The newest addition to the WWE Hall Of Fame class of 2018 continues his interview spree as the news gets around that he will be entering the hall.
It was recently announced that Hillbilly Jim would be the next individual inducted into WWE's Hall Of Fame on April 6th. As the news makes it rounds, news publications are reaching out to speak with the new inductee. Hillbilly Jim's hometown publication WBKO has caught up with their home-state boy. Kentucky's own is absolutely elated for this honor.
"I happened to be one of those guys that was just born in the right decade. It's a bit, for me, overwhelming"
As for many who enter the hall, the phone calls come ringing in once the announcement is made. Hillbilly Jim revealed that some big names from WWE's past and present tried to get in contact with him to send their congratulations.
"Don Muraco called me from Hawaii," he stated. "The Undertaker tried to call me, Mark Henry tried to call me, but he couldn't get in because I had too many messages on my machine. I don't sit up a lot of times and think about my life and what I've done before because I've already done it and I lived it, until someone comes to me and we bring it up, and this Hall of Fame induction brings it all back around."
Despite this amazing honor, the former WWF star is extremely humble about the situation. He stated that he has lived the "Hall Of Fame life" and he is going into the hall for those who have supported him along his journey.
"I've had a Hall of Fame life," he expressed. "I've had all of the wonderfulness of this business and this industry. I lived it, I got all the benefits from it, so this additional thing is just beyond what I expected. I'm going into this Hall of Fame for the people. For my family, for my friends, my buddies, my loved ones I grew up here with in the state of Kentucky and everybody that supported me everywhere and all the fans, wherever they may be. I'm going to take a chapter from Wes Strader and I'm going to say this in my induction. He said, 'I got to do what I wanted to do, when I wanted to do it and where I wanted to do it at.' That's a lot like me, amazing. Wes is right about that and as I thought about my life, more or less, I got to do that too."
To take a look at the video version of Hillbilly Jim's interview, head over WBKO.com for more.