Jimmy Hart To Induct The Honky Tonk Man Into WWE Hall Of Fame

The Colonel's in the back...

At one time, "The Mouth of the South" Jimmy Hart was rumored to be part of the collective Hart Foundation induction, having managed Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart for half of their six year run as a tag team. Instead of taking part in his second induction, Hart will instead be appearing at the WWE Hall of Fame in a different capacity.

WWE announced earlier that Hart will serve as inductor for one of his former charges, The Honky Tonk Man, when he goes into the Hall of Fame on Saturday night.

With barely a day to go before the ceremony, Hart is only the third confirmed inductor. Previously, Hulk Hogan was announced as the inductor of Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake, while Dana Warrior will bestow The Warrior Award to this year's honoree, longtime WWE employee Sue Aitchison. D-Generation X, The Hart Foundation, Harlem Heat, and Torrie Wilson are all currently without official enshriners.

"The Mouth of the South" managed Honky for a four-year stretch from December 1986 up through Honky leaving the company shortly after Christmas 1990. Hart took on the additional nickname of "The Colonel" while managing Honky, a tip of the cap to Elvis Presley's well-known manager, Colonel Tom Parker. Hart was there when Honky reigned for a record 454 days as Intercontinental Champion between June 1987 and August 1988.

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