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More Breaking Details On What Caused The Death Of Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart

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According to a new report from TMZ Sports, Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart’s wife told investigators that he was having difficulty sleeping on Sunday night and got out of bed in order to change the thermostat in the house. We’re told he reportedly wanted to turn the air conditioner on as it was too hot. According to the police report, Elizabeth Neidhart said when Jim went to touch the thermostat, he “turned weirdly as if he were about to dance,” then fell toward the wall and ground where he hit his head.

Elizabeth then called 911 believing he was having a seizure, which he took medication for. His last seizure took place back in December of 2017 and doctors believed that he may have also had Alzheimer’s. When EMT’s arrived on scene, Neidhart was found on the floor with a four-inch gash and blood on his face. He was pronounced dead a short time later.

It should be noted that investigators found medication at the home, but none of it appears to have been abused.

Here is the full article from TMZ Sports:


Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart’s wife told emergency personnel the ex-WWE superstar collapsed while appearing to have a seizure early Monday morning … and slammed his head when he fell to the ground.


Elizabeth Neidhart told investigators Jim was having difficulty sleeping and got out of bed to change the thermostat. But, when Jim went to touch it, he “turned weirdly as if he were about to dance.”

“He then fell towards the wall and ground,” the investigation report says.

Elizabeth called 911 thinking he was having a seizure since he “suffers from seizures and takes medication for it.”


Neidhart’s wife says Jim’s last seizure was Dec. 2017 — and she notes doctors also believed he may have had Alzheimer’s as well.


When officials arrived to Jim’s home — they found the 63-year-old on the floor with a 4-inch gash on his face.

Investigators found medication at the home, but note “none of the medication appeared to have been abused.”

He was pronounced dead a short time later.

On behalf of everyone here on eWrestlingNews.com, we send our condolences to Natalya and the family and friends of Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart. R.I.P.

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