Don’t go messin with a Hall of Famer. It’s Hall of Fame season and that means we’ll be getting some big names being announced for the highest career honor in WWE. However, it also means that we’ll be getting some oddball names, which happens almost every single year. We now have this class’ odd choice.

He makes a good training partner.

[This post contains video, click to play] has announced that Hillbilly Jim will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2018. While Hillbilly Jim never won any titles in WWE, he was a beloved character for several years. After his in-ring career was over, he managed the Godwinns for a short time in the mid 1990s.

Opinion: This makes no sense, this makes an even further mockery of the Hall of Fame and I couldn’t be happier. Hillbilly Jim has been a favorite of mine for years and I have a feeling he’ll get a great nostalgic reaction. He may not have been successful, but he was a great example of a fun character. Those are always nice to have around and Hillbilly Jim did it better than almost anyone else.

How can you not love this guy?

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Who should induct Hillbilly Jim? Who else should be part of this class? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his Amazon author page with 26 wrestling books. His latest book is the History of the WWE Championship.

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