WWE has been the pinnacle of the pro wrestling industry for several decades, and its craze among the audience is still incredible. Everyone know that it’s scripted storytelling, but the performers take real risks inside the ring, and on some occasions, it resulted in horrific tragedies.
In a similar case, WWE legend Owen Hart died inside the ring, which was probably the most unfortunate incident in pro wrestling history. The tragedy took place at ‘Over the Edge’ pay-per-view on May 23, 1999, but despite such a devastating incident during the event, the show didn’t end, and the next matches were held.
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Following this tragedy, The Undertaker had to compete in his scheduled match against Stone Cold, and he looked visibly shaken. Even before the match, The Phenom was emotional as he was caught holding back his tears, and the fans understood that he’d been left devastated by the tragedy that occurred.
As a vintage video of the iconic WWE performer from the PPV went viral, fans shared their sympathies with the legend. Someone from the WWE universe recognized, “He is literally holding back tears.” “Taker was fighting tears,” a pro wrestling fan wrote, referring to how Taker had to fight even after Owen’s death. (Via: Instagram)
Saying that this was the most emotional moment The Phenom has been caught on TV, an audience member wrote, “That’s the most pain I ever remember seeing from taker.” It must be noted that Owen Hart’s death was a result of the WWE legend falling from 78 feet in front of a large Kansas City crowd.
The Undertaker was visibly emotional during Owen Hart’s funeral ceremony
Owen Hart’s tragic passing was a moment of disbelief for the entire pro wrestling world, as it left the most heartbreaking stains on the industry. Following his death on May 23, the funeral ceremony was organized on May 31, 1999, and thousands of people showed up to pay their respects for the late performer (Via: All That’s Interesting)
It wasn’t just fans; numerous WWE stars also attended the funeral, and The Undertaker was one of them. In a vintage and very rare picture from the ceremony, Taker is seen standing with John Bradshaw, in which he looks visibly emotional. His inconsolable look in the picture clearly shows how badly he was affected by The King of Harts’ passing.
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Usually, the veteran is known for holding onto his character in the toughest of moments, but this was a time when he wasn’t able to hold his emotions. It’s been over two decades since Owen Hart’s death, but still, this incident is considered to be the most devastating in the history of the Triple H-led promotion.