AEW composer Mikey Rukus has given fans a tantalising look behind the scenes as he works on a composition for music to honour the late Owen Hart.
In September AEW announced a partnership that will see the company honour the late Owen Hart with a new tournament, as well as potential merchandise, gaming involvement and even action figures possible for the Canadian fan-favourite who tragically passed away over 20 years ago.
All Elite Wrestling confirmed a partnership with The Owen Hart Foundation via a press release, with the main on-screen implication being an annual Owen Hart Cup Tournament within AEW where the winner wins a cup called The Owen – honouring a man rarely seen without iconic trophies in his hands. The deal also includes merchandise/video game involvement.
The press release goes on to say that the alliance “incorporates opportunities to develop Owen Hart action figures” via AEW’s partnership with Jazwares, apparel, posters, and additional collectable merchandise.
Now the man behind many of AEW’s theme songs has taken to social media to share a glimpse into the process of making the music that will represent The King Of Harts in All Elite Wrestling.
Happy #AEWRampage day!! Buy-in on YouTube at 9PM EST and then Rampage at 10/9C on TNT!
But first take a quick trip back to 1992 with a bit of an edge to it. The honor is and always will be mine. 🙏🏽❤️ pic.twitter.com/IUCDV8gCY6
— RUKUS (@MikeyRukus) October 15, 2021
For those unfamiliar with the story of the legendary Owen Hart, the former Intercontinental Champion’s life tragically ended following an incident that happened mid-show at WWE, then WWF, Over The Edge ’99.
Hart was preparing to challenge The Godfather as the affable Blue Blazer when he fell to his death. Blue Blazer became somewhat of a parody superhero and the use of a “quick release” system saw Hart adopt a new entrance where he used a grapple line from the rafters, only to become entangled and set himself free to fall to the ring.
Sadly, at Over The Edge, the stunt went wrong and Owen Hart fell from around 78 feet above the ring. While the show controversially continued, Hart died of his injuries that night at the age of 34 years old.