Sports Blackjack Mulligan passes away

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by Limo Wreck, Apr 7, 2016.

  1. Limo Wreck

    Limo Wreck Aboard the great mothership Gold

    Reputations:
    496
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    8,921
    Likes Received:
    19,417
    [​IMG]

    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.
     
  2. Limo Wreck

    Limo Wreck Aboard the great mothership Gold

    Reputations:
    496
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    8,921
    Likes Received:
    19,417
    [​IMG]

    My friend since 1976. A man among men. We drove 3000 miles a week for 8 years. TOUGH does not begin to define Jack Mulligan. He was the baddest of them all. I was honored to be joined by his eldest son Barry in the four horseman. If anyone ever deserved to be in the WWE HOF it was Jack. My condolences to the Mulligan/Windham/Rotunda families. His memory lives on as his grandsons Bray and Bo are tearing up the WWE as only the Windhams can! You will be missed Blackjack.
    -Ric Flair
     
  3. Quality Control

    Quality Control dove Gold

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2015
    Messages:
    7,231
    Likes Received:
    23,443
    I always get this guy confused with Blind Lemon Jefferson. But RIP.
     
  4. Yeahnolisten

    Yeahnolisten Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    636
    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2012
    Messages:
    1,894
    Likes Received:
    2,417
    The Iron Claw - I remember watching that and seeing a big X that sais "censored" across the screen when he used that move.
     
  5. Limo Wreck

    Limo Wreck Aboard the great mothership Gold

    Reputations:
    496
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    8,921
    Likes Received:
    19,417
    o_O
     
    ljc, Biff DiBiase and Quality Control like this.
  6. Quality Control

    Quality Control dove Gold

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2015
    Messages:
    7,231
    Likes Received:
    23,443
    TheMercenary and Limo Wreck like this.
  7. Limo Wreck

    Limo Wreck Aboard the great mothership Gold

    Reputations:
    496
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    8,921
    Likes Received:
    19,417
  8. JustLurking

    JustLurking Enforcer and Sergeant at Arms

    Reputations:
    8,449
    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2013
    Messages:
    1,989
    Likes Received:
    10,347
    Flair was in his bulking cycle.
     
  9. Limo Wreck

    Limo Wreck Aboard the great mothership Gold

    Reputations:
    496
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    8,921
    Likes Received:
    19,417
    Quality Control likes this.
  10. yosemite sam

    yosemite sam Camel Jockey

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2012
    Messages:
    27,340
    Likes Received:
    20,341
    In wrestling years he was 245 years old.
     
    Slow, Ba Ba Boolio and ShutUpSitDown like this.
  11. PI Nate

    PI Nate Disenfranchised since 1984... Gold

    Reputations:
    45,004
    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2011
    Messages:
    58,680
    Likes Received:
    69,371
    [​IMG]
     
    Bryce, Slow, ljc and 2 others like this.
  12. Quality Control

    Quality Control dove Gold

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2015
    Messages:
    7,231
    Likes Received:
    23,443
    1920s Blues singer. :D
     
    TheMercenary and Biff DiBiase like this.
  13. Limo Wreck

    Limo Wreck Aboard the great mothership Gold

    Reputations:
    496
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    8,921
    Likes Received:
    19,417
    Did he write any Zeppelin songs?
     
  14. Biff DiBiase

    Biff DiBiase Philanthropist and accountant at Larry, Inc. POTY Stern Forum Gold

    Reputations:
    83,379
    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2012
    Messages:
    15,597
    Likes Received:
    73,625
    ""There's only two things I care about, my freaks and my peaks" - Big Poppa Pump
     
    Slow, ljc, Sleep and 4 others like this.
  15. sumtexan

    sumtexan Consentido de Dios Gold

    Reputations:
    23,698
    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2012
    Messages:
    6,990
    Likes Received:
    6,942
    I remember those days of wrestling. Good old school stuff.
     
    ljc, Biff DiBiase and Limo Wreck like this.
  16. Quality Control

    Quality Control dove Gold

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2015
    Messages:
    7,231
    Likes Received:
    23,443
    No. Tragically he died in 1929, 1.5 years before Zeppelin was formed.









    :c
     
  17. Biff DiBiase

    Biff DiBiase Philanthropist and accountant at Larry, Inc. POTY Stern Forum Gold

    Reputations:
    83,379
    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2012
    Messages:
    15,597
    Likes Received:
    73,625
    Now I feel like starting a Scott Steiner thread. So many good quotes.
     
    Slow, Devil's Backbone, ljc and 5 others like this.
  18. PI Nate

    PI Nate Disenfranchised since 1984... Gold

    Reputations:
    45,004
    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2011
    Messages:
    58,680
    Likes Received:
    69,371
    [​IMG]
     
    Slow, ljc, Mike Huntslooce and 2 others like this.
  19. LawyerLarry

    LawyerLarry Mr. Fuckmoney in the Bank VIP

    Reputations:
    -75,940
    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2014
    Messages:
    31,568
    Likes Received:
    148,344
  20. propagandhi

    propagandhi Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2013
    Messages:
    668
    Likes Received:
    783
    Damn he lived a long time for being a big dude