WWE Hall of Famer Hacksaw Jim Duggan Hospitalized and Faces Urgent Surgery

Wrestling icon's recent hospitalization sparks concern and hope.

by Noman Rasool
WWE Hall of Famer Hacksaw Jim Duggan Hospitalized and Faces Urgent Surgery
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Late afternoon, a concerning update emerged regarding WWE Hall of Famer and wrestling icon "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan. His wife, Debra Duggan, took to his social media account to share the news. She revealed that her beloved husband had been admitted to the hospital as of the previous night.

However, there was a glimmer of relief in her message as she conveyed that Duggan had undergone "emergency surgery" earlier in the day, and thankfully, everything proceeded smoothly. Jim Duggan's recent health scare is not the first chapter in his battle against adversity.

In recent years, he has faced prostate cancer with unwavering determination, displaying the same fighting spirit that endeared him to wrestling fans throughout his illustrious career. Remarkably, just last year, he thwarted a break-in attempt at his own home, demonstrating that he's not one to back down from a fight, be it in the wrestling ring or the realm of personal challenges

Duggan's Health Update

"Hacksaw" Jim Duggan's journey through professional wrestling is the stuff of legends.

He initially gained prominence as a vital member of the Mid-South Wrestling roster. He engaged in unforgettable rivalries during his time there, including a fierce feud with Ted DiBiase. He clinched titles like the company's Tag Team Titles and the North American Championship.

In February 1987, Duggan embarked on a new chapter in his career by joining the World Wrestling Federation (now WWE). His tenure there saw him engage in high-profile rivalries with some of the industry's biggest stars, including Harley Race, Andre The Giant, and Randy Savage.

In 1994, Duggan made a significant move to World Championship Wrestling (WCW), where he quickly made an impact by capturing the WCW United States Championship in a thrilling victory over "Stunning" Steve Austin at WCW Fall Brawl.

Although he last wrestled in 2019, his legacy in professional wrestling endures, and he remains a beloved figure in the hearts of wrestling fans worldwide. As news of Jim Duggan's hospitalization and successful surgery spreads, the wrestling community unites, sending thoughts and prayers for his swift recovery.

His resilience and indomitable spirit continue to inspire, reminding him of the enduring strength that defines a wrestling legend like "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan.

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