JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A set of tournaments in memory of the late Owen Hart is returning to AEW in 2023.
AEW President Tony Khan would confirm the news in a media call Thursday.
The media call, which was for this weekend’s Full Gear PPV, had some great things to say about the tournament. Khan furthermore said that he wants to maintain AEW’s relationship with Dr. Martha Hart and the Owen Hart Foundation.
“I do plan to do the Owen Hart tournaments in 2023,” Khan said. “I’d like to continue my great relationship with Dr. Hart and her family.”
Khan would even reference Owen and Martha’s son, 30-year-old Oje Hart.
“Oje recently attended the Jaguars/Broncos game at Wembley Stadium [in London],” Khan said. “I really like Oje. He’s a tremendous guy, and Martha and the whole family. They’re great.”
“We loved having them in AEW,” Khan adds. “The Owen Hart tournament tradition will continue.”
This year was the first year the tournament was held to commemorate the legacy of Owen Hart.
The men’s and women’s tournaments concluded at Double or Nothing in May, with Adam Cole and Britt Baker winning their respective tournaments.
Transcription of quotes for this story is courtesy of F4WOnline.
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