Jim Morris first appeared on the wrestling scene in Memphis, wrestling as “Harley Davison” with a biker gimmick.
World Wrestling Federation:
Hillbilly Jim first appeared on WWF TV as a planted “Hillbilly Fan” showing off in the front row at shows accross the country.
~~~Vince McMahon “noticed” the big “Hillbilly” and interviewed him and he was allowed to appear on Piper’s Pit w/ Roddy Piper.
~~~Roddy Piper offered to train “Big Jim”, but Jim declined saying he wanted to be trained by the best – Hulk Hogan!
~~~Hillbilly Jim and Hulk Hogan began appearing in weekly vignettes featuring their training session progress.
Hillbilly Jim’s wrestling boots were given to him by Hulk Hogan (This was part of a storyline in the WWF).
1985: Hillbilly Jim wrestled his debut match on TV defeating veteren jobber Terry Gibbs.
Hillbilly Jim feuded with Don Muraco and Mr Fuji including a famous “Tuxedo Match” against Fuji in MSG.
February 18, 1985 The War to Settle The Score: Hillbilly Jim defeated Rene Goulet.
February 1985: While Hulk Hogan was wrestling Brutus Beefcake, Hillbilly Jim started chasing Brutus Beefcake’s manager Johnny V round until he slipped on a wet spot and broke his leg. Hillbilly Jim was taken away on a stretcher and rushed to hospital. Later WWF announced that Hillbilly Jim would be out for around seven months.
World Wrestling Federation – The Hillbilly Family:
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