The Blackjacks were a professional wrestling tag team. The team consisted of Blackjack Mulligan and Blackjack Lanza. After forming in the 1970s, they wrestled in a variety of professional wrestling promotions, including the American Wrestling Association and World Wide Wrestling Federation. They were inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2006.
The original Blackjacks
The duo first joined forces in the 1970s. They were managed by Bobby Heenan.
The Blackjacks won multiple tag team titles, including the WWA Tag Team Championship and two tag-team championships in WCCW. They, however, are most known for winning the WWWF Tag Team Championship on August 26, 1975 by defeating Dominic DeNucci and Pat Barrett.
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, formed The New Blackjacks in the WWF. They were known as Blackjack Windham and Blackjack Bradshaw. The team never reached the success of their predecessors and disbanded by early 1998.