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Jim Neidhart

James Henry "Jim" Neidhart is an American professional wrestler, best known for his appearances in the 1980s and 1990s in the World Wrestling Federation as Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart. Jim is the father of WWE Diva Natalya. Among other accolades, he is a two-time WWF Tag Team Champion with Bret Hart as part of the original Hart Foundation. Neidhart headlined two pay-per-views for the WWF: Survivor Series 1989 and In Your House 16: Canadian Stampede. Neidhart holds dual citizenship with Canada and the United States. On Raw XV, the 15th-anniversary WWE Raw special on December 10, 2007, Neidhart returned to WWE for the first time since 1997, and participated in the 15th Anniversary Battle Royal, eventually making it to the final five before being eliminated by Skinner. Neidhart made appearances on the WWE and E! reality show Total Divas, on which his daughter Natalie is a main cast member. Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (2009) Neidhart appeared in TNA on the November 12, 2009, edition of Impact! winning against Jay Lethal in his initial open challenge thrown out to the legends of professional wrestling. Professional wrestling style and persona Neidhart usually wrestled in pink attire and the Hart Foundation tag team was nicknamed "The Pink and Black Attack". It popularized the Hart Attack finisher maneuver. Other media On April 6, 2010, WWE released Hart & Soul: The Hart Family Anthology on DVD, which is a three-disc set featuring a documentary on the Hart wrestling family (including Neidhart) as well as twelve matches. Neidhart's daughter Natalie is featured as a main cast member on the reality show Total Divas, and he made appearances on the show along with his wife. Personal life Neidhart and wife Ellie had three daughters, one of whom, Natalya Neidhart, is a professional wrestler under the ring name Natalya, currently signed to WWE. Neidhart was arrested on September 6, 2010, and charged with two counts of possession of controlled substances with intent to distribute, two counts of trafficking illegal drugs, one count of burglary of an unoccupied dwelling, and one count of third degree grand theft for property stolen between $300 and $5,000. He was arrested after becoming aggressive with police after ingesting multiple pills outside a gas station. In March 2012, he was sentenced to five months and 29 days in jail. During his sentencing, he was arrested and held in contempt of court. Neidhart completed two stints in rehabilitation paid for by WWE. Death According to TMZ, Neidhart's wife Ellie told investigators that on August 13, 2018, he was having problems sleeping and got out of bed to adjust the thermostat. As he went to touch it, he "turned weirdly as if he were about to dance", then fell against the wall and ground. She immediately dialed 911, believing he was having a seizure, something for which he took medication. He had a four-inch long gash on his face when EMTs arrived. He died at the scene at the age of 63. According to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, the fall killed him. At the time, he had early-onset Alzheimer's disease.

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Aug 2, 1956 In Tampa, Florida, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Saturday Night's Main Event 1985-05-10
Latest Project:
Movie WWE Hall of Fame 2019 2019-04-06
Known For
Poster of Total Divas
Poster of Enter... Zombie King!
Poster of WCW Monday Nitro
Poster of Saturday Night's Main Event
Movie WWE Hall of Fame 2019 Unknown 2019-04-06
Movie WWE Network Collection: Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart Himself (Archive Footage) 2018-08-14
Movie WWE Unreleased: 1986-1995 Unknown 2017-09-05
Movie Owen Hart of Gold Himself 2015-12-08
Movie WWE: 150 Best Pay-Per-View Matches, Vol 1 Himself 2014-03-11
Movie WWE: The Best of Sting Himself 2014-09-23
Movie WWE: Macho Man - The Randy Savage Story Himself 2014-11-18
Movie Bret Hart: The Dungeon Collection Himself 2013-03-19
Movie WWE: The Best Of In Your House Himself 2013-05-27
Series Total Divas Himself 2013-07-28
Movie WWE - The True Story of WrestleMania 2011-03-13
Movie WWE: Greatest Rivalries Shawn Michaels vs Bret Hart Himself 2011-10-25
Movie WWE: Hart & Soul - The Hart Family Anthology 2010-04-06
Movie WWE: Shawn Michaels: My Journey Himself 2010-06-18
Movie WWE: Allied Powers - The World's Greatest Tag Teams Himself 2009-01-01
Movie WWE: The Best of Saturday Night's Main Event Himself 2009-02-10
Movie WWE: The Shawn Michaels Story - Heartbreak and Triumph Himself 2007-11-27
Movie Enter... Zombie King! Sheriff Logan 2003-07-07
Movie Heroes of Wrestling Unknown 1999-10-10
Movie WCW Spring Stampede 1998 Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart 1998-04-19
Movie WCW Fall Brawl 1998 Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart 1998-09-13
Movie WWE King of the Ring 1997 Jim 'The Anvil' Neidhart 1997-06-08
Movie WWE In Your House 15: A Cold Day in Hell (Ringside) 1997-05-11
Movie WWE In Your House 16: Canadian Stampede Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart 1997-07-06
Movie WWE Badd Blood: In Your House Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart 1997-10-05
Movie WWE Survivor Series 1997 Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart 1997-11-09
Series WCW Monday Nitro Unknown 1995-09-04
Movie WWE King of the Ring 1994 Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart 1994-06-19
Movie WWE SummerSlam 1994 Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart 1994-08-29
Movie WWE Survivor Series Showdown 1994 Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart 1994-11-20
Movie WWE Survivor Series 1994 Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart 1994-11-23
Series WWE Raw Jim Neidhart, 1993-01-11
Movie Mr. Nanny Self 1993-04-02
Movie ECW November to Remember 1993 Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart 1993-11-13
Movie Thunder in Paradise Normal Kowalski 1993-09-22
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 1992 Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart 1992-01-19
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 1991 Himself 1991-01-19
Movie WWE U.K. Rampage 1991 Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart 1991-04-21
Movie WWE Superstars & Stripes Forever: The March to WrestleMania VII Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart 1991-03-17
Movie WWE WrestleMania VII Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart 1991-03-24
Movie WWE WrestleMania VI Himself 1990-04-01
Movie WWE WrestleMania VI Himself 1990-04-01
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 1990 Himself 1990-01-21
Movie WWE SummerSlam Fever Himself 1990-08-19
Movie WWE SummerSlam 1990 Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart 1990-08-27
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 1989 Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart 1989-01-15
Movie WWE WrestleMania V Himself 1989-04-02
Movie WWE Survivor Series 1989 Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart 1989-11-23
Movie WWE SummerSlam 1989 Himself 1989-08-28
Movie WWE The Main Event Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart 1988-02-05
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 1988 Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart 1988-01-24
Movie WWE WrestleMania IV Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart 1988-03-27
Movie WWE WrestleFest Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart 1988-07-31
Movie WWE SummerSlam 1988 Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart 1988-08-29
Movie WWE Survivor Series 1988 Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart 1988-11-24
Movie The WWF's Even More Unusual Matches Unknown 1987-02-01
Movie WWE WrestleMania III Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart 1987-03-29
Movie WWE Survivor Series 1987 Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart 1987-11-26
Movie WrestleMania II Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart 1986-04-07
Series Saturday Night's Main Event 1985-05-10