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The WWE has announced that the Hart Foundation (Bret “Hit Man” Hart & Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart) will be inducted into their Hall of Fame. This has been speculated over the last month and it was made official today.
Both Hart and Neidhart joined the World Wrestling Federation in 1985 as part of the deal where Vince McMahon bought out Stampede Wrestling. They were not paired together when they arrived as Neidhart was put with Mr. Fuji as his manager and Bret was a babyface character but within a few months they were a heel duo under the management of Jimmy Hart.
The tandem would regular have the best matches on the card and they were usually competing against The British Bulldogs or The Killer Bees. At Wrestlemania 2 they were the last two in the ring left with Andre the Giant (who won) in the 20 man Battle Royal and in January of 1986 they would defeat the British Bulldogs for the WWF World Tag Team Titles, which they would hold for eight months until they lost them to Strike Force (Rick Martel and Tom Zenk). Following Wrestlemania IV they would compete in singles as often as they teamed together and they turned babyface. At Wrestlemania VI they beat the Bolsheviks in under a minute and they would chase Demolition for the Tag Team Titles and would defeat them for the Championship at Summer Slam 1990. This would last until Wrestlemania VII where they lost to the Nasty Boys. Following this loss, the tag team would amicably disband with Bret going on to become a multi-time singles champion.
Bret Hart is already a member of the WWE Hall of Fame and he is the fourth person to be inducted twice. This includes Ric Flair who was inducted a second time with the Four Horsemen, Shawn Michaels (who will be inducted a second time with D-Generation X) and Booker T (who will be inducted with Stevie Ray as Harlem Heat). Neidhart is ranked #56 on our Notinhalloffame.com WWE list for those to consider for the WWE Hall.
We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate the Hart Foundation on becoming the lastest members of the WWE Hall of Fame.