Tom Daly and Louis Tully of Chad Dukes Wrestling Show spoke with Hacksaw Jim Duggan at last weekend's Big Time Wrestling's event at the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair in Gaithersburg, MD. Here are some highlights from the interview:
Which top young WWE Stars he thinks have the "it factor": "I think everybody likes Dolph Ziggler, you know I seen him back in the Spirit Squad days. You see that kid, he's got the blonde hair and a lot of white teeth, good body, good-looking young guy. He's the kind of guy, a marquee player that WWE looks for, like John Cena, Hulk Hogan, somebody of that nature. I think Ziggler fits that bill. Kind of an unknown hero is McGillicutty (Curtis Axel). I think Curt's boy, third generation wrestler, he's got a lot to show.
"I think guys that grow up in the business are just a little more polished than guys like myself who came into wrestling blind. I had no idea what to expect. I think, like Jake the Snake Roberts, Ted Dibiase, your second generation wrestlers, we see even more in Cody Rhodes and Ted Jr., that they grew up in the business and have a better understanding of the show."
The upcoming Mid-South DVD & Territory days: "Mid-South was a great wrestling territory, as you know many of the WWF stars came out of Mid-South. It was a great training area, not only did you learn how to do your work in the ring, but you learned how to do your interviews. A lot more guys were making a living wrestling and it was a great time in the business. Of course, the WWE, WWF days was better for a few unique guys but for overall wrestlers, it was good in the territory days."
You can read the full interview here.