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  • RIP: The Anvil

    https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/...box=1534176531

  • #2
    The California State HS Shot Put champ in 1973, based on his legendary off-track exploits while at UCLA it was not surprising that he found his true calling in the world of professional wrestling.

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    • #3
      HSL in '73, moving to No. 6 on the all-time list with his 69-3¾. Made U.S. Rankings as No. 10 in '75.

      I'd love to regale some of the off-track exploits, but since this is a family site......

      After one of the mid-'70s AAU meets at UCLA I was at party at a house on campus even though Jim and I were on a first-name basis, he scared the shit out of me because of the barely controlled rage that bubbled beneath the surface. As Wamego says, not surprising he found a perfect fit with the WWF.

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      • #4
        According to TMZ, he suffered a seizure in his home, fell and hit his head.

        http://www.tmz.com/2018/08/13/jim-the-anvil-neidhart-dead/

        9:05 AM PT -- The Pasco Sheriff's Office tells TMZ Sports ... "Preliminary information indicates that [Neidhart] fell at home, hit his head, and succumbed to his injury."
        "No foul play suspected. No additional information to release at this time."

        Wrestling legend Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart has died, according to the WWE. He was 63.
        Neidhart passed away early Monday morning after suffering a medical emergency at a home in Florida.

        According to the emergency dispatch audio, emergency personnel were called around 6:30 AM about a man having seizures and convulsions.

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        • #5
          just to show what kind of a following wrasslin' has, Neidhart has been trending nationally on Twitter for hours now.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by gh View Post
            HSL in '73, moving to No. 6 on the all-time list with his 69-3¾.
            The best of an impressive run at Newport Harbor HS, (Newport Beach CA)
            69-3¾ Jim Neidhart 1973
            68-5 Dave Kurrasch 1975
            67-9 Terry Albritton 1972
            67-2¼ Mark Stevens 1971

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            • #7
              nice piece

              https://melmagazine.com/jim-the-anvi...t-def49dfdcbf3

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              • #8
                heart breaking. An immense talent goes on to the ages!

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