WWE Hall of Famer Hacksaw Jim Duggan has been hospitalised following emergency surgery.
Hacksaw Jim Duggan is recovering in hospital after undergoing emergency surgery early on October 20th.
The news was shared online by Hacksaw’s official social media account. There is no word on the former WWE’s stars current condition or what caused the need for surgery.
Back where we don't want to be. Please pray for Jim and his doctors as he has emergency surgery this morning. Thank you, Debra pic.twitter.com/U7DmqIgE3U
— Hacksaw Jim Duggan (@OfficialHacksaw) October 20, 2021
Speaking with Inside The Ropes’ Fin Martin earlier in 2021, Duggan explained that he was thankful for his time in wrestling, explaining that it had been a “great business for him.”
“I’ve got a lot of stuff going on in my life, thank goodness. But it’s been a great business for me. So many people see the movie The Wrestler and they all think we’re like Mickey Rourke’s [Randy Robinson]. I’ve been with my wife for 36 years. I’ve never had to go through rehab for booze or drugs. I’ve put two daughters through school. I’m active in my community. I do a lot of charity events. I saved my money. I paid my taxes.”
I live a very comfortable life in a nice little farm in South Carolina. I’ve got a lake house up in New York. I travel the world now—me and my wife—and I do a stand-up show. I was down in Fiji, Australia, New Zealand last year, telling wrestling stories. And thank goodness for wrestling fans.”
“It’s unbelievable the appeal of wrestling around the world: I’ve wrestled in every state in the Union and every province in Canada and 30 different countries. The only thing that can compete with it is your football, soccer.”
Hacksaw Jim Duggan began his wrestling career in 1979 after a brief stint with the Atlanta Falcons NFL franchise. After appearing in Mid-South Wrestling for much of the 1980’s, Duggan arrived in the WWF in 1987. Here Duggan enjoyed a great run of success appearing at the first ever Survivor Series and winning the first Royal Rumble Match.
The veteran moved to WCW in 1994 where he went on to win the United States and World Television Championships. Duggan returned to WWE in 2005 enjoying short feuds with the likes of Eugene and Cody Rhodes.
Duggan was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2011, appearing in the Royal Rumble the following year.
Everyone at Inside The Ropes would like to send their best wishes to Hacksaw Jim Duggan and his family during this difficult time.