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The Hart Foundation to be inducted in WWE Hall of Fame in April

The honour comes just months after Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart’s sudden death last year.

The Hart Foundation, the iconic duo of tag-team wrestling in the 80’s and early 90’s, will be inducted as part of the 2019 WWE Hall of Fame class on April 6, reported Sports Illustrated early Tuesday morning (Mar 26).

Bret “The Hitman” Hart and his brother-in-law, the late Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart, will be recognised for their impact on WWE and tag-team wrestling.

“It was very emotional for me,” said Hart, to Yahoo Sports. “It really means a lot to me and I think it would mean a lot to my late tag partner, who would be really honoured to be in the Hall of Fame. I think we both were really proud of our work as a team."

"I had hoped for years that we would get inducted together and get to go on stage together, but that’s not going to happen now. Emotionally, I feel really proud and I’m glad to get a chance to speak for Jim and I know he’ll be listening.”

Neidhart died in August after hitting his head in a fall at home. He was 63. 

The Hart Foundation was formed in 1985 and won the WWF Tag Team Championships twice. The duo lost the belts at WrestleMania VII in 1991 and subsequently disbanded.

Neidhart went on to team with Hart’s brother, Owen, while Hart would launch a successful singles career. Hart was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as a singles wrestler in 2006. 

The team joins Harlem Heat, D-Generation X, The Honky Tonk Man and Torrie Wilson in the 2019 class. 

Source: CNA/jv