WWE Hall of Famer Blackjack Mulligan was one of the world’s toughest men.

    WWE Hall of Famer, Blackjack Mulligan (real name Robert Windham) has passed away at the age of 73.

    The 6’9″, 345lb big man from Eagle Pass, Texas was known for his work in the AWA and then holding the WWE Tag Team Championship with Blackjack Lanza in 1975, becoming one of the biggest tag teams in the 1970’s, and one of the most well known duos in wrestling history.

    He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame alongside Lanza in 2006 by their manager, Bobby ‘The Brain’ Heenan.

    Blackjack Mulligan came from a family full of professional wrestling mainstays including his sons Barry and Kendall Windham, his son-in-law Mike Rotunda (WWE’s IRS) and his grandsons Bray Wyatt and Bo Dallas.

    In July 2015, Windham was named as a defendant in a 2015 lawsuit filed by WWE after they received a letter from him indicating that he intended to sue them for concussion-based injuries sustained during his tenure with them. He is represented by attorney Konstantine Kyros, who is involved in several other lawsuits involving former WWE wrestlers.

    After dealing with health issues in recent years and being hospitalised with a heart attack several months earlier, Windham was hospitalised in Florida in February 2016. He passed away on April 7, 2016.

    Several WWE superstars and Hall of Famers have already paid tribute to Blackjack Mulligan on social media:


    Our condolences go out to the fans, friends and family of Blackjack Mulligan.

    WWE Hall of Famer Blackjack Mulligan passes away