Hulk Hogan confirmed on his Twitter that the pictures he posted with Ric Flair and his daughter Ashley were indeed taken at this new restaurant, Hogan’s Beach, which opens to the public tomorrow night.
Hogan said that attending the opening will be Ric Flair, Jimmy Hart, Al Perez, Matt Morgan, Jim Neidhart and Bushwhacker. Hogan noted that he hoped Ed “Brutus Beefcake” Leslie and The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobs and Jerry Sags) could be there too.
The last update on WWE Legend “The Anvil” Jim Neidhart came back in May. After being arrested, Neidhart had a hearing in early April and was scheduled to be released to the Salvation Army in the Tampa area for a substance abuse in-house rehab program.
The last word we heard was that Neidhart was waiting to be released from jail into the rehab program. Neidhart appears to be doing much better now as his daughter, WWE Diva Natalya, spent yesterday hanging out with him. Natalya posted photos of the two together and noted that they were in the gym training:
WWE’s second- and third-generation talent celebrate Father’s Day this weekend by taking a trip down Memory Lane and explaining what it was like growing up with a grappling father. Those sharing stories include Ted DiBiase, Alberto Del Rio, Tamina, Jimmy Uso, Jey Uso and Cody Rhodes. Natalya, daughter of Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart, did not take part in the feature.
Netflix has added three WWE titles to their streaming service: The Best of WCW Clash of the Champions, The Best of Raw and SmackDown 2011, You Think You Know Me? The Story of Edge.
We noted several months back that Jim Neidhart was arrested. Neidhart had a hearing on April 12th and will be released to the Salvation Army in the Tampa area for a substance abuse in-house rehab program. As soon as a bed is available, Neidhart will be released from jail and into the program.
Wrestling legend Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart remains in the Hillsborough County Jail today after being arrested for contempt of court yesterday. It appears Neidhart was arrested for contempt while he was in court to answer previous charges.
Neidhart doesn’t have any bond set yet or a release date. While this is not confirmed yet, the Hillsborough County Sheriff website indicates that Judge Espinosa sentenced Neidhart to 5 months and 29 days for the First Degree Theft and Possession of Controlled Substance charges. No word yet if the jail sentence was suspended or if Neidhart must do the full 5 months and 29 days. We hope to have an official update soon.
Former WWE star Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart was arrested for Contempt of Court today, March 14th in Hillsborough County, Florida. Neidhart was in court today apparently to answer charges of Possession of Controlled Substance and First Degree Theft. He is currently in jail with no bond set.
“The Big Event 2” takes place in a few hours at the LaGuardia Courtyard Marriott in Elmhurst, New York.
John Morrison, Bobby Lashley, Maryse, Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart, The Powers of Pain, Shelly Martinez, Angelina Love, Melina, Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, Winter and Marty Jannetty are some of the names advertised to appear.
Former WWE Diva Maryse has announced she will be appearing at The Big Event in Queens, New York on March 10th at the Courtyard Marriott hotel. Other names appearing include John Morrison, Bobby Lashley, Jim Neidhart, Angelina Love, Shelly Martinez and others.
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This past weekend’s episode WWE Vintage Collection (shown on Sky Sports in the U.K.) was the second of a two part look at WCW’s Fall Brawl pay-per-view. The matches that aired were Diamond Dallas Page vs. Chavo Guerrero (1996), Brian Knobbs, Jerry Sags, Dusty Rhodes and Dustin Rhodes vs. Terry Funk, Arn Anderson, Bunkhouse Buck and Col. Robert Parker in a WarGames match (1994), and “The British Bulldog” Davey Boy Smith and Jim Neidhart vs. Alex Wright and Disco Inferno (1998).
Smith’s match would be his last for WCW. While taking a bump, Smith landed awkwardly on a trapdoor that had been set in the ring to enable Ultimate Warrior to make a dramatic entrance in the evening’s main event. The result was a spinal infection that nearly paralyzed Smith, hospitalizing him for six months. While recuperating, Smith received a FedEx informing him that his contract had been terminated.
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Jimmy’s recent projects in relation to the WWE – appearing at SummerSlam this past August with R-Truth: ”Well I did WrestleMania this past year in Atlanta. Then I did something with Jim Neidhart and Nattie. And sometimes I pinch myself and say ‘do I really get paid to do this?’ Cause I still love to do this kind of stuff.”
Jimmy on the current crop of talent in the WWE: ”The Miz – he’s so cool. I love The Miz, he’s one of my favorites. He’s so different. He’s got that ‘it-factor’ so he’s like the James Dean or Marlon Brando of wrestling. I’ve done stuff with CM Punk. I saw him three or four years ago in Chicago and I knew he was just something special. And Cena, man he’s so real. He’s always doing stuff with the Make-A-Wish foundation and he’s so dedicated. And of course Triple H, being up and down the roads with him over the years and now he has a real good spot with the company right now too.”
Jimmy’s ring gear and being a long time manager and the lack of managers in today’s product: ”I kept all of my jackets from WrestleMania 1 and so on. And one day I might have a themed restaurant and put them all on display and you can get wings and visit the place. As far as being a manager and having different jackets for each guy, the managers role in the wrestling now is different. I only see Vickie Guerrero doing that role now – a manager/agent type role. The way things change in wrestling, you really don’t know. But there’s an old saying – ‘if you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’re gonna have what you’ve always had’. And if business is going well in the WWE without managers then you might as well keep doing it. And right now, everything the WWE touches seems to turn to gold.”
Jimmy being caught in the eye of the Hurricane Irene while recently traveling
His reaction to seeing CM Punk using the megaphone not along ago on WWE Raw
Jimmy on working with different charities such as Make-A-Wish
An detailed conversation with Jimmy Hart about his time with Andy Kaufman in Memphis
Representatives of Jim Neidhart contacted PWInsider.com yesterday to note that Neidhart was not arrested by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office on 4/18.
Upon realizing he missed a date in traffic court on the charges of driving without a license and operating an unregistered vehicle, Neidhart went and “turned himself in” to make a desk appearance.
Neidhart paid the surety bonds and was released. He was in not point incarcerated or taken into police custody. The address listed on the police report is the Hillsborough County jail, not a location where Neidhart was pulled over.
Former WWF and WCW star Jim Neidhart was arrested yesterday for driving with a license and for operating an unregistered vehicle after being pulled over at 1800 Orient Road in Tampa, Florida.
Neidhart was released after paying a $750 surety bond.
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Roddy Piper teased on Twitter that he had a Wrestlemania 27 surprise, so he must be appearing in some form on the PPV. Piper tweeted:
“OK..I HAVE A LITTLE SUPRISE FOR WM 27..NEVER A DULL MOMENT IN MY LIFE. KICK ME PUNCH ME,BUT DON’T BORE ME!!”
As noted over the weekend, Jim Neidhart and Ken Patera were pulled from the Legends Battle Royal at the PWG show and WrestleReunion 5 in Los Angeles. Patera was pulled due to a back issue he was dealing with. Neidhart actually was pulled from the match because his autograph signing session earlier went over the originally agreed three hours and in order to get him to stay for the signing, the promoters agreed to let him skip the battle royal that night.