Various: Hacksaw Jim Duggan Announces He’s Cancer Free, Trent Injury Update, Indies

Hacksaw Jim Duggan Announces He’s Free of Prostate Cancer

As noted before, “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan has been battling prostate cancer since this past October.

Duggan provided a health update on Twitter earlier today stating that his battle with prostate cancer was successful and he is currently cancer free following recent medical tests.

“Hi everybody. I just want to share everybody the great news I just received that my cancer was all encapsulated inside my prostate. They checked my bones, that came out clear. The surrounding tissue came out clear. The lymph nodes came out clear. So, thank God I’m cancer-free.

You know, this is my second bout with cancer. Twenty years ago I had kidney cancer, now prostate cancer. Folks, remember, early detection saves lives. And merry, merry Christmas. Ho, Ho, Hooo!”

Trent Neck Injury Status Update

As noted before, Trent has been out of action for AEW since undergoing neck fusion surgery this past June.

A recent episode of the Rasslin with Brandon F. Walker podcast had the Best Friends’ Trent, Chuck Taylor, and Orange Cassidy as the guests. One of the topics discussed included Trent providing a health status update on the rehab of his neck injury.

“I don’t know [when I’m coming back] because it’s just like, there’s not even rehab to do. It’s just waiting for my bones to grow together.

I just gotta wait for my bones to grow together though, you know what I mean? They put the plates in and they take the discs out and then in-between they put — he said it’s like a crushed coral. I don’t understand why it’s not just floating around but — it’s something like that and then the bone grows into where the crush coral — I think it’s like a little disc thing with the coral in it. It’s not actually coral. They drill the sh*t in and then they just — there was only the metal keeping my neck together after surgery.”

Trent also stated that he had been suffering from sleep apnea due to his bone growth that was crushing and fusing his discs.

“I think [I’m okay]. I got my neck fused… I had so much extra bone growth and stuff, my discs were crushed and my bones were starting to fuse themselves together and I was getting sleep apnea. I was waking up gasping for air in the middle of the night and I was having — sometimes I’d have trouble swallowing my own spit and I just thought it was nothing but post-surgery. I guess I had so many extra bones and sh*t growing in my [points to throat] that my sleep apnea was gone.”

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Misc. Wrestling News & Notes

Game Changer Wrestling recently announced that they will be holding their next The Collective series of events on March 31 to April 2, 2022 at the Fair Park in Dallas, Texas. The company also announced that they will be holding a GCW Wrld Fair themed festival during that same time as well.

Northeast Wrestling recently announced that Adam Scherr, former Braun Strowman in WWE, will be making an appearance for the company at their Over The Top 2022 event on January 21, 2022 in Waterbury, Connecticut.

Coastal Championship Wrestling recently announced that they will be holding co-promoted tryouts for Women of Wrestling on January 19, 2022 in Miami, Florida.

PWInsider’s Mike Johnson reported that Impact Wrestling officials are currently considering plans to release more limited VHS editions of their events following the quick sold out success of their Slammiversary 2021 VHS edition sales. Johnson reported that Matt Cardona and Brian Myers were the key people who inspired this idea in the company.

Jonathan Gresham recently announced that Jay Lethal, JDX, and Kiera Hogan will be making an appearance for Terminus at their debut event on January 16, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Fightful Select reported that Major League Wrestling and VICE TV are currently working on a new project in Hawaii. It was reported that their sources stated that this project is currently believed to be a proof of concept for a potential new MLW reality series on the network.

Pro Wrestling Guerilla announced that Alex Shelley is the next official competitor for their upcoming Battle of Los Angeles 2022 tournament, which takes place on January 29-30, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.

Big Time Wrestling recently announced a new match for the card of their January 22, 2022 event:

  • FTR vs. Rock ‘n’ Roll Express