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Jim Neidhart and Bret Hart.

The original Hart Foundation to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame

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WWE will host their Hall of Fame ceremony this year at the Barclays Center in New York the night before WrestleMania 35.

Already confirmed as a headline addition are the legendary faction D-Generation X, which means finally an induction for the 'Ninth Wonder of the World' Chyna.

Also a confirmed addition are the 10-time WCW Tag Team Champions Harlem Heat, consisting of brothers Stevie Ray and Booker T, a second induction for the latter.

In recent weeks The Honky Tonk Man and Torrie Wilson have both had their inductions confirmed, and The Warrior Award will be given to long-time WWE employee Sue Aitchison.

And as confirmed by Yahoo Sports earlier today the sixth induction to the esteemed class was confirmed to be The Hart Foundation.

Whilst there were many guises of the faction over the years, it is the inaugural duo of Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart who will be rewarded, although there's no place for their manager, the 'Mouth of the South' Jimmy Hart.

Speaking to Yahoo about the big news, 'The Hitman' said: "“It was very emotional for me. 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.

Jim Neidhart and Bret Hart were two-time WWF Tag Team Champions together

"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.”

Active between the years of 1985 and 1991, Hart and Neidhart won the WWF Tag Team Championships twice and had memorable feuds with the likes of Demolition and The Rockers.

The induction of The Hart Foundation means a second ring for Bret and a first posthumously for Jim

There were various Hart Foundation factions formed in the years after the two split up in 1991 in order for Hart to go on a solo run, and the 1997 reboot that included The British Bulldog, Owen Hart and Brian Pillman could have easily gone in instead of just the original.

But due to Owen's widow, Martha, who has publicly stated that she refuses to work with the WWE to 'exploit her husband's image for commercial gain', that induction isn't going to happen anytime soon.

However it means a posthumous induction for Neidhart, who passed away in August 2018 and is the father of current Raw star Natalya.

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