The Blackjacks

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The Blackjacks
Tag team
Members Blackjack Mulligan
Blackjack Lanza
Heights Mulligan:
6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Lanza:
6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Combined
weight
565 lb (256 kg; 40.4 st)
Billed from Texas

The Blackjacks were a professional wrestling tag team. The team consisted of Blackjack Mulligan and Blackjack Lanza. After forming in the 1970s, they wrestled in a variety of professional wrestling promotions, including the American Wrestling Association (AWA) and World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF). They were inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2006.

History

The original Blackjacks

The duo first joined forces in the 1970s. They were managed by Bobby Heenan.[1]

The Blackjacks won multiple tag team titles, including the WWA Tag Team Championship and two tag-team championships in WCCW. They, however, are most known for winning the WWWF Tag Team Championship (with Lou Albano as their manager) on August 26, 1975 by defeating Dominic DeNucci and Pat Barrett.[2]

On April 1, 2006, The Blackjacks were inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by Heenan.[1]

The New Blackjacks

In early 1997, Mulligan’s son, Barry Windham, and Lanza’s nephew, Justin "Hawk" Bradshaw, formed The New Blackjacks in the WWF. They were known as Blackjack Windham and Blackjack Bradshaw, who originally competed as heels, but later as babyfaces.[3] They competed in a four-way tag team match at WrestleMania 13, which was won by The Headbangers. They would then feud with The Godwinns. The team never reached the success of their predecessors and disbanded in January 1998, as Windham turned on Bradshaw.

Championships and accomplishments

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "The Blackjacks Bio". WWE.com. Archived from the original on 2007-07-03. Retrieved 2007-08-17. 
  2. ^ "World Tag Team Title History". WWE.com. Retrieved 2007-08-17. 
  3. ^ "John Layfield's SLAM! Profile". slam.canoe.ca. Retrieved 2007-08-17. 
  4. ^ "PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING HALL OF FAME MOVING FROM UPSTATE NEW YORK TO TEXAS". PWInsider. November 20, 2015. Retrieved 2015-11-20. 
  5. ^ "W.W.A. World Tag Team Title (Indianapolis)". Puroresu Dojo. 2003. 

Further reading

  • Greg Oliver and Steve Johnson (2005). "Territorial Era (1960s–1980s): The Blackjacks". The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: The Tag Teams. ECW Press. ISBN 978-1-55022-683-6. 

External links

  • WWE Hall of Fame Profile of The Blackjacks
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