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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.

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History

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The original Blackjacks

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 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

In 1996, 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.[3] The team never reached the success of their predecessors.

In wrestling

Championships and accomplishments

See also

References

External links

Further reading

  • Greg Oliver and Steve Johnson (2005). "Territorial Era (1960s–1980s): The Blackjacks". The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: The Tag Teams. ECW Press. ISBN 978-1-5502-2683-6.  

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