Nattie Neidhart has issued a statement following her father Jim Neidhart's passing earlier today.
“I can’t put into words how hard it is going to be for myself and our family to have to say goodbye to my dad,” she said on Twitter. "He meant he world to us, and nothing will ever replace the special times we shared together as a family. My dad was always a fighter and an incredibly special person. There was no one like him! I’m just gonna miss him so much. We are going to hold all of the moments we had with him close to our hearts forever and never let them go. I promise to keep your memory alive. We love you so much, Daddy!”
“On behalf of my entire family, we would also like to personally thank everyone for the outpouring of thoughts and prayers. It’s meant so much to us” she further added.
Nattie was originally scheduled to face Alexa Bliss in a non-title match tonight on Raw, with Ronda Rousey and Alicia Fox in their respective corners. However, it is currently believed the match is off and she will be flying home instead. The preview for the match was later removed from WWE's website.
Jim Neidhart, 63, passed away early this morning due to a gran mal seizure. He had been battling Alzheimer’s disease prior to his death.