“Hacksaw” Jim Duggan recently revealed the terrible news that he has prostate cancer. The WWE Hall of Famer has been dealing with several major health issues for the past few years. He recently had an emergency surgery and was thought to be recovering before the announcement of his diagnosis.

Now, Hacksaw is starting to pull out of appearance he had scheduled before revealing his illness. According to Mike Johnson of PWInsider, Duggan will has cancelled his appearance at a Boston independent wrestling event. Johnson shared a statement from the promoter of the show.

“After today’s official announcement from “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan that he is battling prostate cancer, we’re sorry to inform you he will be unable to appear to Boston Wrestling MWF’s 20th Anniversary “Back To The 90’s.”  We send positive thoughts to Jim in SC and he’ll be with us in spirit as we line-up another 90’s era WWF legend for our reunion and anniversary celebration.”

The event will take place as scheduled without Duggan on November 13 in Melrose, MA. Other stars scheduled to appear are Bob Backlund, Marty Jannetty, “The Doctor of Style” Slick, and John Cena’s father.


Jim Duggan was included on the show as part of the 90’s throwback theme. Several other WWF stars of the era are scheduled for photo ops and autograph sessions. It’s disappointing that Hacksaw can’t be there, but understandable given the circumstances.

Hacksaw most recently wrestled for WWE back in 2012. He won the very first Royal Rumble in 1988 and is a former WCW Television and United States champion. He’s also written a comic book about his life story.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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