“Hacksaw” Jim Duggan wanted to toss his opponents out of the ring when he received the first-ever Royal Rumble in WWE historical past in 1988, and 34 years later, he utilized the identical ability to pressure an intruder out of his South Carolina residence.
Duggan, 68, and his spouse have been involved in a scary incident earlier this month when a random particular person burst into their residence allegedly searching for assist and claimed there have been folks after him attempting to kill him. Duggan, the WWE Corridor of Famer, grabbed his gun and held the house invader at gunpoint till the authorities arrived to clear up what was happening.
He appeared on “Fox & Friends First” on Wednesday and defined to co-host Todd Piro what occurred.
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“We reside method out within the nation in South Carolina, most likely 200 yards off the primary street, down a mud street. It was completely darkish. My spouse was the one one who had Christmas lights on in the entire avenue. I’m watching TV, she’s making the mattress. And impulsively there’s this large pounding on our door,” the legendary professional wrestler stated.
“We’ve glass doorways. Our yard is all fenced in. It’s 70 yards from the street. As I run to the lobby, the man is available in however journeys over our step and falls in. I change on able to seize him and he goes, ‘No, no, assist me, assist me.’ And I’m like, ‘What?’ And I seize him and I threw out onto the porch and I’m considering it’s a house invasion and this man is only a diversion.
“In order my spouse is watching him, I seize my gun. It simply occurred to be a .44 Magnum – the previous ‘Soiled Harry’ gun which is a reasonably intimidating weapon. I had that in my hand, ready for another person to come back. Nobody else confirmed up. This man is screaming, ‘Assist me, assist me, they’re gonna kill me.’ So now I’m considering different persons are coming after to kill him. My poor spouse, she’s on the telephone with 911 nearly in hysterics. I held the person at gunpoint, down unfold eagle on the entrance porch. Held him whereas the police responded. Thank goodness all the pieces ended quietly however it was fairly an expertise.”
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The Kershaw County Sheriff’s Division arrived on the scene to deal with the state of affairs. Duggan admitted that if it could’ve been later within the evening, issues might’ve ended in another way for the individual.
“If it was later at evening as a result of it was completely darkish I woulda been popping out of the bed room as an alternative of the lounge, I woulda had a loaded gun with me,” he stated. “However this fashion, I got here into the lobby, he was already in the home, I grabbed him and thew him out. And by the point I grabbed the Magnum, issues slowed down sufficient and I spotted he wasn’t a menace. Thank goodness I didn’t shoot him or something as a result of it woulda been a horrible factor to reside with however the man did break into our home.
“It was terrifying. I went to mattress that evening and stated, ‘Honey, we don’t must go to the films anymore.’”
Duggan said he had no concept who the individual was, however apparently the person went to about 4 different homes searching for assist.
“You realize, you run via situations in your head – what you’ll do in a state of affairs like that. After which all of it goes out the window when one thing like that occurs,” he stated. “Your adrenaline, your coronary heart is pumping. I used to be scared to demise. I had this man down on the bottom. I had no concept who he was. I had him unfold eagle. I had my gun in my hand. My spouse was screaming. Different folks within the street have been yelling, ‘We’re gonna get you, we’re gonna get you.’ I had no concept what the state of affairs was or what this man delivered to my home however thank goodness for the nice response to the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Division.
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“All the things ended superb.”