Today in Pro Wrestling History: (May 24): RAW is Owen

Today in Pro Wrestling History: On May 24th, 1999, The WWF dedicated their entire live broadcast of Monday Night RAW to the memory of Owen Hart, who tragically fell to his death one night earlier in Kansas City.

Today in Pro Wrestling History: (May 24): RAW is Owen

Today In Pro Wrestling History May 24

The show opened with a somber scene: the entire WWF roster, including wrestlers, managers, referees, and agents, lined the entrance ramp in silence. The arena lights dimmed, and a hush fell over the crowd as a ten-bell salute echoed through the Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Missouri.

Following the salute, a heartfelt video tribute played on the TitanTron, showcasing highlights from Owen Hart’s illustrious career. The montage captured his infectious charisma, incredible athleticism, and undeniable passion for professional wrestling. Clips of his memorable matches and backstage moments elicited tears and applause from the audience.

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