Steven Muehlhausen of The Fight Club Chicago radio show in Chicago recently interviewed "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan, who was discussing his new book, Hacksaw, The Jim Duggan Story. Duggan spoke about making his WCW debut in September 1994 at Fall Brawl against Steve Austin for the U.S. title, and feeling that he was sandbagged by him in the match.
"Yea, I think that was when the business started changing," Duggan said. "Contracts started getting involved. Guys started worrying about there own personal image and how they would move on from one company to another. That was the change from the old days when you would pass the torch if you were leaving. You did the job for the guy. The guy did the job for you.
"That was the first time I saw that where Austin was worried about taking care of himself and went down with the bogus injury shortly into the match. I had words with him right after it happened and the little bit right then. Of course, he went on to have an outstanding and unbelievable career. Obviously the guy was very talented, [but] not my favorite person to say the least."
You can listen to the full interview at sportstownchicago.com/fightclub.