Pay-Per-View Stunt

Hart on May 15, 1999, eight days before his death
Hart on May 15, 1999, eight days before his death
WWF wrestler Owen Hart, also known as “Blue Blazer”, fell to his death performing an entry-stunt during the Over the Edge pay-per-view event at the Kemper Arena in Kansas City. The stunt intended to have Hart lowered dramatically via stunt-cables to just above ring-level from the rafters and then have a quick-release activate to drop him face-first to comedic effect. The quick-release was accidentally triggered early during the stunt and Hart fell 78 ft. and landed chest-first on the rope, throwing him backwards into the ring. While the pay-per-view audience did not see the accident transpire due to delay in the live-feed in order to include a video vignette, the live audience for the event apparently thought the accident was an intended part of the show until the announcer stated otherwise.

Submission by Logan Agle. Thank you.

A daredevil stunt involving a BMW, duct tape and a children’s merry-go-round left a man dead

A 20-year old German, identified only as Tobias, died of head trauma, in the Bavarian town of Oberviehbach, while performing a stunt being filmed for the internet. The stunt involved securing Tobias to a child’s merry-go-round with duct tape, wrapping a rope around the merry-go-round, tying the end of the rope to a BMW, and then driving the car away quickly, causing the merry-go-round to spin at high speed. The tape failed under the centrifugal force, launching Tobias 6 yards (5.5 m).