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Blackjack Mulligan
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Wrestler Facts

Wrestler Name: Blackjack Mulligan
Birthday: 26th November 1942
Hometown: Sweetwater, Texas
Height: 6'9''
Weight: 340lb
Finishers: Dreaded Clawhold
Previous Gimmicks: Bob Windham, Big Machine

Title History (3)

11/Oct/1981:WWA World Heavyweight (Indianapolis) Champion -
08/Aug/1979:NWA Tag Team Champion -
26/Aug/1975:WWE World Tag Team Champion -

Biography/Additional Facts

He trained with Verne Gagne and became a professional wrestler in the old American Wrestling Association. He then moved to the World Wide Wrestling Federation and became the heel Blackjack Mulligan. At first Mulligan, donning black trunks, black hat, black glove, and using the iron claw submission, seemed to be an imitation of AWA wrestling star Blackjack Lanza, managed by The Grand Wizard, Mulligan went on to great success in the Northeast. He received a big push and went on to wrestle Pedro Morales and Bruno Sammartino.

Mulligan returned to the Midwest and tagged with Lanza to form The Blackjacks. The Blackjacks went on to capture numerous tag team championships in various NWA affiliated promotions as well as the WWWF World Tag Team Championship in August of 1975.

Blackjack returned to singles wrestling in the Jim Crockett Promotions where he would go onto hold the NWA United States Heavyweight championship and the Mid-Atlantic's version of the NWA World Tag Team Championship with a young Ric Flair.

Mulligan often fought with André the Giant. The two wrestlers feuded in many different regions in the early 80's. When they brought their feud to the WWF in 1982, Mulligan would go onto wrestle in Florida as a face. He often teamed with West Texas stars Dusty Rhodes, Dick Murdoch, and his son Barry Windham.

Mulligan and his Blackjacks partner, Jack Lanza were inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame on April 1, 2006 by their manager, Bobby Heenan.

Though Mulligan is more often remembered as a successful tag team wrestler, he achieved equal success as a singles wrestler.

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