Jim Duggan Says Wrestling Doesn’t Need Beer-Swilling and Middle Finger Gestures

Posted by Matt Boone December 4, 2012 4 Comments

Promoting his appearance this Saturday at Marvin Vinson Center in Clarksville, Arkansas, for Traditional Championship Wrestling’s “Holiday Homecoming 2″ event, WWE Hall of Famer “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan say he’s happy to work for a promotion that caters to families.

“The name sums it up,” said Duggan. “Traditional Championship Wrestling. There are no obscene gestures. It’s the wrestling people grew up with. You cheer the good guys and you boo the bad guys. You come to a TCW event and you’ll have more fun than you’ll have at a movie. It reminds me of the old Mid-South [Wrestling].”

The legendary grappler prefers this type of product to that of the WWE’s raunchy “Attitude Era,” which routinely showcased disrespectful, beer-swilling anti-heroes who defied authority.

“I think the pendulum swung way off during the WWE era,” says Duggan. “I think wrestling should be family entertainment. We don’t need those obscene gestures. It’s for kids. I’ll be screaming ‘hooooo’ and ‘U-S-A’. I don’t think you need someone out there drinking beer and giving someone the bird.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Duggan reveals how he got his start in professional wrestling.

  • unkownman

    Yeah hacksaw that’s why you where so popular, don’t hate
    Because stone cold became bigger then you , attitude era was
    The best , this pg thing sucks

  • Stone Cold Steve Austin

    USA WHAT?? Hoooo WHAT?? Listen u son of a bitch WHAT?? I said listen u son of a bitch ima go get me a Stevewieser WHAT?? Open it WHAT?? Drink it WHAT?? I said drink it.. Flip u the bird and open up a can of whoop ass on ya Jim AND THAT’S THE BOTTOM LINE.. WHAT?? I said AND THAT’S THE BOTTOM LINE CUZ STONE COLD SAID SO!!

  • Hacksaw Jim Duggan

    Lita’s a hoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  • TheDude

    Wrestling need to be whatever it is at the time. Let it go through its natural cycle, attitude will be back. Dunno when, but that’s one of the reasons why I love it.

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