Over the Edge (1999)
Over the Edge (1999) was a pay-per-view event produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and presented by MCI's 1-800-COLLECT, which took place on May 23, 1999, at Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Missouri, United States. It was the first event not to be promoted under the "WWF In Your House" series of pay-per-views, which typically occurred in months not occupied by the WWF's biggest events (WWE Royal Rumble, WWE WrestleMania, WWE King of the Ring, WWE SummerSlam, and WWE Survivor Series).

Owen Hart was scheduled to face The Godfather for the WWE Intercontinental Championship during the event. Wrestling under his Blue Blazer gimmick, Hart was to make a superhero-like ring entrance, which would have seen him descend from the arena rafters into the ring. He was, however, released prematurely when the harness line malfunctioned, and fell more than 70 feet (21 m) into the ring and died. Criticism later arose over the WWF's decision to continue the show after Hart's accident. In court, the Hart family sued the organization, contending that poor planning of the dangerous stunt caused Owen's death. WWF settled the case out of court, paying US$18 million to the Hart family. Due to the accident and controversy surrounding the event the Over the Edge name was retired. The event was also not released for home video viewing until the launch of the ]]WWE Network\\ in 2014.

See AlsoEdit

WWE Pay Per Views, WWF Over the Edge

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