As noted, on Monday morning WWE announced that Hillbilly Jim has joined the list of inductees scheduled to be inducted into the 2018 class of the WWE Hall Of Fame at the ceremony scheduled for the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana during WrestleMania 34 weekend in April.
Shortly after the announcement was made today, the WWE legend spoke with the folks at Bleacher Report for an interview. Featured below are some of the highlights.
On his reaction to his WWE Hall Of Fame induction: "I didn't have that on my mind whatsoever. For a moment or two, I was knocked back on my heels. Basically, I was speechless. It was a whole lot for me to digest quickly."
On his wrestling character: "My character represents the people. It was always a very doable and easy character to step into. I'm from this part of the country. I know a lot of country people. I know what that translates to. I did the best I could to bring that to the ring. It's a lot like I really am in person. I'm a happy, excitable kind of character. And I just wanted to denote happiness."
On being grateful to the fans for his WWE Hall Of Fame induction: "I want the fans to enjoy this. I'm a representative of you. That's exactly what this is all about. This is part of your legacy."
Check out the complete Hillbilly Jim interview at BleacherReport.com.