69 Facts About Jim Duggan


Jim Duggan grew up in Glens Falls, New York, where he became a star athlete in high school.

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Jim Duggan's father was the Chief of police for the City of Glens Falls.

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Jim Duggan was a letterman in football, track, wrestling, and basketball.

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In wrestling, Jim Duggan won the New York State High School wrestling championship, unlimited weight class division – the first wrestler from Glens Falls to do so.

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Jim Duggan broke into professional wrestling thanks in large part to wrestler Fritz Von Erich.

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Jim Duggan then teamed up with Terry Taylor and won the UWF World Tag Team Championship for the second time.

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Jim Duggan wrestled tag-team action during the series, teaming with the likes of Tony St Clair, Johnny Mantell, Black Tiger, Mike Miller and the twin-team of Madd Maxx, with the majority of them ending in the losing end for Duggan's team.

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Jim Duggan was signed to the WWF in January 1987, making his first major appearance with the WWF at WrestleMania III, where he made his pay-per-view debut.

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Jim Duggan had previously done this on TV matches leading up to the event.

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Jim Duggan was on the verge of release from the company, but was ultimately brought back in a lower spot on roster.

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Jim Duggan's character was mainly comical, as he rarely was in major contention for titles.

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Jim Duggan's first major WWF match was at the first-ever Survivor Series pay-per-view in 1987, when he participated in the first Survivor Series match and was a member of the winning team.

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Jim Duggan vowed he would never give in to Race's demands to bow to him, and during a televised confrontation, took Race's crown and cape, though Race would later get them back.

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At the 1987 Slammy Awards, where Jim Duggan presented the nominees for "Best Ring Apparel, " an on-stage shoving match between him and the winner, sparking a wild brawl broke out between the two, going backstage and eventually reaching back to the main stage before interrupting another award presentation and Gorilla Monsoon stepping in to separate the two.

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Jim Duggan eventually defeated Race several times in both televised and non-televised shows.

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Jim Duggan participated in the first-ever Royal Rumble match in 1988, where he was the 13th of twenty entrants.

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Jim Duggan won the match after he last eliminated the One Man Gang.

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Jim Duggan earned a shot at the Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship against The Honky Tonk Man in July 1988, but Honky Tonk got himself disqualified, thus retaining the title.

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Jim Duggan then began displaying traits of an American patriot by feuding with several foreign villains in the fall of 1988.

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Jim Duggan got involved in a feud with Dino Bravo, and the two were on opposing sides as Jake "The Snake" Roberts' team fought Andre the Giant's at the 1988 Survivor Series.

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Jim Duggan restarted his feud with Dino Bravo, and at the 1989 Royal Rumble, Duggan and The Hart Foundation defeated Bravo and The Fabulous Rougeau Brothers in a two out of three falls match.

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Jim Duggan was involved in a rivalry with Bad News Brown, which culminated in a match at WrestleMania V where both men fought to a no contest.

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Jim Duggan defeated Haku to win the crown and earn the title of "King of the WWF" on the May 13,1989 edition of Superstars.

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Jim Duggan won the match by countout, and Rude retained the title, as a title cannot change hands via countout or disqualification.

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At SummerSlam, Jim Duggan teamed with Demolition in a six-man tag team match and defeated Andre the Giant and The Twin Towers.

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Jim Duggan eventually lost his crown to "Macho Man" Randy Savage, who began calling himself "Macho King", and started a feud with Savage.

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Jim Duggan defeated another former rival, Dino Bravo at WrestleMania VI.

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Jim Duggan began teaming with his former rival, Nikolai Volkoff and started a feud with The Orient Express, whom they beat at SummerSlam.

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Jim Duggan began a short feud with WWF World Heavyweight Champion Sgt.

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Jim Duggan then competed in the King of the Ring tournament, defeating Papa Shango to qualify before losing to Bam Bam Bigelow in the quarterfinals.

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Jim Duggan has appeared on WWF programming until the summer, when he left the company after losing several pre-Summerslam matches to Yokozuna.

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Jim Duggan signed a contract with World Championship Wrestling in late 1994.

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Jim Duggan debuted in WCW at Fall Brawl, where he defeated Steve Austin in a squash match lasting thirty-five seconds to win the United States Heavyweight Championship.

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Jim Duggan's reign ended at Starrcade, where he was defeated by Vader.

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Jim Duggan defeated Bunkhouse Buck at SuperBrawl V Jim Duggan faced former WWF rival Meng in a martial arts match at Uncensored, which Meng won.

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In late 1995, Jim Duggan started a feud with Big Bubba Rogers, which culminated in a Taped Fist match at World War 3, which Rogers won.

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Jim Duggan participated in the first-ever three ring, 60 man battle royal for the vacant World Heavyweight Championship, but was eliminated.

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Jim Duggan fought Loch Ness to a double disqualification at a Main Event taping before SuperBrawl VI.

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Jim Duggan then started a short feud with Diamond Dallas Page, to whom he lost in a Taped Fist match at Bash at the Beach.

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Jim Duggan had no major pay-per-view matches for over two years before he disappeared in 1998 after he was diagnosed with kidney cancer.

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Jim Duggan then started a feud with the anti-American stable the Revolution.

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Jim Duggan would make title defenses exclusively on Saturday Night, and remained champion until the title was deactivated.

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Jim Duggan joined the Millionaire's Club and helped them in their war against the New Blood.

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Jim Duggan was the special guest enforcer for the match, and helped Storm in winning the match.

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Jim Duggan missed an attack on Rection, which led to Rection pinning Jim Duggan to win the match.

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Jim Duggan continued to unintentionally cost Team Canada many of their victories, but he helped Storm to defeat The Cat in a match at Starrcade.

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Jim Duggan was one of the "legends" available for fans to select to team with Eugene in a match at Taboo Tuesday to face the team of Conway and Tyson Tomko.

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Jim Duggan began working on Heat, but made a few appearances on Raw with Eugene and The Highlanders.

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Jim Duggan started a feud with Eugene, and three weeks later, the two had a match with each other, which Eugene won.

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At New Year's Revolution, Jim Duggan teamed with Super Crazy in a tag team turmoil match to determine the number one contenders to the World Tag Team Championship, in a losing effort.

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Edge and Orton feared Jim Duggan would help out Shawn Michaels in a handicap match and wanted to set an example for anyone else backstage that wished to do the same.

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Jim Duggan would appear on Raw's 800th episode during Kung Fu Naki's in-ring dance segment, which involved various other members of the WWE roster.

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Jim Duggan recently appeared on Pro Wrestling Ohio's "Wrestlelution 3" where he defeated "The Megastar" Marion Fontaine.

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Jim Duggan has signed on with Global Force Wrestling as a "legend" to help promote GFW events and tours.

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January 2016, Jim Duggan appeared in an event for Modern Vintage Wrestling in Wilmington, North Carolina.

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Jim Duggan appears as himself in the film Pro Wrestlers vs Zombies, in which he battles the undead with his 2x4.

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In 1991, Jim Duggan appeared in the Harry and the Henderson's TV series' 16th episode.

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In 1999, Jim Duggan was a guest panelist for two episodes of the Nickelodeon children's game show Figure It Out.

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Jim Duggan appears in the sixth episode of the second season of GamesMaster in the UK, where he played WWF on the Super Nintendo against a boy he picked from the crowd, Hacksaw played as Macho Man Randy Savage and was beaten.

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Jim Duggan appeared in the season five finale of Duck Dynasty.

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Jim Duggan left the podcast after 18 episodes and Mooney is hosting by himself.

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Jim Duggan is a close friend of Willie Robertson who owns the Duck Commanders.

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Jim Duggan received a conditional release while Vaziri was placed on probation for a year.

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In November 2013, Jim Duggan started an IndieGoGo campaign to cover the cost repairing his torn rotator cuff.

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In 2018, Jim Duggan was admitted into the ICU and underwent a heart procedure for atrial fibrillation.

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In 2019, Jim Duggan had a pair of heart surgeries for what was described as a serious infection.

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On December 8,2021, Jim Duggan announced in a video uploaded to his Twitter account that he was cancer-free.

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On May 15,2022, Jim Duggan posted a video on his Facebook page to announce that his cancer treatment was not over and he would need hormone shots and radiation treatment for the next 8 weeks, 5 days a week.

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Jim Duggan said the doctors are very optimistic that they caught it early.

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