WWE announced on Monday that Hillbilly Jim is the latest inductee into the Class of 2018 WWE Hall of Fame taking place during WrestleMania 34 weekend in New Orleans.
Bleacher Report made the announcement first on Monday morning.
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Jim joins Goldberg, The Dudley Boyz, Ivory, Jeff Jarrett and Jarrius “JJ” Robertson as the announced inductees so far before the ceremony in five weeks.
WWE provided a rundown of Jim’s career with the company.
“Hillbilly Jim also embraced WWE’s smaller competitors, competing in a Six-Person Tag Team Match on The Grandest Stage of Them All, WrestleMania III. The match featured one of the more infamous moments in WWE history, with one of Jim’s partners, Little Beaver, being splashed by the humongous King Kong Bundy in front of 93,173 people.
Hillbilly Jim continued competing in WWE through 1990 before stepping away from the squared circle. He continued to work with WWE throughout the 90s, co-hosting Prime Time Wrestling and managing his cousins, Henry and Phineas Godwinn, to the World Tag Team Championship. Jim returned to the ring for the Gimmick Battle Royal at WrestleMania X-Seven and showed a different side of himself on the hit WWE Network reality show, “Legends House,” in 2014.”