World Wrestling Entertainment reported Thursday that hall of fame wrestler Robert Windham, best known as Blackjack Mulligan, has died at the age of 73.
According to WWE, Mulligan was known for being a tough competitor and for wearing all-black gear. His signature iron claw hold was feared by competitors.
A Facebook fan page posted get well wishes for the wrestler in a March 28 post. A cause of death has not been released yet.
Mulligan was the father of retired wrestlers Barry Windham - a former NWA World Champion - Kendall Windham and father-in-law of Mike Rotunda, a former multi-time WWF tag team champion who wrestled under his real name in the company and also as IRS. Mulligan was the grandfather of current WWE wrestlers Bray Wyatt (real name Windham Lawrence Rotunda), the current leader of the main event heel faction "The Wyatt Family," and his younger brother Bo Dallas (Taylor Rotunda) a member of the "Social Outcasts."
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