Ex-WWE star Jim ‘The Anvil’ Neidhart dead at 63

Ex-WWE star Jim ‘The Anvil’ Neidhart dead at 63

August 13, 2018 12 By Jason Matthew

Jim Neidhart has passed away at age 63, according to WWE. Neidhart passed away after suffering a medical emergency in his home in Florida.

Ex-wrestler B. Brian Blair, who was half of the Killer Bees tag team, shared the news on Twitter.

“So sad to announce the passing of my friend and longtime colleague, Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart. Your thoughts and prayers for the family are deeply appreciated!” he wrote.

 

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The famous wrestler founded the legendary Hart Foundation faction, which his brother-in-law Bret “The Hitman” Hart was a part of. Neidhart started wrestling in 1979 with storied wrestling trainer Stu Hart in Canada. He also dabbled in football, playing some pre-season games in the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys and Oakland Raiders.

Wrestler Triple H tweeted, “The only thing bigger than his on-screen character was his heart.
Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart loved performing with & spending time with his family…and he made us all smile while doing it.
Thinking of @NatbyNature, @TJWilson, & the entire Hart family during this difficult time.”

Neidhart was a tag team champion in the WWE.

 

 

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