Getting over in the mid-card
Join Date: Jan 2006
Re: Owen Hart wins WWF title
As stated before the only real time Owen Hart could have been WWE champion was during his feud with Bret Hart because that was the highest he reached and after that he was behind a few others and got further and further away from the WWE title scene as the years went by in his career. There seems to be this thing with The IWC that when a wrestler dies during his career he becomes overrated to the point he is talked about as so much better than he really was and that is something that has happened more and more over the years with Owen Hart.
I'm not saying he wasn't good because he was but he didn't have the all round talent of Stone Cold Steve Austin or Shawn Michaels, the charisma and mic skills of The Rock or Scott Hall, the in ring ability of his brother Bret Hart and at that time Triple H or the size of Kevin Nash. During his best shot at being WWE champion the reality was he was behind Shawn Michaels, The Undertaker, Kevin Nash and Scott Hall as well as Bret Hart and then once The Montreal Screwjob had happened he was behind Shawn Michaels, Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, The Undertaker, Mick Foley, Triple H and Kane so there was always a good few people who were ahead of him.
I liked Owen Hart but he was a upper mid carder at best and if i was honest a very good mid carder who would always make a mid card title look important because he was able to have great matches. Very good in ring worker but ok mic skills and whilst a good heel he was never a great heel who could hold the WWE title and whilst he was better than people like Jeff Jarrett who has held multiple World titles and which i see that as saying more about those companies rather than the wrestler i just never saw Owen Hart as a WWE champion.