Ronda Rousey opened up this week’s RAW and paid a heartfelt tribute to her best friend’s father Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart. It was reported earlier that Neidhart had passed away at the age of 63 after he succumbed to a head injury that he suffered during a fall. The wrestling world was quick to give their support to Neidhart’s daughter and current RAW Superstar Natalya during this daunting time.
Rousey talked about Neidhart and how he and every father has an important role in their offsprings’ lives. She also gave support to her best-friend Natalya and said that she was the first woman to welcome her into the WWE Locker Room. The crowd chanted “Nattie” after this tribute, showing their support for the Queen of Harts.
"Stay strong, @NatbyNature. We all love you." – @RondaRousey #RAW pic.twitter.com/hSAx8Gownr
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