I received word from an old buddy that I hadn't
heard from in nearly 30 years... back when I was
8th grade in Terre Haute, Indiana. [He found me
At any rate, as we fondly remembered the "good
old days," we began to talk about tv wrestling.
My favorite wrestler was a huge Texan named Blackjack
Mulligan. Yeah, that's him pictured to the left.
He was usually teamed with Blackjack Lanza
[they held the "world title" on a couple
of occassions and were managed by Bobby
Heenan]. I used to watch wrestling on tv
several times a week, and would go to see it live
when it came to town or when my dad would take us
to Indianapolis to see the "big" matches.
I was a die hard wrestling fan until 9th grade.
As I grew older I would occasionally catch it on
the tube... later, as my sons grew older I found
myself watching it more often as they enjoyed it.
Still, the Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin
and the rest of today's "Superstars" would
have had their hands full facing Mulligan
Lanza managed by "Pretty Boy"