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James Henry Neidhart, normally called Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart, is an American Professional Wrestler, best known for his appearances in the 1980s and 1990s in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) (now known as World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)).
- Height: 6'0" (182.9 cm)
- Weight: 285lbs (129.3 kg)
- Birthday: February 8, 1956
- Hometown: Tampa, Florida
- Resides: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
- Trained By: Stu Hart
- Professional Debut: 1979
- Previous Identities: Jim Neidhart, The Anvil, Who?
- Previous Manager(s): Jimmy Hart, Mr. Fuji
- Quotes: Cackling Laughter, "Yeah Baby!"
- Anvil Flattener
- Anvilizer (Spinning Cobra Clutch)
- Camel Clutch
- Hart Attack (with Bret Hart)
A former National Football League athlete, Neidhart travelled to Calgary, Alberta in Canada to train with Stu Hart after being released by the Dallas Cowboys. He worked for Stampede Wrestling , Hart's Calgary based promotion, for several years, during which time he married Ellie Hart, one of Stu's daughters. He thus became the brother-in-law of fellow wrestlers Bret Hart, Owen Hart, Ross Hart , Keith Hart , and Davey Boy Smith, and the uncle of wrestlers Teddy Hart and Harry Smith.
Neidhart eventually joined the World Wrestling Federation, and formed a highly successful tag-team, "The Hart Foundation", with Bret. They were managed by "The Mouth Of The South" Jimmy Hart, who twice led them to the Tag Team Championships. After Bret split off into singles competition, Neidhart teamed with Owen as "The New Foundation", and also competed under a mask in 1996 as "Who". This became a running gag on the RSPW (rec.sport.pro-wrestling) newsgroup, as when a question like "Who's the boss?" was asked, the answer given would be "Not Tony Danza but Jim." He later reunited with Bret as part of his stable of Canadian sympathisers. After Bret left the company on bad terms in 1997, Neidhart followed him to World Championship Wrestling, where he achieved little success, and was eventually released.
Neidhart continues to wrestle for various Canadian independent promotions. His daughter, Nattie Neidhart , is also a wrestler.
- 2-time World Wrestling Federation World Tag Team Champion (with Bret Hart)
- 1-time National Wrestling Alliance Southern Heavyweight Champion
- 1-time Memphis Championship Wrestling Southern Tag Team Champion (with The Blue Meanie)
-  - http://www.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/2005/02/05/921693.html Neidhart accused of theft.
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