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This review is from: Hacksaw: The Jim Duggan Story (Hardcover)
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.