James Edward Duggan Jr. (born January 14, 1954), better known by his ring name "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan, is an American professional wrestler. He is signed to WWE on a Legends contract. His best-known character is that of an American patriot, which sees him use a 2x4 length of wood as a weapon, the battle cry "Hooo!" and the U-S-A! cheer.In the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now known as WWE), Duggan was the winner of the first ever Royal Rumble match in 1988 and in World Championship Wrestling (WCW), he was a one time United States Heavyweight Champion and a one time (and the final) World Television Champion.
Duggan and his wife Debra have two daughters, Celia and Rebecca. He is a close friend of Willie Robertson who owns the Duck Commanders.In 1987, Duggan and the Iron Sheik (Khosrow Vaziri) were pulled over by New Jersey police before a WWF event, suspecting Duggan of driving under the influence. After a search of the vehicle and the persons, police discovered that Duggan was under the influence of marijuana and alcohol, while Vaziri was high on cocaine. Small amounts of cocaine were also found in the vehicle. Duggan received a conditional release while Vaziri was placed on probation for a year. The scandal that erupted after two in-ring enemies were found drinking and doing drugs together led to the end of the angle, the Sheik's release, and Duggan's temporary departure from WWF. Duggan soon returned to wrestling.On September 7, 1998, Duggan announced live on WCW Saturday Night that he was diagnosed with kidney cancer. He underwent successful surgery, and because the cancer was detected very early, no chemotherapy was needed. He wouldn't wrestle again until April 1999.In November 2013 Duggan started an IndieGoGo campaign to cover the cost repairing his torn rotator cuff. Funding closed December 2013 and raised $10,396; well over the goal of $6,500.In November 2018, Duggan was hospitalized in the intensive care unit for an undisclosed reason. On November 30, Duggan posted a video on his official Facebook page explaining that his heart went into atrial fibrillation.
Duggan grew up in Glens Falls, New York, where he became a star athlete in high school. Duggan is of English and Scottish ancestry. He was raised Presbyterian. His father was the Chief of police for the City of Glens Falls. Duggan was a letterman in football, track, wrestling, and basketball. In wrestling, Duggan won the New York State High School wrestling championship, unlimited weight class division – the first wrestler from Glens Falls to do so.Upon graduating from high school, he was recruited by Ohio State University, but would instead choose to play football at Southern Methodist University (SMU), where he was eventually voted team captain. After college, Duggan was signed by the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League, but was released after being plagued by knee injuries.
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Randy Savage Unreleased: The Unseen Matches of The Macho Man
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WWE Legends' House
The upcoming WWE Network will feature a reality show produced by the company.
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Sports Entertainment's most legendary superstars including Shawn Michaels, Jim Duggan, and more enter the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2011!
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WWE Royal Rumble 2009
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WCW Bash at The Beach 1996
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WCW The Great American Bash 1995
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WCW SuperBrawl V
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WCW Bash at The Beach 1995
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WWE U.K. Rampage 1993
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A regularly scheduled, live, year-round program features some of the biggest wrestlers in the world.
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WWE U.K. PPV
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WWE Survivor Series 1987
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The First Annual NWA Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup Tag Team Tournament
The first child of Jim Crockett. The Memorial Cup Tag Team Tournament was held in 1986. There were 24 tag teams in the tournament.
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Bill Watts is walking tall with "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan and "Capt". Dick Murdoch!
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WWF: WrestleFest '93
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Timeline: The History of WWE – 1988 – As Told By Hacksaw Duggan
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