Re: Owen Hart wins WWF title
There were two chances for him to be a transition champion but that's about it.
1. The 1994 feud with Bret. He could have briefly won the title and dropped it back to Bret in a grudge match like the SummerSlam cage match or he could have been used to drop the title to a face like when Backlund briefly won the title from Bret and dropped it to Diesel.
2. The aftermath of the Montreal screwjob. The screwjob story was hot enough and Owen was briefly over enough that he could have briefly taken the title off of HBK but HBK didn't want to put him over according to Cornette.