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Title: Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart Passes Away
Post by: Drywall on August 13, 2018, 08:57:00 AM
Per WWE.com:

https://www.wwe.com/article/jim-the-anvil-neidhart-passes-away?sf195438526=1

"WWE is saddened to learn that Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart passed away.

Best known as the powerhouse of the legendary Hart Foundation tag team with his brother-in-law, Bret “Hit Man” Hart, Jim Neidhart was also the father of current WWE Superstar Natalya.

Neidhart began his ring career after playing professional football with the Oakland Raiders and Dallas Cowboys. He was trained by WWE Hall of Famer Stu Hart in the infamous Hart Dungeon in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and earned his ring nickname, The Anvil, after winning an anvil throwing contest.

Neidhart married Stu's daughter, Ellie, to become a member of the legendary Hart Family before making the move to WWE along with Bret "Hit Man" Hart, Dynamite Kid and Davey Boy Smith when WWE purchased Stu Hart’s Calgary Stampede Wrestling.

Initially, Neidhart and Hart were managed by Jimmy Hart as The Hart Foundation and went on to win two WWE World Tag Team Championships.

After several years of teaming with Bret’s younger brother, Owen Hart, and some singles competition, The Hart Foundation was re-formed in controversial fashion in 1997. Consisting of Neidhart, Bret, Owen, Smith and Brian Pillman, the pro-Canadian faction stirred United States crowds into a frenzy with their anti-American sermons.

Neidhart last competed in WWE in 1997 but his legacy lives on today through his daughter, Natalya, who displays her father’s signature charisma and toughness every time she steps in the ring.

WWE extends its condolences to Neidhart’s family, friends and fans."
Title: Re: Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart Passes Away
Post by: The Hurricane on August 13, 2018, 02:30:02 PM
Man that leaves just Bret from the Hart Foundation of the 90's still around.


Talk about a sad family story. The Hart family story is less tragic than the Von Erichs, but really only because they lived longer. They are still all dying pretty young.  :-\
Title: Re: Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart Passes Away
Post by: Queensryche on August 13, 2018, 05:10:42 PM
Man that leaves just Bret from the Hart Foundation of the 90's still around.


Talk about a sad family story. The Hart family story is less tragic than the Von Erichs, but really only because they lived longer. They are still all dying pretty young.  :-\

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think Stu Hart was anywhere close to as much of an asshole as Fritz von Erich was. Fritz shamelessly exploited the passing of David von Erich's death to promote a supercard, which is downright scummy. He also told Kevin von Erich that the only reason he was still alive while his brothers were all dead was because Kevin wasn't man enough to kill himself.
Title: Re: Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart Passes Away
Post by: Drywall on August 13, 2018, 06:17:18 PM
Man that leaves just Bret from the Hart Foundation of the 90's still around.


Talk about a sad family story. The Hart family story is less tragic than the Von Erichs, but really only because they lived longer. They are still all dying pretty young.  :-\

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think Stu Hart was anywhere close to as much of an asshole as Fritz von Erich was. Fritz shamelessly exploited the passing of David von Erich's death to promote a supercard, which is downright scummy. He also told Kevin von Erich that the only reason he was still alive while his brothers were all dead was because Kevin wasn't man enough to kill himself.

JESUS. I never knew any of that, good lord.
Title: Re: Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart Passes Away
Post by: Queensryche on August 13, 2018, 07:18:12 PM
Man that leaves just Bret from the Hart Foundation of the 90's still around.


Talk about a sad family story. The Hart family story is less tragic than the Von Erichs, but really only because they lived longer. They are still all dying pretty young.  :-\

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think Stu Hart was anywhere close to as much of an asshole as Fritz von Erich was. Fritz shamelessly exploited the passing of David von Erich's death to promote a supercard, which is downright scummy. He also told Kevin von Erich that the only reason he was still alive while his brothers were all dead was because Kevin wasn't man enough to kill himself.

JESUS. I never knew any of that, good lord.

You should read what Lou Thesz and Irv Muchnick wrote about Fritz. It's enough to permanently destroy your faith in humanity.