Thank God we didn’t shoot him: ‘WWE legend ‘Hacksaw’ Jim Duggan knocks down a house intruder before holding him at gunpoint with his 44-caliber handgun until cops arrive
- WWE legend ‘Hacksaw’ held a man who entered his home at gunpoint with a .44
- Jim Duggan, 68, was at his home in South Carolina on Dec. 8 when the man walked in
- The man, mid-twenties, was taken down single-handedly by the veteran wrestler
- He was “hysterically afraid” of Duggan and claimed he was a stalker
WWE legend ‘Hacksaw’ Jim Duggan revealed that he wrestled a house intruder to the floor before holding him at gunpoint with a .44 caliber handgun.
A South Carolina man in his mid-20s walked Dugan through the front door earlier this month, forcing the 68-year-old former wrestler to prove he’s still a force to be reckoned with.
Duggan revealed the details of the incident during an interview with Wrestling Inc. Last Friday, before he posted on Twitter that he was grateful to the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Department for their help.
Hacksaw fought in WWE, called the WWF at the time, between 1987 and 1993 and played as the American Patriot. His trademark weapon in the ring was a 2×4 wooden block.
Jim Duggan, 68, of Hacksaw, says he wrestled a home intruder to the ground before holding him at gunpoint with a 44-caliber handgun.
Hacksaw fought in WWE between 1987 and 1993 and played as the US Patriot
“Thank God we didn’t shoot him,” Duggan said when recounting the episode to a wrestling magazine.
Duggan was at home with his wife Debra, also 68, at around 6.45pm on 8 December when the intruder entered their home.
As the man walked in, he and his wife heard others screaming in the neighborhood, he told Wrestling Inc. that the man was “hysterically frightened” when Hacksaw succeeded in capturing him.
Once Duggan had the man on the ground, he said he used one of his hands to keep his hands behind his back and kept his gun in his lap until deputies arrived.
The intruder told Duggan during his retraining that he entered his house because he was running away from the people who were after him.
He reportedly knocked on the doors of a number of neighbours, before resorting to jumping over Dogan’s wall and entering his front door.
Duggan’s signature weapon in the ring was a 2×4 wooden block
Duggan was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2011
Former ‘Hacksaw’ wrestler Jim Duggan and his wife Debra (pictured December 2022) were at home Dec. 8 when the intruder walked in.
The retired wrestler added that he had heard more people outside and feared there would be more trouble, so he turned off the Christmas lights and told the man to keep quiet.
In a statement on Twitter, Duggan thanked the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Department who attended the scene after his wife called him.
He said in the post: ‘A man we’ve never seen before climbed our fence, ran across our yard to our front door, and was pounding on our glass doors.
Before we could get to the door, he opened it and fell into our house. I held him at gunpoint while Debra called 911. We are safe without any harm.
Duggan, in a statement on Twitter, expressed his gratitude to the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Department who attended the scene after his wife called them.
Duggan was the first winner of the Royal Rumble in 1988 and was the first American World Heavyweight Champion in World Championship Wrestling. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2011.
A particularly legendary moment in his career occurred at Madison Square Garden in 1988 when he knocked out French wrestler Andrew the Giant, who weighed around 520 pounds at the time.
Last year, the professional wrestler said he was finally declared cancer-free after an on-going battle.
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