Jim Neidhart Net Worth, Height, Bio, Facts

Jim Neidhart Biography
  • Name: Jim Neidhart
  • Age at Death: 63 years old
  • Height: 6ft 2in (188 cm)
  • Occupation: Wrestler
  • Net Worth: US $500 Thousand
  • Status: Deceased

Jim Neidhart was an American professional wrestler with more than 25 years in the ring. He competed in the World Wrestling Federation under the stage name The Anvil. His accolades include 2x WWF Tag Team Champion. He was trained at the Hart Dungeon by Canada’s Stu Hart. James Henry Neidhart was born on February 8, 1955, in Tampa, Florida. He attended Newport Harbor High School in Orange County, California. During high school, he excelled in track and field events such as the shot put. He held the school’s shot put record for more than 10 years. Post graduation, Neidhart experimented with football. He practiced and played preseason games with NFL teams like the Oakland Raiders and the Dallas Cowboys.

Following his stint in the NFL, Neidhart moved to Calgary, Canada, to pursue wrestling. He trained under Stu Hart at the legendary Hart Dungeon. Neidhart competed in the Canadian professional league ‘Stampede Wrestling’ from 1978 to 1983. This resulted in 2 Tag Team championships, one with Hercules Ayala and another with Mr. Hito. His stage name “The Anvil” was born after he dominated an anvil contest at the Calgary Stampede. Neidhart wrestled in New Japan Pro Wrestling and Georgia Championship Wrestling. He worked with the Continental Wrestling Association briefly in 1984. Stampede Wrestling was bought out by Vince McMahon in 1984. Both Neidhart and brother-in-law Bret Hart were included in the deal.

Neidhart made his WWF debut in January 1985. He bested New Zealand’s Tony Garea at Madison square Garden. His pay-per-view debut followed at WrestleMania 2 as a member of The Hart Foundation. The Foundation went on to win the WWF World Tag Team Championships in 1987 and 1990. They had the feud of the Year in 1997 against Stone Cold Steve Austin. Neidhart also competed in the World Championship Wrestling, Eastern Championship Wrestling, and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. His last WWE ring appearances was during a Monday Night Raw anniversary in December 2007. He’s since made multiple appearances on the E! reality series Total Divas (2013-18).

Jim Neidhart died on August 13, 2018, at the age of 63. His suspected cause of death was an accidental fall. The wrestler reportedly fell and hit his head at his home in Florida. No foul play suspected. Neidhart stood at 6ft 2in and weight about 280 pounds. His personal net worth was estimated at $500 thousand prior to his death. Neidhart was married to first wife ‘Joy Small’ from July 1974 to September 1976. His second wife was Ellie Hart. The two were married from 1979 to 2001 and from 2010 until his death. Their union resulted in three daughters: Jennifer, Kristen and Natalie (known professionally as Natalya).

Jim Neidhart Bio, Net Worth, Facts
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Jim Neidhart Age, Birthday, Salary, Wiki

  • Birth Name: James Henry Neidhart
  • Birthday: February 8, 1955
  • Place of Birth: Tampa, Florida, United States
  • Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
  • How Tall : Height: 6ft 2in (188 cm)
  • Occupation: Professional Wrestler
  • Years Active: 1979-2013
  • Net Worth & Salary: US $500 Thousand
  • Marriage(s): Joy Small, Ellie Hart
  • Death-O-Meter: Dead
  • Died: August 13, 2018
  • Cause of Death: Accidental Fall
  • Place of Death: Land O’ Lakes, Florida, U.S.

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