SOURCE: CBS Sports
Jim Neidhart, best known over a 24-year pro wrestling carer as “The Anvil” and the father of current WWE superstar Natalya, died Monday. He was 63.
Neidhart reached his highest level of success and celebrity as one half the two-time WWF tag team champion Hart Foundation in the late 1980s alongside his real-life brother-in-law Bret Hart. The 6-foot-2, 280-pound native of Tampa, Florida, married Hart’s sister Ellie in 1979. He is survived by their three daughters.
Although Neidhart is not a member of the WWE Hall of Fame and hasn’t regularly been featured in storylines or appearances as a WWE legend, he did have a recurring role alongside Natalya in recent years on the E! reality show “Total Divas.”