AEW made a surprise decision when it approached Dr. Martha Hart to commemorate Owen Hart''s legacy in the AEW, including but not limited to the current Owen Hart Foundation Tournament. But AEW will have to pay tribute to Owen''s father without Bret Hart. Hart recently signed a new merchandise deal with the AEW tag team FTR and Punk, which prompted WWE to avoid offering Hart much money to reclaim his role. In a recent interview, AEW CEO Tony Khan was unf
"We have a great respect for Bret Hart as a company," Khan said. "A lot of the wrestlers here and myself have respect for Bret Hart as a great person and a great wrestler. He would always be somebody we treasure whenever he''s ever met. He was involved in the first Double or Nothing in 2019, when he unveiled the AEW World Championship for the first time. It''s a great thing he''s got going, and we''ve just got so much respect
Khan went on to point out that without Hart''s involvement, AEW may benefit from the Bret Hart love.
"It''s an honour to pay respect to Bret Hart and, of course, and it''s something that Dax and Cash and CM Punk in particular have encourred over and had great matches with each other and with other people along the way," he said. "Now there''s chances for big matches with all of those people."
And is Khan being 100% honest about his opinions on the matter? In an interview conducted before last night''s AEW Dynamite, Khan discussed the first-round Owen Hart Foundation Tournament encounter between Adam Cole and Dax Harwood as a legacy match, with Harwood, a disciple of Bret Hart and Cole, a student of Hart''s long-time nemesis, Shawn Michaels. But it was Adam Cole who was eliminated with the win on Wednesday night. Oh well, Tony!
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