It was on August 13th that the tragic news of Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart‘s sudden passing was announced. A legend of the wrestling business, Anvil made his name most famously as part of The Hart Foundation, where he trained in the world famous Hart Dungeon by the legendary Stu Hart.
For many years, Neidhart’s career has gone under the radar. Many say that this is because of his association with the Hart Family and Bret Hart‘s outstanding success as a singles wrestler. As the years have passed, the impact that the Hart Foundation had on not just WWE but the world of wrestling may have gone under the radar.
As with all great factions, there is no true “weak link”. Each member has an essential role to play and they complete each other in one way or another. Could you imagine The Hart Foundation without Owen Hart or The British Bulldog? Every member had their own significance and added their own flavour. This was what made the Hart Foundation one of the greatest factions of all time.
Neidhart was an explosive power wrestler and the muscle of the Hart Foundation. A tag team specialist, Neidhart has been a part of many classics, particularly in the 90s. In memory of the late great Anvil, we bring to you five matches of Jim Neidhart you must watch.
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