Oje Edward Hart is recognized as the son of a Canadian professional wrestler, Owen Hart, and Martha Joan Hart, a Canadian philanthropist, and researcher. Oje’s father gained attention for professional wrestling under the ring name The Blue Blazer for World Wrestling Federation (WWF). He also wrestled for Stampede Wrestling, New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW), and World Championship Wrestling (WCW). He died at 35 in an accident at the ring during Pay Per View during WWF’s Over the Edge event due to a malfunction in a machine lowering him to the ring on May 23, 1999. His death led to many controversies and lawsuits filed by Owen Hart’s wife Martha against WWF.
Oje’s mother Martha Joan Hart is a Canadian philanthropist and researcher. Martha filed a case against World Wrestling Federation, holding them responsible for Owen’s death.
Oje Edward Hart’s Family Background
Oje’s father was born Owen James Hart on May 7, 1965, in Calgary, Alberta as the youngest child of Stu and Helen Hart. He has eleven older siblings Smith, Bruce, Keith, Wayne, Dean, Ellie, Georgia, Bret, Alison, Ross, and Diana. He was of Greek and Irish descent from his mother’s side and Scottish and German from his father’s side. Since his mother was born in New York, Owen held citizenship of the United States, along with Canada. Oje’s parents met in 1982 and after 8 years married on July 1, 1989. Oje has a younger brother Edward Hart.
Oje’s mother was born Martha Joan Patterson on October 31, 1966, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Martha was very young when her father left her mother. She did graduation in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Calgary. She completed her master’s and Ph.D. from Cambridge University.
Oje Edward Hart’s Career
Oje’s father Owen started wrestling WWF in 1988 under the ring name The Blue Blazer defeating some of the big names such as Terry Gibbs, Steve Lombardi, and Barry Horowitz. He teamed up with Brutus Beefcake, Sam Houston, The Ultimate Warrior, and Jim Brunzell, to make his pay-per-view debut at Survivor Series ’88, against Dangerous Danny Davis, Greg Valentine, Outlaw Ron Bass, The Honky Tonk Man, and Bad News Brown. Oje’s mother while working as a university researcher with a specialization in pediatrics, published a book Broken Harts: The Life and Death of Owen Hart, based on her relationship with Owen since childhood. Released in 2004, the book was a #1 Best Seller in Canada.
Oje Edward Hart’s Family Net Worth
Oje’s father had left a net worth of $1-$2 million at the time of his death in 1999, which he earned during his career as a wrestler. He reportedly earned a salary of $400,000 per year. Owen’s family received a claim of $18 million from WWF in November 2000, from which Owen Hart Foundation was founded. To honor his contribution to wrestling, Hart was inducted into the
Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum in Wheeling, West Virginia in May 2011. Owen won the Stampede Wrestling International Tag Team Championship in 1986 with Ben Bassarab.