For those of you that didn’t know, I am a huge fan of professional wrestling or Sports Entertainment as it’s called. I was a fan in the 80’s when it was called the Golden Age all the way through the Attitude Era of the 90’s to what is now known as the PG era of today. So, when I found out that professional wrestler, WWE Hall Of Famer, and the first ever Royal Rumble winner Hacksaw Jim Duggan was on a tour he dubbed The 2X4 Tour, I had to see him. He came to Laugh Boston last night (February 9TH) to tell stories of of his past that you never get to hear anywhere, but from the source. It was an opportunity to see a man that was a real American hero before it was the hip thing to do in sports entertainment. A chance to hear all those amazing stories from the golden age of wrestling and so on as it was an evening with Hacksaw Jim Duggan.
One of the great things about Jim Duggan is the interaction he has with the crowd who definitely are not afraid to yell Duggan’s catch phrase Hooooooooo. He is so personable and he starts right from the very beginning telling you about his life in Glenn Falls, NY, when he met Fritz Von Erich in Dallas while he was going to school at SMU, to when he actually got into to the wrestling business with all the ups and downs that came with it. He gives you inside scoops and stories with some of your favorite wrestlers that you may not have known including an interesting story about Jake “The Snake” Roberts and Damian. One of my favorite stories that you could tell hit a special place with the crowd was when he talked about Rowdy Roddy Piper and the time they spent together in the Legends House. That was truly a funny and heartening story to hear from him. You may be wondering how can a man’s life and journey be so funny? Well, you have to see it to believe it because the man delivers it in a way that you can’t help but laugh. He literally becomes one of those guys you see that tell all these awesome stories that you can’t stop listening to. After watching the show, I could listen to Hacksaw Jim Duggan for hours on end. Towards the end of the show, he does a special Q&A session with the fans that for the most part goes very well with a few knuckleheads asking dumb questions, but that is expected. If you stick around after that, you can get autographs and a photo with the WWE Legend. For the amount of money it cost to go, it was probably the most fun I had in a very long time.