Hart Family Speaks Out

The family of Owen Hart, the professional wrestler who died last weekend attempting a dramatic entrance into the ring, lashed out at World Wrestling Federation officials, saying they take too many chances in devising stunts like the one that killed Owen. “They put you in compromising positions where they let you know you have no choice,” charged Stu Hart, his father. Owen Hart, a member of a prominent Canadian wrestling family, plummeted 70 feet to his death Sunday as he was being lowered from the ceiling of the Kemper Arena in Kansas City, MO. At the WWF event the following night in St. Louis’s Kiel Center, some wrestlers wept openly, as did many of the 19,000 fans. On Tuesday police in Kansas City said they were still trying to determine what went wrong. That same day Hart’s brother Bret, also a wrestling star, told ABC’s “Good Morning America” that his brother had been worried about the stunt. WWF spokeswoman Susan Warner said the organization had no comment to make on the family’s statements.

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