Nancy Grace implies Owen Hart died from steroid abuse, Mick Foley calls for an apology

Nancy Grace isn’t the most popular person, and now she is facing the wrath of the WWE Universe and their fans. Grace was covering the Ultimate Warrior’s untimely death Wednesday night on Headline News just days after Warrior was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame and appeared at WrestleMania and Raw.

Opening the segment Grace introduces former wrestling star Diamond Dallas Page and states: “So many wrestlers dead, now accusations of steroids and illegal drugs swirling. Take a look at wrestlers who died young.”

That is when a list of wrestlers who died too young scrolled through on the screen as Grace talked about the long-term effects of steroid abuse. There was one notable name that caught a  lot of attention, Owen Hart.

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This obviously presented an issue because Owen Hart didn’t die of steroid or drug abuse, but because of a freak accident an equipment malfunction during a daring entrance to the ring caused Hart to fall to his death. Former WWE superstar Mick Foley has called for Nancy Grace to apologize saying she has “caused his family great pain.”

There is also no evidence as of now that the Ultimate Warrior’s death was caused by steroids or a result of steroid abuse.

You can watch Grace’s segment below:

[h/t] The Big Lead

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  • Aaron Mason

    Anyone who says steroid use isn’t rampant in professional wresting has got to be smoking crack.

    • dcx_2

      That doesn’t make it right to say someone died from steroid abuse on national television when it is well known that he died from a fall during a stunt entrance.

      • Aaron Mason

        Try scrolling back up and looking at the screen capture, all it says is “WRESTLERS WHO DIED YOUNG”..

        • dcx_2

          Try scrolling back up, clicking on the video, and listening to what Nancy Grace is saying while those names are on the screen.

          • hohaha

            She wasn’t implying or saying that everyone on the list died from drugs, it was Wrestlers Who Died Young. Owen Hart did die young, even if it wasn’t drugs, you can’t dispute that. Plus, this list looks like the same one they used when Benoit died, as there are no deaths post-2007 on it. People are reading and assuming way too much about this.

          • dcx_2

            So the names scrolling on the screen had nothing to do with the words coming out of her mouth at that exact moment? She might not have said Owen Hart died of steroids but she certainly implies it, him and every other wrestler on that list.

          • hohaha

            That’s a stretch. There’s nothing in that segment that implies that everyone on that list died a drug-related death. A lot (but of course not all) of the deaths listed were drug related and that’s a fair thing to say. It’s much ado about nothing.

    • Marc LaRocco

      Not as bad as it was in the 80′s.

    • William Ragland

      It isn’t. What happened 30 years ago doesn’t concern today. Ever heard of the Wellness Program?

    • Joel Dellar

      Anyone who makes a comment regarding steroid use in modern professional wrestling without actually doing their research on it has got to be smoking crack.

      At least in the WWE, ever since the deaths of Eddie Guerrero and Chris Benoit they’ve stepped up their game. They have a stricter wellness policy than any professional sport (and it ISN’T a sport, remember), so strict that they’ve at times suspended top stars for using Marijuana and spice. They also provide rehabilitation programs for every professional wrestler that’s ever worked for them if need be, with some wrestlers like Scott Hall getting millions spent on them in rehab programs.

      Whether this is to look good to the media or not doesn’t matter, because they’re doing the right thing regardless. And they don’t need to do any of this, this is not a sport. This is entertainment (which is actually funny considering how much it’s mocked for being fake, but then treated just as much of a sport in regards to wellness policies). But they do it anyway for the future wellness of their wrestlers.

      There’s no dispute of older generations of wrestlers abusing steroids, as a lifelong wrestling fan I (and every other wrestling fan) can admit that. But things have changed. And it’s disgusting how ignorant people are towards it.

    • Chuck Finley

      It’s not anymore. At least not in the WWE. The Wellness Policy and testing is ran by the same who preside over MLB drug testing. If you were to say testosterone or other questionable supplements I might agree. Steroids are so 80′s & 90′s by this point.

  • Anonymous314159265358979323

    What Nancy Grace check her “fact”? Don’t be rediculous! Who needs facts when you can use inuendo and snide comments. CNN needs to dump her and get someone who’s not trying to push their personal agenda on the audience.

  • Layton Harman

    “” Nancy Grace showing her ignorance once again!

  • Max Meyer

    I demand Nancy Grace apologize for being Nancy Grace.