Jim Neidhart Had Inexplicable Hatred For Luke Gallows

Given the opportunity to discuss the legacy of the late Jim Neidhart, Natalya and Tyson Kidd shared that "The Anvil" had an inexplicable hatred of one of their colleagues in WWE, Luke Gallows.

The husband and wife discussed their memories of Neidhart, who died August 13, during an appearance on a recent episode of Chris Jericho's Talk Is Jericho podcast.

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Kidd, who currently works as an agent for WWE, recalled watching an episode of Raw with his father-in-law when a match with Gallows came on, and the demeanor of "The Anvil" quickly changed.

"He's like, 'This guy? Oh, he's horrible, I hate this guy,' " said Kidd, who then tried to recall when Neidhart and Gallows may have crossed paths. "There were a few years where Luke Gallows was released and he was kind of this king of the indies type. Luke would go get a booking in South Africa and kind of be the booker over there. ... I thought, oh man, damn, Gallows and Jim had a bad experience?

Kidd went on with the story, and later comments by Neidhart, who was batting Alzheimer's at the time of his death, suggested he had confused Gallows with someone else.

"He's like, 'I beat the hell out of this guy before.' Then a little bit going on and he goes, 'I remember Dynamite [Kid] ribbing the hell out of him.' Then I knew, he was confusing Gallows with somebody else but the funny thing is, anytime I put on a Gallows match, same facial change."

Natalya and Kidd shared the story around the WWE locker room and one of the biggest fans of it was Gallows himself. Natalya recalled a moment with Gallows at Summerslam last month, which marked her first WWE event after her father's death.

"I saw Gallows actually at Summerslam and I said, 'My dad hated you.' He goes, 'Nattie, I love this story. I love that your dad hated me.' My dad just, he didn't know. I told him the whole thing," she said.

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