Natalya Reacts To AEW’s Owen Hart Memorial Match


With AEW Struggle Endlessly set to be launched quickly with Owen Hart as a playable character, and the Owen Hart Basis Match kicking off a number of days earlier at Forbidden Door, the reminiscence of the late wrestler has been a giant subject of dialog of late. Most of that dialog had been amongst followers and on the AEW aspect, however on Wednesday, that modified when ABC reporter Dearon Smith requested Owen’s niece, WWE star Natalya, concerning the event throughout an interview selling the July 14 “WWE SmackDown” taping in Raleigh, North Carolina.

“It is an ideal query and one which I do not get requested fairly often,” Natalya replied. “For me, any means that we will preserve my uncle’s legacy alive — I do not know the entire particulars of why we will not try this in WWE. I’ve a deep quantity of respect for [his widow,] Martha as a result of I do know that she’s gone by a lot trauma and he or she misplaced a lot. When it’s a must to elevate your children and not using a dad, it is one thing I would by no means want upon anybody to expertise. So I all the time really feel deeply for her, particularly as a lady, however simply as an individual and figuring out what sort of individual my uncle was. Owen was such a particular individual.”

The multi-time champion added that honoring Owen in any means “is a win,” and that she’d like to honor him herself, however obliquely acknowledged that her employment state of affairs will get in the way in which of that. “I work for WWE … nevertheless it’s not my place, as a result of, in fact, I am not Martha,” Natalya defined. “So it isn’t my place to say ‘that is what ought to occur’ or ‘that is what I would prefer to occur.’ It is her name. It is her life, and he or she’s needed to endure so, a lot.  And I’m simply so blissful that he’s being honored, and he’s being acknowledged, for not simply the individual he was within the ring, however the man he was outdoors the ring.”


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