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from owen hart posted in pro wrestling by chewing_the_scenery
Owen Hart fell to his death at the Kemper Arena in Kansas City on May 23, 1999 during WWF's Over the Edge pay-per-view.
Hart had recently reprised the masked Blue Blazer gimmick that he used when he first debuted in the WWF over ten years before. A stunt was planned where he would descend from the ceiling in a harness and grapple line before his match, but he ended up accidentally falling over fifty feet into the ring.
Luckily the arena house lights were down at the time while a backstage promo aired and no footage exists of the fall.