18 Facts About Hillbilly Jim


Hillbilly Jim is best known for his appearances with the World Wrestling Federation from 1984 to 1991, and in the series Hillbilly Moments.

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Hillbilly Jim appeared in a few tag team matches with friend Hulk Hogan, and had his first high-profile singles match at The War to Settle the Score event on February 18,1985 in which he defeated Rene Goulet.

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Hillbilly Jim was traditionally matched up against the WWF's monster heels of the era, such as Big John Studd and King Kong Bundy.

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Hillbilly Jim had a short feud with Mr Fuji, and wrestled him in a series of tuxedo matches in late 1986.

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Hillbilly Jim was generally kept as a "fun" character, rarely getting involved in any serious storylines.

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Hillbilly Jim's next Wrestlemania appearance was a novelty match in WrestleMania III involving King Kong Bundy and midget wrestlers.

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At Survivor Series '88, Jim teamed with his old mentor Hulk Hogan along with Randy Savage, Hercules and Koko B Ware to defeat the team of Big Boss Man, Akeem, Ted DiBiase, King Haku and The Red Rooster.

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Hillbilly Jim worked as a fill-in for wrestlers who did not appear or who had left the company.

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On June 10,1989 at the Nassau Coliseum Hillbilly Jim scored a huge upset over Andre the Giant defeating him by disqualification.

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Hillbilly Jim has appeared regularly in WWF matches until the summer of 1990, getting wins over Haku, Boris Zhukov, Brooklyn Brawler, and "Playboy" Buddy Rose.

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In 1992, Hillbilly Jim returned to the WWF as one of the final hosts of WWF Prime Time Wrestling alongside Vince McMahon, Jim Duggan, Bobby Heenan, Mr Perfect, Sgt.

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Hillbilly Jim returned in December 1995 as a guest referee and a month later became manager of Henry O and Phineas I Godwinn, "cousins" who were pig farmers, leading them to the WWF Tag Team Championship.

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Hillbilly Jim was the official WWE legend host of the highly successful WrestleMania Axxess tour for WrestleMania XX, WrestleMania 21, WrestleMania 22, and WrestleMania 23 in major malls across the US.

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Hillbilly Jim was officially inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame on April 6,2018.

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Hillbilly Jim has done a national commercial for Chevy trucks and another local TV and radio commercials in Kentucky.

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Hillbilly Jim appeared in WWE cartoon series Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestling, which was produced by DIC Enterprises.

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Hillbilly Jim performed the song "Don't Go Messing With A Country Boy" for The Wrestling Album, which was certified gold.

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Hillbilly Jim appeared in WWE Legends' House, which aired on the WWE Network in 2014.

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