Robert Deroy Windham, better known by his ring name Blackjack Mulligan, was an American professional wrestler and American football player.
12 Facts About Blackjack Mulligan
Blackjack Mulligan was the father of wrestlers Barry and Kendall Windham, father-in-law of Mike Rotunda, and the maternal grandfather of Bo Dallas and Bray Wyatt.
Blackjack Mulligan then went on to play for the New York Jets during the 1966 pre-season and received tryouts with the New Orleans Saints and Denver Broncos.
Blackjack Mulligan went on to great success in the Northeast and was an early challenger to newly crowned champion Pedro Morales.
Blackjack Mulligan's push was interrupted when he was slashed in the thigh by a fan at the Boston Garden and required hundreds of stitches to close the wound.
Blackjack Mulligan returned to singles wrestling in the Jim Crockett Promotions where he would go on to hold the NWA United States Heavyweight Championship and the Mid-Atlantic's version of the NWA World Tag Team Championship with Ric Flair.
Blackjack Mulligan often battled Andre the Giant, feuding in many different regions in the early 1980s.
Blackjack Mulligan returned to Florida in 1987 to fight against the Funk brothers, teaming with Kevin Sullivan.
Blackjack Mulligan was very devoted to spending the time he had remaining to spreading the word of God.
Blackjack Mulligan felt his ordination could help him in this endeavor.
Blackjack Mulligan was represented by attorney Konstantine Kyros, who is involved in several other lawsuits involving former WWE wrestlers.
British wrestler Laurence Coulson was billed as "Black Jack Blackjack Mulligan" while wrestling for Joint Promotions in the 1970s and 1980s.