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WWE Legend Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart Passes Away

WWE Legend Jim the Anvil Neidhart has passed away. The WWE confirmed this only moments ago.  This continues what has been a sad month already with several other legends to have passed away.

Jim the Anvil Neidhart was best remembered from his time with the legendary tag team “The Hart Foundation”, alongside all time great Bret Hart. The duo had a fantastic run, which culminated in two separate runs with the Tag Team Titles.  The first in 1987 as bad guys with Jimmy Mouth of the South Hart as their mentor.  Then,the second, three years later as the most popular team on the roster when they defeated Demolition at Summerslam 1990 in an instant classic.

The team split shortly after dropping the belts to The Nasty Boys at WrestleMania VII. Neidhart was never the same.  A failed marriage with Bret’s brother Owen never really panned out under the name, “The New Foundation”.  His last point of relevance was in 1997 as part of a re-united five man version of the Hart Foundation alongside brother in laws Bret Hart, Davey Boy Smith and Owen Hart.  Brian Pillman was also a member of the team.  Bret Hart remains the only living member left of that five man faction.

He was the father of current female star Natalya. Neidhart was only 63 at the time of his passing.

 

 

Vince McKee is a growing force in the sports literary world. He has written seven books on Cleveland Sports. They have all helped to build his credibility as a top-notch chronicler of the impact of Ohio sports. Vince has done freelance work as the MMA correspondent for InscriberMag: Digital Magazine as well as a Beat Reporter for the Cleveland Plain Dealer & The Medina Gazette. His work has been featured on Drennan Live, SLAM Magazine, The Magic 105.7 Morning show, ESPN radio and over 25 local papers, tv stations and radio programs. Despite his personal connection with Bill Belichick, one of the worst moments of Vince’s young life was watching his beloved Browns leave town only weeks after the Indians lost the World Series in 1995. Vince is a life long Cleveland sports fan and enjoys spending lots of time with his wife Emily and daughter Maggie.

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