Condolences poured in from around the wrestling world after the death of WWE legend Jim Neidhart.
The wrestling world was shocked to learn Monday of the death of Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart, one of the most popular wrestlers of the 1980s.
Neidhart was a member of the famed Hart wrestling family, teaming with his real-life brother-in-law Bret Hart to form the Hart Foundation tag team. His daughter Natalya is a current WWE wrestler who is married to former wrestler and current WWE producer TJ Wilson (aka Tyson Kidd).
News of Neidhart’s passing hit the wrestling world hard and many wrestlers offered their rembrances and condolences.
Saddened To Hear Jim Neidhart Has Passed. My Prayers Are With His Families. Guess God Needed An “Anvil” Angel RIP Jim🙏🏻— SGT SLAUGHTER (@_SgtSlaughter) August 13, 2018
The only thing bigger than his on-screen character was his heart.— Triple H (@TripleH) August 13, 2018
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. pic.twitter.com/ahWuWGXInv
Oh Gosh! Just heard about The Anvil!! Sincere condolences go out to the Neidhart family. Such a sad day.— Honky Tonk Man® (@OfficialHTM) August 13, 2018
As a student of the game that loves Tag-Team wrestling, I studied Jim and Bret’s matches very closely, and without a doubt The Hart Foundation is one of the greatest Tag-Teams ever. My heart goes out to @NatbyNature and @TJWilson and everyone else in Jim’s circle. #RIPAnvil pic.twitter.com/RuGZc47jzk— Hurricane Helms (@ShaneHelmsCom) August 13, 2018
My heart & condolences goes to @NatbyNature & @TJWilson & family through this tough time! So sad to hear the loss of Jim. The bond between Natti & her father was unbreakable! He is your angel every step of the way! RIP - the @WWE family is praying for you ! 🙏🏼— Dana Brooke WWE (@DanaBrookeWWE) August 13, 2018
Though he was best known for his work in the ring in the 80s and 90s, a whole new generation of fans was introducted to Neidhart on the Total Divas reality show alongside his daughter.