WATCH: Ronda Rousey Opens WWE Raw With a Jim Neidhart Remembrance Speech

August 20, 2021 0 By JohnValbyNation

As seen on WWE Raw tonight, Ronda Rousey opened the show and talked about the passing of Jim Neidhart today. Rousey spoke about father’s being the pillars of strength in our lives, and when they pass, then their children become those pillars. Rousey then told Natalya to stay strong, before addressing Alexa Bliss and her match at SummerSlam this weekend,

It’s worth noting WWE did not run the usual memorial graphic to open Raw tonight, but instead introduced Rousey to deliver the speech, which you can check out above.

We are kicking things off on Monday Night #RAW tonight with none other than… ROWDY @RondaRousey!

— WWE (@WWE) August 14, 2018

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“Stay strong, @NatbyNature. We all love you.” – @RondaRousey #RAW

— WWE (@WWE) August 14, 2018

In related news, below are the latest social media reactions to Neidhart’s passing:

RIP Jim Neidhart. I love the entire Hart family and I’m thinking of them all right now. 💕

— Stu Bennett (@StuBennett) August 13, 2018

Just gttg online 2day and SHOCKED to hear of Jim Neidhart’s passing away. So sorry to hear and wish to extend my sincerest condolences to his entire family and fans. So sad! RIP “Anvil”! 😔

— Shane Douglas (@TheFranchiseSD) August 13, 2018

Godspeed, Jim Neidhart. Your energy was a beacon and I’m thankful for your help way back when (READ: My heart bleeds for @NatbyNature @TJWilson and the entire family. Rest well, Anvil.

— Adam Pearce (@ScrapDaddyAP) August 13, 2018

R.I.P #Jimneidhart 🙏🏽. Prayers go out for the entire 💓 family.

— Man Of The Hour ⌛️ (@itsLioRush) August 13, 2018

@NatbyNature So sorry to hear of the passing of Jim Neidhart. RIP

— Rob Van Dam (@TherealRVD) August 13, 2018