During a recent interview with Edmonton Sun, WWE superstar Natalya revealed how important the latest season of Total Divas – and the show as a whole – was for her relationship with her father.
Jim ‘The Anvil’ Neidhart passed away last month at the age of 63, which sent shockwaves throughout professional wrestling. Natalya has always had a close relationship with her dad, and in the last few years, we’ve been able to see that play out before our very eyes through Total Divas.

The most special part for me this past season of Total Divas was just how much time I got to spend with my dad. My dad loved being a part of Total Divas and sharing that special connection that we shared in having the same careers in WWE. Like Brie with her daughter, Birdie, I think my dad really taught me to live life in the moment more.
It’s hard to know what’s going to happen when you’re filming a reality show, but if you just let life unfold, that’s when the best stories evolve.

We saw Jim getting up to all kinds of different things during his time on the show, from winding Nattie up to assisting Lana in improving her shot putting ability.
Neidhart had a legendary career as a tag team wrestler and will always be remembered very fondly for that, and thankfully, his legacy continues to live on through Natalya. We’re looking forward to seeing the final few on-screen scenes between the two over the next few weeks.

Harry Kettle

Sports writer covering pro wrestling, MMA & football. Forever dreaming of a world where Jeff Hardy wins the strap one more time.

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