Nonetheless, prior to his death, the WWE legend had been living with Alzheimer's disease. The Anvil, as he was known, will be remembered best for … He has been seen on that show going shopping with her and teaching wrestlers how to golf. Photo Credit: As you can see below, Chris Jericho, Haku and of course Bret “The Hitman” Hart were there on Friday to honor The Anvil. He listens to the live audience. I was the youngest out of 4 children. Bret Hart is the only wrestler from that incarnation still alive. It was a sad week as the wrestling world lost Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart on Monday. Jim was married to Ellie Hart on December 26, 1979; they were married 39 years. James Henry Neidhart was born on Feb. 8, 1955, in Tampa, Fla. The family of Jim Neidhart wishes to thank the WWE and the entire professional wrestling community for their love, compassion, and support. Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart, passed away at the age of 63 in his Wesley Chapel home on August 13, 2018. Keep going strong and have faith in God and seek comfort through prayer. Lana competes in her first Money in the Bank Ladder Match. Knowing I will one day be reunited with my father again helps me every time I miss him. I wear mine on all the time; there's no excuse.". The Hart Foundation, a tag team consisting of Neidhart and Bret (Hitman) Hart and managed by Jimmy Hart, known as “the Mouth of the South,” won championships in 1987 and 1990 in the World Wrestling Federation, now known as World Wrestling Entertainment. Thank you for being you and, Daddy, I promise to keep your memory alive.". Jim was proud of his time spent in the NFL playing with the Dallas Cowboys and Oakland Raiders. Check out the hottest fashion, photos, movies and TV shows! Neidhart’s brother-in-law Ross Hart, a former pro wrestler, told The Associated Press that Neidhart had Alzheimer’s disease and that it was believed he suffered a grand mal seizure. I was just beginning to know them and you are all amazing. It includes matches from his early days in the ring with Stampede Wrestling, some great matches as part of the original Hart Foundation, his brief run with Owen Hart as the New Foundation and more. Bret Hart posts his tribute to the late WWE Hall Of Famer Road Warrior Animal, Stephanie McMahon sells 43 percent of her WWE stock, Stephanie McMahon on her father: “Vince listens to the fans. She almost didn’t make it back to NYC in time because of bad weather and, at one point, it was announced to the fans in NYC that Vince McMahon would take her place if she could not make it back in time. ", This fact was made abundantly clear during Nattie's emotional eulogy at Jim's funeral. Joe was a good man and I’ll miss him. Several major names from the wrestling business were there to remember their friend at his funeral on Friday. I'm glad I got to follow in his footsteps. Again, I'm beyond sorry for your loss. reality show yet, as Natalya Neidhart mourned the death of her father, Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart.. Jim is preceded in death by his parents Henry and Katherine Neidhart, Brother in laws Dean Hart, Owen Hart, Smith Hart, Davey Boy Smith, and nephew Matthew David Annis. He was a shot-put star in high school in California and had tryouts with the Dallas Cowboys and the Oakland Raiders of the N.F.L. The Hart Foundation split up shortly after winning their second title in 1990. In the season finale, Nattie says goodbye to her father Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart. I really enjoyed seeing him on the show. ", Per the Total Divas star, her father was very invested in her career, thus she promised to follow his advice and keep succeeding. “He was more of the power behind the team, but at times he did some incredibly gifted things in the ring.”. The private funeral service was held 2:00 PM on Friday August 17, 2018 at the Zephyrhills Chapel of Hodges Family Funeral Home. Over the years whether it was my fight with cancer, the loss of my brother [Owen Hart], [Davey Boy] Smith or Jim Anvil Neidhart, he was always there for me. On Wednesday's season finale of Total Divas, Nattie Neidhart and her family laid Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart to rest. "My dad was just with me and I know he was with me and I know it was meant to be and he wanted me to be there.".