It Came From YouTube: Jim Neidhart joins D-Generation X

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Crapper Drew Bludd (ha ha) writes:

Remember when Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart joined DX for 5 seconds?

I remember it fooled me. Rgiht after The Montreal Screwjob, DX tried to convince Nattie’s dad to join their ranks and leave the Hart Foundation behind. Later in the show, he ended up joining the gang but it was a ruse and they beat him up anyway and sent him packing to WCW.

But, BOY, it was a weird sight to behold.
And not everyone I talk wrestling to remembers it.

I remember thinking two things when this happened:

1. It would’ve been cool if they’d kept Jim in D-X. “Yeah, baby!”

2. I felt pretty bad for Jim having to be treated like this just because of what happened with Bret.

I don’t know what’s worse- this abuse, or realizing that your only viable employment option was now WCW.

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20 Responses to "It Came From YouTube: Jim Neidhart joins D-Generation X"
  1. Mister Pink says:

    I always enjoyed Neidhart. He was a great balance for Bret as a tag team, and he always had the good capper quotes during interviews. I heard he got busted in a pharmacy robbery. Don’t know if there is any validity to it. Hart Foundation=aeesome.

  2. Big wiggle says:

    Always cool to watch vader. I wonder how many people bought that sweet VHS mania collection?

    • Spencer David says:

      I was in 7th grade. My parents refused to buy it for me for Christmas that year. I did whatever I could and scrounged up $100 ($80+$11+bank check fee) to buy this 1-13 Wrestlemania box set. Still own it!

  3. Ed says:

    What was bad about having to work at WCW at that time? Made more money, guaranteed contract, hardly worked at all…
    Well, other than the minor point that they killed his career…

    • "The Big Cheese" Paul Kraft says:

      They ended up releasing him from his WCW contract after they dumped Bulldog due to injury.

  4. Drew Bludd says:

    Didn’t Anvil catch shit for no-selling Goldberg’s Jackhammer? If not that particularly, he was a notorious no-seller anyway. But I heard he took the Jackhammer, got pinned, popped up, walked up the ramp like he didn’t just get decimated. Which, you know, looks bad. Acting out from being upset, I guess.

  5. Drew Bludd says:

    Oooh, maybe it was Regal.

  6. Drew Bludd says:

    I just watched the Goldberg/Regal match in question on YouTube. Added Crap bonus: Bobby Heenan calls Goldberg’s finisher “The Jacknife.”

    • "The Big Cheese" Paul Kraft says:

      I believe that got Regal fired, which of course indirectly lead to the amazing Real Man’s Man gimmick in WWE!

  7. Drew Bludd says:

    Gotta love the way WCW was run. “Regal, Austin – you’re fired. Someone get Haku and Barry Horowitz on the phone!”

    WCW snatched up WWF’s A+ talent like Razor Ramon, Diesel, Ultimate Warrior, & Bret Hart and nothing good ever came of it.

    WWF hires WCW’s castaway mid-carders like Dustin Rhodes, Steve Austin, Mick Foley & Triple H and new legends are created.

    Never understood why anyone liked incompetent WCW…

    • Ed says:

      “WCW snatched up WWF’s A+ talent like Razor Ramon, Diesel,…”
      While the NWO angle eventually died an ignomious death it was white-hot for a few years… Honestly, Scott Hall was at best a + midcader in the WWF – not exactly their A+ talent

      While WCW definitely screwed up Bret Hart, Ultimate Warrior’s last couple of runs in the WWF were tepid at best, though clearly not as disastrous as his run in WCW…

  8. patricko says:

    I always marveled at that. WWE made chicken out of chickensh*t. WCW made chickensh*t out of chicken. They DID make a bunch of money off of Hall and Nash, but only AFTER WWE rescued them from wcw career obscurity and made them huge.

    So many WWE mid car stars visited WCW for five minutes, were never used, and disappeared.
    Martel, Jannetty, Anvil come to mind.

  9. Sean Bateman says:

    and the sad thing about the Anvil is that he cameoed on an episode of TOtal DIvas.

  10. Thomas Moffatt says:

    No one has mentioned Who…

  11. Drew Bludd says:

    Third base!

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