Natalya Shares That Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart Really Wanted To Be In The WWE Hall Of Fame

"The Anvil" and Natalya always had conversations about him possibly going into the WWE Hall Of Fame.

It is official that on April 6th during WrestleMania 35 weekend, Bret Hart will enter the WWE Hall Of Fame for a second time but this go around he will be inducted with the late Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart who unfortunately passed away on August 13th of 2018. Former SmackDown Live Women's Champion Natalya returned to WWE programming one week after her father's passing and was in Ronda Rousey's corner at SummerSlam for Ronda's RAW Women's Championship match against Alexa Bliss.

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WWE aired a video of The Hart Foundation's induction package after Natalya's match on RAW this past week and tears flowed from Nattie's eyes as she joined along in the celebration of her father going into the Hall Of Fame. Natalya laid her thoughts out about her father going into WWE's hall in her latest blog post for the Calgary Sun and here are a few excerpts from the blog post:


Bret and I talked about how we both wished that my dad could be here to accept this Hall of Fame induction but we know he would have been so thrilled at this honour. My dad excelled at so many sports in his life. Everything from professional football to being a world-class shot putter, but nothing meant as much to my dad as what he accomplished in the ring as a WWE Superstar. My dad really wanted to be in the Hall Of Fame and it was something we talked about a lot. I kept telling him not to worry and that it was all about timing and it would eventually happen. It was my promise to my dad to see his career honored as I wanted to help keep his legacy alive.

Last year, I brought my dad to WrestleMania 34. I had this feeling that he needed to come as I wanted him to be around his old friends, family and our WWE Universe, and to have everyone make a fuss over him like I knew they would. And they did indeed. My dad felt like the belle of the ball! Shane McMahon made a mad dash to my dad to hug him and tell him what he meant to him. He also ran into “Bullet” Bob Armstrong, JBL, Fit Finlay, Arn Anderson, Dean Malenko, Alundra Blayze, Gene Okerlund, John Cena, Ric Flair and so many others who he greatly respected and shared moments in and out of the ring with. My dad knew the WWE family was his family and he was right where he belonged: home.


To check out Natalya's full blog post, click here. The night after the Hall Of Fame ceremony, Natalya will be challenging for the WWE Women's Tag Team Championships with Beth Phoenix in a Fatal 4-Way Tag Team match against The IIconics, Nia Jax and Tamina, and the champions Sasha Banks and Bayley.

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