Joe Blanchard

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Joe Blanchard
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Joseph Edgar Blanchard (December 7, 1928 – March 22, 2012) was an American football player, professional wrestler and promoter.


He played three seasons for the Edmonton Eskimos in the Canadian Football League. He was the founder and owner of the Southwest Championship Wrestling promotion franchise. His son is former Four Horseman wrestler Tully Blanchard.[1][2] Blanchard was the trainer of wrestling legend Dusty Rhodes.


Joe Blanchard died of squamous-cell carcinoma on March 22, 2012. He was 83.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Former wrestler Joe Blanchard dead at 83". My San Antonio. Retrieved 2012-03-24. 
  2. ^ "Eskimos mourn passing of Joe Blanchard at 84". MetroNews Canada. Retrieved 2012-03-24. 

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