Professional wrestler Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart dies

Published: August 14, 2018
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Neidhart was also the father of current WWE Superstar Natalya. PHOTO COURTESY: WWE

Neidhart was also the father of current WWE Superstar Natalya. PHOTO COURTESY: WWE

Former professional wrestler Jim Neidhart, commonly known as “The Anvil” passed away, according to a press release issued by the WWE on Monday.

He was best known as the powerhouse of the legendary Hart Foundation tag team with his brother-in-law, Bret “Hit Man” Hart.

Neidhart was also the father of current WWE Superstar Natalya.

He began his ring career after playing professional football with the Oakland Raiders and Dallas Cowboys.

Neidhart 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 last competed in WWE back 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.

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