main index




Topical Tropes

Other Categories

TV Tropes Org
Kickstarter Message
TV Tropes is 149% Funded
Our Kickstarter campaign has received $74,000 from over 2,000 backers! TV Tropes 2.0 is coming. There is no stopping it now. We have 4 days left. At $75K we can also develop an API and at $100K the tropes web series will be produced. View the project here and discuss here.
View Kickstarter Project
Wrestling: Hillbilly Jim
"Don't go messin' with a country boy
A country boy, a country boy
Don't go messin' with a country boy
Don't mess with a country boy

Jim Morris (b. 1952) is a retired American Professional Wrestler and manager originally from Bowling Green, KY best known for his work for WWE in the 1980s as Hillbilly Jim. He started his career in Memphis as Harley Davidson, a biker gimmick. He was introduced to WWE in late-1984 as a "fan" in the crowd, leading to vignettes of him on the farm and being "trained" by Hulk Hogan. This led to the introductions of his "family," starting with Uncle Elmer (Memphis veteran Stan Frazier) and Cousin Junior (Lanny Kean, who later went back to Memphis to become, among other names, Moondog Cujo), who was replaced by Cousin Luke (Gene Petit). He made his PPV debut in the battle royal that was part of the Chicago stage of WrestleMania II. After his "relatives" left WWE, Jim's push was reduced and he eventually was taken off of TV to become an ambassador for the company. He was brought back in 1996 as the manager for the hillbilly Tag Team the Godwinns until they turned heel. He has made a few appearances since then, most notably in the Gimmick Battle Royal at WrestleMania X-7, which The Iron Sheik won by eliminating Jim. He currently has his own radio show, Hillbilly Jim's Moonshine Matinee, on Sirius Satellite Radio.

As usual, you can find the basics at The Other Wiki.

"Don't go messin' with a country trope":

Paul HeymanProfessional WrestlingHulk Hogan
Paul HeymanThe EightiesHulk Hogan

TV Tropes by TV Tropes Foundation, LLC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from
Privacy Policy