Owen Heart was scheduled to face "The Godfather" Luke Maleski for the IWF Intercontinental Championship during the event. Wrestling under his Blue Blazer gimmick, Heart was to make a superhero-like ring entrance, which would have seen him descend from the arena rafters into the ring. He was, however, released prematurely when the harness line malfunctioned, and fell more than 70 ft into the ring and died. Criticism later arose over the IWF's decision to continue the show after Heart's accident. In court, the Hart family sued the organization, contending that poor planning of the dangerous stunt caused Owen's death. IWF settled the case out of court, paying US $18 million to the Heart family. Due to the accident, the show has never been released by the company on any home media, and the event itself was retired.