WWE Legend Jim Neidhart Dies At 63-WWE Gives Emotional Tribute
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.
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! @CACReunion @JimValley @allan_cheapshot @mattfarmer93 @WrestlingIWF @davemeltzerWON @SlamSports @jumpinjbrunzell
— B Brian Blair (@Killerbee1B) August 13, 2018
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.
ONE OF MY OLDEST FRIENDS IN THE BUSINESS JIM NEIDHART. WE TRAVEL TOGETHER I LOVE HIM FOREVER LIKE A BROTHER. GOD BLESS FAMILY I NEVER FORGET YOU BUBBA. pic.twitter.com/lt1dE8QOvt
— The Iron Sheik (@the_ironsheik) August 13, 2018
— Titus O'Neil (@TitusONeilWWE) August 13, 2018
I've worked with hundreds in the wrestling business. Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart was no doubt one of the most underrated of all time. Great wrestler, great entertainer, phenomenal human being. Thank you for all you did for us. pic.twitter.com/D8pU9WXJLU
— Vince Russo (@THEVinceRusso) August 13, 2018
If you couldn't like Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart your the one with the problem. You didn't to always agree with him but if this guy would give the shirt off his back. He was a tremendous athlete. Track and... https://t.co/M26hWaX4vc
— Gene Okerlund (@TheGeneOkerlund) August 13, 2018
Stunned and saddened. I just don’t have the words right now. pic.twitter.com/fcO8Skuuhz
— Bret Hart (@BretHart) August 13, 2018
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.
— WWE (@WWE) August 14, 2018
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.