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Want to Read Ruggan Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Hacksaw by Jim Duggan. Offering professional wrestling fans a ringside seat into his adventurous life, WWE Hall of Fame wrestler Jim Duggan recounts for the first time key moments and legendary bouts both inside and outside the ring.
Known to millions of enthusiasts as a charismatic patriot—with an American flag in his right hand and his signature two-by-four in his left—Duggan here reflects on Offering professional wrestling fans a ringside seat into his adventurous life, WWE Hall of Fame wrestler Jim Duggan recounts for the first hacksaww key storg and legendary bouts both inside and outside the ring.
Known to millions of enthusiasts as a charismatic patriot—with an American flag in his right hand and his signature two-by-four in his left—Duggan here reflects on his early life as a student-athlete on the Southern Methodist University football squad.
Drafted by the Atlanta Falcons, Duggan shares how an injury-plagued rookie season curtailed his football ambitions and paved the way for a brighter career in professional wrestling. Hardcoverpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Hacksaw hac,saw, please sign up. Lists with This Book. This shory is not yet thhe on Listopia. Aug 05, Dan Schwent rated it liked it Shelves: Hacksaw is the biography of pro wrestler Hacksaw Jim Duggan.
This is the sixteenth book in my Kindle Unlimited Experiment. For the 30 day trial, I’m only reading books that are part of the program and keeping track what the total cost of the books would have been. I first became a wrestling fan when I was around 7 years old, about the same time Moses led the Hebrews out of Egypt, right around the time Hulkamania exploded on America and changed the hacksww business forever.
As I got older, I became a workrate snob decades before I ever heard the term, gravitating toward Ricky Steamboat, The British Bulldogs, and similar wrestlers. However, I always had a soft spot for a crosseyed brawler named Hacksaw Jim Duggan.
First off, this book was way better than I thought it would be. I can usually gauge how much I’m going to enjoy a wrestling book by how much of the book is devoted to a guy’s pre-wrestling life. Unlike a lot of wrestling books, Duggan doesn’t portray himself as one of the all time greats. In fact, he’s not afraid to tell stories that make him look like a dumb ass. He also talks about how important his family is to him without preaching about it.
He talks about the incident when he got caught driving drunk and stoned with the Iron Sheik, whom he was feuding with at the time, as well as a fight on an airplane with Koko B. Like most wrestlers, he mentions his respect for Harley Race.
His time in the WWF during the boom is a little glossed over and he doesn’t rehash what we’ve all heard before about WCW, although he talks about the Bruise Cruise, which I vaguely remember from commercials but never saw written about before. The WWE bringing him back for one last run gets a fair amount of time, as does working the independents and getting inducted in the hall of fame.
Like all wrestling books, I would have read more road stories but I didn’t really have any complaints about this book. What do you think about that, tough guy?
Current Kindle Unlimited Savings Total: View all 12 comments. Jun 24, Amy added it. A fun read, told with a lot of heart.
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I learned so much about what goes on behind the scenes. I have a whole new level of respect for Hacksaw. Mar 09, Penny Aurand rated it it was amazing. Loved the areas where his wife, Debra made comments. Sep 18, Larry rated it it was ok. I felt the writing was a bit sloppy. I guess I should have been prepared seeing as it was mim by a Professional Duggaan.
There were times where Duggan would start a story, go off on a tangent, and then never return to the original story. I also felt that there were a lot of juicy details that Hadksaw left out. He talks about drugs a tiny bit in the book, but doesn’t go into too much detail about them. It is as if he was told to not go into too much detail about the bad parts of the business.
Hacksaw: The Jim Duggan Story by Jim Duggan
I I felt the writing was a bit sloppy. I did find it interesting how he talked about Matt Osborne, and how they had a real life personality clash.
Hacksaw really comes out looking classy in the whole thing though. To be honest, Hacksaw comes across as classy throughout the entire book really. He’s always seemed like an easy going guy, with some interesting stories, and there are some good ones – especially about him traveling. What really made me like Hacksaw as a person though was how he talks about his family and how he raised his children to value being together.
Anyway, it is an easy read, and you can get it done relatively quickly. Don’t expect any true shockers in here, but do expect a good laugh once in a while. Jan 04, Khurram rated it really liked it. Hacksaw Jim Duggan is a likeable character and person. I was not his biggest fan, but he was from the era I watched wrestling. This is an honest account of Jim Duggan’s life and time in wrestling.
He started out as football player, who joined amateur wrestling, then his first love Pro Football, but injuries forced him out, and he took up the role of a pro-wrestler. He used a number of gimmicks before he became Hacksaw.
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Which was very close to his own personality they say the best gimmicks are e Hacksaw Jim Duggan is a likeable character and ji. Which was very close to his own personality they say the best gimmicks are extensions of people own personalities. Hacksaw has some great stories about life on the road.
Brian Knobbs shines in this book. The way this book differs from the other wrestling books is that Hacksaw really has not animosity towards professional wrestling or Vince Mcman he does have an issue with another Vince.
This book reads like a stroy good success story in the grim world of Pro Wrestling. Hacksaw is honest about the pitfalls many pro wrestlers can and will face, and also celebrates the success that are possible.
If you want a book backstage politics then don’t buy this book, if want a story of someone with a successful career and life thanks to pro wrestling then buy and enjoy this book. May 24, Oliver Bateman rated it really liked it.
Want a by-the-numbers recounting of Jim Duggan’s solid career as a pro wrestler? WWE viewers might not realize what a good athlete or what a badass Duggan once was, so this book is useful for rehashing his SMU football hackssw and Mid-South Wrestling glory years. Duggan freely admits to reducing the number of bumps he took after coming to the WWE, claiming that once he realized he could get over with a thumb and a 2X4, his desire to engage in bloody brawls decreased dramatically a few Want a by-the-numbers recounting of Jim Duggan’s solid career as a pro wrestler?
Duggan freely admits to reducing the number of bumps he took after coming to the WWE, claiming that once he realized he could get stogy with a thumb and a 2X4, his desire to engage in bloody brawls decreased dramatically a few later-career matches, like a US Title match against Vader, aside.
Sep 25, Bill Jacobs rated it really liked it Shelves: So easy to read. If you want to read the underrated pro wrestler’s perspective views on the life of pro wrestling, it’s the best book. Also, it’s the best one on a wrestler who never win the main event championships and still lead you on his exciting and fun roads. Nov 05, Lorraine Mason rated it really liked it. Very entertaining look at the life of Hacksaw Jim Duggan, and of wrestling in the ‘s and 90’s.
The writing could be better, and the stories could be told more fluidly. However, the backstage stories are hilarious and amazing.
I jjm myself laughing and crying many times throughout this book. If you’re a wrestling fan, I would definitely recommend it. A fun read, if not always well written. I was hoping for a Foleyesque read, a book so wonderfully engaging that you marvelled that the goofy wrestler could’ve written it. Unfortunately, Hacksaw just keeps reminding you that it’s written by a goofy wrestler. Offers interesting takes on some of my childhood heroes, and I have a hard time not tje Hacksaw just for trying to write a book.
Jul 03, Ken rated it it was ok Shelves: I have a lot of respect for Jim Duggan, and from what I read he seems to have been one of the more level headed wrestlers of his time, but that just made for a more uninteresting book.
It is peppered with some interesting stories, and what seems to be an over the top defense of Vince McMahon. All in all it was a pretty average autobiography. May 29, Peter Stevens rated it really liked it. Brilliant story from a guy that has. Stood the test of time. Through hardships and in difference.