Tragically passing away in May 1999, Owen Hart was at the time performing as The Blue Blazer in the then-World Wrestling Federation. He was heralded as one of the most underrated of his generation, typically overshadowed by older brother Bret; still, ‘The King of Harts’ remained a legendary performer in his own right.
Owen was beloved by all who knew him, both professionally and personally. Numerous tales have been told over the years of his cheekier side, often using it to the detriment of others in a humorous manner. That was precisely the case for one unlucky limousine driver, as told by Al Snow.
Owen Hart Once Pranked A Limo Driver Several Times
Discussing Owen Hart in a new interview with Sportskeeda Wrestling’s Riju Dasgupta, Al Snow recalled how the two-time Intercontinental Champion pranked a limo driver during a drive to Madison Square Garden:
“They were picked up in the limo, and immediately Owen rolled down the window, and kind of looked at Jeff [Jarrett] and grinned, and stuck his arm out the window. And as the guy, the driver, started to pull off, Owen started thumping the side of the car with his hand. And as the car sped up, he started thumping it faster.
The limo driver pulled over, jumped out, and started checking the tires back by Owen and Jeff Jarrett, who was sitting in the back seat. And Owen just sat there and didn’t say anything.”
Continuing, Al Snow explained how Owen Hart forced the limo driver to exit the vehicle at least eight to ten times:
“He must have had that guy get out of the car probably eight to ten times. And had Jeff Jarrett just in tears, laughing. The [driver] was apologizing, he kept explaining that he thought there was something wrong with the tire. Owen just acted dumb, and was like ‘Oh, I can hear it back here. Every time you take off, we can start to hear it.’
Then it got to where he would not do it, it would go for a while, and then he would roll his window down again and stick his hand out and start doing it again and get the guy to pull over.”
Owen Hart’s memory is still being kept alive to this day, with All Elite Wrestling hosting the first of its annual Owen Hart Foundation Tournaments that concluded at Double or Nothing in May.