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"Hacksaw" Jim Duggan

      

Real Name - James Edward Duggan
Birthdate - 1/14/54
6'3" 275 lbs. - Glens Falls, NY

Athletic Background - Football (Southern Methodist University), Wrestling, Track & Field, Basketball (High School)

Teacher(s) - Fritz Von Erich, Peter Maivia

Professional Background - Texas(`79), WWWF(`79), Georgia(`80-`81), Hawaii(`80), Florida(`80), San Antonio, Mid South/UWF(`81-`87), WWF(`87-`94), WCW(`94-`01), Indies(`01-`05), IWA(Japan)(`04), WWE(`05-`09), Indies(`09-)

Aliases - The Convict, Derek Wood, Crazy Duggan

Groups - Rat Pack

Peak Years - `82-`88


Finisher(s) - 
- 3-Point Stance (Football Charging Lariat)
- Old Glory (Jumping Kneedrop)
- Spear

Favorites -
- Atomic Drop
- Lariat
- Bodyslam
- Haymaker


Ringwork Rating - 

 Move Set
 Science
 Aerial
 Power
 Strikes



Intangibles Rating - 

 Entertainment
 Selling
 Bumping
 Carrying
 Heat
 Legacy

 
Place in History - Jim Duggan was a big roughhouse brawler, whose hard work and charisma got him past many of his limitations. Doing the "good-natured and semi-intelligent jock" act, Duggan was able to get over in his interviews very well. In the ring, he was able to really get the crowd behind him with all his chanting, stomping, gesturing and signature "hooooo!" Under Bill Watts, Duggan was the perfect babyface whose affable character melded well with the drama of company. He could've been a major star if the UWF had succeeded, but he left and they fell. In the WWF, Duggan was pushed hard at first, but an embarrassing arrest with his in-ring rival the Iron Sheik led to him being fired and brought back to be a midcard goon. Kept in the midcard babyface spot, Duggan had pointless feuds for the rest of his time there and that role was recycled by WCW. While he'd once been a star on the threshold, Duggan became a combination of a comedy act and generic brawler. Unfortunately, his years in the WWF killed his potential in many ways, but gave him a lot of recognition and opportunities to make a great living. Since that time, he's become one of the "legends" of the indies and has been brought back to the WWE for a variety of projects.
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