Hacksaw: The Jim Duggan Story

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Triumph Books, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 236 pages
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Offering professional wrestling fans a ringside seat into his adventurous life, WWE Hall of Fame wrestler Jim Duggan recounts for the first time key moments and legendary bouts both inside and outside the ring. Known to millions of enthusiasts as a charismatic patriot—with an American flag in his right hand and his signature two-by-four in his left—Duggan here reflects on his early life as a student-athlete on the Southern Methodist University football squad. Drafted by the Atlanta Falcons, Duggan shares how an injury-plagued rookie season curtailed his football ambitions and paved the way for a brighter career in professional wrestling. Rising to fame in the Cold War–era 1980s, Duggan immediately put himself at odds with anti-American “heels” and engaged in legendary feuds with some of the most legendary names in the sport, including the Iron Sheik, Nikolai Volkoff, and Andre the Giant. In this who's who of top-tier wrestling, Duggan reveals not only the high points of championship bouts but also the low points that occurred far away from the TV cameras and screaming fans, including his fight against kidney cancer during the prime of his career. With each page peppered with Duggan's charming wit, fans will find much to enjoy and discover about the man they once knew only as “Hacksaw.”

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Growing Up
1
Chapter 2 College Days
9
Chapter 3 My Life in Professional Football
15
Chapter 4 My Big Break
21
Chapter 5 Back in Georgia
31
Chapter 6 Birth of a Hacksaw
41
Chapter 7 MidSouth
49
Chapter 8 Life with Dr Death
69
Chapter 14 The End of the Road
149
Chapter 15 WCW
157
Chapter 16 Mr Saturday Night
169
Chapter 17 Fighting for My Life
177
Chapter 18 A Long Vacation
191
Chapter 19 Coming Back to the WWE
197
Chapter 20 A Dark Day
205
Chapter 21 Family Film Stars and Community
215

Chapter 9 Love Hits Me Like a 2x4
77
Chapter 10 The Sheik and I
99
Chapter 11 Prime Time for a Comeback
113
Chapter 12 A Rumble and a Giant Feud
127
Chapter 13 Titusville
137
Chapter 22 Halls of Fame
229
Epilogue
235
Photo Insert
237
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Hacksaw Jim Duggan was one of the nation’s most popular professional wrestlers in the 1980s. He lives in Lugoff, South Carolina. Scott E. Williams is the author of two previous books, including Terry Funk: More Than Just Hardcore. He lives in Dickinson, Texas.

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