Jim Neidhart, the legendary WWE and Bret Hart’s former tag team partner, is dead. Here is all you need to know about the fallen, highly decorated athlete.
The legendary Jim Neidhart dies at 63
Jim Neidhart, the former WWE wrestler and one half of the Jim Neidhart-Bret Hart tag team, is dead. The sad news of The Anvil’s ill-timed passing was made public by his former in-ring arch-nemesis Brain Blair though his official Twitter account. And as expected, the entire WWE Universe erupted with messages of encouragement and heartfelt commiserations towards Neidhart’s close friends and family shortly after.
The cause of Mr. Neidhart’s death
Despite a few whispers here and there pointing a fatal head injury as the cause of the WWE legend’s death, no official statement has so far been released either confirming or denying the rumor. But in the event of any development, you can always count on Panda Gossips to fill you in as soon as we receive any official statements on the matter.
The Neidhart family
Jim spending some quality time with daughter Natalie
Apart from being the incredibly charismatic character that we all grew to love and adore over the years, Jim was also adored by his family not only as a wrestler but also as a beloved husband and dad. The late Jim and his beloved wife Elizabeth were blessed with three beautiful daughters namely Jennifer, Kristen, and Natalie. Elizabeth Hart, or Ellie as she’s fondly referred to as by her close friends and family, is Bret and Owen Hart’s sister.
Of their three beautiful daughters, only Natalie decided to follow in her dad’s footsteps as a pro wrestler. Jennie is a chef and caterer while Kristen, on the other hand, is a trained school teacher in Florida.
Jim Neidhart’s net worth
The Anvil during his heyday
At the time of his untimely death, Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart had a reported net worth of about $495,000. It is believed that Mr. Neidhart made his fortune not only during his tenure as a professional wrestler but also as a prolific NFL Player for both the Oakland Raiders and The Dallas Cowboys during his heyday.
Paying homage to the fallen star
Paying homage to the fallen legend
Needless to say, a long list of celebrities and fans alike took to social media to pay homage to the fallen wrestling legend shortly after the announcement was made. Some of the celebrities who were quick to react on Twitter include Gene Okerlund, Bret “The Hitman” Hart, Vince Russo, The Iron Sheik, Titus O’Neal among many others.
And at this juncture, we at Panda Gossips would like to take this auspicious occasion to offer our heartfelt condolences to the friends and family of the legendary Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart. Even though Jim’s gone, the ever-charismatic and energized icon will forever live in the hearts of the millions who had the pleasure of watching him do what he did best in the square ring. He truly will be missed.