- WWE and Martha Hart have settled a lawsuit over royalties and the use of the late Owen Hart’s image.
The settlement was announced Wednesday by Martha Hart, WWE chief executive Vince McMahon, his wife and former CEO Linda McMahon, and the Stamford, Conn., company. Detail on the settlement were not disclosed.
Owen Hart died in 1999 while being lowered into the wrestling ring at Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Mo. He was 34. Martha Hart sued in June 2010, alleging that WWE did not pay royalty payments owed to Owen Hart’s estate and violated a contract restricting the use of her late husband’s name and likeness.
– Michael Cole appeared on Sam Roberts’ “Sh*t Show” radio show this morning:
WWE’s Michael Cole stops by the shit show to talk about wrestlemania, being on the road, his days in radio, and him in a orange singlet.