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605 Hillbilly Jim Brunzell (August 13 2016 - art done by Travis Heckel)

Art by Travis Heckel

Hillbilly Jim Brunzell was a former Superuniverse Top 10 character, created from a portmanteau of the main event tag team of Hillbilly Jim (subbing for B. Brian Blair) and Jim Brunzell from a poorly edited newspaper clipping promoting the WWF at the Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis in August of 1987.

Origin

During the News and Notes portion of Episode 38, TGBL mentions to co-host Kurt Brown about a newspaper clipping lifted from another wrestling group on Facebook that is scattered with typos and literacy errors for an ad promoting the WWF in Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis of August 1987. Aside from the main event featuring a match for the "International" Heavyweight Championship, TGBL mentions the semi-main of "Hart and Neidhart" versus "Hillbilly Jim Brunzell," with the two laughing about how epic of a flub that it was, comparing that with an epic fuck-up when TGBL was working with ROH during the Sinclair administration which stated in an ad that tickets were "on the door" instead of "at the door."

It was eventually revealed during Episode 40 that when going over card results for that show, Hillbilly Jim DID actually team with Jim Brunzell, subbing in for an injured B. Brian Blair that evening, with the irony stemming from the fact that the ad editor just assumed that because they both had Jim in the name, the assumption was that it was a singular entity.

Facts

First appearance in the Superuniverse Top 10: Episode 39 (#5)

Last appearance in the Superuniverse Top 10: Episode 42 (#10)

Total appearances: 4 (Episodes 39 - 42)

  • RETIRED - Hillbilly Jim Brunzell was voted out of the Superuniverse Top 10 after losing a Loser Leaves Town Battle Royale following the culmination of Episode 44.


605 - Taken from 605 Superpodcast page August 12 2016

The newspaper clipping for the card - WWF @ Kiel Auditorium on August 1, 1987.

605 Hillbilly Jim Brunzell ALTERNATE (taken from 605 Superpodcast FB August 13 2016 - art by Travis Heckel)

Alternate photo with Jim Brunzell in Hillbilly Jim costume; art by Travis Heckel

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