"Hacksaw" Jim Duggan Is Amazed By The Appeal That Professional Wrestling Still Has

Jim Duggan also revealed one of the best things he saw during his time as an in-ring performer.

WWE Hall Of Famer and winner of the 1988 Royal Rumble match "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan was present at the St. Cloud Rox's baseball game in St. Cloud, Minnesota where he threw out the first pitch, signed autographs, took pictures and was said to have spoken to every fan who wanted to chat with him. 

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While making the rounds around the park, Duggan briefly spoke with Richard Leguil of WJON and Duggan stated that even after his four decades in the pro wrestling business he is still amazed at the appeal that the sport has.

"In the forty plus years I've been wrestling, I’ve wrestled in every state in the Union, every province in Canada, in 31 different countries. Its amazing--the appeal of professional wrestling and of course the great fans all over the world and some of the greatest right here in St. Cloud.” Duggan expressed.

Duggan then reflected on his career and picked a moment that stands out to him and although he has tallied up the accolades and accomplishments to attach to his resume', his favorite moment is knowing that he went to wrestling events as a kid with his Dad at Madison Square Garden and then grew up to see his name in bright lights as he went on to compete inside of the Garden.

“But what I remember most growing up in a small little town in Upstate New York and my Dad bringing me down to Madison Square Garden as a kid, as an adult to pull up in front of MSG and see your name--’Hacksaw [Jim] Duggan vs. Andre The Giant’, thrill of a lifetime." He said.


Speaking of competing at Madison Square Garden, WWE held a live event earlier this month at MSG and to read up on the results from that show, click here. If you are going to use the quotes above, please credit Fightful for the transcription.

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