Offering expert wrestling enthusiasts a ringside seat into his adventurous existence, WWE corridor of repute wrestler Jim Duggan recounts for the 1st time key moments and mythical bouts either in and out the hoop. recognized to thousands of fanatics as a charismatic patriot—with an American flag in his correct hand and his signature two-by-four in his left—Duggan the following displays on his adolescence as a student-athlete at the Southern Methodist collage soccer squad. Drafted via the Atlanta Falcons, Duggan stocks how an injury-plagued rookie season curtailed his soccer goals and lead the way for a brighter occupation in expert wrestling. emerging to popularity within the chilly War–era Nineteen Eighties, Duggan instantly placed himself at odds with anti-American “heels” and engaged in mythical feuds with one of the most mythical names within the recreation, together with the Iron Sheik, Nikolai Volkoff, and Andre the large. during this who’s who of top-tier wrestling, Duggan finds not just the excessive issues of championship bouts but in addition the low issues that happened distant from the television cameras and screaming enthusiasts, together with his struggle opposed to kidney melanoma through the leading of his profession. With every one web page peppered with Duggan’s captivating wit, lovers will locate a lot to take pleasure in and observe in regards to the guy they as soon as knew merely as “Hacksaw.”
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