Hacksaw Jim Duggan performing in Des Moines in August
Jul 19, 2012 - by Steve Gerweck
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July 18, 2012
3XWrestling Welcomes “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan to Des Moines!
Wrestling Hall of Famer To Perform At Special Outdoor Event
DES MOINES, Iowa – The all-stars of Midwest pro wrestling will be in action once again on Saturday, August 4 as 3XWrestling (3XW) holds a special live outdoor event at The Keg Stand in West Des Moines.
3XW welcomes a very special guest for this event – “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan, a WWE Hall of Famer and still one of professional wrestling’s most memorable stars, will be battling three-time former 3XW Heavyweight champion “Delicious” Devin Carter in the main event of this spectacular wrestling card. He will also be available for autographs and to take photos for fans.
Duggan is widely known throughout the world of sports and entertainment for his memorable battles in the the WWF, WCW and Mid-South Wrestling organizations. With an American flag and trusty 2 x 4 in hand, and battle cries of “HOOOOOOOO!!!!!” and “U-S-A….U-S-A….,” “Hacksaw” has captivated millions of fans throughout his illustrious career.
Notable career highlights even casual wrestling fans may remember include:
– Winning the inaugural WWF Royal Rumble battle royal in 1988
– Defeating King Haku in 1989 to become the new “King” of the WWF
– Becoming the first WWF wrestler to knock the near 600-pound Yokozuna off his feet on WWF Superstars in 1993
– Defeating Steve Austin in 35-seconds to win the WCW United States championship in 1994.
– Induction into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2011.
To this day, Duggan still appears on WWE television multiple times a year and even wrestled on WWE’s Smackdown TV show earlier this month.
Aside from Duggan’s match, this event includes women’s wrestling featuring Miss Natural vs Stacey O’Brien. Other 3XWrestling TV stars will also be in action, including the American Bulldogs (Maddog McDowell & “The American Fury” Jon West with Skylar Pierce), “The Bulletproof Tiger” Jaysin Strife, “All That” Matt Murphy (first graduate of the Harley Race Wrestling Academy), “The Canadian Sex Icon” Ryan Slade, Ray Stryker and many more!
3XW Live! will be held at The Keg Stand in West Des Moines. The event will be filmed for future airing on 3XW’s weekly television program on Iowa CW Network affiliates. 3XW’s TV show airs Saturday at 6 p.m. on KWKB channel 20 (eastern Iowa) and 1:30 a.m. Monday on KCWI channel 23 (central Iowa).
Seating begins for the event at 7 p.m. for a 7:30 p.m. start time. The Keg Stand is located at 3530 Westown Parkway in beautiful West Des Moines.
Advance tickets for 3XW events are available at http://www.3XWrestling.com through Brown Paper Tickets – http://www.brownpapertickets.com (search “3XW”).
Ticket prices are $20 for front row and $10 for general admission. This is an 18 years old and over event – 18 and over can watch the event outside, 21 and older can go in the bar.
3XWrestling is sponsored by Baratta’s, Godfather’s Pizza, Henry J’s Taco House, White’s Automotive, Prints Copy Center, B&B Grocery, Meat & Deli, Aspen Athletic Clubs and Air Lanes.
3XW, a Des Moines-based family-friendly wrestling promotion, has grown from humble beginnings in July 2005 to being a leader in the Midwestern professional wrestling scene. 3XW has twice been recognized (2008, 2010) by Missouri Wrestling Revival (http://www.missouriwrestlingrevival.com) as the “Promotion of the Year” for the Midwest.
3XWrestling holds monthly events the final Friday of each month in Des Moines at the Baratta’s@Forte Center, with additional events throughout the state of Iowa each month.
News & Video Updates
3XWrestling Partners with Smart Mark Video – Premier Wrestling Video Retailer!
– 3XWrestling DVDs are now available at Smart Mark Video – http://www.smartmarkvideo.com!
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– 3XW’s official television program and webshow, featuring matches, highlights and interviews from 3XW events
3XW Free Match of the Month: http://www.3XWrestling.com/videos2.htm
– New matches uploaded every month. Watch classic 3XW matches for free!
Other 3XW Webshows and TV Episodes: http://www.youtube.com/3XWrestlingcom
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Founded in 2005, 3XWrestling has performed in front of thousands of fans across Iowa and been featured on KCWI and KWKB TV, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Des Moines Radio Group stations, Iowa Public Radio and in publications including the Des Moines Register, Juice, Cityview, Pro Wrestling Illustrated and many regional newspapers. 3XW events are held each month in Des Moines, as well as other venues throughout Iowa.
For more information about 3XWrestling, including details on purchasing advance tickets to events, bringing 3XW to your town and to watch 3XW’s highly-acclaimed web videos, please visit http://www.3XWrestling.com. Card subject to change.