10 Legendary Wrestlers Who Never Won A Major World Title
10. "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan
Jim Duggan is exactly what you want a world champion to be. Popular, patriotic and down to Earth. The American flag was synonymous with his image. He didn’t have an elitist streak though, so his brand of nationalism was more palatable than that of others who would tout Old Glory at matches.
With one raised thumb he could contain an audience in the palm of his hand. So what stopped him from taking a title everyone thought he was destined for? Getting caught doing coke with the Iron Sheik. For Sheik, who was and is a legendary bad guy, this wasn’t such a big deal for his character.
But for Duggan? He was an All-American hero, beloved by one and all, especially the little-uns. To get caught “partying” was bad enough but to get caught doing it with the enemy of America, the Iranian menace himself? That was near career suicide.