Nikki Bella remembered late wrestler Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart by posting an Instagram gallery that includes pictures of the previous WWE star on Tuesday.
“‘You understand, I can sum it up for the Hart Basis: We’re gonna get hungry, and we’re gonna overlook our manners. Hahahaha,’” she wrote. “RIP Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart 💕”
“Your legacy will proceed,” the 34-year-old wrestler added. “Your expertise and persona won’t ever be forgotten. And your wonderful help of so many people WWE Superstars will at all times be cherished.”
She additionally thanked Neidhart for the help he gave her and her twin sister, fellow wrestler Brie.
“Thanks for serving to @thebriebella and I from day one. Has meant a lot to us,” she shared.
JIM NEIDHART’S DAUGHTER AND WWE WRESTLER NATTIE BREAKS SILENCE ON FATHER’S DEATH
Bella concluded her submit with a message directed at Neidhart’s daughter, Natalya “Nattie” Neidhart.
”Love you @natbynature greater than phrases,” she wrote, calling her “the definition of energy.”
Bella added, “All of us are right here for you, your mother, your sisters, @tjwilson711, @brethitmanhart and the remainder of your loved ones. Love you all so a lot. 💖”
The sisters’ joint Twitter account additionally linked to her submit.
EX-WWE STAR JIM ‘THE ANVIL’ NEIDHART DEAD AT 63
Neidhart, 63, was the founding member of the Hart Basis faction, which included Bret Hart, his brother-in-law. Neidhart turned a professional wrestler in 1979 after coaching with the legendary Stu Hart in Canada. He additionally appeared in preseason NFL video games with the Oakland Raiders and Dallas Cowboys.
Although he by no means gained the world heavyweight championship with WWE, he was a two-time tag-team champion.
The Pasco County Sheriff’s Workplace supplied particulars in regards to the wrestler’s demise to TMZ.
“Preliminary info signifies that [Neidhart] fell at house, hit his head, and succumbed to his damage,” the sheriff’s workplace stated, including that foul play is not suspected.
Ross Hart, his brother-in-law and a former professional wrestler, informed The Related Press that Neidhart suffered from Alzheimer’s illness and it was believed he suffered a grand mal seizure on Monday.
“He received up (Monday) morning and went to decrease the temperature on the air conditioner and he simply collapsed and I believe died fairly rapidly,” Hart stated. “I believe this was stemming from Alzheimer’s, which he’d been battling for a while. It is a battle he is been going via.”
Fox Information’ Morgan M. Evans, Ryan Gaydos and The Related Press contributed to this report.