WWE legend Jim Duggan speaks about his arrest with The Iron Sheikh

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Jim Duggan is a bonafide WWE legend, beloved by fans of nearly all ages for his work in the 80's when he had the "Hacksaw" nickname. 

One of the most infamous arrests in WWE history happened way back in 1987, which Duggan was involved in. 

Duggan and The Iron Sheikh, two stars of the 80's, were travelling in a car together when they were both arrested on drugs charges. The arrests led to The Sheikh being fired by Vince McMahon and Duggan losing his spot at the top of the company. Hacksaw revealed a little more about it in a recent interview. 


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Speaking in what looks like a shoot interview - where wrestlers talk out of character and "expose" the business - with The Hannibal TV, Duggan revealed what happened during the arrest and that he was so close to being fired by Vince as well.

 According to Duggan, he and the Sheikh weren't even friends and that was the only time he had given him a lift to an arena. This is important to note because when the arrest was made public it completely shattered the illusion of 'kayfabe'. 

Everyone still thought wrestling was real back then and when Duggan (a face) was seen to be travelling and drinking with Sheikh (a heel) it truly rocked the wrestling world and fans everywhere.

According to Duggan, he wasn't drunk but was drinking a beer while driving which caught the attention of a policeman who pulled him over. The star then admitted that he had a small amount of marijuana under his driver seat which saw the ranger immediately cuff him, with the Iron Sheikh also getting cuffed for admitting he had three grammes of cocaine on him, to the shock of Duggan.

Duggan added that they still made the show that night and thought no one knew what happened but it turned out that everyone knew about it and they were in trouble.

Duggan thought he had been fired by Vince and had contacted Dusty Rhodes about potentially coming to WCW before he received a call from the WWE saying they were bringing him back.

Sheikh was fired and not brought back. It wasn't all great luck for Hacksaw Jim though as he never received a main event push again and never got back to the level he could've been.

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