WWE legend in home invasion as Hacksaw Jim Duggan, 68, holds intruder at gunpoint after wrestling him to the ground | The Sun

WRESTLING legend "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan has manhandled a home intruder with sheer force, taking him to ground and holding him at gunpoint until the cops arrived.

A man believed to be in his mid-20s entered Duggan's home last Friday in South Carolina, US, before being totally constrained by the WWE star.

Duggan, 68, was at home with his wife, Debra, when the man forcibly entered his house but the old bruiser was on top of him within seconds.

Details of the incident came to light during an interview with Wrestling Inc.

The former pro wrestler then posted on Twitter, thanking Kershaw County Sheriff's Department for its assistance.

Duggan said the home invasion could have ended a lot worse.


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He said: "Thank God we didn't shoot him."

Duggan was armed with a .44 caliber pistol, which he held pointed at the intruder until police arrived.

South Carolina does not require a permit to purchase handguns or rifles from a licensed dealer.

However, state laws require a Concealed Weapons Permit if you want to carry the firearm.

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Prior to the embarrassing submission, Duggan's wife heard people yelling outside on the street.

Seconds later, a man appeared through their front door but Duggan showed he was still a force to be reckoned with.

He grappled the man to the floor with ease, while Debra called the police.

Duggan said the intruder confessed he entered his house because he was fleeing people that were after him.

He allegedly knocked on the doors of other neighbours before jumping over Duggan's fence and entering his front door.

Eventually, the locals cops arrived and arrested the man.

On Twitter, Duggan expressed thanks for the Kershaw County Sheriff's Department who attended the scene.

He said: "A man who we had never seen before climbed our fence, ran through our yard to our front door, and was pounding on our glass doors.

"Before we could get to the door, he opened it and fell into our house.

"I held him at gunpoint while Debra called 911 – We are safe with no damage."

Hacksaw wrestled in the WWF, now WWE, between 1987 and 1993 and played the role of the American patriot.

His trademark weapon in the ring was a 2×4 piece of timber.

Duggan was the first-ever Royal Rumble winner in 1988 and was World Championship Wrestling's first US heavyweight champion.

He returned to what became WWE in 2005, fighting there for four years before moving to the independent circuit.

Eventually, the legend was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2011.

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Last year, however, it was revealed the big man was battling with cancer.

In May, Duggan announced he was still grappling with bouts of radiation therapy.

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