WWE Hall of Famer Hacksaw Jim Duggan Slams Vince Russo and TNA

Steven Muehlhausen@@fightclubchiContributor IIIJuly 13, 2012

From WWE.com
From WWE.com

When you are a Hall of Famer and have just about it seen it all, you have earned the right, in a lot of ways, to say what you feel. Now, in the wrestling business, it holds a little more water than some other sports.

Hacksaw Jim Duggan has seen it all. Duggan was in promotions like Mid-South, the WWE and the WCW, and is now back in the WWE fold.

I talked to Duggan recently and he had some harsh words regarding Vince Russo, who was the head writer in the latter half of Duggan's run in WCW.

"Egomaniac," said Duggan.  "I think he took a lot of credit for turning WWE around. That's how he got into WCW. Like he had saved the WWE from WCW. You know, WWE is a lot like Mid-South was. You know Bill Watts would, Ernie Ladd, Bill Dundee and three or four other guys give him ideas. But, Bill Watts would make the final decision. Same with Vince McMahon, he makes the decisions up there. Russo was just one of the guys that gave him ideas to turn that company around. Of course him coming down to WCW and that's what I don't understand. If a guy takes WCW with unimaginable resources and flushes that down the toilet, why would someone at TNA give him the reigns down there? That doesn't make any sense."

Is Duggan spot on with his thoughts on Russo and TNA?

You can listen to the entire interview here.

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