WWE Hall of Famer Hacksaw Jim Duggan is a veteran of the pro-wrestling business. It is to be noted the backstage relationships are quite crucial in the business because the talents are always on the go and it is always a great aspect to share cordial relationship with the fellow colleagues. One such name was fellow WWE Hall of Famer and wrestling icon Hulk Hogan with whom Hacksaw Jim Duggan got along.
Jim Duggan provides details on his friendship with Hulk Hogan
The talents are often involved in controversies regarding their backstage tiffs but some share friendly relationships. The stars might be involved in a feud but that doesn’t mean that they share the heat off-the screen as well. The fans don’t have access to the backstage area but it is quite evident that friendships exist behind the scenes.
Hacksaw Jim Duggan recently spoke to Betway Insider when he discussed his friendship with Hulk Hogan. ‘The Hulkster’ was helpful for Duggan due to his backstage influence in WWE, and Duggan has been supportive of Hogan in his controversy.
Both of the veteran stars were recruited by the WWE and they soon became close friends. It is not a secret that Duggan is known as a very humble person, and he is not the type to constantly disturb the management of a promotion for a bigger push or title reign.
Hogan was influential backstage and he help Jim Duggan become a top star of the midcard in WWE.
Here is what he said about Hogan:
“It’s not like it’s open hostility or I’m like, ‘You dirty son of a gun’, but it’s big business. I get along with Hulk Hogan, he’s not a bad guy. But that doesn’t mean I’m not envious of his spot, and I’m going to do everything I can to get his spot. Everybody behind me wants my spot, it’s a competitive business, but it’s not like you’re going to cut somebody’s tires or something like that. It’s like any profession, you have a few good friends, a lot of acquaintances, and a couple of enemies.”
Hacksaw Jim Duggan rarely squared off against Hulk Hogan during their early years in the sport. Hacksaw was more involved in the southern promotions, while Hogan was working in the west and north.
Hulk Hogan respected Jim Duggan and it might be because they both had a similar approach in the wrestling styles. Jim Diggan held no official titles in WWE but he did win the title of King of Wrestling from Harley Race, and defended the crown for over a year until Haku won it off of him. He also scripted history back in the day when he won the inaugural WWE Royal Rumble match at the namesake pay-per-view in 1988 and recorded his name in the history books as the first person to achieve it.