Blackjack Mulligan

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Birthday
25, 1942
Birthplace
Sweetwater, TX
Death Date
Apr 5, 2016 (73)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
25, 1942
Birthplace
Sweetwater, TX
Death Date
Apr 5, 2016 (73)

About

WWE Hall of Fame wrestler who held numerous Heavyweight and Tag Team Championship titles. His professional career spanned from 1967 to 1988.

Before Fame

He played football at Texas Western College - later the University of Texas at El Paso - and then spent time in the training camps of the New York Jets and the Denver Broncos.

Trivia

In the early 1980s he and Kareem Muhammed wrestled in a brass knuckles match, which spilled into the adjacent parking lot where both men used barbed wire and rope from a parked pickup on one another.

Family Life

He had sons named Barry and Kendall, whom also wrestled, and a daughter named Stephanie. Mike Rotunda became his real-life son-in-law, and his grandson entered the WWE as Husky Harris.

Associated With

He and Jimmy Snuka were both inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.