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[Blackjack Mulligan Gallery]
[The Machines Gallery]
Wrestler: Blackjack Mulligan
Real Name: Robert Windham
Birthday:
Hometown: Sweetwater, Texas
Marital Status: Married to Julie
Height & Weight: 6'9 - 340lbs
Trained by:
Debut:
Previous Gimmicks: Jack Mulligan
Big Machine
Finishing Move: Dreaded Clawhold
Favorite Moves: Jumping Back Elbow
Notable Feuds: Big John Studd
Angelo Mosca
Masked Superstar
Dory Funk Jr.
Kevin Sullivan
Jimmy Jack Funk

  • NWA World Tag team titles w/Ric Flair defeating Baron Von Raschke & Paul Jones;
  • NWA United States Heavyweight title (3);
  • NWA (Detroit) World Heavyweight title defeating Bobo Brazil;
  • WWA (Indianapolis) Tag Team titles;
  • World Class Texas Heavyweight title;
  • World Class Texas Tag Team titles;
  • (Amarillo) International Heavyweight title;
  • WWWF World Tag Team titles w/Blackjack Lanza defeating Dominic Denucci & Pat Barrett;
  • (Florida) United States Tag Team titles;
  • (Florida) Brass Knuckles title (2);
  • IWF (Florida) Heavyweight title

  • Robert Windham is the father of wrestlers Barry & Kendall Windham and his daughter married Mike Rotundo..
  • Robert Windham was a promising football player at West Texas State and got into the New York Jets organization..
  • ~~~Robert broke his leg and it was all but apparent that his football career was over..
  • ~~~Sonny Werblin, CEO of Madison Square Garden, suggested Windham try his hand at wrestling..
  • Robert Windham began wrestling under the name "Jack Mulligan" before coming to the WWWF..
  • ~~~Jack Mulligan was teamed up with Jack Lanza as the Blackjacks, Blackjack Mulligan and Blackjack Lanza..
  • August 26, 1975: The Blackjacks managed to defeat Dominic Denucci & Pat Barrett for the WWWF World Tag Team titles..
  • ~~~The Blackjacks would go on to lose the titles to Tony Parisi & Louis Cerdan (aka Gino Brito)..
  • Late 1970s: Blackjack Mulligan found himself in the Mid-Atlantic territory headlining events..
  • August 8, 1979: Blackjack Mulligan & Ric Flair defeated Baron Von Raschke & Paul Jones for the NWA World Tag Team titles..
  • 1981: Blackjack Mulligan defeated Bobo Brazil to win the WWA World Heavyweight title..
  • Mid 1980s: Blackjack Mulligan ran out his career in the WWF under a mask known as Big Machine, a member of the Machines..
  • April 1, 2006: The Blackjacks (Mulligan & Lanza) were inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by their manager Bobby Heenan..


    Jay Ambler wrote: In 1982 or 83 Kareem Muhammed (Ray Candy) and Blackjack Mulligan engaged in a vicious brass knucks match that was televised. Mulligan was the Florida brass knucks champion. The match ended up going outside where both competitors used an old parked pick up truck, complete with rope and barbed wire in the back, as a battering ram against each other. Holiday was at the match displaying his hyperactivity that was part of his angle.

    In 1990 Kendall Windham and his father Blackjack Mulligan were arrested by the US Secret Service in a joint investigation with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) for counterfeiting. The authorities found close to $500,000 in phony $20 bills. As a result of a plea agreement both father and son spent 24 months in a federal prison and were released in 1992.