Hillbilly Jim To Join WWE Hall Of Fame

Seventh member of the Class of 2018.

Hillbilly Jim Hall of Fame

Hillbilly Jim is the latest name to be confirmed for the WWE Hall of Fame next month in New Orleans.

The Kentucky-born star, whose real name is James Morris, wrestled for the company regularly during the 1980s, ending his full-time run early the following decade. He competed in multi-man matches at WrestleMania 2 and WrestleMania III.

To modern fans, Jim is perhaps most famous for his appearance in the Gimmick Battle Royal at WrestleMania X-Seven in 2001. After eliminating Jim Cornette and Sgt. Slaughter, he finished as the eventual runner-up to The Iron Sheik.

Morris, now 65, would later feature in the WWE Network reality series Legends' House in 2014. He is described by his ex-employers as "a country boy plucked from the WWE Universe to be a Superstar", a reference to his character's humble roots.

He becomes the seventh member of the Hall of Fame Class of 2018, following the announcements of Goldberg, The Dudley Boyz, Ivory, Jeff Jarrett and Jarrius Robertson (who will receive the Warrior Award). The ceremony is to take place on 6 April, two nights before WrestleMania 34.

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