WWE Legend Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart Passes Away

Professional wrestling fans and the industry suffer a huge loss with the passing of WWE legend Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart.

WWE confirms legendary wrestler Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart has passed away at age 63. The news was originally reported by Neidhart’s friend and former WWE superstar B. Brian Blair on Twitter.

Update via TMZ: The Pasco Sheriff’s Office tells TMZ Sports … “Preliminary information indicates that [Neidhart] fell at home, hit his head, and succumbed to his injury.” “No foul play suspected. No additional information to release at this time.”

R.I.P. Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart

Neidhart, father of current WWE Monday Night Raw superstar Natalya, is best known for being one half of all-time great team The Hart Foundation with his brother-in-law Bret “Hitman” Hart. The man nicknamed “Anvil” was also a part of the 1997 Hart Foundation stable embroiled in the famous USA vs. Canada feud during the birth of WWE’s Attitude.

Neidhart most recently made appearances as a reoccurring character on WWE’s E! reality show “Total Divas.”

WWE.com has more on Neidhart’s unique and memorable journey in wrestling:

Neidhart began his ring career after playing professional football with the Oakland Raiders and Dallas Cowboys. He was trained by WWE Hall of Famer Stu Hart in the infamous Hart Dungeon in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and earned his ring nickname, The Anvil, after winning an anvil throwing contest.

Neidhart married Stu’s daughter, Ellie, to become a member of the legendary Hart Family before making the move to WWE along with Bret “Hit Man” Hart, Dynamite Kid and Davey Boy Smith when WWE purchased Stu Hart’s Calgary Stampede Wrestling.
Many superstars have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts on Neidhart who broke the mold in and out of the ring.

WWE superstars and fans are sharing their memories of “The Anvil” and sending condolences to his loved ones via Twitter.

Paul “Triple H” Levesque:

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.

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