As usual, you can find the basics at The Other Wiki. On August 26, 1975, The Blackjacks managed to defeat Dominic Denucci & Pat Barrett for the WWWF World Tag Team titles. The match was a two-out-of-three falls match, and the Blackjacks won the match by winning the first and third falls. The Blackjacks were one of the most infamous and merciless tag teams ever. Following his career, Lanza worked for the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) as a road agent. | He was one half of The Blackjacks with Blackjack Mulligan in the American Wrestling Association (AWA) and World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF). Blackjack Mulligan vs. Joe Perkins: Championship Wrestling, May 8, 1982, Blackjack Mulligan vs. Barry Hart: All Star Wrestling, March 20, 1982, Blackjack Mulligan vs. Moondog Spot: January 21, 1985, Blackjack Mulligan vs. Nikolai Volkoff: December 26, 1986. In 1975, he and Blackjack Lanza briefly became WWWF Tag Team Champions managed by Captain Lou Albano. Jack Lanza was teamed up with Jack Mulligan as the Blackjacks, becoming Blackjack Mulligan and Blackjack Lanza.. 1972–AWA Soldiers Field: The Crusher & Dick the Bruiser defeated The Blackjacks inside of a Steel Cage…. Jack Lanza was teamed up with Jack Mulligan as the Blackjacks, becoming Blackjack Mulligan and Blackjack Lanza. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2006. World Tag Team Champions; 2006 WWE Hall of Fame Inductees. In the American Wrestling Association (AWA), he teamed with Bobby Duncum and … March 15 1984, Salt Lake City, Utah, The team of Bobby "The Brain" Heenan and Nick Bockwinkel take on the team of Black Jack Lanza and Black Jack Mulligan. The team consisted of Blackjack Mulligan and Blackjack Lanza. He was one half of The Blackjacks with Blackjack Mulligan in the American Wrestling Association (AWA) and World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF). In 1975, they joined the WWWF. WWA (Indianapolis) World Tag Team Champions, NWA American (World Class) Tag Team Champions. They were two tough Texans who could back up their intimidating look with relentless offense and rule-breaking. WWE is saddened by the news that Robert Windham, aka WWE Hall of Famer Blackjack Mulligan, has passed away at age 73. He is currently a producer in WWE. Starting off his career in the AWA as “Big” Bob Windham, Mulligan soon joined up with Blackjack Lanza to form The Blackjacks in WWE. In the 1970s, Lanza and Mulligan teamed up to form The Blackjacks. In 1975, he and Blackjack Lanza briefly became WWWF Tag Team Champions managed by Captain Lou Albano. “Most tag teams are one weak guy and one strong guy, not two main eventers. Starting off his career in the AWA as “Big” Bob Windham, Mulligan soon joined up with Blackjack Lanza to form The Blackjacks in WWE. With his signature all-black gear — from his cowboy hat to his leather glove — and his thick western mustache, Mulligan cut the figure of a dangerous outlaw in the ring and proved every bit as treacherous with his feared iron claw hold. The team never reached the success of their predecessors and disbanded by early 1998. Today, his hard-hitting style can be seen in his grandsons, Bo Dallas and Bray Wyatt, the boys of Mulligan’s son-in-law, Mike Rotunda. The Blackjacks would go on to lose the titles to Tony Parisi & Louis Cerdan (aka Gino Brito). Blackjack Mulligan (born Robert Deroy Windham, November 25, 1942 April 7, 2016) and Blackjack Lanza (born John Lanza, October 14, 1935) were a Professional Wrestling Tag Team as The Blackjacks. They were known as Blackjack Windham and Blackjack Bradshaw. WWE extends its sincerest condolences to Windham’s family, friends and colleagues. The AWA superstar was once referred to as "the embodiment of evil." In 1996, Mulligan's son, Barry Windham, and Lanza's nephew, Justin "Hawk" Bradshaw, formed The New Blackjacks in the WWF. Along with their manager, Bobby "The Brain" Heenan, they won championships everywhere they competed. Jack Lanza, with his devastating Iron Claw, was mean and sadistic in the ring. They were managed by Bobby Heenan. Other Works More than a decade after the Blackjacks dominated, Mulligan's son Barry Windham and Bradshaw would form the new Blackjacks, paying homage to the WWE Hall of Famers who inspired them. They came together as a team in 1973 and competed for the AWA, WWE, and various territories. Billed as being 6' 9" and over 300 pounds, Windham was a rawboned cowboy in the vein of Bobby Duncum or Stan Hansen. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2006. His nephew is former WWE Champion John "Bradshaw" Layfield. Jack Lanza was teamed up with Jack Mulligan as the Blackjacks, becoming Blackjack Mulligan and Blackjack Lanza. Reflect on the amazing life and career of one of sports-entertainment's most rough and rugged individuals, WWE Hall of Famer Blackjack Mulligan. The Laredo, Texas, native made his debut in 1962 and achieved early success under the tutelage of Bobby Heenan. The Blackjacks were a professional wrestling tag team. TVTropes is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.