The thing I find to be a double-edged sword is you get what Martha is saying, but the flip-side is that WWE own the footage and it is theirs to do with as they see fit.
My children and I were unaware of this project until May 7, when it was brought to our attention by a friend who had read about it online. Contrary to your report, we do not back or support it in any way, nor has WWE requested our backing or support. From what little we know of the project, it seems to be another attempt to exploit Owen’s memory, and his tragic death, for commercial gain. We have resisted that kind of initiative for almost 16 years. If WWE really wanted to honor Owen’s legacy, it would just let him rest in peace."
The following night on Raw was very fitting to make a tribute show to the man with Wrestlers told they didn't have to compete if they didn't want to, and various Wrestlers gave their tributes of what the man meant to them.
And to top the night off; who should be the last man to pay his respects to Owen?
Austin. Stone Cold came out, didn't say anything. Merely toasted a beer to Owen's picture on the Titan-tron and Raw finished off that way.
The other flip-side is I think Owen at some stage would have wanted his own Bio home title. I say I think he would have wanted. I do not know that for fact.
I do think it's ghoulish that WWE are looking to profit commercially from his legacy but via the same token his matches and rivalries would be introduced to a whole new Generation that have no idea the kind of talented athlete he was back in the day.
He was already an accomplished Wrestler by 1999 with so many years left in the tank. I think he would have become World Champion eventually. Because he was more than good enough for it. My opinion.
So again. I'd like to see this DVD be made but I get what Martha is saying as well. Say your piece in the comments section below or in the Official RDR Forum
I can see this one being a big discussion - MJ