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
585 lb (265 kg; 41.8 st)
Billed from Texas
Promotions WWWF
WCCW
WWA
AWA

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 and World Wide Wrestling Federation. They were inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2006.

History[edit]

The original Blackjacks[edit]

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 Victor Rivera.[2]

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

The New Blackjacks[edit]

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] The team never reached the success of their predecessors and disbanded in January 1998, as Windham turned on Bradshaw.

In wrestling[edit]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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. ^ "W.W.A. World Tag Team Title (Indianapolis)". Puroresu Dojo. 2003. 

External links[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • 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.