Hillbilly Jim's inductor has been revealed.
On April 6th next Friday, a group of new inductees will accept their invitations amongst the greats in the WWE Hall Of Fame. As the date grows closer, inductors for the inductees are being revealed by WWE. This morning, it was revealed that the man who will be inducting Mud Lick, KY's favorite son Hillbilly Jim into the WWE Hall Of Fame is "The Mouth Of The South" Jimmy Hart.
While speaking with TMZ Sports, Hillbilly Jim stated that he would love for Jimmy Hart's good friend Hulk Hogan to do the honors. Hillbilly Jim did not get his wish, but its the next closest thing to the "Hulkster". WWE sent out the following announcement regarding the news:
"Hillbilly Jim often found himself standing across the ring from nefarious Superstars managed by Jimmy Hart, but in the years since their heyday, the relationship between the two men changed. Their new dynamic will be on display when Hart inducts Hillbilly Jim into the WWE Hall of Fame during the 2018 Induction Ceremony, streaming live on WWE Network Friday, April 6, at 8 ET/5 PT.
Hillbilly Jim arrived on the scene in WWE in late 1984 as the protégé of Hulk Hogan, which made him a prime target for Hart and his collection of evildoers. The man from Mudlick, Ky., did battle with the likes of The Honky Tonk Man, Greg "The Hammer" Valentine and Earthquake, all as "The Mouth of The South" lurked at ringside, ready to help his charges gain victory by any means necessary.
But after the two men stepped away from the ring, they grew to become close friends. Hart and Hillbilly Jim even lived under the same roof on the hit WWE Network reality show "Legends House."
What stories will Hart regale the WWE Universe with when he inducts Hillbilly Jim into sports-entertainment's most hallowed hall? Find out during the 2018 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, streaming live on WWE Network Friday, April 6, at 8 ET/5 PT!"
We will have a live coverage article of the WWE Hall Of Fame ceremony here on Fightful. Stay locked in on the site for coverage of everything wrestling as we near the "Greatest Spectacle In Sports-Entertainment".