"Hacksaw" Jim Duggan


Height: 6'3"

Weight: 280 lbs

Real Name: Jim Duggan

DOB: 1/14/1953

Hometown: Glen Falls, New York

Other Names: "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan(WWF, WCW)

Wrestler Since: 1977

Finishing Maneuvers: Old Glory Knee Drop, 4-point-stance

Previous PWI 500 Rankings: #388(2009), #377(2008), #256(2007), #207(2000), #351(1998), #316(1997), #147(1996), #113(1995), #71(1994), #66(1993), #120(1992), #82(1991)

Official Website: http://www.hacksawjimduggan.com/

Other Related Websites:
Hacksaw Jim Duggan - Cagematch Bio
Hacksaw Jim Duggan - Online World of Wrestling Bio
Hacksaw Jim Duggan - Wikipedia Bio

History: (Last Updated: 9/15/2006)

"Hacksaw" Jim Duggan certainly has to be recognized as the wrestler who's made the most out of a 2x4, wielding the weapon for decades now inside the squared circle. Duggan began his career with the WWF in the late '70s as a jobber. He also wrestled some in Louisiana, being the last Louisiana Heavyweight Champion before the belt was abandoned. He eventually went over to the NWA Mid-South promotion, where he joined up with Ted DiBiase and Matt Borne as the Rat Pack. Soon, however, Duggan realized that he just wasn't moving along in the title path with DiBiase, and broke from the Rat Pack, teaming with Magnum T.A. instead. The two then went on to win the NWA Mid-South Tag Team Titles from DiBiase and Mr. Olympia in July '83. Duggan and Magnum T.A. then held the belts for almost 3 months before losing to Jim Neidhart and Butch Reed.

After wrestling briefly in Florida, Duggan came back to the NWA Mid-South and truely earned one of his greatest honors. After tricking Dick Slater into a wrestling match, Duggan defeated him for the NWA Mid-South North American Heavyweight Title. Duggan would hold the title until it was abandoned in March '86. Soon after, Duggan joined the UWF, where he eventually teamed with Terry Taylor to win the UWF Tag-Team Titles from Bill Irwin and Leroy Brown. The two would stay the champions until Duggan lost a "loser-leaves-town" match with the One Man Gang, causing him to vacate the titles. "Hacksaw" then went to the WWF, where his fame as a patriotic, slightly crazy wrestler truly grew.

In 1988, Duggan won the first Royal Rumble, showing his skills in a brawling atmosphere. He soon became known as a flag-toting fighter, who would chant "USA" and get the fans riled up. Many of Hacksaw's early feuds were against non-American wrestlers, like Boris Zuekov and Dino Bravo. When Bravo brought in the Canadian Earthquake, Hacksaw was one of the first to go after the 'rib-breaker'. Duggan allied himself with Nikili Volkoff (who had just forsaken Russia for the USA) and Hulk Hogan, among others, to battle the Canadian menace at successive PPVs. Duggan, unfortunately, usually fell to Bravo and the Canadian Earthquake.

When Sargeant Slaughter returned to being a face in late '91, "Hacksaw" quickly sided with him, forming a potent tag-team that battled against the evil elements in the WWF. For the next year, Duggan and Slaughter fought against everyone, from Colonel Mustafa (Slaughter's old tag partner) to the Nasty Boys. When Slaughter left the WWF's active wrestler sheet, Duggan went back to fighting the battles on his own, occassionally teaming up with another zany group, the Bushwackers. But Duggan's fame in the WWF was about used up. After losing to Bam-Bam Bigelow quickly at the King of the Ring tournament in 1993, Duggan faded into the background, rarely being used in any substantial feuds.

In 1994, "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan left the WWF behind him, coming to WCW. He immediately showed his power, winning the WCW United States Heavyweight Title from Steve Austin in September. Duggan would hold the belts for 4 months until being defeated by Vader. After losing the title, Hacksaw stayed as a midcarder in WCW, wrestling against some of the top names but rarely getting a title shot. In 1998, Duggan appeared before the fans wearing a suit. He told his fans that he had been diagnosed with cancer. In a very moving speech, Duggan thanked their fans for their continued support over the years. He also said he would do his best to return one day.

In early '99, Duggan reappeared, announcing his return to the wrestling world. He started the fans chanting "USA", and defeated the wrestler he faced that night, showing that the Hacksaw is back in charge. That was basically the end of Duggan's push, however, as he was regulated back to Saturday and house shows. In September '99, Duggan was the quick replacement in a match against Berlyn, when Buff Bagwell was late arriving at the arena. Duggan put up a good fight, but, due to the Wall (Berlyn's bodyguard at the time) interfering, Berlyn won the match. Once again, Duggan faded out, not having the fan power that he used to.

When the Powers That Be came to WCW in the late months of '99, Duggan was given a new responsibility. He was made a janitor at WCW events. Duggan and the Powers That Be had a lot of 'disgusting' encounters, which sent the Revolution after him. Duggan repeatedly tried to fight the numbers battle, against Shane Douglas, Dean Malenko, Perry Saturn, and Asya, but he never managed to win the fight. In December '99, Duggan made a deal with the Revolution. If he won, the Revolution members would become janitors. If he lost, he would forsake the American flag. At Starrcade, Duggan brought back the Varsity Club, consisting of Kevin Sullivan, Mike Rotunda, and Rick Steiner, to lend him a hand against the Revolution. Unfortunately, the Varsity Club had other plans, deserting Duggan. Hacksaw couldn't win the fight on his own, and lost the match. At the next Nitro, the Revolution ordered Duggan to fulfill his agreement, but Hacksaw refused to turn on the red, white, and blue, taking a beating instead.

Duggan's career took another trip back to Saturday shows, as, in February '00, Hacksaw, still as a janitor, found the Television Title in the trash, where Scott Hall had discarded it. Duggan started defending it as his own, fighting against some of the lowcard talent on WCW Saturday Night. This lasted for a few months, until Eric Bischoff and Vince Russo returned to run WCW, vacating all of the titles. Duggan then was once again regulated to the back, although he did appear during an all-out Battle Royal between everyone in the company to aid the Millionaire's Club against Russo and the New Blood.

During the summer of 2000, Duggan began coming out along with the Misfits in Action (MIA), especially with General Rection, against the threat of Team Canada, led by Lance Storm, the United States (Canadian) Champion. It was announced at Fall Brawl '00 that Duggan would be the special outside enforcer during the title match between Storm & Rection, keeping the rest of Team Canada away. During the match, Rection had the advantage, and was about to go for his No Laughing Matter moonsault, when Duggan suddenly hit him with a 2 x 4. The stunned Rection was then easily put in Storm's submission hold and forced to give in, allowing Storm to keep the belt. Duggan then entered the ring and took off his MIA shirt to show a Canadian shirt underneath. For the first time in his very long career, Duggan had turned on America.

During the next month, Duggan joined Team Canada against the MIA. They kidnapped Major Gunns, keeping her with Team Canada and tutoring her on what a Canadian lady would do. To get her back, General Rection had to agree to a handicap match at Halloween Havoc, himself against Duggan & Storm. It was a pretty good fight, with Team Canada dominating for the majority. But miscues between Duggan & Storm proved costly, as Duggan missed his 2x4 swing. Rection then got his moonsault and the win, earning both Major Gunns and the United States Title. Storm blamed Duggan for the loss, causing Hacksaw's ties with Team Canada to become very fragile. His continued blunders over the next few months cost Team Canada a few wins here and there, but he continued to be on their side. At Starrcade '00, Duggan came out to help Storm against "The Cat" Ernest Miller, clotheslining him. Storm then locked on his Canadian Mapleleaf, forcing Miller to submit. After the match, the Canadians celebrated. Then, suddenly, Storm & Elix Skipper attacked Duggan, beating him down. The Cat came to his aid, but it was obvious that Duggan's ties with Team Canada were over.

This left Duggan as an outcast of sorts. He had turned his back on America, but now had no country to call home. This made him the perfect special guest referee at WCW Sin in January '01, when Team Canada faced off against the Filthy Animals. The match was labeled a "Penalty Box" match, with Duggan having sole authority over who went into the box when. Many penalties were called, leading sometimes to 3-on-1 attacks. In the end, though, Team Canada managed the victory, with Storm forcing Billy Kidman to submit. After this match, Duggan faded into the backstage area, and did not appear during the last few months of the Turner-ran WCW.

Hacksaw soon began appearing on the independent circuit, including several appearances with the World Wide Wrestling Alliance. However, Duggan's ties with the WWWA were broken due to an announcement that Duggan was a part owner of the organization, which Duggan quickly denied, stating that he had never signed a contract with them. It was apparently another 'promotional tactic' from WWWA owner Dave Nelson, who had already been criticized in the past.

In October '05, Duggan reappeared in World Wrestling Entertainment, joining several other former wrestlers at the WWE Homecoming show. Duggan was part of a memorable skit, where Mae Young showed off her 'body' to Duggan, "The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase, and "Superfly" Jimmy Snuka. While Duggan and DiBiase begged Young to put her shirt back on, Snuka took some of DiBiase's money and followed Young down the hall! Later on, Duggan joined the rest of the WWE Legends in the ring for a celebration, which was interrupted by "The Con Man" Rob Conway. The WWE Legends quickly took down Conway with several finishers, taking care of the interloper.

A few weeks later, it was announced that Conway & Tyson Tomko would be involved in a "Taboo Tuesday" Tag-Team Match against Eugene and a WWE legend that would be voted on by the fans. Duggan was a close second in the voting behind Snuka (43% to 40%), but still played a part at the PPV, as he and the other candidate, Kimala, ran out to help take out Conway & Tomko after the match (which was won by Eugene & Snuka). Duggan then again disappeared from WWE television, at least for a few months.

In early '06, during the feud between John Cena and Edge, Cena began referencing Lita heavily as a Ho. In one famous interview, Cena mentioned Duggan, calling Lita a "Hooooooooo!". This led to Duggan later making a return to WWE and getting involved in the feud, getting in on the jokes towards Lita. After a few weeks of battling Edge (and usually losing), Duggan spent a few months again on the independent scene, while occassionally wrestling a dark match before WWE events. In May '06, Duggan returned full-time to WWE Raw, becoming the mentor for Eugene and joining him in the battle against the WWE Raw Tag-Team Champions, the Spirit Squad. Duggan & Eugene also appeared to form an alligiance with another strong tag-team, the Highlanders, helping to balance out the numbers game against the 5 members of the tag champs.

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Pay-Per-View/Show Summary: (60 - 39, 2 DCOs, 2 DDQs)
- NWA Mid-South Superdome Extravaganza (November '82) = Duggan lost via countout to Tony Atlas. Duggan kept the Lousiana Heavyweight Title.
- NWA Mid-South North American Title Tournament (March '83) = Duggan Duggan lost to Butch Reed. Mr. Olympia won the tournament.
- NWA Mid-South Superdome Extravaganza (July '83) = Duggan won a "Lights Out" match over Ted DiBiase.
- GCW Omni Thanksgiving Tag-Team Tournament '83 = Duggan & Ronnie Garvin beat Chic Donovan & Bob Brown, then lost to the Bruise Brothers. Butch Reed & Pez Whatley won the tournament.
- Central States Tag-Team Title Tournament (March '84) = Duggan & Scott Ferris won over Dan White & TG Stone, then fell to Wahoo McDaniel & Butch Reed. The Grapplers won the tournament.
- NWA Mid-South Superdome Extravaganza (April '84) = Duggan defeated Krusher Kruschev in a "roulette coal miner's glove" match.
- NWA Mid-South Superdome Extravaganza (November '84) = Duggan & Butch Reed beat Steve Williams & Ted DiBiase.
- NWA Mid-South Superdome Extravaganza (March '85) = Duggan defeated Ted DiBiase in a "Loser Leaves Town Tuxedo Street Fight Coal Miner's Glove Steel Cage" Match.
- NWA Mid-South Television Title Tournament (May '85) = Duggan defeated Tom Pritchard, but then was replaced in the tournament by the Snowman due to injury. Jake Roberts won the tournament.
- NWA Mid-South Superdome Extravaganza (June '85) = Duggan fought to a Double Disqualification with Kimala.
- NWA Mid-South Superdome Extravaganza (August '85) = Duggan & Bill Watts lost a "Loser Leaves Town" match to Kareem Muhammad & Kimala.
- NWA Mid-South Television Title Tournament (December '85) = Duggan defeated Lord Humongous in the first round, then later lost. Jake Roberts won the tournament.
- UWF Title Tournament (May '86) = Duggan defeated Buddy Roberts and Kamala, but lost to Terry Gordy in the Finals.
- UWF/PWI Tournament (October '86) = Duggan fought to a Double Disqualification with Michael Hayes. Steve Williams won the tournament.
- NWA Mid-South Superdome Extravaganza (November '86) = Duggan won, via DQ, over the UWF Champion One Man Gang. Later that night, Duggan competed in a 2-ring Battle Royal, which won won by One Man Gang.
- WWF Paul Boesch Retirement Show (August '87) = Duggan was defeated by Ted DiBiase.
- WWF Survivor Series '87 = Duggan, "Macho Man" Randy Savage, Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake, Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat and Jake "The Snake" Roberts fought in an "Elimination" Match against Harley Race, the Honkytonk Man, Danny Davis, Hercules and Paul Roma. Duggan was eliminated in a DCO with Harley Race. The "survivors" were Savage, Roberts and Steamboat.
- WWF Royal Rumble '88 = Duggan won the "Royal Rumble".
- WWF Wrestlemania IV ('88) = Duggan was defeated by Ted DiBiase.
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #16 (April '88) = Hacksaw won, via DQ, over Hercules.
- WWF Wrestlefest '88 = Duggan won, via DQ, over the WWF I-C Champ the Honkytonk Man.
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #18 (November '88) = Duggan won a "Flag" Match over Boris Zuhkov.
- WWF Survivor Series '88 = Duggan, Jake "The Snake" Roberts, Ken Patera, Tito Santana and Scott Casey fought in an "Elimination" Match against Andre the Giant, "Ravishing" Rick Rude, Mr. Perfect, Harley Race and Dino Bravo. Duggan was eliminated by DQ. Mr. Perfect and Bravo were the "survivors".
- WWF Royal Rumble '89 = Duggan, with the Hart Foundation, won a "3 Falls" Match over Dino Bravo and the Quebecers.
- WWF Wrestlemania V ('89) = Duggan and Bad News Brown fought to a Double Count-Out.
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #21 (April '89) = Duggan won, via countout, over the WWF I-C Champ "Ravishing" Rick Rude.
- WWF Summerslam '89 = Duggan and Demolition defeated Andre the Giant and the Twin Towers.
- WWF Survivor Series '89 = Duggan, "Rugged" Ronnie Garvin, Bret "The Hitman" Hart and Hercules fought in an "Elimination" Match against "Macho King" Randy Savage, Dino Bravo, Greg "The Hammer" Valentine and the Canadian Earthquake. Duggan was eliminated by count-out. Savage, Bravo, and the Earthquake "survived".
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #25 (January '90) = Hacksaw was pinned by "Macho Man" Randy Savage.
- WWF Royal Rumble '90 = Duggan won, via DQ, over the Big Boss Man.
- WWF Wrestlemania VI ('90) = Duggan defeated Dino Bravo.
- WWF Summerslam '90 = Duggan and Nikolia Volkoff beat the Orient Express.
- WWF Survivor Series '90 = Duggan, Hulk Hogan, Tugboat and the Big Boss Man fought in an "Elimination" Match against Earthquake, Dino Bravo, Haku and the Barbarian. Duggan was eliminated by DQ. Hogan was the "survivor".
- WWF Royal Rumble '91 = Duggan competed in the "Royal Rumble", which was won by Hulk Hogan.
- WWF Main Event V (January '91) = Hacksaw won, via DQ, over the WWF World Champ Sergeant Slaughter.
- SWS Wrestlefest (March '91) = Duggan was pinned by Kendo Nagasaki.
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #29 (April '91) = Duggan wrestled in a "Battle Royale", which was won by Mr. Perfect.
- WWF King of the Ring Tournament (September 7, '91) = Duggan beat Brian Knobbs, then fell to I.R.S. Bret Hart won the tournament.
- WWF Survivor Series '91 = Duggan, Sergeant Slaughter, Tito Santana and Kerry von Erich fought in an "Elimination" Match against Colonel Mustafa, Hercules, Skinner and the Beserker. Duggan's team "survived".
- WWF Royal Rumble '92 = Duggan competed in the "Royal Rumble", which was won by Ric Flair.
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #30 (January '92) = Duggan and Sergeant Slaughter defeated the Beverly Brothers.
- WWF Wrestlemania VIII ('92) = Duggan, Sergeant Slaughter, Virgil, and the Big Boss Man defeated the Nasty Boys, the Mountie, and the Repo Man.
- WWF Summerslam '92 = Hacksaw and the Bushwhackers beat the Mountie and the Nasty Boys in a dark match.
- WWF King of the Ring '93 = Hacksaw lost to Bam Bam Bigelow.
- WCW Fall Brawl '94 = Duggan defeated Steve Austin for the WCW United States Title.
- WCW Halloween Havoc '94 = Duggan again defeated Steve Austin (via DQ), thus retaining the WCW US Title.
- WCW Clash of the Champions XXIX (November '94) = Duggan once again won, via DQ, over Steve Austin, retaining the US Belt.
- WCW Starrcade '94 = Duggan lost the WCW US Title to Vader.
- WCW Superbrawl V ('95) = Duggan pinned Bunkhouse Buck in a dark match.
- WCW Uncensored '95 = Duggan lost to Meng in a "Martial Arts" Match.
- WCW Great American Bash '95 = Hacksaw, via DQ, defeated Craig Pittman.
- WCW Bash At The Beach '95 = Duggan lost to Kamala.
- WCW World War III '95 = Duggan lost a "Taped Fist" Match to Big Bubba Rogers. Later in the night, Duggan competed in the "3 Ring Battle Royal", which was won by "Macho Man" Randy Savage.
- WCW Superbrawl VI ('96) = Duggan defeated Lock Ness via DQ in a dark match.
- WCW Slamboree '96 = Hacksaw and V.K. Wallstreet defeated Steven Regal and Dave Taylor. Later in the night, the two lost to Bobby Eaton and Dick Slater.
- WCW Uncensored '96 = Duggan defeated Bubba Rogers in a dark match.
- WCW Great American Bash '96 = Hacksaw managed to defeat the Disco Inferno in a dark match.
- WCW Bash At The Beach '96 = Duggan lost a "Taped Fist" Match to Diamond Dallas Page.
- WCW Clash of the Champions XXXIII (August '96) = Duggan was beaten by VK Wallstreet.
- WCW World War III '96 = Duggan competed in the "3 Ring Battle Royal", which was won by the Giant.
- WCW World War III '97 = Duggan was involved in the "3 Ring Battle Royal", which was won by Scott Hall.
- WCW Fall Brawl '99 = Duggan, replacing Buff Bagwell, was defeated by Berlyn.
- WCW Starrcade '99 = Duggan, with Kevin Sullivan, Mike Rotunda, and Rick Steiner lost against Shane Douglas, Dean Malenko, Perry Saturn, and Asya.
- WCW Halloween Havoc '00 = Duggan & Lance Storm lost a "Handicap" match to General Rection, who won the United States Title.
- XWC Ontario Show (July 13, '01) = Duggan won over Magnus.
- BCW Windsor Show (July 14, '01) = Duggan & Disco Inferno took down Scott D'Amore & Cyrus.
- TASW Humble Show (August 4, '01) = Duggan won, via DQ, over Mr. Mayhem.
- AWA Gallup Show (September 1, '01) = Duggan beat Mike Nox.
- Alaska Superslam (October 22, '01) = Duggan & Road Warrior Animal defeated Julio Dinero & Chris Hamrick.
- IWC Uniontown Show (December 1, '01) = Duggan & J-Ru won over Sexual Harrassment & Mean Mark.
- BCW Owen Sound Show (May 4, '02) = Duggan took down Dyson Pryce.
- IWC White Oak Show (May 11, '02) = Duggan & Scotty Gash won the IWC Tag-Team Titles from Sexual Harrassment.
- IWC Penn Hills Show (June 8, '02) = Duggan & Scotty Gash were beaten by Sexual Harrassment.
- TTWF Toronto Show (June 15, '02) = Duggan & Derek Wylde took down Tyson Dux & Ruffy Silverstein.
- NEW Shelbyville Show (June 29, '02) = Duggan lost, via DQ, to Ronnie Vegas.
- EKCW Pikeville Show (July 6, '02) = Duggan won over Chavo Guerrero Sr.
- MMWA Cadillac Show (October 12, '02) = Duggan beat Frankie the Face.
- CIW Litchfield Show (November 9, '02) = Duggan took down the Cuban Assassin.
- AAW Debut Show (November 10, '02) = Duggan won over Kamala.
- IWR Sterling Heights Show (December 14, '02) = Duggan & Brimstone defeated Truth Martini & Anthony Rivera.
- BCW Toronto Show (January 16, '03) = Duggan & El Fuego beat Jim Neidhart & A-1.
- MCW (Michigan) (February 8, '03) = Duggan took down Frankie the Face.
- Jimmy Hart's All-Star Wrestling (February 10, '03) = Duggan defeated the Cuban Assassin.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #35, March 12, '03) = Hacksaw pinned Mike Sanders.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #36, March 19, '03) = Duggan & Moondog Spot won over Mike Sanders & Glen Gilbertti.
- TWWA Fountain Springs Show (April 11, '03) = Duggan won, via DQ, over Johnny Graham.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #67, October 29, '03) = Duggan lost to the NWA World Champ, Jeff Jarrett.
- IWC Big Butler Fair '04 (July 2) = Duggan beat J-Rocc.
- IWC Youth Gone Wild (November 6, '04) = Hacksaw took down Glenn Spectre.
- Wrestle Reunion #1 (January 29, '05) = Hacksaw defeated Kamala.
- World Wrestling Legends PPV (March 5, '06) = Duggan beat Nikolai Volkoff.
- WWE New Year's Revolution '07 (January 7) = Duggan & Super Crazy lost a "Tag-Team Turmoil" Match to Cryme Tyme. The other participants were the Highlanders, the World's Greatest Tag-Team, and Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch.
- WWE Wrestlemania 24 (March 30, '08) = In a dark match, Hacksaw competed in an "ECW World Title #1 Contenders Battle Royal" Match, which was won by Kane.
- WWE Royal Rumble '09 (January 25) = Duggan competed in the "Royal Rumble" Match, which was won by Randy Orton.
- IWC Night of Legends '09 (March 28) = Duggan took down The One Man Gang.
- WWE WrestleMania XXVII (April 3, '11) = Hacksaw was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
- WWE Royal Rumble '12 (January 29) = Duggan competed in the "Royal Rumble" Match, which was won by Sheamus.

Title Summary:
- Louisiana Heavyweight Champion (11/1982 - 1983)
- NWA Mid-South Tag-Team Champion w/ Magnum T.A. (7/24/1983 - 10/12/1983)
- NWA Mid-South North American Heavyweight Champion (3/16/1986 - 5/1986)
- UWF World Tag-Team Champion w/ Terry Taylor (12/27/1986 - 1/23/1987)
- WCW United States Heavyweight Champion (9/18/1994 - 12/27/1994)
- WCW Television Champion (2/16/2000 - 4/10/2000)
- IWC Tag-Team Champion w/ Scotty Gash (5/10/2002 - 6/06/2002)

PWI Achievement Awards: (0 wins, 0 1st RUs, 2 2nd RUs, 1 3rd RU)
- 1985 Most Inspirational Wrestler, 2nd Runner-Up
- 1992 Match of the Year, 2nd Runner-Up (Royal Rumble)
- 1999 Most Inspirational Wrestler, 3rd Runner-Up