Another week down and it's time to look back at the news from the last week that didn't get the spotlight.
This past Tuesday saw the season finale of the Dark Side of the Ring which told the story of the final days of Owen Hart. For the first time to my knowledge since the tragic event twenty one years ago his family spoke on his passing in this documentary. I will not spoil anything of what was said for that you need to go back and watch it. It has changed my opinion on the entire situation and I'm happy his family finally got the chance to speak.
The episode being the final episode of the season had high expectations and the subject of the episode raised expectations even more. They more than delivered with the season finale drawing a record rating and viewers for the finale. The final tally puts it at 349,000 people up 32% from the previous week's episode on the Road Warriors which might bound well for a season 3. Fact is I would love to see them return next year, but we won't know until probably the fall what the fate is of our favorite wrestling docu series.
Unfortunately we also lost a valued member of the wrestling family yesterday as youngster Hana Kimura passed away at the age of 22. I don't know the first thing about her, but this when I look to Ring of Honor's website for help: "Hana was one of the top young stars in STARDOM, the premier women’s professional wrestling organization in the sport. She also competed in several matches in ROH, including a six-woman tag match at G1 Supercard before a sold-out crowd at Madison Square Garden.Hana followed in her mother Kyoko Kimura’s footsteps into pro wrestling, making her official in-ring debut in 2016 at the age of 18. She won STARDOM’s prestigious Five Star Grand Prix in 2019. In 2018, Hana participated in the tournament to crown the inaugural Women of Honor Champion. This past January, Hana competed in a tag match at New Japan Pro-Wrestling’s Wrestle Kingdom 14 before more than 40,000 fans at the Tokyo Dome. It was the first women’s match at the Tokyo Dome in nearly 20 years."
It is always a horrible tragedy when something like this happens and we can only hope that people learn how much words can hurt and cause push people to the very brink. I want to offer my deepest condolences to Hana's family, friends, and fans. Rest in Peace!! Gone far to soon!!!