Both on television and backstage, the legendary Gangrel has been associated with professional wrestling for decades. The former Brood leader has had an iconic career, working with some of the biggest names in the industry, and this includes the late, great Owen Hart.
Not only was Owen Hart known for in-ring performance in WWE, but he was also known for what he did backstage as a ribber, which is a wrestling term for someone who plays jokes on another.
“That Son Of A B***h” – Gangrel on Owen Hart
Recently on a virtual meet and greet with K & S WrestleFest, Gangrel spoke about his personal experiences with the Owen Hart and his pranks.
“I go in [the locker room] this time, and there’s all these … Little people, right? So they’re all in there, and I’m like, ‘What are they all doing in here?’ So, I would dress – I’ll keep it short – I put my watch into my bag and everything and I go out and wrestle. I come back to get dressed and my watch is gone.
I’m like, ‘What?’ So I want to go accuse these little people because they’ve never been in a locker room before but I didn’t think that would look cool or anything saying, ‘Hey, you little bastards, you stole my watch!’
“As I was leaving out, and right where catering was and everything, Owen Hart stopped me and goes, ‘Hey, Dave. What time is it?’ I had my other watch on, I had my gym watch, and I went, ‘Oh, it’s 10:30.’ ‘Okay, thanks.’ I didn’t think anything of it. I don’t know, four months go by or something, I’m dressing in that same spot, I go wrestle.
I come back, I go to get dressed and my watch is there … I go to walk out and as I’m passing that same exact spot where catering was and everything, Owen goes, ‘Hey Dave, what time is it?’ ‘Oh!’ I didn’t sell it, I just told him what time it was and I walked, and I go, ‘That son of a b***h! He got me.'”