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WWE Announces Hart Foundation Will Be Part Of 2019 Hall of Fame Class

WWE has announced that the original Hart Foundation - the former tag team consisting of Bret "Hit Man" Hart and the deceased Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart - will be inducted into the Hall of Fame as part of this year's class.

The Hart Foundation, who won three tag team championships during their tenure, will see Hart join the likes of Ric Flair, Shawn Michaels and Booker T as the only wrestlers to be inducted twice.

A statement on WWE's website reads: "Bret “Hit Man” Hart & the late Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart symbolized tag team excellence in WWE in the 1980s and early 1990s. Now, the two-time WWE Tag Team Champions will be forever immortalized in sports-entertainment history."

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The 2019 Hall of Fame ceremony will be held on April 6, on the eve of WrestleMania 35, at the Barclays Center in New York City.

Neidhart, who passed away in August last year, was Hart's real-life brother in law and the latter says the announcement has left him very emotional.

"It was very emotional for me," he told Yahoo Sports, the publication which actually broke the news on Monday. "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.

"Jim and I brought a different mental thinking to wrestling, we were one big guy, one smaller guy," he said. "We were very versatile in the sense that we could wrestle any team. Word of mouth is kind of what got Jim and I recognized as a team that would work."

via monstersandcritics.com

What This Means

The Hart Foundation saw to the growth of the tag division in the late 80's, with their partnership beginning in 1985 and spanning seven years.

Hart, one of the best technical wrestlers to ever set foot in a ring, gelled perfectly with the bigger Neidhart and they complemented each other quite well.

While the pair certainly are deserving, there's one particular Hart many fans would love to see inducted into WWE's HOF one day.

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