• 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 – as seen on WWE’s reality show ‘Total Divas’ – is WWE Veteran Natalya.
In 2019, The Anvil was posthumously inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as one half of The Hart Foundation.
† REST IN PEACE JIM NEIDHART
February 8, 1955 – August 13, 2018
• WWE Payback 2020 Poster & Commercial Released, Taking Place 1 Week After SummerSlam
WWE’s second biggest event of the year, SummerSlam, is scheduled to take place on August 23rd.
WrestleVotes reported previously that WWE is planning the return of the Payback pay-per-view a week after SummerSlam, as they have the event scheduled for Sunday, August 30th.
WWE sent the synopsis of the event to cable providers in Canada, which said:
“Retaliation, vengeance, justice, redemption in one word: Payback. Don’t miss all your favorite WWE Superstars out for vengeance.”
HeelByNature received the official poster and commercial for Payback, which you can check out below:
— WrestleFeed (@WrestleFeedApp) August 13, 2020
The Payback pay-per-view last took place in 2017, where Braun Strowman defeated Roman Reigns in the main event.
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