Various: Hacksaw Jim Duggan Update, NJPW World Tag League Night 12 Card, Indies

Hacksaw Jim Duggan Health Status Update

As noted before, Hacksaw Jim Duggan was hospitalized late last month due to an undisclosed illness and was discharged from the hospital over the last weekend.

During a recent interview with TMZ Sports, Duggan revealed that he was experiencing chest issues in the days leading to his hospital visit and was advised by his wife to take an Electrocardiography (EKG) test. The testing revealed Duggan’s heart was suffering from Atrial fibrillation (AFib), also known as irregular heartbeats.

“I flew up to New York on Sunday for an autograph session and flew back Sunday night. I had a little tightness in my chest, and of course some years ago I tore my pectoral muscle and never had it fixed, so I thought that was the problem. Well, I drove back from Virginia on Monday, and Tuesday night I was trying to move some boxes for my daughter and I’m like, ‘I cant believe how out of shape I am! I can’t walk up the stairs carrying a box.’ I was really having trouble breathing.’

Tuesday morning, I got up and I was trying to take my blood pressure, and my wife came in, and I said, ‘maybe I should get an EKG, but not at the hospital!’ And she said, ‘We’re going to the hospital!’ Of course, we went in and with chest problems, they take good care of you. The first EKG they did, six or eight more people came in the room and started sticking me and plugging me up to machines and stuff. Which was pretty terrifying to tell you the truth, because ya know, I’ve been relatively healthy my whole life and never had a heart problem. And all of a sudden, all these people with masks on are seriously working on you. It’s pretty terrifying! They told me my heart had gone in to AFib, which is not a life-threatening deal.”

NJPW World Tag League 2018 Night 12 Card

Here is the full card for Night 12 of NJPW’s World Tag League 2018, which takes place this Sunday at the Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium in Osaka, Japan. The event’s card features eight matches and will air live on New Japan World starting at 2:00 ET.

  • World Tag League 2018 match – Ayato Yoshida & Shota Umino vs. Killer Elite Squad
  • World Tag League 2018 match – Yuji Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi vs. EVIL & SANADA
  • World Tag League 2018 match – Juice Robinson & David Finlay vs. Hangman Page & Yujiro Takahashi
  • World Tag League 2018 match – Togi Makabe & Toa Henare vs. Minoru Suzuki & Takashi Iizuka
  • World Tag League 2018 match – Michael Elgin & Jeff Cobb vs. Best Friends
  • World Tag League 2018 match – Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano
  • World Tag League 2018 match – Guerrillas of Destiny vs. Zack Sabre Jr. & Taichi
  • Rocky Romero, KUSHIDA, Kazuchika Okada, & Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Gedo, Taiji Ishimori, Bad Luck Fale, & Jay White

Misc. Wrestling News & Notes

NJPW announced on Twitter that Excalibur will be joining the English commentary booth for the final set of shows for this year’s on-going World Tag League tournament.

ROH announced a new match for the card of their December 15th ROH TV tapings in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
– Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Tracy Williams.

DEFY Wrestling announced that the card of their December 14th event in Seattle, Washington features a DEFY 8xGP Championship match between champion Shane Strickland and Artemis Spencer.