Jim Duggan was a pro footballer before he joined professional wrestling. He used to play in the NFL and was one of the first people to move from football to professional wrestling. He started his career in the 70s. This is what he had to say to the current NFL players on Wrestling Inc.
"I joke that back then you didn't have 200 channels to choose from and you almost had to watch wrestling. It was a game show, the news or wrestling," Duggan said. Vince McMahon has started XFL again. XFL’s first incarnation was in 2001.
The company didn’t do well at that time and had to close its doors after a brief stint. This time, Vince is keeping the WWE and XFL as totally separate entities. Jim spoke about whether he believes XFL will succeed or not.
He stated that Vince will do whatever he can to make sure that it will be a success. "Well I hope so. As in the new wrestling league [AEW] – I think it's great as it's more opportunity for guys and the fans.
As for the XFL, never count Vince out as he'll try anything," Duggan said. "I look back at my career and could he have treated us better? Yea, but at this stage of my life I'm still traveling the world and people are talking about the WWF.
Not WCW, not mid-South, not WWE – they talk about the WWF days and that's Vince McMahon. He gave me and my family a nice life so I have nothing against Vince McMahon."