WWE Legend Hacksaw Jim Duggan spoke with The Labradorian and here are the highlights:
His thoughts on turning heel in WCW: “What they were trying to do was make me quit. They brought me back up and said ‘we’re going to turn you against America. I’m thinking ‘Iraq, Iran, where are they going to go with this?’ They said, ‘well, we’re putting you with Team Canada.’ And I said, ‘well, there’s not a lot of heat there really.'”
His thoughts on the Royal Rumble concept: “It was a pretty unique idea. Of course, Vince McMahon is a groundbreaking guy. He comes up with a lot of ideas, some work, some don’t, like the XFL.”
His thoughts on winning the Royal Rumble: “It something I can still hang my hat on. I was never world champ, I was never tag team champ, I was never intercontinental champ. But people remember that Royal Rumble winner thing.”
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