WWE Refused To Film At Jim Neidhart’s Funeral Despite Natalya’s Request To Do So

Natalya speaks candidly about her fathers funeral.

Natalya took to The Bellas Podcast and shared the instance where WWE refused to air an important aspect of her life. WWE Hall of Famer Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart is the father of Natalya. He suffered from Alzheimer’s, and she wanted to share that with the world, but WWE interrupted.

“On the WWE end, they tried to sugarcoat too many things. I really wanted to be able to share what was going on with [Neidhart] in his, you know, with his, with his condition, you know, with him having Alzheimer’s and stuff. I really wanted to talk about it more because Alzheimer’s is one of, like, the five leading causes of death in the world … I remember people at WWE saying, ‘No, we don’t want anybody at your dad’s funeral. We don’t want to film it.’”


The story has varied perspectives, and it’s easy to see both sides of the coin. From WWE’s point of view, it could be a show of respect. From Natalya’s angle, it might’ve been an emotional response to the passing away of his father.

H/T to Ringside News

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