|Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart|
|Ring Names|| Jim Neidhart,|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||281 lbs (127 kg)|
|Born||February 8 1955|
|Resides||Calgary, Alberta, Canada|
|Billed||Reno, Nevada, USA (WWF)|
|Trained by||Stu Hart|
James Henry (Jim) Neidhart (February 8, 1955 in Reno, Nevada, United States), is a professional wrestler, best known for his appearances in the 1980s and 1990s in the World Wrestling Federation as Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart. He currently resides in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and holds dual citizenship in Canada and the USA.
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A former National Football League player who played for the Dallas Cowboys and the Oakland Raiders, Neidhart travelled to Calgary to train with Stu Hart after being released by the Cowboys. A talented shot putter, he earned his nickname - "The Anvil" - from his skill in the sport of anvil tossing. He worked for Stampede Wrestling, Hart's Calgary based promotion, for several years, during which time he married Ellie Hart, one of Stu's daughters. He thus became the brother-in-law of fellow wrestlers Bret Hart, Owen Hart, Ross Hart, Keith Hart, and Davey Boy Smith, and the uncle of wrestlers Teddy Hart and Harry Smith.
Neidhart eventually joined the World Wrestling Federation, and formed a highly successful tag-team, "The Hart Foundation", with Bret. They were managed by "The Mouth Of The South" Jimmy Hart, who led them to their first Tag Team Championship while interfering to effectively end their second championship reign at WrestleMania VII. After Bret split off into singles competition, Neidhart teamed with Owen as "The New Foundation", and also competed under a mask in 1996 as "Who?", intended as an attack on Hulk Hogan who had signed with World Championship Wrestling several years earlier. This character became a running gag on the RSPW newsgroup, as when a question like "Who's the boss?" was asked, the answer given would be "Not Tony Danza, but Jim." Today, on RSPW and other newsgroups, it is not unusual to see the phrase "Who (nN)" - which means "not Neidhart." He later reunited with Bret as part of his stable of Canadian sympathizers. After Bret left the company on bad terms in 1997, Neidhart followed him to World Championship Wrestling where he formed a tag team with Davey Boy Smith, who also followed Bret there. Although this was his first true big-money deal, they were rarely utilized by WCW head Eric Bischoff. They achieved little in-ring success, and he was eventually released and returned to the independent circuit.
Neidhart continues to wrestle on the Canadian, American and Internaional Wrestling Circuits including Japan and England. Wrestling facts
Neidhart and Ellie have three children - Jennifer, Kristen ("Muffy") and Natalie . His daughter, Nattie Neidhart, is also a wrestler in the WWE, known as Natalya in the Hart Dynasty. Jennifer (28) and Kristin (26). Jennifer, a caterer resides in Canada while Kristin, a makeup artist and teacher, resides in Central Florida. He is a fan of the Calgary Flames, and owns several jerseys, including one signed by Theo Fleury. Neidhart, an avid fisherman, can often can be found fly-casting in the lakes and streams of Alberta.
Finishing and signature moves
- Anvil Flattener (Sambo Suplex)
- Anvilizer (Spinning Cobra Clutch)
- Camel clutch
- Shoulder block
- Hart Attack (with Bret Hart)
- "Cackling laughter"
- "Yeah, Baby!"
Championships and accomplishments
- MEWF Heavyweight Champion (1 time)
- PWI ranked him # 189 of the 500 best singles wrestlers of the PWI Years in 2003
- PWI ranked him # 37 of the best tag teams of the PWI Years (with Bret Hart)