Natalya’s father Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart passed away just over a year ago and it was a great loss. WWE has mentioned Neidhart a couple of times during Nattie’s stories since then, most recently, Sasha Banks made an allusion that The Anvil is in Hell.

We reported via Brad Shepard that WWE received permission from Natalya and her family before putting that kind of line on television. Natalya apparently had a problem with this subject matter.

Natalya replied back at Ringside News‘ report saying that it was “off base.”

Entirely off base. Enough said.


We’re not sure exactly what she is saying was off base. Her father is a WWE Hall Of Famer and a legend. He is missed by fans, therefore, WWE used his name to get heat for Sasha Banks.

It is also interesting that she would have an objection to a story about WWE asking her permission to say this about Jim Neidhart.

We’ll have to see where things go from here, but it seems like WWE could use Jim Neidhart’s name again to draw heat however they want.

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