As we noted moments ago, WWE has confirmed that former Tag Team Champion Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart has passed away at the age of 63, and according to The Blast, the medical examiner for Pinellas County in Florida confirmed to The Blast that Neidhart passed away on Monday morning.
The report adds The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office has said emergency responders were called to the home of Neidhart’s daughter, Natalie, in Wesley Chapel, Florida at 6:37 AM ET. The 911 call reported a male suffering from convulsions and having a seizure.
The pro wrestling world has reacted to the news of Neidhart’s passing with the following social media comments:
I’m not in the mood to write much. I just wanted to publically show my support for Ellie, Jenni, Muffy, @NatbyNature & @TJWilson I was honored to be allowed into the inner sanctum of the Hart family. Jim Neidhart always showed me love.🙏 #RIPAnvil
— Mauro Ranallo (@mauroranallo) August 13, 2018
My Good Friend Jim Neidhart, A World Class Athlete And A Man Among Men. Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/JSmdpZ9YZ1
— Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) August 13, 2018
ONE OF MY OLDEST FRIENDS IN THE BUSINESS JIM NEIDHART. WE TRAVEL TOGETHER I LOVE HIM FOREVER LIKE A BROTHER. GOD BLESS FAMILY I NEVER FORGET YOU BUBBA. pic.twitter.com/lt1dE8QOvt
— The Iron Sheik (@the_ironsheik) August 13, 2018
Jim Neidhart was a big part of my love for professional wrestling growing up. He was the perfect high energy powerhouse to back up the technical prowess of Bret Hart as one half of the Hart Foundation and it’s incredibly sad to hear of his passing. RIP. pic.twitter.com/SUf4Vs0MaG
— Adam Pacitti (@adampacitti) August 13, 2018
Sad to hear about the passing of Jim Neidhart. Condolences to his family, friends and fans. Jim was an important part of the landscape during one of the most important periods in the industry. RIP Jim,
— Eric Bischoff (@EBischoff) August 13, 2018
Such a shame to learn of the passing of Jim Neidhart. Watching ‘The Anvil’ in action on WWF Superstars and Wrestling Challenge was one of the staples of my childhood. A larger-than-life character that’ll be sorely missed. #RIPAnvil
— El Ligero (@Ligero1) August 13, 2018
— TAZ (@OfficialTAZ) August 13, 2018
RIP The Anvil https://t.co/mMwOW2smus
— Brian Myers (@TheCurtHawkins) August 13, 2018
Saddened To Hear Jim Neidhart Has Passed. My Prayers Are With His Families. Guess God Needed An “Anvil” Angel RIP Jim🙏🏻
— SGT SLAUGHTER (@_SgtSlaughter) August 13, 2018
It is terrible I just heard Jim Neidhart passed away. I just pray for his family to get through this.Jim was a great friend and I will really miss him.
— Demolition Smash (@RealDemoSmash) August 13, 2018
Around six years ago I was at a show next to Jim Neidhart. His line was good but modest. Out of nowhere he says, “I’m hot” and took off his shirt. His line tripled in size and everyone did shirtless photos with him. I did one, too. Great guy. All of my love to his family. pic.twitter.com/b0xXgxBcTm
— Rob Schamberger (@robschamberger) August 13, 2018
Devastating news Jim Neidhart my friend has passed away!! I can hardly believe it. Rest In Peace Brother until we meet again !!!
— Brutus Beefcake (@brutusbeefcake_) August 13, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Neidhart family
— Ricky ‘The Dragon’ Steamboat (@real_steamboat) August 13, 2018
Shocked and saddened to hear about the passing of Jim Neidhart. The #HartFoundation were the greatest of all time. My thoughts are with @NatbyNature @TJWilson and the rest of the Hart family. #RIPAnvil
— Sheamus (@WWESheamus) August 13, 2018
RIP old friend. Jim Neidhart lived and loved our business. Nothing but love for you and your family. All love. pic.twitter.com/goeGkKbUPY
— Virgil (@TheRealVirgil) August 13, 2018
Stunned and saddened. I just don’t have the words right now. pic.twitter.com/fcO8Skuuhz
— Bret Hart (@BretHart) August 13, 2018
I ❤️ you @NatbyNature. No one is stronger than you.
— Smackdown Womens Champion (@CarmellaWWE) August 13, 2018
— Titus O’Neil (@TitusONeilWWE) August 13, 2018
I love you so much @NatbyNature my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
— $asha Banks (@SashaBanksWWE) August 13, 2018
My condolences to @NatbyNature & her family over the loss of her father, Jim ‘The Anvil’ Neidhart. My thoughts, prayers & heart are with you, Nattie.
— #WOKEN Matt Hardy (@MATTHARDYBRAND) August 13, 2018
My heart & condolences goes to @NatbyNature & @TJWilson & family through this tough time! So sad to hear the loss of Jim. The bond between Natti & her father was unbreakable! He is your angel every step of the way! RIP – the @WWE family is praying for you ! 🙏🏼
— Dana Brooke WWE (@DanaBrookeWWE) August 13, 2018
I always say @NatbyNature is one of the kindest people I’ve ever met. Thinking of her and @TJWilson. Sending my love to the entire Hart family during this hard time. Rest in power Anvil. https://t.co/GSNL22Zv9u
— Mustafa Ali (@MustafaAliWWE) August 13, 2018
My heart breaks💔for my generational sister @NatbyNature and her family at this time. My prayers and condolences😔. We all love you and I’m here for you when you need me.
— Tamina Snuka (@TaminaSnuka) August 13, 2018
I’m heartbroken to hear of the sudden passing of my 30+ year friend, Jim Neidhart.
We met in the 80’s when Bill Watts booked ‘The Anvil’ in Mid South & Jim even coached Cowboy’s son Micah on how to shot put.
We lost a damn, good man. #RIPAnvil
— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) August 13, 2018
R.I.P. Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart. My heartfelt condolences to his family. Jim stood out in a unique world with one of a kind personalities.
— Bruce Prichard (@bruceprichard) August 13, 2018
I’ve just received some sad news in my family that my uncle Jim has passed away… These are only a few pictures of all the wonderful times I’ve shared with Jim. I know I haven’t seen Jim much over the years since I’ve resided in England, but Jim along with my aunt Ellie, and their daughters @natbynature, @kristinculbreth, and Jenni were a huge part of mine and @dbsmithjr early life and our upbringing. Jim was a one of kind true character. He was very charming, entertaining and was always dressed cool, and always stood out. Jim always had that ‘it’ factor and style that only a few people can pull off. Jim was also hilarious, very generous, and a very gentle, animal lover. Jim would always make you feel special, and would always say nice things, and compliment you, which I’ll never forget. A true gentleman… I’m very sad and shocked by the passing of Jim. But I just want to say thank you Jim for the memories. For treating me and Harry like we were your own kids back when we all lived together in Florida, and for always being so nice and generous to me over the years. I’m glad we got to catch up at Christmas time, and got to watch old videos on my phone of you and Bret against my dad and Tom back in the 80’s, along with watching your old promos, and the WWF’s “Land of 1000 dances” video you were in… This is hard. I love you Jim. I know Davey is jumping for joy and is so happy that you two are together now. We will miss you Jim.
What a sad last few weeks for the Wrestling World…another great taken way too soon. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart. R.I.P. pic.twitter.com/oE5mbaaSur
— Jerry Lawler (@JerryLawler) August 13, 2018
RIP Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart pic.twitter.com/IBfWfuw8lj
— Zack Ryder (@ZackRyder) August 13, 2018