The Renegade - Dead at In , Windham published his book titled True Lies and Alibis , which tells about his personal life and his professional wrestling career. Fox Entertainment Group 21st Century Fox. Facebook Twitter Email Comments. Mulligan is most remembered for his run with tag partner Blackjack Lanza, where they formed The Blackjacks.
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Billed as being 6' 9" and over pounds, Windham was a rawboned cowboy in the vein of Bobby Duncum or Stan Hansen. Mulligan donned black trunks, black hat, a black fingerless glove, and used the iron claw submission hold.
Early stills of the two actually identify him as Big Bob Windham. Mulligan went on to great success in the Northeast and was an early challenger to newly crowned champion Pedro Morales. His 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.
The culprit was actually captured by Gorilla Monsoon , who threw him at the ringside police — who promptly let him go because they thought "it was part of the show".
Before he left to recover from his wound, Mulligan participated in a Madison Square Garden match against Bruno Sammartino , who was making his first appearance at the arena since the end of his nearly 8 year championship reign. Mulligan attacked Sammartino before the bell. Sammartino quickly recovered, slammed Mulligan twice and pinned him in 64 seconds.
In wrestling terms, everybody "got over" - the building was sold out to the delight of promoter Vince McMahon the elder, Sammartino made a strong return to New York and Mulligan, who was in no condition to work an actual match, received a large pay-off to aid his recovery.
Mulligan then wrestled in Florida. They won several high-profile matches against the Heenan family, later recruiting members such as 'Hulk Machine' and 'Piper Machine'. After that angle ended, Mulligan wrestled for the WWF as himself, until he finally left in Mulligan also returned to Florida in to fight against the Funk brother, teaming with Kevin Sullivan. Mulligan worked as a match booker and promoter all around the South, eventually co-owning the Amarillo, Texas-based Western States Sports promotion with Dick Murdoch after purchasing it from Dory and Terry Funk.
As a result of a plea agreement, both father and son spent 24 months in a federal prison and were released in In , Windham published his book titled True Lies and Alibis , which tells about his personal life and his professional wrestling career. He was very devoted to spending the time he had remaining to spreading the word of God. He felt his ordination could help him in this endeavor. In July , Windham was named as a defendant in a 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.