The Blackjacks

The Blackjacks were a professional wrestling tag team. The team consisted of Blackjack Mulligan and Blackjack Lanza. They were best known in the American Wrestling Association & World Wide Wrestling Federation.

Team History

The duo first joined forces in the 1970s. They were managed by Bobby Heenan.

The Blackjacks would win multiple tag team titles, including the WWA Tag Team Championship and two tag-team championships in WCCW. However, they are most known for winning the WWWF Tag Team Championship on August 26 1975. They defeated Dominic Denucci & Pat Barrett for the belts.

On April 1, 2006, The Blackjacks were inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by Heenan.

The New Blackjacks

In 1996, Mulligan’s son, Barry Windham, and Lanza’s nephew, Justin Hawk Bradshaw, would form the new Blackjacks in the WWF. They were known as Blackjack Windham and Blackjack Bradshaw. The team never reached the success of their predecessors.

Championships and accomplishments

*NWA American Tag Team Championship (2 times)

*WWA World Tag Team Championship (1 time)

*WWE Hall of Fame (Class of 2006)
*WWWF World Tag Team Championship (1 time)


Further reading

The Blackjacks’ history is covered in a chapter dedicated to the team in the book The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: The Tag Teams

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