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 Posted: Sun May 3rd, 2020 08:13 pm
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Thought about the topic and thought 'yeah he's good'

The more I think about him he was GREAT.

WWWF - former tag team champion, singles runs vs both Bruno and Backlund

AWA - Classic tag team with Blackjack Lanza. Dominated.

NWA - singles star. Tons of singles titles.


'Good' opponent for Andre The Giant

20 years in the ring.

Classic gloved hand - iron claw submission hold.

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 Posted: Sun May 3rd, 2020 09:05 pm
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I had the same thought. He's good. But looking at his resume it's pretty impressive. He's by no means a technical wizard, but as a big tough bruiser he was very credible.


He had good runs as a heel and a face. I prefer him as a heel, though.



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 Posted: Sun May 3rd, 2020 09:10 pm
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His word was called into question by walking out or no-showing at least 4 territories and was known to sucker punch guys out of the ring. He would be a great Dark Side of the Ring candidate.

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 Posted: Sun May 3rd, 2020 09:17 pm
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He was a big enough draw in the late 70s that when he was the promoter in Amarillo, he would wrestle for Crockett to make some money.

I think both his runs at owning a promotion (Knoxville and Amarillo) were poor decisions that lost him money from both the bad investment and losing out on booking opportunities.



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I think his first run against Pedro in '71 was probably his best as a singles wrestler. His MSG match with Pete is on YouTube. Being stabbed in Boston shortened his run in New York. When he came back with Lanza as the Blackjacks I thought they were just as good in the WWWF as they were in the AWA. To bad they didn't have Heenan with them. If they did I think they would have took the spot held by the Valiant Brothers. When he came back again in the 80's he was completely done. He was a good "C" market opponent for Backlund and as mentioned, a good big man opponent for Andre.



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 Posted: Sun May 3rd, 2020 10:51 pm
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WongLee points out how he was done in the ‘80s and he’s right. But what I remember about him in the late ‘80s he went to World Class as an enforcer type for Rick Rude and Percy Pringle. Not what you would call a good run for him, but why I remember it so well is that he had just been “one of the guys” in the WWF with ‘Mulligan’s BBQ Pit’. But here in Texas, he was physically bigger than EVERYONE on the roster - including Brody. At this point I had been watching wrestling for about seven years, but this was the first time that I realized just how big the WWF guys were compared to other places. For example, Flair had a feud with Ricky Morton within about 18 months of Mulligan showing up in WCCW. Can you imagine Morton standing across from Hogan during this period? He would look like one of the little Hulkamaniacs.

So take my random memory for what it is, but that always stuck out with me regarding BJ Mulligan. I thought he was a good, credible big man who should have thrown a better punch in the ring but by this time his vision and timing were probably fucked. Oh yeah, AND THE FACT THAT HE TIPED IN ALL CAPS AND COODNT SPELL FOR SHIT.



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Didn't care for hi  on those occasions when he was a face but as mentioned great tag team with Lanza.



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Was in WCCW for 3 weeks or so in May '86. The plan was to put him in a program with Brody, but he bailed.



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Great tag team with Blackjack Lanza that was managed by "Prety Boy" Bobby Heenan.

But then again you could have paired up Nacho Berrera and Kenny Jay with Heenan and had a great tag team.



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Had a great run in Crockett both teaming with Flair and then as an opponent. Also had quite the feud with Wahoo for Crockett that was a barnburner.

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He had a prominent run in Florida too. They'd use his real name Bob Windham a lot which was odd at the time.



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I loved his Texas death matches and bunkhouse matches with John Studd in the mid Atlantic and his heel run with the WWF when they would put the big X over his clawhold. Funny looking back now that they made you believe the clawhold could make your head bleed.

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 Posted: Mon May 4th, 2020 10:13 pm
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Funny looking back now that they made you believe the clawhold could make your head bleed.


I was thinking the same thing today. If I don’t go in through the ‘enter’ doors and exit through the ‘exit’ doors I am likely to catch a deadly virus.

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That time that ports trolled him was priceless.



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martini wrote: That time that ports trolled him was priceless.Yea, that sealed the deal for me.  That was some pen pal goodness.

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