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Blackjack Mulligan Dead At 73

WWE.com reported on Thursday that Robert Windham, known as WWE Hall of Famer Blackjack Mulligan, has died at the age of 73. He was the father of of Barry Windham and Mike Rotunda, and the grandfather of Bray Wyatt and Bo Dallas.

WWE is saddened by the news that Robert Windham, aka WWE Hall of Famer Blackjack Mulligan, has passed away at age 73.

Considered to be one of the toughest competitors of his day — only his rival Andre the Giant could overshadow the 6-foot-9, 345-pound stud from Eagle Pass, Texas — Mulligan served as a U.S. Marine in Guam and played for the New York Jets before gaining fame in the ring. 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.

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  • Shady

    RIP Black Jack

  • Dave Barton

    Blackjack was Barry’s father, but not Mike’s. Mike married Barry’s sister, so Blackjack was Mike’s father in-law.

    RIP, you ornery old son of a gun. Thanks for the memories.

  • Patrick

    R.I.P.

  • Eddie

    God Bless You, Robert Windham (a.k.a. W.W.E. Hall of Fame Legend Blackjack Mulligan). R. i. P. 🙁

  • 1molly23

    Condolences to the Windham family. He leaves a legacy to be proud of!