prove to the whole WWF that I am the best there
is, the best there was and the best there ever will be! To be the best
have to beat the best and that happens to be my brother Bret the WWF
champion. I have beaten Bret before, but not when he was the WWF
at In Your House, I will beat the former champion Diesel and use him as a
stepping stone to get the WWF title which Bret will likely lose to
Bulldog because we all know that Bret lost the IC title
to Bulldog at Summerslam 1992.
Question: Owen, Growing up as a kid who were some of your role
Owen: My father was my ultimate role model. When I was a
Gordie Howe was big as a hockey player, and Muhammed Ali as a boxer.
Question: Any plans of you and Davey Boy Smith to rerecruit Jim
really take it to the Hit Man?
Owen: I would love to see Jim Neidhart back in the WWF,
you all know Anvil is a little crazy though at times. And if he'd calm
and focus on his career there is hope that he'll be back in the WWF.
Bulldog, Anvil, Myself and Yokozuna could form a strong clique.
Question: Owen. Do you think you can take the title away from
Bulldog if he beats Bret?
Owen: Yes, I will. I don't want fans to be confused. Of
want to beat the qualifying champion. I fought the British Bulldog and
time limit draw. But if you watch the tape, in the final minutes I was
Question: How was the match with Chris Benoit in his recent WWF
Owen: I remember the match vividly in Ohio and it was
more of a
Japanese style match. I enjoyed fighting him to show that I still have
superior wreslting technique. I have superior wrestling technique against
wrestling territory. It would be nice to see Benoit find a home here at
Question: Does your family support you or Bret?
Owen: My mom and Dad always jump ship, right now Bret is
champion so I think they are on his side. I think they have always been
loyalist to Bret. But when I was King of the Ring and WWF tag team
couldn't get them to leave me alone. They kept calling me. After I beat
at In Your House I'll have to put my answering machine back on again.
Question: Rumor has it, that there was some dissention between
Yoko at In Your House..Can you comment on that?
Owen: There is no dissention at all. We're victims of bad
from bad refs. Despite the controversy the fans and media want to create,
there are no problems whatsoever.
Question: What are you going to get Bret for Christmas?
Owen: Probably a new set of front teeth!
Question: You were gloating when you said that you put Shawn
Michaels out of
the Wrestling business, but you looked pretty concerned when he went down.
What are your true feelings?
Owen: Well, at first I did feel concern, because only I
powerful my spinkick was and when it connected on his head, I was
he got up then and when I saw he collapsed a few moments later I saw
that it was a delayed reaction. I really smacked him in the head a few
knew it was only a matter of time before I dropped him for good. So the
my face is not different than when you see a boxer knock out an opponent
when Buster Douglas knocked out Tyson. It amazes you to see him finally go
down, but I absolutely take full credit despite the rumors that he was
suffering from fatigue. He had his full strenght prior to that fight, he
wasn't suffering from fatigue.
Question: What happened to the high-flying moves you once performed
Blue Blazer? Has injury grounded you?
Owen: I would say injury has helped in bringing me down to
but high risk maneuvers can be effective but very dangerous. I have
that I can do technical wrestling on the mat, and when necessary high risk
moves can be successful.
Question: Who are some of your closest friends in the WWF?
Owen: Bulldog is for sure one, Yokozuna, Mr. Fugi, Jim
Question: You say you made the sharpshooter, where did you get the
Owen: I learned it wresling in Calgary from a Japanese
his name was Hiro Hse.
Question: Do you enjoy the daily grind of being a wrestler in the
Owen: Well the fame and glory can be a nuisance when you
privacy and a normal life. The fame and glory can also be advantageous for
special treatment. After a tour of 16 days like I just came off of, the
and tear can be grueling. When you have a family with two children and
helping my wife while actively wrestling is two full time jobs.
Question: I'm 8 years old and a fan of yours. Have you ever been
bad while wrestling?
Owen: I tore a ligament in my knee. That was 3 years ago
Carolina. It was against Bam Bam Bigelow doing a high risk maneuver. I
slipped on the rope and tore my knee up.
Question: Obviously you've busted your nose a FEW times. Why haven't
gotten it fixed??
Owen: I've never busted my nose in my life, I have only
other peoples. Obviously you have never seen me up close. But I am utterly
excellence of execution and in a recent poll that I read, I was voted the
man alive! The poor kid must just be jealous!
Question: Do you think Sunny is fine and did she ever come on to
you? ( yeah
Owen: She is a nice looking girl, but being a married man,
check out other women. Especially when she is currently with the WWF
Skip. You must be some kind of a sicko asking those questions!
Question: We all know you were the Blue Blazer...Did you decide to
your mask to get the psycological edge or to scare your opponent??You are
Owen: Because of my wrestling high flying ability I was
wear a mask like some Marvel comic superhero, much like Batman, Spiderman,
Superman, but then when people saw how great a wrestler I was,then they
wanted to get a look at how this wrestler really looked without the mask.
proved to the whole world that my face is as great as my wrestling
Question: Have you ever used steroids, and how do you feel about
Owen: Never used them, I never needed them which should
how I feel. Let's face it, I am not going to be a giant no matter what
So I rely on my wrestling ability not bulging biceps. So I don't have to
worry about organ damage or balding prematurely because of steroid use. So
for any of those young wrestler wannabes who want to consider using
don''t let your vanity ruin your health.
Question: King, do you think Vince has given you a fair chance in
Owen: I would say he has given me a reasonably fair shake.
believe he has given better shakes to other people and like I heard a long
time ago, you can't keep good talent down. I think Vince McMahon realized
that I have talent and I'm long overdue to give me a chance to show what I
can do. Some talent get big breaks and then dissappear overnight. Myself
got my chance, 3 years later I'm still on top, and will be on top in 3
Question: What will be your strategy against the 7 foot, Diesel at
Owen: I am going to capitalize on where Bret left off at
Series. That's his legs. 7 feet tall and probably 70% is leg, they come
flat on the mat and he's down to my size. When hes down to my size, it's
a match. He is
an absolutely inferior wrestler to me. My sharpshooter will put him out
wrestling just like his buddy Shawn Michaels. Then people will start
realizing it was no fluke what happened to Shawn Michaels and the dream
will become the "Creamed Team!"
Question: Bret has stated that his goal is to win the triple crown
third time. If he does go on to capture the Ic title and there is only one
leg left would you ever consider tag teaming with Bret and go after the
BELTS? What would it take?
Owen: You are sure taking a lot of longshots here, a lot
Bret better worry about keeping his WWF title, and not worry about the
IC belt or tag team belt. I remember when I did tag with Bret, it was a
total failure. The weak link, the quitter and so I don't think I'd ever
him when there are guys like Yokozuna, Bulldog or even Jim Neidhart. At
could count on them.
Question: Do you see yourself remaining loyal to Vince McMahon and
Wrestling Federation or will you take the road that a certian muscle-head
recently took and decided to go to a place where you feel the grass may be
Owen: I believe I will be loyal. Vince McMahon has been
me. As long as he continues to be loyal to me, then I would rather work
for a superior promotion like the WWF.
Owen: Thanks everybody for the questions and allowing me
straight from the heart. Whether you like me or not, I'm simply the
best. At In Your House V, December 17 I will expose Diesel as the loser
that he really is.