Wrestling star Jim 'The Anvil' Neidhart dead at 63, WWE says

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Former Wrestler Jim 'The Anvil' Neidhart Passes Away At 63

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Former WWE wrestler Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart, best known as part of The Hart Foundation tag team in the 80’s and 90’s, has died, WWE officials confirmed Monday in a statement.

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Neidhart played football with the Oakland Raiders and the Dallas Cowboys before launching his wrestling career. He earned his nickname after winning an anvil throwing contest.

He married Ellie Hart, the daughter of WWE Hall of Famer Stu Hart, before joining the WWE. As part of The Hart Foundation, Neidhart wrestled alongside his brother-in-law, Bret “Hit Man” Hart.

He is survived by his wife and three daughters, including Natalie Neidhart, who wrestles in the WWE under the stage name “Natalya.”

Friends, fans and fellow wrestlers took to Twitter to share condolences Monday.

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