”Hacksaw” Jim Duggan spoke on the WINCLY podcast, where he talked about Ric Flair’s daughter, Charlotte Flair and how she is carrying on her family’s legacy.
“Charlotte’s great. I’ve always said that maybe the second or third generation talent is that much more polished,” said Duggan.
“They understood the business that much more. Now you’re getting to even the third generation…I’ve always said WWF was my heyday where I wrestled Dusty, DiBiase and Orton. With WWE I then wrestled Dusty’s kid, DiBiase’s kid and Orton’s kid.”
According to Jim Duggan, growing up in the business is invaluable and it is quite obvious which superstars have done it every time they step into the ring.
“You just see that the more polished guys are the ones who’ve been in the business longer and have a better understanding of it,” stated Duggan.
He also talked about Ronda Rousey and how she was carrying on Roddy Piper’s legacy despite not being kin. Duggan talked about her transition from MMA to WWE.
“That was a natural progression for her to migrate into pro wrestling. You’re not gonna see 20-year careers in MMA,” said Duggan. “It was a good move for her as she left when she was on top.
“Piper was one of my best friends and the family gave [Rousey] the blessing for the Rowdy deal. But there’s only one Rowdy and that’s Roddy.”
Jim Duggan also talked about the women’s division and how far it has come since the early days.
“They’re all beautiful, young women out of magazines and stuff… The girls are very talented. The guys have stepped up the athletics and the girls now, they’re doing stuff that Superfly [Jimmy Snuka] wouldn’t have done that in my day,” stated Duggan.
“The girls are not only extremely attractive, but they are great wrestlers and are very techninal.”