Duggan Says He Was Sandbagged By Austin in His WCW Debut

Nick Paglino

Steve AustinSteven Muehlhausen, host of The Fight Club Chicago, recently conducted an interview with Hacksaw Jim Duggan to discuss his new book: "Hacksaw, The Jim Duggan Story." In the book, Duggan explains that when he made his WCW debut in September 1994 at Fall Brawl, he faced Steve Austin for the U.S. Title and says he felt Austin sandbagged him in the match.

Duggan on Austin: "Yea, I think that was when the business started changing. Contracts started getting involved. Guys started worrying about there own personal image and how they would move on from 1 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 1st 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, not my favoirte person to say the least."

You can listen to the one hour plus interview at www.sportstownchicago.com/fightclub.

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