Jim Neidhart

Oct 22, 2009 - by Steve Gerweck

Real name: Jim Neidhart
Height: 6’1″
Weight: 281 lbs.
Date of birth: February 2, 1955
Date of death: August 13, 2018
From: Tampa, FL
Pro debut: 1979
Trained by: Stu Hart
Finishing move: Anvil Flattener


– In 1980, Neidhart and Hercules Ayala captured the Stampede International Tag Team title.
– In March 1983, Neidhart and Mr. Hito defeated Duke Myers and Kerry Brown for the Stampede International Tag Team title in Edmonton, Alberta.
– Neidhart and Butch Reed defeated Magnum T.A and Jim Duggan in Shreveport, LA on October 12, 1983 for the NWA Mid South Tag team title.
– In August 1984, Neidhart defeated Angelo Mosca for the NWA Southern Heavyweight title.
– The Hart Foundation (Neidhart and Bret Hart), managed by Jimmy Hart, defeated the British Bulldogs for the WWF Tag Team title on January 26, 1987 in Tampa, FL.
– At Wrestlemania IV, Neidhart and Hart ditched “The Mouth of the South” and became babyfaces.
– At 1989 Royal Rumble, the Hart Foundation teamed with Hacksaw Jim Duggan to defeat Dino Bravo and The Rougeaus in a best-of-three-falls match.
– Neidhart and Hart beat Greg Valentine and The Honkey Tonk Man at Wrestlemania V in Atlantic, NJ.
– The Hart Foundation made short work of the Bolsheviks at Wrestlemania VI, defeating them in a mere nineteen seconds.
– On August 27, 1990, the Hart Foundation defeated Demolition for the WWF World Tag Team title.
– On March 30, 1991, the Hart Foundation defeated the Rockers in Tokyo, Japan.
– On October 1, 1995, Neidhart defeated Corporal Punishment for the MEWF (Mid-Eastern Wrestling Federation) title.
– The New Foundation (Neidhart and the Blue Meanie) captured the MCW (Memphis Championship Wrestling) Southern Tag Team title on February 26, 2000 by winning a battle royal.
– On June 5, 2009, Neidhart & Greg Valentine defeated The Clash (Brian Bender & Ernie Ballz) to win the vacant PWO Tag Team Titles.
– The next day, Neidhart & Valentine defeated Pirate Justice (Morty Rackem & Matthew Justice).
– On November 3, 2009, Neidhart appeared on TNA Impact, defeating Jay Lethal.
– The Hart Foundation was inducted into the WWE hall of fame on April 6, 2019.
– On July 31, 2022, Neidhart was voted into the GERWECK.NET Hall of Fame.

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