Sunday, March 18, 2018

Blackjack Mulligan Sr & Jr 1982: Classic Photo

Blackjack Jr. helps poppa Mulligan after another tough bout vs Big John Studd. Sr. Mulligan and Studd had some tough battles here in the NWA days 1980-1982 with most ending up in bloodbaths. This one had Jr. coming in to help after Studd continued attacking Sr. after the bout was over. .

This card also marked the debut of Jr. who took on Austin Idol in a good bout. Even at this early point you could tell Jr. was going to be a star, the fans already solidly behind him.

Both Mulligans would continue in Toronto after the WWF came in, Jr. coming back as Barry Windham. Sr.'s Toronto career went way back to 1971 when he faced Lou Klein in his debut at MLG. He and Studd would face each other again in Dec 1984, Sr. teamed with Andre while Studd teamed with Patera during Sr's short tenure in the WWF.