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Blackjack Lanza
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Wrestler Facts

Wrestler Name: Blackjack Lanza
Hometown: Laredo, Texas
Height: 6'4''
Weight: 245lb
Finishers: Iron claw, Blackjack Buster (Brainbuster)

Title History (1)

26/Aug/1975:WWE World Tag Team Champion -

Biography/Additional Facts

Real Name: Jack Lanza


Lanza started his career in 1962. In the AWA, he teamed with Bobby Duncum and was managed by Bobby Heenan. The duo won the AWA World Tag Team Championship on July 23, 1976.

The Blackjacks

In the 1970's, Lanza and Mulligan teamed up to form The Blackjacks. They were managed by Bobby Heenan.

On August 26, 1975, The Blackjacks managed to defeat Dominic Denucci & Pat Barrett for the WWWF World Tag Team Championship.


Following his career, Lanza worked for the WWF as a road agent. He is still in that capacity today.

Lanza inducted his longtime manager Bobby Heenan into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2004.

On April 1, 2006, Lanza, along with his former partner, Blackjack Mulligan, were inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by their manager, Bobby Heenan.


His nephew is former WWE Champion John "Bradshaw" Layfield.

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