“Hacksaw” Jim Duggan is an American pro wrestler who is also known as James Edward Duggan Jr. He has a deal with WWE called “Legends.” His most famous role is as an American patriot. In this role, he fights with a 24 piece of wood and shouts “Hooo!” and “USA!”
In 1988, Duggan won the first Royal Rumble match for the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now known as WWE). In World Championship Wrestling (WCW), he only held the titles of World Television Champion and United States Heavyweight Champion once each.
He was the world champion in wrestling and also held the IWA World Heavyweight Championship. Duggan was put into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2011.
Know About Jim Duggan’s Biography
James Edward Duggan Jr. was born in Glens Falls, New York State, on January 14, 1954. He is an American with English and Scottish roots. Duggan became a dedicated athlete in high school. He did well in football, track, basketball, and wrestling. He was the first wrestler from Glens Falls to win the New York High School wrestling championship.
At Southern Methodist University in Texas, where he got his bachelor’s degree, he studied how plants work. After playing football for his school, the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League picked him.
He had to quit the NFL, though, because he hurt his knees so often. He started wrestling in the late 1970s and used the name “Big” Jim Duggan on the mat.
In 1982, he started coming into the ring with a 24, which gave him the nickname “Hacksaw” and quickly won over the crowd. He went on to win the Mid-South Tag Team Championship and then the North American Heavyweight Championship twice. His money began to get better.
Jim Duggan’s Personal Life
Duggan and his wife, Debra, have two daughters, Celia and Rebecca. He is close with Willie Robertson, who owns Duck Commanders.
In 1987, Duggan and The Iron Sheik were stopped by New Jersey State Police on their way to a WWF event. The police thought Duggan had been drinking and pulled them over. When the car and the people inside were searched, it was found that Duggan was drunk and high on marijuana, and Vaziri was high on cocaine.
Small amounts of cocaine were also found in the car. Duggan was given a conditional discharge, while Vaziri got a year of probation.
When it was found out that two in-ring rivals were drinking and doing drugs together, a scandal broke out. This led to the end of the angle, the Sheik’s release, and Duggan’s temporary departure from the WWF. Duggan was back in the ring in no time.
What Is Jim Duggan’s Net Worth?
Hacksaw Jim Duggan, an American pro wrestler, has a $2 million net worth. He got most of his money from wrestling, which he did for a living. He started wrestling professionally for Mid-South Wrestling and the Universal Wrestling Federation in 1979.
He finally caught the attention of Vince McMahon, Sr., and in 1987, he made his debut with the World Wrestling Federation. Later, he won the first “Royal Rumble” in 1988, and he kept wrestling in WWF matches until the early 1990s.
In 1994, he started wrestling for the WCW, but he had to stop because he was fighting liver cancer. In 1998, he came back. Since then, he has gone back and forth between World Wrestling Entertainment and the independent circuit.