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The Blue Blazer

The Blue Blazer

Nationality :Canadian
Date Of Birth :May 7, 1965
Height :5 feet 10 inches
Weight :103 kg

The Blue Blazer was a Canadian professional wrestler who worked for several promotions including Stampede Wrestling, New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW), World Championship Wrestling (WCW), and the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). He received most of his success in the WWF, where he wrestled under both his name and the ring name The Blue Blazer.

QUICK FACTS

Birth nameOwen James Hart
BornMay 7, 1965
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
DiedMay 23, 1999 (aged 34)
Kemper Arena, Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
Cause of deathInternal bleeding caused by blunt force trauma sustained from a high fall
Spouse(s)
Martha Hart

 (m. 1989)

The Blue Blazer Biography, EarlyLife

Owen was born on May 7, 1965, in Calgary, Alberta into the Hart wrestling family and was the youngest child of Stu and Helen Hart. He grew up in a household with eleven older siblings: Smith, Bruce, Keith, Wayne, Dean, Ellie, Georgia, Bret, Alison, Ross, and Diana.

He was of Greek descent through his maternal grandmother and Irish through his maternal grandfather. His father was mainly of Scots-Irish descent but also had Scottish and German ancestry.

Because his mother, Helen, was born in New York, Hart held American citizenship in addition to Canadian citizenship, which he acquired due to birth in Canada to a Canadian-born father.

The Blue Blazer Education

His educational history is not published because he has not yet given it to the public. However, this detailed information is currently being reviewed and will be updated soon.

The Blue Blazer’s Height, And Weight

The Wrestler has an athletic body, standing at the ideal height of 5 feet 10 inches and weighing approximately 103 kilograms.

The Blue Blazer also has an athletic physique. He has a fit body, but measurements like biceps size, hip size, waist size, shoe size, and so on are currently unavailable. His eyes are dark brown, and he has dark brown hair. He has a healthy, well-balanced body.

Career

Hart first gained wrestling experience in the amateur wrestling division at high school, through which he met his wife, Martha. Hart continued amateur wrestling for the Dinos at the University of Calgary. He placed 4th at the 1984 Canada West championships in the 76 kg weight class. Wrestling was not Hart’s first choice for a career; as Martha explained in her book Broken Harts, Owen tried numerous times to find a profitable living outside of wrestling. 

Owen is quoted as saying, in the WWE Home Video “Owen Hart of Gold” that “during his time in the University, he wrestled incognito (under a mask) as the original British Bulldog. Then, after he graduated from the University, he wrestled as “Bronco” Owen Hart at Royal Albert Hall in London, England. As those attempts were unsuccessful, Hart was trained in his father’s Hart Dungeon and worked for his father’s federation, Stampede Wrestling, and in England for Max Crabtree’s Joint Promotions in matches that got broadcast on ITV’s World of Sport. 

He remained with Stampede for the next couple of years while honing his skills. In 1986, Hart teamed with Ben Bassarab and won the Stampede Wrestling International Tag Team Championship. The success of the team and Hart’s in-ring skills earned him Pro Wrestling Illustrateds Rookie of the Year Award in 1987. After he and Bassarab lost the tag team title, he feuded with Johnny Smith and Dynamite Kid.

In 1987, Hart branched out to Japan where he wrestled for New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) on several tours. In NJPW, he wrestled Keiichi Yamada, both before and after he debuted the Jushin Liger gimmick. On May 27, 1988, Hart defeated Hiroshi Hase for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship, becoming the first non-Japanese wrestler to win the title. His reign would end nearly a month later, as he lost the title to Shiro Koshinaka on June 24, 1988.

Hart’s success in Japan and Stampede’s working relationship with the World Wrestling Federation led to Hart’s signing with the company in the summer of 1988. Instead of promoting Owen as Bret Hart’s younger brother, the WWF decided to create a masked “superhero” type gimmick for him which played to his high-flying style. He broke into the WWF as The Blue Blazer (initially The Blue Angel), with his early appearances seeing him defeat the likes of Terry Gibbs, Steve Lombardi, and Barry Horowitz. The Blue Blazer made his pay-per-view debut at Survivor Series ’88, teaming with The Ultimate Warrior, Brutus Beefcake, Jim Brunzell, and Sam Houston against The Honky Tonk Man, Greg Valentine, Outlaw Ron Bass, Bad News Brown, and Dangerous Danny Davis. The Blazer was eliminated by Valentine, but his team went on to win the match. He continued to wrestle in the mid card, defeating enhancement talent but often falling short against another name talent; he lost to Ted DiBiase on March 11, 1989, Saturday Night’s Main Event XX and was defeated by Mr. Perfect at WrestleMania V.

Various promotions (1989–1991)

Shortly after WrestleMania, Hart left the WWF to tour the world both with and without the Blue Blazer gimmick. He also returned to Stampede, until it shut down in December 1989. In 1991, Hart lost the Blue Blazer mask in a mascara contra mascara match against Mexican wrestler El Canek, and would not utilize the gimmick again until 1998.

He also returned to New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW). In 1990 he went to Germany and worked Catch Wrestling Association.

Hart debuted in World Championship Wrestling’s self-titled TV show on March 16, 1991, the first of five TV matches he competed in, all of which were against preliminary talent such as Mark Kyle. One of the bouts saw him team with Ricky Morton.

World Wrestling Federation (1991–1999)

Hart had been engaged in contract discussions with WCW but the deal was never struck, as Owen was not willing to move himself and his family to the company’s headquarters in Atlanta. Instead, he signed with the WWF for a second time. In the WWF the popular Hart Foundation, composed of his brother Bret and real-life brother-in-law Jim Neidhart, had split up; Bret set out on a singles career while Neidhart was used sparingly. When Neidhart returned from a storyline injury, he joined Owen to form a team known as The New Foundation. Owen and Neidhart first feuded with the Beverly Brothers. They then had their only pay-per-view match at the Royal Rumble in January 1992 where they beat The Orient Express. Neidhart left the WWF shortly afterward, and Hart set out on a very short run as a singles wrestler, including a victorious match at WrestleMania VIII when he faced off against Skinner. Shortly after WrestleMania, Hart was teamed up with Koko B. Ware to form the duo known as High Energy. They had only one pay-per-view match as a team, at the Survivor Series where they lost to The Headshrinkers. The team was quietly dropped at the start of 1993 with Hart starting a singles career. Owen suffered a knee injury on March 9, 1993, in a match taped for Superstars, against Bam Bam Bigelow, which kept him sidelined for nearly two months.

The Blue Blazer’s Net Worth

Based on what we know, The Blue Blazer’s estimated net worth in 1999 is $5 million. Owen Hart has made most of his money as a successful pro wrestler in Canada.

The Blue Blazer’s Wife, Marriage, Children

Owen Hart met Martha Joan Patterson when they were both in high school. They married long before their wedding in July 1989. The couple had two children together, and in many interviews with Martha, she said he was a kind man who loved his family and worked hard and that Owen was known as a prankster in the WWF who was always up to something. His incredible pursuit was known to irritate many of his competitors.

He also showed how amazing he is in interviews, which is the main reason why he had so many fans. Martha Hart, who was married to Owen, wrote his autobiography, “Broken Hearts,” in 2002. The book, in which she described the difficulty of losing a beloved husband, became a bestseller and revealed many details about Owen’s life and career that people never heard before.

The Blue Blazer Awards

  • New Japan Pro Wrestling
    • IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
    • PWI Editor’s Award (1999)
    • PWI Feud of the Year (1994) vs. Bret Hart
    • PWI Rookie of the Year (1987)
    • PWI ranked him #10 of the 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 1994
    • PWI ranked him #84 of the 100 best tag teams of the PWI Years with Davey Boy Smith in 2003
    • PWI ranked him #66 of the top 500 singles wrestlers of the “PWI Years” in 2003
  • Stampede Wrestling
    • Stampede British Commonwealth Mid-Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
    • Stampede Wrestling International Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Ben Bassarab
    • Stampede North American Heavyweight Championship (2 times)
    • Stampede Wrestling Hall of Fame
  • United States Wrestling Association
    • USWA Unified World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • World Wrestling Federation
    • WWF European Championship (1 time)
    • WWF Intercontinental Championship (2 times)
    • WWF Tag Team Championship (4 times) – with Yokozuna (2), The British Bulldog (1), and Jeff Jarrett (1)
    • King of the Ring (1994)
    • Slammy Award for Squared Circle Shocker (1996)1
    • Slammy Award for Best Bow Tie (1997)2
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards
    • 5 Star Match (1994) vs. Bret Hart in a cage match at SummerSlam
    • Best Flying Wrestler (1987, 1988)
    • Feud of the Year (1997)  

FA

What is the net worth of The Blue Blazer?

His net worth is 5 million dollars.

What is the height of The Blue Blazer?

His height is 5 feet 10 inches.

What is the age of The Blue Blazer?

His age is 34 years as of 2023.

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