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[Jim The Anvil Gallery]
[Hart Foundation Gallery]
Wrestler: Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart
Real Name: Jim Neidhart
Birthday: August 2, 1956
Hometown: Originally from Tampa, Florida
Lives in Calgary, Alberta
Billed from Reno, Nevada
Marital Status: Married to Ellie Hart
Height & Weight: 6'2" - 281 lbs
Trained by: Stu Hart
Debut: 1979
Previous Gimmicks: WHO (WWF)
Finishing Move: Anvil Flattener
Favorite Moves: Shoulderblock
The Power Slam
Camel Clutch
Notable Feuds: Killer Bees
British Bulldogs
Strike Force
Nasty Boys
Bret Hart
Shawn Michaels
Triple H

  • Stampede International Tag Team titles w/Hercules Ayala defeating Kasavudu & Mr. Sakurada (1980);
  • Stampede International Tag Team titles w/Mr. Hito defeating Duke Myers & Kerry Brown (March 11, 1983);
  • Mid-South Tag Team title w/Butch Reed defeating Magnum T.A. & Jim Duggan (October 12, 1983);
  • NWA (Florida) Southern Heavyweight title defeating Angelo Mosca (August 12, 1984);
  • NWA (Florida) United States Tag Team title w/Krusher Khrushchev defeating Hector Guerrero & Cocoa Samoa (October 2, 1984);
  • WWF Tag Team titles w/Bret Hart defeating The British Bulldogs (January 26, 1987);
  • WWF Tag Team titles w/Bret Hart defeating Demolition -Smash & Crush- (August 27, 1990 - Summerslam);
  • MCW (Memphis Championship Wrestling) Tag Team titles w/The Blue Meanie ();
  • MEWF (Mid-Eastern Wrestling Federation) Heavyweight title ();
  • Universal Wrestling Alliance Heavyweight title Jim Neidhart defeating DC Dalton (May 2001);
  • Winner of the IWS 'Tournament of the Icons 2' defeating Jake The Snake Roberts in the finals (2001);


  • In The Beginning


    Stampede Wrestling
  • Jim Neidhart got the name "Anvil" when he won an Anvil Tossing contest at the Calgary Stampede festival. Stu Hart paid him $500.

    World Wrestling Federation - Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart
  • Jim Neidhart signed with the WWF as part of the deal with Vince McMahon buying Stampede Wrestling..
  • Jim Neidhart was initially brought in as a singles wrestler, managed by Mr. Fuji..

    World Wrestling Federation - The Hart Foundation (Bad Guys)
  • Jim Neidhart formed one of the greatest tag teams of all time with Bret Hart known as the Hart Foundation managed by Jimmy Hart..
  • April 2, 1986 - Wrestlemania II: Bret & Jim were the last two eliminated in a Battle Royal, tossed over by Andre The Giant..
  • November 29, 1986 - SNME: The Killers Bees (Brian Blair & Jim Brunzell) defeated The Hart Foundation..
  • January 26, 1987 - Superstars: The Hart Foundation defeated The British Bulldogs for the WWF Tag Team titles..
  • March 14, 1987 - SNME: The Hart Foundation defeated Tito Santana & Danny Spivey to retain the Tag Team titles..
  • March 27, 1987 - Wrestlemania III: The Hart Foundation & Danny Davis defeated The British Bulldogs & Tito Santana..
  • May 2, 1987 - SNME: The British Bulldogs defeated The Hart Foundation (Champions) in two straight falls..
  • ~~~The Bulldogs won in two straight falls, but since the first was a DQ, the titles didn't change..
  • October 3, 1987 - SNME: The Hart Foundation defeated The Young Stallions (Paul Roma & Jim Powers) to retain..
  • October 27, 1987: Strike Force (Rick Martel & Tito Santana) defeated the Hart Foundation for the Tag Team titles..
  • February 5, 1988 - SNME: Strike Force (Santana & Martel) defeated The Hart Foundation to retain the Tag Team titles..
  • March 27, 1988 - Wrestlemania IV: Jim Neidhart participated in the Invitational Battle Royal..

    World Wrestling Federation - The Hart Foundation (Good Guys)
  • August 28, 1988 - Summerslam: Demolition (Ax & Smash) defeated The Hart Foundation to retain the Tag Team titles..
  • October 29, 1988 - SNME: Demolition (Ax & Smash) defeated The Hart Foundation to retain the Tag Team titles..
  • January 15, 1989 - Royal Rumble: Jim Duggan & The Hart Foundation beat Dino Bravo & The Rougeau Brothers..
  • April 2, 1989 - Wrestlemania V: The Hart Foundation defeated the Honky Tonk Man & Greg Valentine..
  • August 28, 1989 - Summerslam: The Brain Busters (Champions) defeayed The Hart Foundation (NON TITLE)..
  • November 23, 1989 - Survivor Series: Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart were booked on two seperate Survivor Series teams..
  • April 1, 1990 - Wrestlemania VI: The Hart Foundation defeated the Bolshivics in 19 Seconds..
  • April 28, 1990 - SNME: The Hart Foundation vs The Rockers went to a DOUBLE DQ when Demolition interfered..
  • August 27, 1990 - Summerslam: The Hart Foundation defeated Demolition to recapture the WWF Tag Team titles..
  • March 24, 1991 - Wrestlemania 7: The Nasty Boys defeated The Hart Foundation to win the Tag Team titles..

    World Wrestling Federation - The Anvil
  • Jim Neidhart formed a short-lived tag team with Owen Hart known as the New Foundation..
  • Jim Niedhart left the WWF, and Owen joined forces with Koko B Ware as the team "High Energy"..

    World Wrestling Federation - Family Feud
  • June 16, 1994 - King of the Ring: Diesel (IC Champ) beat Bret Hart by DQ, when a returning Jim Neidhart interfered on Bret's behalf..
  • ~~~Later in the night, Jim Neidhart appeared again to aid Owen Hart in winning the King of the Ring tournament!
  • ~~~It became apparant that Neidhart was 'working for Owen' by making sure Bret kept the belt so Owen could take it from him!
  • August 29, 1994 - Summerslam: Bret Hart defeated Owen Hart in an exciting "STEEL CAGE" match to retain the WWF title..
  • ~~~Members of the Hart Family, including Davey Boy Smith & Jim Neidhart, got involved, Bret escaped with his title in tact..
  • October 21, 1994 - Jacques Rougeau Retirement Show: Bret Hart defeated Jim Niedhart to retain the WWF title..
  • November 7, 1994 - RAW: Bret Hart & The British Bulldog defeated Owen Hart & Jim Neidhart..

    Independent
  • March 16, 1996: Bam Bam Bigelow defeating Jim Neidhart in a Tournament Final to win the N.E.W. Heavyweight Title..
  • March 1996: Dan Severn defeated Jim Neidhart to retain the NWA World Heavyweight title in Malaysia..

    World Wrestling Federation - The NEW Hart Foundation
  • July 6, 1997 - Canadian Stampede: The Hart Foundation (5) defeated Steve Austin/Ken Shamrock/Hawk/Animal/Goldust in Calgary..

    World Championship Wrestling


    Semi-retirement
  • 2000: Jim Neidhart's daughter, Nattie Neidhart, is also a professional wrestler working in Stampede Wrestling in Calgary..
  • May 2001--Universal Wrestling Alliance: Jim Neidhart defeated DC Dalton to win the UWA Heavyweight title..
  • September 22, 2001--Universal Wrestling Alliance: Jacob Cain & Jim Neidhart defeated DC Dalton & Dangerous Dan..
  • 2002: Jim Neidhart toured with Atlantic Coast Wrestling based in Eastern Canada..
  • January 16, 2002--Border City Wrestling: Jim Duggan & El Fuego defeated Jim Neidhart & A-1..
  • January 18, 2002--New Era Pro Wrestling: Da Manchis & Jim Neidhart defeated Southern Anarchy & J-Rocc..
  • August 14, 2004--Ballpark Brawl: Jim Neidhart beat Johnny Puma | Included Hart Foundation reunion with Bret Hart & Jimmy Hart..
  • November 20, 2004--World All-Stars: Jim Neidhart defeated Max Moon..
  • December 16, 2004--PCW: Adam Knight defeated Jim Neidhart..
  • March 18, 2005--NWS: Jim Neidhart & Balls Mahoney defeated Chris Candido & Danny Doring..
  • March 26, 2005--Jersey All Pro Wrestling: Teddy Hart & Jack Evans defeated Homicide & B-Boy in a Cage to win the Tag Team titles!
  • ~~~The legendary Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart showed up at the end of the match to help his nephew win the match!
  • April 30, 2005--National Wrestling Superstars: Jim Neidhart & Eric Justice defeated Simon Diamond & Hasheem Ali ..
  • July 22, 2005--Border City Wrestling: They had a Hart Foundation Reunion with Jimmy Hart and Jim Neidhart and Bret Hart..
  • September 22, 2005--IWM: Jim Neidhart & Jon Cutler defeated Shane Madison & TJ Bratt..
  • September 24, 2005--IWM: Jim Neidhart defeated Rob Stardom..
  • October 8, 2005--Prairie Wrestling Alliance: Jim The Anvil & Nattie Neidhart defeated Apocalypse & Belle Lovitz ..
  • November 23, 2005: Jim Neidhart appeared in court on charges of driving impaired and refusing to give a roadside breath sample.