WWE Legend Jim Neidhart Dies At 63-WWE Gives Emotional Tribute

News by Joey Jordan Published on 14 Aug,2018

Former WWE Tag Team Champion Jim Neidhart Passes Away At 63

  • Jim Neidhart, former WWE tag team champion, and father of pro wrestler Natalya died on Monday, 13th August.
  • Neidhart's former ring rival, B. Brian Blair announced the news on Twitter which was later confirmed by WWE.
  • Several wrestlers and his fans tributed the late tag team champion on Twitter following his death news was announced.
  • Jim is survived by his wife, Ellie Neidhart and his three children including Natalia.

Tag team legend, Jim Neidhart, best known as The Anvil and father of WWE superstar Natalya, died on Monday, 13th August, he was 63 years old.

Neidhart's former in-ring rival B. Brian Blair announced the tragic news on Twitter which was later confirmed by WWE. The reason for his death is yet to be announced.

Soon after the news of his death was announced, his fans and fellow wrestlers took to their Twitter expressing their condolence on late wrestler's demise.

Meanwhile, WWE tributed the late wrestler in its first television broadcast since his death where they focused The Anvil's career in a major segment. Pro wrestler, Ronda Rousey took the ring on Sunday to build up her match with Alexa Bliss at Sunday's SummerSlam show where she concentrated the first section of her promo on Natalya and the death of her father.

Later, an on-air graphic was presented dedicating the show to Neidhart's memory. Following that, Corey Graves, Renee Young, and Michael Cole presented a video package focusing on late WWE tag team champion's life.

Jim is survived by his wife Ellie, and three daughters including Natalie Neidhart who is also a professional wrestler plays under the ring name Natalya in WWE.