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9: Hacksaw Jim Duggan


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We are incredibly honored to have legend and WWE Hall of Famer, Hacksaw Jim Duggan on our show this week!

In this week's episode of The Genius Cast, Duggan opens up about his time playing college and professional football, being discovered by and training under Fritz Von Erich, the Dallas Sportatorium, his time as a heel in Mid-South as part of the Rat Pack, bullies in professional wrestling and his enemy Matt Borne, debuting in WWF at WrestleMania 3, winning the first ever Royal Rumble in 1988, the differences between today's locker room and the past, fans who approach wrestlers during their time off, why he got heel heat at a recent WrestleMania Axxess event, how his drug arrest with Iron Sheik hurt his career, stories of Andre the Giant, Yokozuna, Bruiser Brody, Bill Watts, Haku/Meng bar fights, and so much more!

Also in this week's show: Lanny gives an update from Tokyo about how things are going with his new role of commentating for New Japan Pro Wrestling, the downfalls of going to nudist beaches in Australia, and so much more! You don't want to miss this week's show!

Pull back the curtain with The Genius Cast with Lanny Poffo and JP Zarka of each Monday from 12 p.m. GMT / 7 a.m. ET / 6 a.m. CST / 4 a.m. PST.

Got questions for our show? Use the #AskTheGenius hashtag on Twitter!

Recommended reading to go along with this week's show:

THE SPORTATORIUM – If Those Walls Could Talk
Andre the Giant Documentary – 12 Things Learned (And Facts Left Out!)

KAYFABE in Professional Wrestling – “You know wrestling is fake, right?”

BRUISER BRODY – A Detailed Look at his Murder and Influence on Professional Wrestling

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