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WWE Refused To Film At Legend’s Funeral Despite His Daughter’s Request

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• WWE Refused To Film At Legend’s Funeral Despite His Daughter’s Request

During a recent appearance on The Bellas Podcast, former Women’s Champion Natalya Neidhart revealed that she wanted WWE to film her father’s 2018 funeral, but the company refused to record it.

She wanted to spread awareness about her dad’s Alzheimer’s disease that way.

Here’s what Natalya had to say:

“On the WWE end, they tried to sugarcoat too many things. I really wanted to be able to share what was going on with Jim Neidhart in his, you know, with his, with his condition, you know, with him having Alzheimer’s and stuff.

I really wanted to talk about it more because Alzheimer’s is one of, like, the five leading causes of death in the world. I remember people at WWE saying, ‘No, we don’t want anybody at your dad’s funeral. We don’t want to film it.’”

Jim Neidhart joined the World Wrestling Federation in early 1985 and teamed with Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart as The Hart Foundation until 1991 and then briefly with Owen Hart as The New Foundation till he was fired in February 1992.

He returned in June 1994, reuniting with Owen, but was gone again by the end of the year, only to return under a mask as ‘Who’ in 1996 and as a member of the Hart Foundation faction in 1997.

In 2019, Jim was posthumously inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (January 25, 1997) – WWF Shotgun Saturday Night

On this day in 1997, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Shotgun Saturday Night ‘.

It was broadcasted from the Webster Hall in New York City, New York and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF In Your House 13: Final Four’ PPV.

Here’s the card:

Bret Hart vs. Mankind

Savio Vega vs. Rocky Maivia

Jake Roberts vs. Salvatore Sincere

Crush vs. Sycho Sid

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