WWE Hall of Famer Bret “Hit Man” Hart wrote an emotional tribute to Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart on Facebook.
Starting his message with an apology for taking so long to write something, Bret said that no loss has ever dimmed the light in his heart as this one. “I loved Jim as more than a brother. He was a one-of-kind character. The most beautiful thing about Jim was how on the longest days and in the most miserable times, he could always make you laugh. He’ll always be the ‘Anvil’, the big rhino, the tank. He was the best friend I ever had and I owe him for everything good that ever came my way as a pro wrestler,” Bret wrote.
He recounted how both had been close friends from the first time they met in Stampede Wrestling and how they never fought or argued about anything throughout their career. Bret said that apart from being a loyal friend, tag team partner, and brother-in-law, Jim helped him keep his sanity during numerous dark and lonely times.
“He was such a hilarious friend. Thank you Jim for a lifetime of happy and great memories. Someday but far enough away, I hope to have a joyous meeting with the many friends and loved ones gone before and, when I make that crossover, I pray God will lead me straight to the Anvil. Thank you Anvil, for I owe you everything,” Bret added.