Thursday, April 7, 2016

Death Of Blackjack Mulligan

Rumors of the death of Blackjack Mulligan proved false a month ago, but this time it is a sad reality and the famed cowboy wrestler, Blackjack Mulligan, has passed away. the cause of death has not yet been released, but he was sick for some time with a number of health issues. He had been a smoker for several years, earlier in his life.

During a long career, Mulligan was respected as both a heel and a baby, using a claw hold to win his matches. His children also entered the wrestling ring.

Some of his greatest opponents included Pedro Morales, Dick the Bruiser and The Crusher.

Mulligan's Arizona run came when Gagne tried an unsuccessful bid to open up Phoenix with his AWA promotion in the early 1980s. He was teamed at this time  with his most continual partner,   Blackjack Lanza, as The Blackjacks.

The end of the trail for a great cowboy wrestler, but the memories will live on.

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