Wrestling: "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan
"HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!""Hacksaw" Jim Duggan
is a Ring Oldie
who had his most memorable run in WWE
in The Eighties
, known for his goofy demeanor and his relentless patriotism. He was rarely seen without an American flag in one hand and his trusty 2x4 in the other (and at one point, he even wore a crown to the ring after defeating King Haku
in mid-1989). While he never won any titles in WWE, he's still known as a major figure in the Rock & Wrestling era. He also spent some time in The Nineties
wrestling in WCW
, where he made his PPV debut at Fall Brawl 94 by beating "Stunning" Steve Austin
for the WCW United States Heavyweight Title
in about 30 seconds, after Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat had forfeited the belt to Austin due to a career-ending injury. He made a brief comeback to WWE several years later, and is still frequently seen on the independent circuit. He was inducted into WWE's Hall Of Fame in 2011.
HERE'S SOME TROPES RELATED TO OL' HACKSAW, TOUGH GUY!
- All American Face: The personification of this trope, second only to Hulk Hogan.
- Arch-Enemy: The Iron Sheik, Kamala, Earthquake, The One Man Gang, Meng, Yokozuna. He and Ray "The Big Bossman"/"Big Bubba" Traylor went around the world several times.
- Back in Mid-South/UWF he and Ted DiBiase had a major feud.
- Audience Participation: Once A Match. He just has to shout "U-S-A!" once, and the crowd takes it from there.
- Awesome McCool Name: Kinda rolls off the tongue, doesn't it?
- Bonus points for Jim Duggan being his real name.
- Badass: He's a cancer survivor.
- Badass Beard
- Bash Brothers: Sgt Slaughter, Ted DiBiase (in his Mid-South days), Jake Roberts.
- Battle Cry: All together now: "HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!"
- Berserk Button: You disrespect America (hell, you even sing another country's national anthem in America), you disrespect Hacksaw.
- Brick Joke: John Cena gave a Shout-Out to Hacksaw while making fun of Edge and Lita. Hacksaw made his return shortly afterward, and the sole purpose of his first few appearances was to call Lita a "HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!"
- Canada, Eh?: Briefly declared his allegiance to Canada at WCW Fall Brawl 2000, turning heel during the match between WCW "Canadian" (United States) Heavyweight Champion Lance Storm and General Rection (William "Hugh Morrus" DeMott).
- Crowd Song: They sang the American National Anthem during his Fan Fest/Toy Drive match against “Canada’s National Treasure,” Nick Crane in Pittsburgh for KSWA.
- Demoted to Extra: Told by the Powers That Be (Vince Russo doing an imitation of Dr. Claw) that he wasn't "marketable" and saddled with a new gimmick as a janitor.
- Double Standard: Stopped Nikolai Volkoff's rendition of the Soviet national anthem at Wrestlemania III by chasing him out of the ring, then told him "You're not singing that song, BECAUSE THIS IS THE LAND OF THE FREE, AND THE HOME, OF THE BRAAAAAAAAAAVE!!!!!"
- Fighting Irish: In 1995 WCW, he talked about how his great-great grandmother was a taped-fist champion in Ireland.
- Finishing Move: The three-point-stance (essentially, a running clothesline).
- Added Old Glory (knee drop) in the late 1990s.
- Grail in the Garbage: Found the WCW World Television Title in the trash after Scott Hall threw it out. Hacksaw being Hacksaw, he claimed it as his, and began defending it. In fact, he was never beaten for the title. It was abandoned when Vince Russo and Eric Bischoff returned on the April 10, 2000 WCW Monday Nitro and declared all the titles vacant.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Big Van Vader defeated Duggan for the WCW United States Heavyweight Title at Starrcade 94 after Duggan collided with his own 2X4.
- Idiot Hero: The Hacksaw character was never the sharpest tool in the shed, but fans loved him anyway.
- He was much more serious in his Mid-South days, though.
- Large Ham: Well duh.
- Long Runner
- Odd Couple: Tag-teamed with Eugene and Super Crazy.
- Plot Hole: Him finding WCW's Television Championship in the garbage of WCW's headquarters, despite the fact Kevin Nash threw it away in Denver Colorado.
- Power Stable: (in Florida) Kevin Sullivan's Army of Darkness; (in Mid-South) General Skandor Akbar's Devastation Inc.; (in WCW) Lance Storm's Team Canada.
- Power Trio: (In Mid-South/UWF), the Rat Pack, with Ted DiBiase and "Maniac" Matt Borne.
- Put on a Bus: In the WWF after a drug bust in 1987. Since he was a big draw, Hacksaw wasn't gone long, but he believes this is why he never won any titles with the company.
- Real Song Theme Tune: (in WCW): John Philip Sousa's "The Washington Post"
- As "King" Duggan he used "Stars and Stripes Forever"
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: Defeated King Haku in 1989 for the "King of the WWF" Title.
- Screaming Warrior
- Squash Match: Famously (or infamously) beat "Stunning" Steve Austin in 30 seconds while in WCW.
- Star-Spangled Spandex: In 1993.
- Still Got It: Nearly 60, and still wrestles like he always does.
- Third-Person Person Badass Boast: "HACKSAW'S GONNA DO WHAT HACKSAW CAME TO DO! BEAT PEOPLE UP! WHAT YOU GONNA DO ABOUT IT, TOUGH GUY? HOOOOO!"
- Throwing Down the Gauntlet: An early episode of Raw saw Hacksaw pull this on Shawn Michaels, who was in full-on cowardly Heel mode at the time.
- Verbal Tic: Spouts out "tough guy" and "HOOOOOOO" in pretty much every promo.
- Victory Pose: Either a big thumbs-up to the crowd, raising the American flag, or both.
- Weapon of Choice: The 2x4.
Crowd: U-S-A!!! U-S-A!!! U-S-A!!!