Joe Blanchard Dead At 84

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Former wrestler and promoter Joe Blanchard, the father of Tully Blanchard, died this morning. He was 84. Tully wrote the following today on Facebook:

“3-22-2012 marks the end of my Fathers life in the natural. He passed at 8:00 AM, Joe Blanchard stepped into Eternity with his Lord and Savior, Jesus!”

You can read more at this link.

  • chelu671

    RIP Joe, you may have been before my time, but you won’t be forgotten.

    • I liked this book a lot. Whether you grew up loving WWE or have just taken an seetrnit lately, this book looks back at how the most seetrniting feud in WWE history (in my humble opinion anyway) got started. The Shawn Michaels connection and the behind the camera stuff really makes me view this angle differently and I enjoy it SO MUCH MORE because of it. Best wrestling related book I’ve read in a LONG, LONG time. It’s easy to read and it leaves you with a lot of awesome insights and observations.

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  • Russell

    Great message he is in a better place now god bless amen

  • Richie

    My regards and prayers to the family.

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  • Frank Mann

    I remember Joltin' Joe Blanchard, My prayers go with him and family. Utmost respect for the man and as a wrestler. Those who remember Joe and our prayers to Tully. Goodbye for now Joe. GOD BLESS

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