Hacksaw Jim Duggan

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No Superstar in history was as patriotic as “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan.

A true red-blooded American, the tough, but lovable big guy always marched to the ring with a 2×4 slung over his shoulder and a red, white and blue flag gripped tightly in his hand. Often going up against underhanded foreign villains, Duggan would always get the crowd behind him by inspiring massive chants of “U.S.A.! U.S.A.!” that would shake the rafters and intimidate his opponents. For more than two decades, “Hacksaw” defended America’s honor in the ring and enjoyed distinction as one of the most recognizable Superstars in the world.

Duggan’s immense popularity did not come overnight, though. An exceptional athlete, “Hacksaw” was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons, but was later cut due to knee injuries. With his football career over, Duggan turned his attention to sports-entertainment. Starting out in the late ’70s, the powerful grappler competed across the country under the name “Big” Jim Duggan. The tough guy clearly had strength and charisma, but there was little to distinguish him from the hundreds of other brawlers ruling the rings at the time.

It wasn’t until the New York native joined Mid-South Wrestling in 1982 that he began to develop the personality traits that fans love him for today. After battling Butch Reed for the rights to the nickname “Hacksaw,” Duggan began carrying a 2×4 to the ring. The big man’s block of wood became an iconic part of his persona, but its beginnings were practical. With fans being extremely overzealous and often dangerous at the time, Duggan’s mentor, Bruiser Brody, suggested he lug a weapon to the ring to protect himself. “Hacksaw” grabbed a 2×4 and the rest is history.

The 2×4 would be firmly in Duggan’s grasp when he joined WWE in 1987. Wasting no time in displaying his patriotism, “Hacksaw” immediately locked up with the massive Russian known as Nikolai Volkoff and had many hard-hitting matches with the dangerous Soviet. The following year, “Hacksaw” had one of the biggest victories of his career when he won the inaugural Royal Rumble by eliminating One Man Gang. The victory was proof that Duggan was the real deal.

In the years that followed, the patriot continued to cultivate a massive fan following through his heroic battles against hated villains like Dino Bravo, Bad News Brown and Boris Zhukov. Duggan even defeated Haku in 1989 to win the right to call himself the “King of Wrestling.” The shiny crown may have looked out of place atop “Hacksaw’s” smiling mug, but he wore the prize with great pride.

Throughout the early ’90s, Duggan’s reputation as a fan favorite carried on, but he eventually suffered a series of disappointing losses to the likes of Yokozuna and Bam Bam Bigelow. The losing streak led “Hacksaw” to make a surprising change when he joined World Championship Wrestling in 1994. The move proved to be a good one for him, though, as he defeated “Stone Cold” Steve Austin to win the United States Championship on his first night in the company. Duggan would battle the likes of Big Bubba Rogers and Diamond Dallas Page over the next four years before something changed his life forever.

RESUME

Blunt Movie
Wrestler

2010 PWS: Vendetta (Video)
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2007 WWE Sunday Night Heat (TV Series)
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– Episode dated 19 October 2007 (2007) … Jim Duggan

2007 PWU Power Surge TV (TV Series) (2007)

2007 WWF Raw (TV Series)
– Episode dated 5 March 2007 (2007)

2005 AWE: Larger Than Life Volume 2 (TV Movie)
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2002 LWE: Explosion (Video)
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1995-2000 WCW Monday Nitro (TV Series)
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– Episode #1.265 (2000) … Jim Duggan
– Episode #1.69 (1997) … Jim Duggan
– Episode #1.57 (1996) … Jim Duggan
– Episode #1.54 (1996) … Jim Duggan
– Episode #1.50 (1996) … Jim Duggan

2000 WCW Thunder (TV Series)
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– Episode dated 11 October 2000 (2000) … Jim Duggan

2000 Fall Brawl (TV Movie)
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1995-1999 WCW World Championship Wrestling (TV Series)
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– Episode dated 25 September 1999 (1999) … Jim Duggan
– Episode dated 2 March 1996 (1996) … Jim Duggan
– Episode dated 15 July 1995 (1995) … Jim Duggan
– Episode dated 8 April 1995 (1995) … Jim Duggan
– Episode dated 25 February 1995 (1995) … Jim Duggan

1997 WCW World War 3 (TV Movie)
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1996/II Clash of the Champions (TV Movie)
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1996 WCW Bash at the Beach (TV Movie)
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1996 WCW Slamboree ’96: Lethal Lottery (TV Movie)
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1995 WCW Bash at the Beach (TV Movie)
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1995 The Great American Bash (TV Movie)
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1995 WCW Uncensored (TV Movie)
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1995 WCW SuperBrawl V (TV Movie)
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1992 Summerslam (Video)
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1991 WWF Superstars (TV Series)
– Episode dated 28 September 1991 (1991)

1989 Summerslam (Video)
King Duggan

Self (75 credits)

2013/II The Executive (filming)
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2013 Pro Wrestlers vs Zombies (post-production)
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2013 Legends of the Mid-South Wrestling (Video)
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2013 WWE Hall of Fame 2013 (TV Special)
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2007-2012 WWE Smackdown! (TV Series)
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– SmackDown Blast from the Past (2012) … Himself
– Episode #12.57 (2012) … Himself
– Episode dated 29 June 2007 (2007) … Himself

2012 Royal Rumble (TV Special)
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2011 WrestleMania XXVII (TV Special)
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2011 WWE Hall of Fame 2011 (TV Movie)
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2005-2010 WWF Raw (TV Series)
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– WWE Old School (2010) … Himself
– Episode dated 10 August 2009 (2009) … Himself
– Episode dated 26 January 2009 (2009) … Himself
– Episode dated 15 December 2008 (2008) … Himself
– 2008 Slammy Awards (2008) … Himself

2009 WWE Superstars (TV Series)
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2009 WWE Hall of Fame 2009 (TV Movie)
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2009 The WWE: The Best of Saturday Night’s Main Event (Video)
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2009 WWE Royal Rumble (TV Special)
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2008 WWE Live in the UK: April 2008 (Video)
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2006-2008 WWE Sunday Night Heat (TV Series)
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– Episode dated 30 May 2008 (2008) … Himself
– Episode dated 16 May 2008 (2008) … Himself
– Episode dated 9 May 2008 (2008) … Himself
– Episode dated 2 May 2008 (2008) … Himself
– Episode dated 11 April 2008 (2008) … Himself

2008 WrestleMania XXIV (TV Special)
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2008 Giants, Midgets, Heroes and Villains II (Video)
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2007 WWE Draft Special (TV Special)
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2007 WWE Hall of Fame 2007 (TV Movie)
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2007 Hogan Knows Best (TV Series)
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– Knobs Invades (2007) … Himself

2007 WWE New Year’s Revolution (TV Special)
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2006 Summerslam (TV Special)
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2006 WWE: McMahon (Video)
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2006 WWE Vengeance (TV Special)
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2006 WWE Saturday Night’s Main Event (TV Series)
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2006 WWE Royal Rumble (TV Special)
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2005 WWE Taboo Tuesday (TV Special)
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2005 WWE Homecoming
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2005 XWF: In Your Face (Video)
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2001 WCW Sin (TV Movie)
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2000 WCW Halloween Havoc (TV Movie)
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1999 WCW Starrcade (TV Movie)
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1999 WCW Fall Brawl (TV Movie)
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1998 Sin City Spectacular (TV Series)
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– Episode #1.1 … Himself (as ‘Hacksaw’ Jim Duggan)

1998 WCW/NWO Road Wild (TV Movie)
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1994 Starrcade (TV Movie)
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1994 Clash of the Champions XXIX (TV Movie)
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1994 Halloween Havoc (TV Movie)
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1993 WWF Monday Night RAW (TV Series)
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– Episode #1.32 (1993) … Himself
– Episode #1.29 (1993) … Himself
– Episode #1.20 (1993) … Himself
– Episode #1.17 (1993) … Himself
– Episode #1.16 (1993) … Himself

1987-1993 WWF Superstars (TV Series)
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– Episode dated 24 July 1993 (1993) … Himself
– Episode dated 10 April 1993 (1993) … Himself
– Episode dated 6 February 1993 (1993) … Himself
– Episode dated 8 February 1992 (1992) … Himself
– Episode dated 15 December 1990 (1990) … Himself

1993 WWF: U.K. Fan Favorites (Video)
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1993 King of the Ring (Video)
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1993 WWF: UK Rampage 93 (Video)
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1993 Royal Rumble (TV Special)
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1991-1993 WWF Prime-Time Wrestling (TV Series)
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– Episode dated 4 January 1993 (1993) … Himself
– Episode dated 25 March 1991 (1991) … Himself

1992 Gamesmaster (TV Series)
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– Episode #2.6 (1992) … Himself

1992 WWF: European Rampage 92 (Video)
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1992 WrestleMania VIII (TV Special)
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1987-1992 Saturday Night’s Main Event (TV Series)
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– Episode dated 28 February 1992 (1992) … Himself
– Episode dated 27 April 1991 (1991) … Himself
– Episode dated 27 January 1990 (1990) … Himself
– Episode dated 27 May 1989 (1989) … Himself (as King Jim Duggan)
– Episode dated 16 November 1988 (1988) … Himself

1992 Royal Rumble (TV Special)
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1991 Hulkamania 6 (Video)
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1991 Survivor Series (TV Special)
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1991 WWF Battle Royal at the Albert Hall (TV Special)
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1991 Harry and the Hendersons (TV Series)
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– Harry, the Masked Wrestler (1991) … Himself (as ‘Hacksaw’ Jim Duggan)

1991 WrestleMania VII (Video)
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1991 Royal Rumble (Video)
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1990 Survivor Series (TV Special)
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1990 Summerslam (Video)
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1990 WrestleMania VI (Video)
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1990 Royal Rumble (Video)
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1989 Survivor Series (TV Special)
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1989 WrestleMania V (TV Special)
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1989 Royal Rumble (Video)
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1989 Super Sloppy Double Dare (TV Series)
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– Super Slop-a-Mania II (1989) … Himself (as ‘Hacksaw’ Jim Duggan)

1988 Survivor Series (TV Special)
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1988 Summerslam (Video)
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1988 WWF: Wrestlefest 88 (TV Movie)
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1987-1988 WWF Challenge (TV Series)
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– Episode dated 5 June 1988 (1988) … Himself
– Episode dated 7 February 1988 (1988) … Himself
– Episode dated 29 November 1987 (1987) … Himself

1988 WrestleMania IV (Video)
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1988 Royal Rumble (TV Special)
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1987 The 37th Annual Slammy Awards (TV Movie)
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1987 Survivor Series (TV Special)
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1987 WWF Superstars (Video Game)
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1987 WrestleMania III (Video)
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1986 Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup (Video)
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