WWE star Natalya, who lost her father, Jim Neidhart, on Monday of this week, has written a new blog for The Calgary Sun remembering the former WWE Tag Team Champion. Below is a blog excerpt:
Judging by the tributes that have poured in this week, Daddy, you really left your mark on the fans!
Growing up, I had no idea just how hard my dad worked to make it all work. He spoiled my sisters Jenni, Muffy and I with nonstop trips to 7-Eleven for whatever goodies we wanted (we were only allowed to get four things each!) or to Toys R Us.
I will always remember our late-night “mock” margarita nights, during which my dad would let us stay up as late as we wanted and swim in our pool and listen to The Doors. Then there was the go-kart and race track he built in the yard for us. My dad really loved spoiling us.
My sisters and I thought it was the coolest thing that our dad was on TV every week as a WWE Superstar. I remember taking my dad’s WWE Tag Team Championship out of his luggage and my sisters and I ran wild around the whole house with it, causing him to almost leave to perform at Madison Square Garden without it!
I didn’t know it then, but my dad was my rock star. I’m glad that I got to follow in his footsteps to proudly carry the Neidhart name forward in WWE.
You can read more from Natalya’s blog, including her memories of Jim Neidhart’s appearances on ‘Total Divas’, by clicking on the link below.