Another long-rumored WWE Hall of Fame induction has been made official.
The Hart Foundation, one of the greatest tag-teams in history, will be inducted as part of the 2019 WWE Hall of Fame class on April 6.
The duo of Bret “The Hitman” Hart and his brother-in-law, the late Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart began its WWE tag team run in 1985.
They won the WWF Tag Team Championships twice. The duo lost the belts at WrestleMania VII in 1991 and subsequently disbanded. Neidhart went on to team with Hart’s brother, Owen, while Hart would become one of the great singles star of all time. Hart was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as a singles wrestler in 2006.
Jim Neidhart died in August after hitting his head in a fall at home at the age of 63.
“I wish Jim was still with us to celebrate this moment, but I know he’ll be on stage with me in spirit,” Hart wrote on Instagram.
“It was very emotional for me,” Hart told Yahoo Sports. “It really means a lot to me and I think it would mean a lot to my late tag partner, who would be really honored to be in the Hall of Fame. I think we both were really proud of our work as a team. I had hoped for years that we would get inducted together and get to go on stage together, but that’s not going to happen now. Emotionally, I feel really proud and I’m glad to get a chance to speak for Jim and I know he’ll be listening.”