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Old School WWF Veteran Passes Away

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• Old School WWF Veteran Passes Away

We are saddened to announce that Old School WWF Veteran Dominic DeNucci passed away last night at the age of 89.

The cause of death has not been revealed yet, but he has been dealing with heart issues since last year, so that might have played a role in his passing.

DeNucci wrestled for Vince McMahon Sr.’s World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF), that was later renamed World Wrestling Federation, on and off between 1967 and 1982.

He won the WWWF World Tag Team Championship with 2 different partners, but his most famous accomplishment was training Mick Foley & Shane Douglas, who eventually ended up becoming Wrestling Legends themselves.


January 23, 1932 – August 12, 2021

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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (August 13, 2018) – WWF Tag Team Legend Passed Away

On this day in 2018, we lost Old School WWF Tag Team Legend Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart at the age of 63 due to a head injury caused by a seizure resulting in a fall.

After touring the NWA territories for a while, he joined the World Wrestling Federation in early 1985 and was soon paired with Bret “The Hitman” Hart as a Tag Team that ended up becoming one of the greatest teams in professional wrestling history, The Hart Foundation.

They teamed until 1991, when both Jim and Bret went on to concentrate on their singles careers, but Neidhart soon ended up teaming with Bret’s younger brother Owen Hart as ‘The New Foundation’, a team that didn’t last very long but was eventually continued in 1994 & 1995 when they were both heels.

Neidhart returned to the WWF for a short stint in 1996, portraying the masked wrestler “Who”, but eventually had his last major run with the World Wrestling Federation in 1997, when he was a member of the ‘Hart Foundation’ faction, alongside Bret Hart, The British Bulldog, Owen Hart & Brian Pillman, before jumping ship to WCW in early 1998.

He was married to Ellie, a sister of Bret & Owen, and their daughter is WWE Veteran Natalya.

In 2019, The Anvil was posthumously inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as one half of The Hart Foundation.


February 8, 1955 – August 13, 2018

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