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Bowling Green, Ky., Native To Join Class of 2018 Alongside Bill Goldberg and Jeff Jarrett, among others

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 6, 2018) — WWE Legend Hillbilly Jim will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in a ceremony taking place on Friday, April 6 at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, La. The induction ceremony will stream live on WWE Network at 8pm ET and USA Network will also broadcast a special presentation of the WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday, April 7 at 10 pm ET/PT and Monday, April 9 at 11 pm ET/PT, immediately following Raw®.

“It’s an honor, of course, to be inducted into this Hall of Fame. But honestly this isn’t about me. I’m accepting this on behalf of my family, my wonderful friends who have stood by me forever, and most importantly, all the people around the world who have enjoyed Hillbilly Jim through the years. We’re all going into the Hall of Fame.”

Jim has taken part in matches against the likes of Andre the Giant, Jesse “The Body” Ventura, Big John Studd, Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake, Ted DiBiase, Mr. Fuji, and King Kong Bundy among others. He has toured the U.S., Europe, Canada and Australia with WWE and appeared in multiple WrestleMania’s, WWE’s annual pop-culture extravaganza.

Since 2005, Jim has hosted the “Moonshine Matinee” on SiriusXM Satellite Radio’s Outlaw Country channel, playing classic country music and hosting legendary musical guests such as ZZ Top, John Fogerty, Charlie Daniels, Elvin Bishop, Kid Rock and John Anderson, to name a few. Other guests have included WWE Hall of Famers Dusty Rhodes, Mick Foley, George “The Animal” Steele and Jimmy Hart.

“Jim has been one of our most popular DJs on Outlaw Country for so long and we’re all proud of him here at SiriusXM,” said Executive Producer of Outlaw Country (and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer) Steven Van Zandt.

Tickets for the WWE Hall of Fame induction ceremony can be purchased here.

About Hillbilly Jim
Few in the wrestling world have had as much success outside the ring as Bowling Green, Kentucky’s own Jim Morris. Known affectionately to wrestling fans worldwide as Hillbilly Jim, the 6’7″, overall-sportin’ superstar has turned out to be one of the most beloved superstars in history. In 1985, “Hillbilly Jim” Morris wrestled in his successful debut match on WWF TV against Terry Gibbs. Since then he has wrestled such WWF superstars as Andre the Giant, Jesse “The Body” Ventura, King Kong Bundy and Don Muraco. Hillbilly Jim has wrestled in multiple Wrestlemania events with industry leading pay-per-view audiences and record-setting live attendance. For the past 12 years, Hillbilly Jim has hosted “The Moonshine Matinee” on SiriusXM Outlaw Country channel 60. The show has welcomed legendary artists such as ZZ Top, Charlie Daniels, The Kentucky Headhunters and Kid Rock, as well as WWE legends such as Jimmy Hart, Dusty Rhodes, George “The Animal” Steele and Ted DiBiase. Jim’s weekly segment devoted to hunting and fishing earned him the title “Outdoorsman of the Quarter” from The Outdoor Channel’s quarterly online magazine in 2010. He was also star of the WWE reality TV series, Legends House. Jim has made numerous personal appearances in national retail stores as well as appearing in a national TV spot for Chevy Trucks. His image and likeness continue to be used on various WWE merchandise including t-shirts, magazines, action figures, video games and home video releases. For more information about Hillbilly Jim, visit his website here. Click here to purchase Hillbilly Jim’s latest book, “Hillbilly Jim: The Incredible Story of a Wrestling Superstar.”

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