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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 01-24-2019, 03:30 PM Thread Starter
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Why hasn't Jim Duggan got a title run??

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"Hacksaw" Jim Duggan was one of the popular superstars in his day, he was over with the crowd, he was good in the ring, and had good mic skills that fitted his gimmick, and he was the first winner of the Royal Rumble.

But despite all that, Duggan never got a run with the WWF title or any belt for that matter.

Why ?
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Re: Why hasn't Jim Duggan got a title run??

Maybe not the world title but he would have made a believable IC champ.
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He didn't need a title to be over and back in the day the IC title was usually used to raise somebody up a level or two and the World title was saved for the true stars who drew money. Duggan while over and marketable never really ticked any of the boxes to need a title.
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Re: Why hasn't Jim Duggan got a title run??

Because he got caught with cocaine. McMahon held it against him.

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He was a joke.
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Re: Why hasn't Jim Duggan got a title run??

He was US champion in WCW.
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He was US champion in WCW.
As a favour to Hogan, no one can take that reign seriously.
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Re: Why hasn't Jim Duggan got a title run??

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He was a joke.
The hell he was, he was over like crazy. There were even talks of putting the belt on him and giving him a title run. Bruce Prichard claimed that they were looking for a replacement for Hogan and Duggan was high on that list, unfortunately his little incident with Sheik messed that all up.
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Re: Why hasn't Jim Duggan got a title run??

Hacksaw won the first-ever Rumble, so I was surprised that he didn't eventually win the IC title around that time frame. Figured that was going to propel him a bit, but it never happened.
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Re: Why hasn't Jim Duggan got a title run??

Hacksaw was incredibly over, and didn’t need the assistance of the WWF Title or IC Title to get over. Plus, who would believe Jim Duggan as WWF Champ in the late 80s of the WWF. He couldn’t beat Savage or Hogan with a pinfall.

Prior to the WWF, Duggan has a more serious run in Mid South Wrestling with Bill Watts, where it would have been much more believable for him to have a run as Heavyweight Champ, as he had a more serious character, and the atmosphere of the company was different. At this point in time, Duggan did enjoy a run as the promotions Heavyweight Champion, being the last holder of the Mid South North American Heavyweight Championship before the switch to the UWF.
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