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Karly Rayner

WWE legend Blackjack Mulligan (real name Robert Jack Windham) has passed away, aged 73. Although his cause of death is as of yet unknown, the former wrestler had been hospitalized due to several health issues over the past year, including a heart attack.

Best known for his feud wing the WWWF World Tag Team Championship in 1975 alongside Blackjack Lanza, Mulligan was a recognizable character thanks to his black cowboy gear and distinctive prospector-style mustache.

Other wrestling highlights from Blackjack Mulligan include his feud with Andre the Giant, who he later fought along with Billie Eadie in "The Machines." Check out some of his classic banter in the video below:

Windham leaves behind a proud wrestling legacy that still runs in the family to this day. His sons Kendall and Barry were both professional wrestlers, as was his son-in-law, Mike Rotunda. There are still two Windham family members working for the WWE under the ring names of Bo Dallas and Bray Wyatt.

Bo Dallas, Mike Rotunda and Bray Wyatt
Bo Dallas, Mike Rotunda and Bray Wyatt

Share you favorite Mike Rotunda memories in the comments below.

(Source: WWE)


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