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Owen Hart's widow settles lawsuit against WWE

April 04, 2013|By Chuck Schilken

The widow of professional wrestler Owen Hart has come to a settlement with World Wrestling Entertainment in her lawsuit over royalties and the use of her husband's image.

Martha Hart announced the settlement Wednesday, and the WWE confirmed the news, although neither side revealed any details of the deal.

The June 2010 lawsuit alleged that the WWE was not paying royalties to Hart's estate and was violating a contract that restricted the use of his name and likeness.

Hart, 34, was a member of a family full of professional wrestlers, including his father, Stu, six brothers and four brothers-in-law.

Wrestling as "the Rocket" or "Blue Blazer," Hart rose to prominence in the league, then known as the World Wrestling Federation, during the 1990s, winning the King of the Ring title in 1994 and the Intercontinental title in 1997.

He died in 1999 while being lowered into the wrestling ring at Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Mo.

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