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Hacksaw: The Jim Duggan Story
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 10 May 2012
Hacksaw Jim Duggan is a likeable character and person. I was not his biggest fan, but he was from the era I watched wrestling. This is an honest account of Jim Duggan's life and time in wrestling. He started out as football player, who joined amateur wrestling, then his first love Pro Football, but injuries forced him out, and he took up the role of a pro-wrestler. He used a number of gimmicks before he became Hacksaw. Which was very close to his own personality (they say the best gimmicks are extensions of people own personalities). Hacksaw has some great stories about life on the road. Brian Knobbs (shines in this book). The way this book differs from the other wrestling books is that Hacksaw really has not animosity towards professional wrestling or Vince Mcman (he does have an issue with another Vince). This book reads like a feel good success story in the grim world of Pro Wrestling. Hacksaw is honest about the pitfalls many pro wrestlers can and will face, and also celebrates the success that are possible. If you want a book backstage politics then don't buy this book, if want a story of someone with a successful career and life thanks to pro wrestling then buy and enjoy this book.
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on 5 July 2015
This is the story of one of wrestling's true "good guys". The always likeable hacksaw tells his story and it's mostly very positive uplifting stuff and never boring! If there is one criticism, it's that sometimes it's a bit too breezy and lacking some of the grittier details often found in wrestling biogs. I think it's likely a narrative decision of a man who seems to see the good in most of his experiences! All in all a really enjoyable read!
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on 20 February 2014
This is no Bret Hart book in the fact that it does skip over things and does not really go into any great detail but never the less I did find it interesting and enjoyed reading it. I did feel that they overdone it with the amount of input from Hacksaw's wife, sometimes it almost felt like every other page had a section with 'Debra says;' (think that was her name). Apart from that no complaints from me, definately well worth a read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 19 March 2013
A must for all wrestling fans
It came within days of me ordering it and would deffenatly use them again
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 16 February 2013
our son loved this book as he is into wrestling and loves to read all about the wrestlers and there lives
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on 21 August 2013
Bought as a present for my son in law who was really pleased with it and has read it already
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 4 July 2013
Scott Williams has done a really good job here of putting together the Hacksaw story from footballer to wrestler. At times things seem a little brief, and maybe more should have been put into his thoughts about the WWF and WCW, but I would very much reccomend this book.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 3 March 2013
Hacksaw Jim Duggan was mostly a mid-carder during the classic WWF years of the late 80s and early 90s. I was never a big fan of him (his wrestling ability was very limited, even for a big man) but I am a big fan of the wrestling of that era soI read his book with great interest.

There is nothing wrong with the book, it is an enjoyable read, it is just nothing special either. It has a positive feel to it, Hacksaw does not seem bitter and twisted like some of the other guys from his era!
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on 29 December 2014
another great read
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