Professional wrestling legend Hacksaw Jim Duggan has been through a lot, that included a battle with cancer. The first ever Royal Rumble winner is truly a survivor and he’ still doing what he loves to do whenever the WWE or any independent scene calls him up to see if he’s interested in performing.
He was the 13th entrance out of 20 in the first ever Rumble back in 1988 and won the match by eliminating One Man Gang. Duggan recently sat down for an interview with The Labradorian to discuss winning the Royal Rumble and where the idea came from.
Here’s what he had to say:
“It was a pretty unique idea. Of course, Vince McMahon is a groundbreaking guy. He comes up with a lot of ideas, some work, some don’t, like the XFL.”
“It’s something that I can still hang my hat on. I was never world champ, I was never tag team champ, I was never Intercontinental champ. But people remember that Royal Rumble winner thing.” Hacksaw Jim Duggan via The Labradorian.
The WWE has been contacting ex-stars for possible cameos at WrestleMania XXX. I wouldn’t be surprised if Jim Duggan is one of these legends that they have reached out to.