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WWE Hall of Famer Blackjack Mulligan – genuine name Robert Windham – passed on Thursday at 73 years old.

Mulligan had been battling sicknesses for a long stretch.He is the father of previous master wrestler and WWE Hall of Famer Barry Windham, Kendall Windham and father-in-law of another wrestler, Mike Rotunda, whose children Bray Wyatt and Bo Dallas are right now WWE Superstars.

WWE discharged an announcement on his passing:

WWE is saddened by the news that Robert Windham, aka WWE Hall of Famer Blackjack Mulligan, has passed away at age 73.Considered to be one of the toughest competitors of his day –€” only his rival Andre the Giant could overshadow the 6-foot-9, 345-pound stud from Eagle Pass, Texas –€” Mulligan served as a U.S. Marine in Guam and played for the New York Jets before gaining fame in the ring. With his signature all-black gear — from his cowboy hat to his leather glove — and his thick western mustache, Mulligan cut the figure of a dangerous outlaw in the ring and proved every bit as treacherous with his feared iron claw hold.

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