The Hart Foundation named to the WWE HOF

The Hart Foundation named to the WWE HOF
25 Mar
Not in Hall of Fame

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 WWE list for those to consider for the WWE Hall.

We here at would like to congratulate the Hart Foundation on becoming the lastest members of the WWE Hall of Fame.

Last modified on Monday, 25 March 2019 19:48
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0 #2 Erik 2019-03-28 05:29
Congratulati ons to The Hart Foundation for their long overdue and well deserved Hall of Fame induction.

There's surely never been a better tag team than Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart.

I'll never understand why you believe that Strike Force consisted of Rick Martel and Tom Zenk.

Strike Force was always just Rick Martel and Tito Santana.
0 #1 Erik 2019-03-25 20:56
The Hart Foundation should have been inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame many years ago.

It's so extremely sad that Jim Neidhart isn't alive to enjoy his induction into the WWE Hall of Fame.

It was January of 1987 when The Hart Foundation defeated The British Bulldogs for the tag team titles, not 1986.

Tom Zenk wasn't ever a member of Strike Force.
Strike Force consisted of Rick Martel and Tito Santana.

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