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Hillbilly Jim

The Incredible Story of a Wrestling Superstar

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In the 1980s, the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) was at its peak as a driving force in the multimillion-dollar sports entertainment business. Stars of the WWF became household names, even with folks who didn’t follow wrestling…names like Hulk Hogan, Andre the Giant, and Randy “The Macho Man” Savage were as well-known as anyone from Hollywood.

One of those stars was Jim Morris, aka Hillbilly Jim, from Bowling Green, Kentucky. Billed as a country mountain hick from Mudlick, Hillbilly Jim burst upon the WWF scene in 1984. With a toothy smile, baby face and big blue eyes sitting on top of his 6-foot-7-inch 300 lb. frame, complete with a scraggly beard, bib overalls and slouch hat to match, Jim’s outgoing personality and natural showmanship were a big hit with the fans.

Growing up poor in central Kentucky, Jim had more in common with Motown than mountain men, but his street-wise savvy and an intense work ethic kept him out of trouble in his youth, and later helped him succeed as a star high school basketball player and, following high school, a champion weightlifter.Hillbilly Jim – The Incredible Story of a Wrestling Superstar is the true story of Hillbilly Jim Morris, from his humble beginnings in Bowling Green, KY to his glory days as one of the most lovable characters in the WWF, and on to his current gig as the host of Hillbilly Jim’s Moonshine Matinee on Sirius Satellite Radio.


Proceeds from the sale of this book will also help other communities and organizations preserve their history through Our American Heritage Project, a non-profit organization.
About The Author

Gary P. West  Gary P. West has simple criteria when it comes to writing books. “I only take on a project that I will enjoy writing about and I only write about something I think people will enjoy reading,” he says. West grew up in Elizabethtown, Kentucky and attended Western Kentucky University before graduating from the University of Kentucky in 1967 with a journalism degree. At U.K. he was a daily sports editor for the Kentucky Kernel. Throughout his extensive career he has served as executive director of the Hillt Learn More about Gary P. West
Book Details
Author: Gary P. West
Pages: 240 pages
Product Dimensions: 6x9
ISBN: 978-1-942613-49-7
Cover Type: Hardcover
Case Quantity: 32

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