'Hacksaw' Jim Duggan coming to Pell City
by Gary Hanner
WWE Hall of Fame wrestler Hacksaw Jim Duggan is coming to Pell City.

Pro Wrestling of Alabama presents “Championship Night” July 13, at Celebrations.

There will be four big matches and titles will be up for grabs in each match.

In the main event, Duggan will team with Nigel Sherrod to battle The Exotic Ones for the Southern Tag Team Titles.

Sherrod said it is an honor to team up with Duggan.

“Jim is a friend of mine, and I called him in to help me take care of business,” Sherrod said. “The Exotic Ones have been tag team champs for awhile now, and they have knocked off a lot of legends in recent months, but none as big as Hacksaw.”

Sherrod said it was a big deal for Pro Wrestling of Alabama to bring in Duggan.

“He is making his first appearance in Pell City,” Sherrod said. “Many fans may not know this, but Hacksaw was the first Royal Rumble winner 25 years ago, and has made more appearances at the Royal Rumble than any other pro wrestler. He has been in nine of them.”

In a Ladies Title Match, Blondezilla will battle it out with Brandy Scotch Baker.

The Southern Heavyweight Title will be on the line as Joe Hogan will square off against The Ultimate Dragon.

In the Southeastern Pro Title match, “Action” Mike Jackson will take on Johnny Rage.

There will be a special guest appearance by Big Clyde Nelson.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Bell time is at 7:30 p.m.

Earlier in the day, a super autograph party will be held at the Pell City K-Mart from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Discount tickets will be on sale.

Sherrod said Duggan will also be at K-Mart, probably from 2-5 p.m.

Dewayne “Big Clyde” Nelson owns Pro Wrestling Alabama. He said he is excited to have Duggan coming to Pell City.

“This is huge,” Nelson said. “Hacksaw Jim Duggan is going to be the biggest name to be in St. Clair County in recent history.”

“Action” Mike Jackson said he is thrilled to be coming back to Pell City to wrestle.

“I haven’t been to Pell City in years, and this will one of the biggest nights of professional wrestling that I have been involved in,” Jackson said. “To be on the same card with WWE Hall of Famer Hacksaw Jim Duggan is special. It takes someone special to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. Duggan has been involved in about four or five WrestleMania shows. I’ve wrestled my entire life, and have never had a chance to wrestle at a WrestleMania.”

Jackson said back when he started in his days at Georgia Championship Wrestling in the 1970’s, he had the chance to wrestle against Duggan.

“I can honestly say I never beat him,” Jackson said.

Contact Gary Hanner at ghanner@thestclairtimes.com
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