Step into the ring with Wrestling Legends Hacksaw and Million Dollar Man
With a sling 2 × 4 and a red, white and blue flag clutched tightly in its hand, the Jim Duggan hacksaw is the favorite icon of all true red-blooded American wrestling fans. Inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2011, he’s a famous figure in the industry and fans are wondering what he’s going to do next. He also won the 1988 Royal Rumble match, a United States heavyweight champion in World Championship Wrestling and the last television world champion. Recently, The Wrestling Collection, a division of 16 Creative, Inc., signed to the WWE Hall of Famer for exclusive brand representation.
What is The Wrestling Collection? The company was created to honor legendary wrestlers by providing a platform to expand their audience, improve customer engagement, and ultimately increase revenue. “The Wrestling Collection brand-to-fan experience combines merchandising, e-commerce, digital marketing, order fulfillment and more in one well-executed package,” says the Collection.
Ted DiBiase Jr. is the Million Dollar Man, one of the greatest wrestling “bad guys” to ever take the stage. Praised for his technical ability and showmanship, Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase held the WWF World Heavyweight Championship and was the first WWF North American Heavyweight Champion, three-time WWF Tag Team Champion, a single WWE 24/7 Champion, and winner of the 1988 King of the Ring tournament.
In this week’s episode of LA Weekly Weekly podcast, host and WWE fan, Brian Calle sits down with wrestling icons to talk about the sequel.
“The first thing I have to do, Brian, is do a big hoooooo,” Duggan laughs. “Let the blood flow, the hair stands on end of my head!” Everyone should start the morning with a good hooo!
“We also have Ted DiBiase Jr. online, who I’m also a huge fan of, not only because I loved you in the ring and as part of the legacy, but also love what you do with The Wrestling Collection and how you build that organization to help honor and expand the legacy of the legends and icons who built wrestling, ”introduces Calle.
“Well, I’m telling you, it’s an honor to be here too,” DiBiase replies. “It is a privilege to be with you. Thank you for your time. Thank you for giving us this hearing. And man, I’m living a childhood dream too. You know, I would be lying if I wasn’t. It’s obviously in my blood to be a third generation wrestler.
From the first time they stepped in the ring together, to how their professional and personal relationship has developed today, DiBiase and Duggan tell Calle everything.
From getting a venue to recreate infamous matches to how The Wrestling Collection keeps the culture alive and well, connect this week’s episode of LA Weekly Weekly podcast for the inside scoop of WWE.