AEW Enters Into Relationship With Owen Hart Foundation, To Launch Owen Hart Cup
To honour Owen Hart
All Elite Wrestling and The Owen Hart Foundation have entered into a relationship to "honor the legacy" of the late Owen Hart, the promotion announced today.
As part of the collaboration, an annual Owen Hart Cup Tournament will be launched within AEW. The winner will receive a cup called 'The Owen.'
Original Owen Hart merchandise will also be produced and distributed by AEW, including an Owen Hart action figure from Jazwares. Owen Hart will be a part of the upcoming AEW console video game in some capacity as well.
The Owen Hart Foundation is spearheaded by Owen's widow, Dr. Martha Hart. The foundation has a mission of "providing global aid to at-risk communities."
AEW President Tony Khan said: "AEW's relationship with the Hart family dates back to our inaugural pay-per-view event, Double or Nothing in 2019, and Owen's influence is still felt today. To extend his memory and his legacy even further through this agreement is a powerful and meaningful moment for the entire wrestling community."
Dr. Martha Hart added: "The Owen Hart Foundation is extremely pleased to partner with AEW in this wonderful joint venture to honor Owen's substantial international wrestling career and the lasting influence he and his craft has had in the sport. AEW's Owen Hart Cup Tournament serves as a tremendous tribute to Owen and provides an incredible way for professional wrestling enthusiasts to celebrate his work in a most fitting way. We trust that Tony Khan and his amazing AEW team will do a brilliant job with this highly anticipated project. This OHF/AEW partnership is my special gift to all of Owen's magnificent loyal fans who forever remember him and his inspiring repertoire of talents."